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New marine pest management charges, plans adopted

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 4:22 pm | Northland Regional Council

New marine pest management charges, plans adopted Ratepayers will foot around a third of the costs of Northland’s marine pest management, with the balance met by roughly 4000 mooring and marina berth holders (and those with boatsheds) under a compromise ... More >>

Delight at Otuihau-Hatea water quality improvement project

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 12:49 pm | Northland Regional Council

Long-running attempts to improve water quality issues at the iconic Whangarei Falls have been given a $250,000-plus boost from the Ministry for the Environment’s Community Environment Fund. More >>

NRC chairman welcomes Golden Bay funding announcement

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 11:57 am | Northland Regional Council

Northland Regional Council Chairman Bill Shepherd welcomes the $13.5M investment in local Golden Bay Cement works announced by the Environment Minister today. More >>

Special pest rate paying off for Whangarei Heads environment

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 9:36 am | Northland Regional Council

Two years after its introduction, a groundbreaking rate designed to target pests threatening kiwi and help eradicate selected weeds on private land at Whangarei Heads is adding to the successes of existing community-led work there. More >>

2017 Northland Environmental Leaders Fund Allocated

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 9:29 am | Northland Regional Council

Twenty-one schools Northland-wide have been allocated sums from $500 to $2000 to fund projects from beekeeping to possum fur plucking through the regional council’s annual ‘Environmental Leaders Fund’ (ELF). Councillors Rick Stolwerk (the council’s ... More >>

Lake Waiporohita kaitiaki thrilled with award

Friday, 9 June 2017, 1:10 pm | Northland Regional Council

Regional council Lakes Catchment Advisor Will Trusewich back in Northland today with the freshly-collected Green Ribbon Award recognising Ngāti Kahu and its partners working to restore Lake Waiporohita. Ngāti Kahu did not attend the Wellington awards ... More >>

Seaweek 2017 photo contest winners

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 10:41 am | Northland Regional Council

Seaweek 2017 photo contest winners Two schools and a canoe club have won a $370 GoPro camera each after winning one of three sections in a Seaweek photographic contest run by the Northland Regional Council. Councillor Joce Yeoman says the contest was ... More >>

Northland to host pre-conference local authority tour

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 1:13 pm | Northland Regional Council

Some of Northland’s best-kept secrets will be showcased to delegates from 10 regional and unitary councils around New Zealand ahead of a national local government conference in Auckland in late July. More >>

Regional council reappoints CEO for five year term

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 3:28 pm | Northland Regional Council

Chief Executive Officer Malcolm Nicolson has been reappointed to a second five-year term at the helm of the Northland Regional Council. More >>

Regional councillors to consider submissions shortly

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 10:09 am | Northland Regional Council

Hundreds of submissions on possible new rules to prevent marine pests spreading, paying for marine biosecurity and updates to Northland’s harbour safety rules will be considered by regional councillors shortly. (subs: hearings begin Mon 22 May.) More >>

Flexible State Highway barriers saving lives; authorities

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 11:27 am | Northland Regional Council

As winter approaches authorities are urging motorists to slow down and take extra care on the Brynderwyn Hills, where 14 kilometres of new flexible safety barriers are already being credited with avoiding more than 20 serious accidents, including ... More >>

Take care to prevent spread of aquatic nasty, gypsywort

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 10:14 am | Northland Regional Council

Duck hunters in particular are being urged to take special care to prevent the spread of the invasive aquatic weed gypsywort from the Te Paki area amid fears it could threaten other high value waterbodies and wetlands in the Far North. More >>

YES programme comes to the Kaipara

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 10:17 am | Northland Regional Council

Eighteen Kaipara young people are about to test their ability to handle water rescues, missing and injured people and fires in the district’s first opportunity to host the national Youth in Emergency Services (YES) programme. The five-week programme, ... More >>

Free pest plant workshops for 2017

Friday, 28 April 2017, 10:10 am | Northland Regional Council

Pest plant experts will pass on tips on how to tackle some of the Northland’s worst weeds at free workshops in Paparoa, Whangarei, Kerikeri and Coopers Beach. More >>

Additional theft means no temporary fix for key nav light

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 2:12 pm | Northland Regional Council

Additional theft and damage means a planned temporary fix to an important Whangarei Harbour navigation light is no longer possible; with the light now likely to be out action for at least several weeks. More >>

Make sure you have your say by Friday 21 April; NRC

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 10:40 am | Northland Regional Council

Get in quick to make sure you have your say on possible new rules to prevent marine pests spreading, paying for marine biosecurity and updates to Northland’s harbour safety rules. That’s the message to the public from the Northland Regional Council ... More >>

Thefts put lives, environment at risk; Harbourmaster

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 12:18 pm | Northland Regional Council

The irresponsible theft of solar panels, batteries and other equipment from key navigation aids for large ships has potentially put lives – and the environment – at risk in Whangarei Harbour, officials say. The Northland Regional Council’s Regional ... More >>

Council, China Railway Zhongji Holding Group to sign MOU

Friday, 7 April 2017, 1:16 pm | Northland Regional Council

MEDIA RELEASE 0800 002 004 | www.nrc.govt.nz Te Kaunihera A Rohe O Te Taitokerau Date: 07 April 2017 More >>

Review of the Regional Land Transport Plan under way

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 9:50 am | Northland Regional Council

A legally-required three-yearly review has begun of what is effectively the master plan for land transport right across Northland. The Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) 2015-2021 details local roading projects proposed by Northland’s three district ... More >>

Green light for Waipapa-based customer service centre

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 10:36 am | Northland Regional Council

Date: 04 April 2017 Green light for Waipapa-based customer service centre The Northland Regional Council is to open a new office at Waipapa near Kerikeri to deliver long-sought customer service improvements to the mid-North area. The prime 140 square metre customer ... More >>

 

 

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