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Far North, Kaipara, Whangarei, host Enviroschools expos

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 9:10 am | Northland Regional Council

More than 250 students, teachers, family and community members hit the road in the Far North, Kaipara and Whangarei recently to learn about environmentally sustainable local businesses at this year’s Enviroschools regional expos. The first of the ... More >>

Time running out to have say on Proposed Regional Plan

Monday, 6 November 2017, 2:03 pm | Northland Regional Council

Just over a week remains for public comment on what is effectively an updated rulebook for the way Northland’s water, air, soil and coast are used and managed. A 10-week formal public consultation period on the Northland Regional Council’s Proposed ... More >>

Changes to Whangarei Total Mobility Scheme

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 9:30 am | Northland Regional Council

An upgraded Total Mobility Scheme will boast a new electronic swipe card system and allow eligible people to travel within the wider Whangarei District under a raft of changes to be implemented from November. More >>

New Kai Iwi Lakes Bylaw Adopted

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 8:49 am | Northland Regional Council

A new bylaw governing the future management of water-based activities at the iconic Kai Iwi Lakes has been formally adopted by the Northland Regional Council (NRC). More >>

Pipeline rupture update

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 10:29 am | Northland Regional Council

Thursday 19 October, 2017 Pipeline rupture update Northland Regional Council position 1000hrs Thurs 19 Oct A regional council officer has now spoken with the landowner’s wife about the matter in some detail The landowner’s wife has been cooperative ... More >>

Rust fungus proving value in battle against lantana

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 8:29 am | Northland Regional Council

A rust fungus introduced to New Zealand two years ago to wage biological war against ‘Lantana camara’ is starting to have a noticeable impact on the pest plant in Northland. More >>

Communities complete plans for freshwater management

Friday, 29 September 2017, 1:44 pm | Northland Regional Council

Communities complete plans for freshwater management Local plans for managing freshwater in the catchments of Doubtless Bay, Mangere, Poutō, Waitangi and Whangārei Harbour have been adopted by the Northland Regional Council, marking a milestone for the ... More >>

Courtesy call, warning as spring burning season looms

Friday, 29 September 2017, 8:58 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. Council chairman Bill Shepherd says roughly ... More >>

Bay of Islands fanworm find sparks vigilance call

Friday, 29 September 2017, 8:22 am | Northland Regional Council

Authorities are urging boaties – especially those from or visiting the Bay of Islands – to be extra vigilant for unwanted marine pests after the discovery of a vessel ‘heavily infested’ with dozens of mature Mediterranean fanworm. More >>

Pipeline rupture update #05

Friday, 22 September 2017, 9:28 am | Northland Regional Council

• Council staff plan to inspect/sample the spill site/surrounding area again today (Fri 22/09) and as/if required over the weekend More >>

Pipeline rupture update #04

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 9:18 am | Northland Regional Council

• Regional council staff yesterday (20/09) took surface water samples from three sites in the drain between the spill site and the Port Marsden Highway More >>

Pipeline rupture update #03

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 9:46 am | Northland Regional Council

The council is sampling groundwater bores to establish existing water quality parameters in the vicinity. More >>

NRC ‘Leading The Charge’ on Electric Vehicles

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 9:43 am | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council (NRC) is ‘leading the charge’ on electric vehicles, with its 10-strong fleet believed to be among the largest of any local authority nationally. More >>

Pipeline rupture update #02

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 9:31 am | Northland Regional Council

• Containment and recovery continues to be led by Refining NZ (usual practise for companies involved in fuel spills) More >>

Pipeline rupture

Monday, 18 September 2017, 10:27 am | Northland Regional Council

Pipeline rupture Northland Regional Council position 0900hrs Mon 18 Sept Council was advised of spill by Refining NZ about 3pm on Thurs 14 September Council staff responded immediately, carrying out an extensive site assessment over several hours ... More >>

Urgent hearing sought for appeals against rates rulings

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 9:40 am | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council (NRC) is to file an appeal against a recent High Court decision quashing several years of its rates in the Kaipara district and is seeking to appeal the court's earlier related decision which found two issues with the council's ... More >>

Northlanders Offered Free Trips to Mark World Carfree Day

Friday, 8 September 2017, 9:58 am | Northland Regional Council

Northlanders are being urged to leave their cars at home and take free public transport instead as part of World Carfree Day later this month (subs: Friday 22 Sept) . More >>

Churchyard rabbit plague tackled

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 10:24 am | Northland Regional Council

Biosecurity officers have come to the aid of a historic mid-North church whose graveyard was being significantly damaged by large numbers of burrowing rabbits. More >>

Kiwi Coast – Northland Regional Council Partnership

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 1:48 pm | Northland Regional Council

An ambitious goal to create the nation’s first large-scale kiwi-safe ‘ecological corridor’ – linking Northland brown kiwi populations over almost 300km of the region – is fast becoming a reality. More >>

Ten weeks to have say on Proposed Regional Plan

Friday, 1 September 2017, 9:45 am | Northland Regional Council

Public comment is being sought on what is effectively an updated rulebook for the way Northland’s water, air, soil and coast are used and managed. More >>



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