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Erosion-controlling poplars, willows available again soon

Monday, 27 February 2017, 1:06 pm | Northland Regional Council

Hill country farmers whose erosion-prone properties drain to the Kaipara Harbour may be eligible for a share of more than 3500 free poplar poles in a joint Northland Regional Council-Ministry for Primary Industries initiative. More >>

Northland’s ‘swimmable’ freshwater status

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 2:25 pm | Northland Regional Council

Most of Northland’s most popular freshwater swimming spots – and their coastal equivalents – are suitable for swimming all or most of the time over summer, newly-released regional council data shows. The council’s annual summer testing programme officially ... More >>

$1.5M boost to Whangarei’s Hundertwasser project

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 12:25 pm | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council (NRC) is to make a $1.5 million contribution to Whangarei’s $16.25M Hundertwasser Art Centre (HAC). More >>

Organisers hope for big local turnout for Seaweek 2017

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 9:23 am | Northland Regional Council

Organisers are hoping thousands of Northlanders will take part in a variety of events being held across the region to mark Seaweek 2017, which officially runs from Saturday 25 February to Sunday 05 March. The annual event is hosted by the New Zealand Association ... More >>

Drought prompts call to take care with groundwater use

Friday, 10 February 2017, 9:09 am | Northland Regional Council

Northlanders are being urged to take care with ever-dwindling groundwater supplies as the region’s drought continues, despite much-welcome recent rain in many places “Groundwater levels, in small coastal aquifers in particular, are getting very ... More >>

Venison pies latest tasty food treat

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 9:59 am | Northland Regional Council

Venison mini pies flavoured with herbs and onion will be the wild food treat used to lure visitors to the Northland Regional Council’s marquee at Kaipara’s upcoming Northland Field Days. More >>

Tangihua pests targeted

Monday, 23 January 2017, 11:54 am | Northland Regional Council

Tangihua pests targeted Plant and animal pests scattered through more than 1400 hectares of iconic bush, scrub and farmland between Whangarei and Dargaville will be targeted as Tangihua joins the ranks of Northland’s official Community Pest Control Areas ... More >>

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 >>



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