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Enhanced Taskforce Green crews end storm recovery work

Friday, 17 October 2014, 9:51 am | Northland Regional Council

Fifteen Enhanced Taskforce Green (ETFG) members hired to help clean up storm-affected Northland farms, horticultural operations and orchards officially ended their three month stint today. (subs: Friday 17 October) More >>

Joint hearings committee grants Opua marina extension

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 10:04 am | Northland Regional Council

Three independent commissioners have granted consents for a multimillion dollar expansion of the Opua marina, including an almost one-hectare reclamation, extensive dredging and room for 170 new berth spaces. Applicant Far North Holdings Limited ... More >>

Sex drive may be moth’s downfall, trial backers hope

Friday, 10 October 2014, 4:00 pm | Northland Regional Council

A scented bread-tie like device which spurs male moths to hunt a non-existent female mate until they literally die from exhaustion is being trialled in Whangarei in a joint bid to better protect backyard fruit and nuts from guava moth infestation. More >>

Tribute to Dennis Bowman

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 9:30 am | Northland Regional Council

The weekend death of Northland local body stalwart Dennis Bowman is a loss to both the Far North and the region as a whole, Northland Regional Council Chairman Bill Shepherd says. Councillor Bowman, 82, who represented the regional council’s most ... More >>

Sixteen attend Enviroschools’ workshop for caretakers

Friday, 26 September 2014, 1:51 pm | Northland Regional Council

Sixteen participants from around Northland gathered in Kaipara yesterday for a special Enviroschools Northland caretaker workshop. The Northland Regional Council played a key role in bringing Enviroschools north more than a decade ago in 2003 and there ... More >>

Regional Land Transport Programme 2015-18 underway

Friday, 12 September 2014, 12:52 pm | Northland Regional Council

Regional Land Transport Programme 2015-18 underway Work has begun on an important plan that will serve as the blueprint for tens of millions of dollars spending on the region’s roading infrastructure over the next three years. John Bain, chair ... More >>

Public views sought on bus service review, fare increase

Friday, 22 August 2014, 11:19 am | Northland Regional Council

The community is being asked to help drive a review designed to ensure Whangarei’s public bus service meets the city’s needs over the next five to 10 years – including a possible 10 percent increase in ticket prices from mid-2016. More >>

$8.6M Kotuku detention dam project to begin in earnest

Friday, 22 August 2014, 10:20 am | Northland Regional Council

Construction on a massive stormwater detention dam designed to better protect Whangarei’s central business district from damaging floods will be underway in earnest within weeks. More >>

Regional Moorings and Marinas Strategy finalised

Friday, 15 August 2014, 11:40 am | Northland Regional Council

Northland Regional Council members David Sinclair, left, Craig Brown, centre, and the Honourable Dover Samuels, at Opua during the April hearings of public submissions on the council’s Moorings and Marinas Strategy. More >>

Controlled Substance Licence training next month

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 1:43 pm | Northland Regional Council

The hunt is on for up to 50 responsible senior secondary students and community members keen to receive specialist possum poison training as part of Northland’s popular ‘Project Possum’ initiative next month (subs: Tues Sept 02 & Thurs Sept 04) ... More >>

Robust ideas sought for old NRC building

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 1:58 pm | Northland Regional Council

A strict list of criteria has been set for judging proposals for the future of the former Harbour Board/NRC building at the Town Basin, and the public has two months to put forward ideas. More >>

Five Far North schools win $6190 NRC environmental awards

Friday, 8 August 2014, 11:43 am | Northland Regional Council

Schools around New Zealand are being challenged to convert to solar power for their energy supply to match the efforts of a tiny Northland Regional Council award-winning school in the Far North. “We need the sort of innovative approach that’s happening ... More >>

Kaipara schools receive $3050 NRC environmental awards

Monday, 4 August 2014, 2:13 pm | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council has presented cheques to two Kaipara schools which have shared a $3050 slice of this year’s Environmental Curriculum Awards (ECAs). More >>

Enhanced Taskforce Green crews start storm recovery work

Monday, 28 July 2014, 1:38 pm | Northland Regional Council

Fifteen Enhanced Taskforce Green (ETFG) members hired to help clean up storm-affected Northland farms, horticultural operations and orchards began work in earnest today. More >>

Six Whangarei schools win $6580 environmental awards

Friday, 25 July 2014, 10:16 am | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council has begun presenting cheques to the six schools in the Whangarei district which are sharing a $6580 slice of this year’s Environmental Curriculum Awards (ECAs). More >>

Road closures as storm delivers final punch

Saturday, 12 July 2014, 10:43 am | Northland Regional Council

Officials from multiple agencies are mobilising to assess welfare needs, electricity, roading and other infrastructural damage as wild weather delivered its final anticipated overnight blow causing widespread flooding in Northland. More >>

New chairman, directors for Northland Inc board

Friday, 4 July 2014, 11:04 am | Northland Regional Council

Regional economic development agency Northland Inc has a new chairman, Warren Moyes, and two new directors, Irene Durham and Jeroen Jongejans. The trio was appointed to their new directors’ roles by the Northland Regional Council at Kerikeri in ... More >>

NRC’s finalised Annual Plan released

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 12:32 pm | Northland Regional Council

A nil average general rates increase, an extra $235,000 for its popular Environment Fund and an additional $163,000 for pest management are among the highlights of the Northland Regional Council’s recently finalised Annual Plan for 2014/15. More >>

Thirteen schools share NRC environmental awards

Friday, 27 June 2014, 2:35 pm | Northland Regional Council

Projects including converting a school to solar power and building mobile kiwi homes are among 15 school initiatives to share $15,820 in this year’s Northland Regional Council Environmental Curriculum Awards (ECAs). The annual awards aim to foster excellence ... More >>

Coastal erosion review nears completion

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 11:15 am | Northland Regional Council

A year-long, $180,000 review designed to ensure better long-term local authority planning for up to 2000 properties in erosion-prone Northland coastal areas is nearing completion. More >>



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