Public Feedback Wanted on Proposed Road Safety Improvements

Plans have been released for a road safety project along a key arterial route in New Plymouth.

The upgrades are designed to improve the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and drivers on Devon Street West between Belt Road and Belair Avenue, as part of NPDC’s Let’s Go programme with funding from the NZ Transport Agency. Read more...

Hand-Deliver Your Vote for North Ward By-election

There is just one week left to have your voice heard in the North Ward by-election! All votes must reach New Plymouth District Council by noon on Wednesday next week (6 SEPTEMBER). Read more...

Flood Damage in Popular Parks and Walkways

Floodwaters during yesterday’s (MONDAY) deluge have caused slips on New Plymouth’s two main riverside walkways and scoured out walking paths in parks and reserves. Read more...

Keep an Eye Out for Rubbish Bag Delivery

The next year-lot of rubbish bags are about to be delivered to New Plymouth District residents who receive a kerbside rubbish and recycling collection service. Read more...

NZ needs to invest in promoting tech

It's time New Zealand seriously started to invest in promoting technology, the country’s third largest export industry and fastest growing sector of our economy, a leading New Zealand tech businessman says. Read more...

Womens Health - Belinda Falconer

Hi, I’m Belinda and I’m an advocate for women’s health. As the sole distributor for Drion to New Zealand, I am passionate about the product and have experienced the amazing effects that the Drion product range has had on my own health, as well as the lives of my clients. Read more...

Shares for Young Investors

Conventional wisdom says the first significant step towards creating wealth is to get on the property ladder. However, it’s hard for young people to start creating wealth when property prices are out of reach and lending restrictions are tight. Not only that, but young people prefer to be mobile and don’t necessarily want to be tied down by owning a property. So what are the alternatives? Read more...

New technologies helping clean up NZ’s waterways

New Zealand farmers and companies are starting to use Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, data analytics and automation to decrease impact on New Zealand rivers, a leading national tech expert says. Read more...

National Relaxation Day? What a fantastic idea!

Did you know that America celebrates National Relaxation Day? What a fantastic idea! This year America celebrated National Relaxation Day on August 15. Read more...

Get Rid of Debt

If you are serious about getting ahead financially, then getting rid of debt should be one of your top priorities. Short term debt is the worst kind as it generally has very high interest rates and high repayments. It comes about for three reasons – an unexpected expense, sudden loss of income or long-term overspending. Here are five steps that will help you get rid of short term debt faster: Read more...

Police, NZ Cricket, Avery win annual RiskNZ awards

New Zealand Police and New Zealand Cricket have been honoured at RiskNZ’s annual awards in Wellington last night for their exemplary efforts in managing and mitigating risk management. Read more...

New Zealand team reaches global green solutions contest finals in Paris

Two University of Canterbury MBA students are heading to Paris as the only New Zealand team to compete in the finals of the Schneider Electric global competition Go Green in the City 2017. Read more...

Baby boomers providing demand in Kiwi fitness market

New Zealand is seeing a substantial increase in demand from the older ageing population for fitness, exercise and personal trainers, according to ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie. Read more...

Three-Month Wait No Barrier to Happy Dog Adoption

Three months in the New Plymouth Dog Pound turned out to be worth the wait for greyhound-retriever cross Mya. Read more...

Golden business egg in Vietnam for Kiwi companies

Kiwi companies are queueing up to do business with Vietnam and other similar sized Asian countries, a leading New Zealand tech businessman says. Read more...

Remove Your Headphones, Remove the Risk

Keep an eye out for safety volunteers at two pedestrian railway crossings in New Plymouth tomorrow (TUESDAY), as part of Rail Safety Week. Read more...

Johns and Sutton the supreme kitchen and bathroom winners

Christchurch’s Davinia Sutton and New Plymouth’s Glen Johns were the Supreme winners at the New Zealand’s kitchen and bathroom Excellence in Design Awards in Sydney on Friday night. Read more...

Kiwi kids to take part in breaking world record

School children all over New Zealand on Tuesday will be part of a world record setting event to get the most kids coding in 24 hours. Read more...

NZ artist to feature in world’s biggest online art exhibition

A leading New Zealand artist, Auckland’s Rewa Walia, will soon feature in one of the world’s biggest digital online art exhibition. Read more...

Voting packs being posted next week for New Plymouth District Council’s North Ward by-election

Voting packs for the North Ward by-election will be delivered by post to electors next week (from Tuesday 15 August 2017). A by-election is being held as the result of an extraordinary vacancy, following the recent resignation of a community board member. Read more...

Two Questions Every Retiree Must Ask

With a bit of luck and hard work, you will arrive at retirement with a pot of money to supplement your income from NZ Superannuation and allow you to live comfortably. The problem is, so many uncertainties lie ahead. How long will you live? How much money will you need? What will your investment returns be? Where should you invest your money? Read more...

John Waller Memorial Scholarships announced by BNZ and PwC

BNZ and PwC New Zealand are pleased to announce a new scholarship programme established at the University of Canterbury to honour former BNZ Board Chairman and respected PwC Managing Partner John Waller, ONZM, FCA. Read more...

Pragmatic Idealism and the Double Hemisphered Brain

This morning I heard Jacinda Adern, the newly elected leader of the Labour Party respond to a question by Guy Espinner, stating that she is a pragmatic idealist. I’ve never heard these terms put together in this way. What is a pragmatic idealist? The two words seem diametrically opposed! Read more...

Investing Without Emotion

Emotions and investment are best kept apart. Put them together and you have the ingredients of a disappointing investment outcome, if not a failure. The best investment decision is one which is based on thorough financial analysis using well founded assumptions about the future. There are some investment decisions where emotions are more likely to get in the way. Read more...

Craig Stevenson Appointed NPDC Chief Executive

The Mayor of New Plymouth District is delighted to announce Craig Stevenson is the new Chief Executive of New Plymouth District Council (NPDC). Read more...

Most Kiwis do not want to follow President Trump’s lead

A total of 92 percent of New Zealanders do not want their nation to follow President Donald Trump’s lead and withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Agreement set in 2015. Read more...

Rural health fronting suicide prevention training all over NZ

A national rural organisation says it is concerned the public may believe nothing is happening in suicide prevention training. Read more...

NZ not alone in struggling to attract tech women

Andrea Hancox, NZTech’s national director of government relations, says the whole world faces the issue of attracting and retaining women in tech and introducing tech to young women as a choice of career.  Read more...

Your Rights as a Repairer of Goods

The Wages Protection & Contractors Liens Act Repeal Act 1987 states that a person or business repairing or improving goods this could include mechanic or a computer repair business is entitled to a lien over the repaired goods for payment of that work. In effect the lien gives the repairer the right to retain possession of the goods until the account is paid Read more...

Historic Day for New Zealand: Maori Affairs Committee Recommends NPDC’s Waitara Lands Bill Be Approved

The Maori Affairs Committee’s recommendation that Parliament approves a Bill to free up leasehold lands in Waitara is a historic moment for New Zealand, says New Plymouth District Mayor Neil Holdom. Read more...

Overcoming Failures to Reach Success

The word failure is often used to describe a situation in which your desired goals were not realized at a specific point in time. There are many reasons that could have played a part in your goal not being realized and absolutely none of them have to do with your value as a person. Read more...

Community Funding Allocations Announced

More than 30 community organisations have received grants from New Plymouth District Council’s Community Funding Investment Committee for 2017/18. Read more...

NZ health sector learning to embrace the tech world

A leading digital health expert says the New Zealand health sector is still slow to embrace the tech world. Read more...