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Discovery of very rare aquatic plant thrills

Friday, 26 August 2016, 3:10 pm | Northland Regional Council

The discovery of a previously unknown site of a critically endangered native aquatic plant in pools at the outlet to a remote Northland dune lake has thrilled biodiversity experts. More >>

Okay to swim at most popular swim spots; NRC

Friday, 26 August 2016, 11:58 am | Northland Regional Council

26 August, 2016 Okay to swim at most popular swim spots; NRC The vast majority of Northland’s most popular coastal swimming spots – and most of their freshwater equivalents –are suitable for swimming all or most of the time, regional council ... More >>

Courtesy call, warning as spring burning season looms

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 10:09 am | Northland Regional Council

Northlanders are being asked to be courteous and follow the rules – or risk fines and other penalties – as they start thinking about burning unwanted vegetation and other waste material over spring. More >>

Fish ladders offer hope to native fish

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 10:08 am | Northland Regional Council

The idea of installing ladders for something without arms or legs may seem a little crazy; but for Whangarei’s threatened native fish it might literally prove a life saver. More >>

Controlled Substance Licence training next month

Monday, 22 August 2016, 12:50 pm | Northland Regional Council

Controlled Substance Licence training next month Several dozen community members and senior secondary students are expected to receive specialist possum poison training next month (subs: September) as part of ‘Project Possum’ . Hundreds of Northlanders ... More >>

Summer survey to help improve future harbour water quality

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 11:31 am | Northland Regional Council

Stock is currently excluded from about 40 percent of waterways ‘in pasture’ in the Whangarei Harbour catchment, a regional council survey has found. Two tertiary students hired by the council for the summer had walked all the streams ‘in pasture’ ... More >>

Nineteen stand for regional council

Sunday, 14 August 2016, 10:47 pm | Northland Regional Council

Nineteen people have been nominated to contest the nine seats available on the Northland Regional Council at this year’s local body elections in October. More >>

Early chance to comment on new Regional Plan

Friday, 5 August 2016, 12:44 pm | Northland Regional Council

Northlanders are being offered an early chance to comment on an initial draft of an important new plan that will eventually set out how the region’s water, air, land and the coast are managed. More >>

Resident satisfaction survey sets baseline for council

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 6:51 pm | Northland Regional Council

21 July 2016 Resident satisfaction survey sets baseline for regional council A recent residents’ survey has provided a baseline for the Northland Regional Council as it takes a fresh approach to customer satisfaction and engagement with its residents ... More >>

Popular free pest plant workshops back

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 2:53 pm | Northland Regional Council

Free tips on how to tackle some of Northland’s worst pest plant pests will be on offer later this month at a series of workshops in Kaipara, the Far North and Whangarei. More >>

Northland air quality data now on LAWA website too

Friday, 8 July 2016, 10:54 am | Northland Regional Council

Environmental monitoring website Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) has expanded and now shows data on the air that we breathe on top of existing information on New Zealand’s other most valuable natural resource, our water. More >>

Asian paddle crabs already impacting Ngunguru estuary?

Friday, 8 July 2016, 10:52 am | Northland Regional Council

An unwanted and aggressive Asian paddle crab species appears to have made itself at home in the Ngunguru estuary, with preliminary examinations of captured specimens showing it may already be impacting on the local ecology. More >>

Portable hut for Warawara Forest guardians

Friday, 8 July 2016, 10:51 am | Northland Regional Council

A hardy group of possum trappers whose work requires them to camp out in the remote Hokianga forest they are working to protect have been gifted use of a $13,000 portable hut to make their jobs a little easier. More >>

Regional council Dargaville office on the move

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 10:38 am | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council’s Dargaville office is on the move from its long-held Victoria St base to shared space in the existing Kaipara District Council (KDC) building. More >>

Nominations open soon for would-be regional councillors

Monday, 4 July 2016, 2:04 pm | Northland Regional Council

People keen to give local body politics a go and help shape Northland’s future are being encouraged to stand at this year’s local authority elections in October. Ahead of an official nomination period which starts in mid-July, Northland’s local ... More >>

Revamped spillway, new stock bridge opened

Monday, 4 July 2016, 10:17 am | Northland Regional Council

A revamped Whangatane spillway and associated 54-metre long stock bridge 2.5km downstream have been officially opened in a low-key ceremony in Kaitaia. More >>

Annual Plan 2016/17 adopted

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 10:16 am | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council’s ‘business as usual’ Annual Plan 2016/17 has been formally adopted. More >>

‘Need for Trees’ field day

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 9:22 am | Northland Regional Council

Using poplar poles to reduce soil erosion and getting a return from marginal land with Pinus radiata will be among subjects up for discussion at a joint field day at Poroti next week. More >>

Anonymous survey to help in battle against marine pests

Friday, 3 June 2016, 12:16 pm | Northland Regional Council

Boaties are being asked to take part in an anonymous online survey on when – and how often – they clean their vessel’s hulls as biosecurity experts try to stay one step ahead of marine pests threatening Northland’s unique marine environment. More >>

Draft coastal hazard maps released

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 9:53 am | Northland Regional Council

A three-year review designed to ensure better long-term local authority planning for up to 13,000 potentially affected properties in erosion and/or flood-prone Northland coastal areas is nearing completion. More >>



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