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Waikato’s Pahautea Hut now bookable online

The 20-bunk Pahautea Hut is one of the most popular in the DOC’s Waikato district, and has been added to DOC’s online booking system – so visitors now need to reserve their spots.

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Wither Hills Farm Park remains closed for now

While cooler mornings are making themselves felt and the heat of summer has begun to subside, more rain is still needed for the parched Wither Hills. Robin Dunn, Council’s Parks and Open Spaces Officer, said a significant amount of rain was still required to reduce the fire indices to enable the reopening of the Farm Park.

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Food safety warning: Cook raw mussels before eating

New Zealand Food Safety is warning consumers to thoroughly cook mussels before eating following two people reportedly becoming sick from Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the Nelson-Tasman region.

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Last chance to have say on Māori constituency

Time is running out for Taranaki people to have their say on a proposed Māori constituency for Taranaki Regional Council. Submissions close this Friday, 19 March at 4pm.

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Work starts on new primary school in the Orewa Whangaparaoa catchment area

Earthworks and retaining structures work will get underway today for one of two new primary schools in the Orewa Whangaparaoa catchment area, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says.

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$5.5 million funding boost for Māori Trades and Training

Whānau and communities in Tairāwhiti-East Coast, Northland-Tai Tokerau and the Bay of Plenty are set to benefit from a funding boost for Māori Trades and Training, Social Development and Employment Minister Carmel Sepuloni announced today.

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COVID update: Alert Level 1 for all of New Zealand

All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. More information on the Government COVID-19 website. Schools, services and tertiary providers, as well as parents and whānau can find more detailed information at:

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Connecting with our seas this Seaweek 6-14 March 2021

Celebrate our connection to the sea this Seaweek by joining a community snorkel day at Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve this Saturday.

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DOC calls for Māui dolphin sightings as seaborne survey continues

Boaties enjoying the ocean off the Waikato’s west coast are being urged to report sightings of the Māui dolphin, as a survey to determine the population of the rare mammals continues.

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DCC investigation into water issue continues

Mayor of Dunedin Aaron Hawkins says the Dunedin City Council is working hard to ensure a clean, safe permanent drinking water supply is re-established as soon as possible for residents in Waikouaiti, Karitane and Hawksbury Village.

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