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Bunker oil recovered after small leak from tanker

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 11:14 am | Northland Regional Council

Authorities were today sweeping beaches in the Whangarei Harbour for residual traces of oil after successfully containing and recovering the bulk of a small leak linked to an overseas tanker at the Marsden Pt oil refinery. More >>

NRC offices to close for Xmas, New Year

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 11:31 am | Northland Regional Council

All Northland Regional Council (NRC) offices will be closed from 2pm Wednesday, 24 December until 8am Monday, 05 January 2015 for the Christmas-New Year holiday break. Council Chairman Bill Shepherd says the closures apply to the NRC’s head ... More >>

Bay of Islands rubbish barge back for summer

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 11:30 am | Northland Regional Council

The popular mobile rubbish barge will be back on the water in the Bay of Islands again this summer and authorities are urging boaties to use it. More >>

Mangere Stream North’s most improved in NZ River Awards

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 11:03 am | Northland Regional Council

The improving health of Northland’s Mangere Stream – and the benefits of improved farm dairy effluent treatment – has been highlighted at the annual New Zealand River Awards in Wellington. More >>

Nominations close soon for Te Hiku council seat

Monday, 15 December 2014, 10:51 am | Northland Regional Council

Time is running out for those keen to contest the Northland Regional Council Te Hiku seat left vacant by the death of Councillor Dennis Bowman. Independent contractor Election Services, which is handling the by-election for the regional council, says ... More >>

Solution ‘must be found’ to unpaid rates; Samuels

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 9:42 am | Northland Regional Council

The chair of the Te Tai Tokerau Maori Advisory Committee is to advocate an ambitious plan to try to resolve a controversial and increasingly costly problem that has plagued successive Northland councils for years. Dover Samuels says for many years the issue ... More >>

Kotuku detention dam project may spread into second season

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 9:30 am | Northland Regional Council

Construction of a massive stormwater detention dam designed to better protect central Whangarei from damaging floods may need to be spread over a second construction season. Northland Regional Council member Craig Brown, who chairs the Urban Whangarei Rivers ... More >>

Nominations open soon for Te Hiku council seat

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 10:28 am | Northland Regional Council

An official nomination period for those wishing to contest the Te Hiku seat left vacant by the death of Councillor Dennis Bowman will begin Monday 24 November. More >>

‘On the Water’ latest Enviroschools annual expos

Monday, 10 November 2014, 11:54 am | Northland Regional Council

More than 230 students, teachers, family and community members have gathered at Waitangi and Marsden Cove to learn more about our precious marine environment at this year’s Enviroschools regional expos. The two annual expos for primary and ... More >>

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 >>



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