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Northland dry as lack of rain continues

Friday, 13 January 2017, 12:28 pm | Northland Regional Council

The Northland region is currently experiencing a prolonged dry period due to the low rainfall received over December 2016. The Far North and the east coast from the Bay of islands down to Mangawhai are extremely dry. More >>

NRC offices to close for Xmas, New Year

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 11:00 am | Northland Regional Council

Northland Regional Council (NRC) offices will be closed from 2pm Friday 23 December until 8am Wednesday 04 January 2017 for the Christmas-New Year holiday break. More >>

Deputy Harbourmaster on deck

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 10:48 am | Northland Regional Council

Northland’s new Deputy Harbourmaster – whose resume includes a stint in command of what was the world’s largest mega-yacht – is on deck and training to pilot cruise ships into the Bay of Islands. More >>

Redback spider find at Paparoa ‘no cause for alarm’

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 10:30 am | Northland Regional Council

Officials say there is little risk to the public after the discovery of an Australian redback spider at Paparoa; the first confirmed Northland finding in more than 25 years. More >>

Bay of Islands rubbish barge back for summer

Monday, 5 December 2016, 2:26 pm | Northland Regional Council

Boaties are being urged to use the popular Bay of Islands mobile summer rubbish barge which will be back on the water again from the end of this month. More >>

Stay safe on the water this summer

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:43 pm | Northland Regional Council

Northland’s Regional Harbourmaster is once again urging locals and visitors to follow a few simple rules and courtesies to keep themselves and their loved ones safe on the water over summer. More >>

Summer swim spot survey begins

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 11:06 am | Northland Regional Council

Annual summer water quality tests have begun at Northland’s popular beaches, rivers and lakes. More >>

New Mid North passenger service to launch 01 December

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 1:23 pm | Northland Regional Council

Date: 23 November, 2016 New Mid North passenger service to launch 01 December People will have a new way of getting around the mid north shortly with a trial passenger transport service due to officially launch in Kaikohe on 01 December. (subs: Thurs ... More >>

Far North charter aims to reduce marine pest impacts

Monday, 21 November 2016, 2:55 pm | Northland Regional Council

A new biosecurity charter recognising the collective efforts of Far North marinas to reduce the impacts of marine pests has been signed at Opua. More >>

Whangarei, Kerikeri host 2016 Enviroschools expos

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 10:26 am | Northland Regional Council

More than 180 students, teachers, family and community members have gathered at Whangarei and Kerikeri to learn about making sustainable artworks from the environment at this year’s Enviroschools regional expos. More >>

Harbourmaster unimpressed by harbour marker vandalism

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 10:22 am | Northland Regional Council

Apparent pranksters who repainted a historic Hokianga Harbour navigation marker are potentially putting lives at risk, unimpressed local authority maritime staff say. More >>

Shepherd to chair new-look regional council

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 2:09 pm | Northland Regional Council

Bill Shepherd has been elected unopposed to chair a new-look Northland Regional Council for the next three years. Councillor Shepherd, a second-term councillor who also led the council last term, says he is honoured and humbled to head the new council, ... More >>

New water sampling programme for Mangawhai Harbour

Friday, 21 October 2016, 9:41 am | Northland Regional Council

A new year-round water quality sampling programme at Mangawhai Harbour will help officials better understand how healthy the harbour is and allow them to track any changes over time. The Northland Regional Council says the new more-intensive monthly ... More >>

Northland Regional Council - Official election results

Friday, 14 October 2016, 10:45 am | Northland Regional Council

The official election result issued today (subs: Thurs 13 Oct) has confirmed there will be five new members around the Northland Regional Council table when it meets officially for the first time later this month. More >>

Northland Regional Council

Sunday, 9 October 2016, 10:54 am | Northland Regional Council

Based on the preliminary results after yesterday’s local body elections, Northland Regional Council will have five new faces on the nine-member council. The final results, which are expected to be available by Thursday 13 October, will confirm the final ... More >>

More than 250 have early say on new Regional Plan

Monday, 26 September 2016, 11:39 am | Northland Regional Council

More than 250 people have taken up the opportunity to make early 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 >>

Twenty-five attend ‘School Environments’ workshop

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 12:27 pm | Northland Regional Council

‘Enviroschools workshop (MEDIA) - 20160920’ Kohukohu School teacher Kim Wilson, left, Hukurenui School student Kaia Stevens and Northland College caretaker Rob Paewhenua take a hands on approach to lavender farming at the recent School Environments Workshop ... More >>

More of record $1.25 million Environment Fund allocated

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 11:59 am | Northland Regional Council

Five new projects worth almost $117,000 have been approved from a record Northland Regional Council Environment Fund expected to reach just under $1.25 million for the year. More >>

Divers resume boat hull checks for marine pests

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 10:01 am | Northland Regional Council

An estimated 1500 boat hulls will be checked by divers between now and mid-May next year for marine pests such as Mediterranean fanworm, which threaten the region’s precious marine environment. Regional council biosecurity officer Irene Middleton ... More >>

Postal voting packs on the way

Friday, 16 September 2016, 12:31 pm | Northland Regional Council

Date: 16 September, 2016 Postal voting packs on the way Tens of thousands of voting packs for this year’s Northland local body elections will begin turning up in mailboxes around the region from today. (subs: from Friday 16 Sept.) Regional council Electoral ... More >>

 

 

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