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Te Hiku by-election voting packs on way

Friday, 23 January 2015, 12:35 pm | Northland Regional Council

Eligible voters keen to have their say on who will represent the Te Hiku constituency around the Northland Regional Council table should be receiving their official postal voting documents next week. (SUBS: from Tues 27 Jan) More >>

Have your say at transport meetings

Monday, 5 January 2015, 9:38 am | Northland Regional Council

Northlanders are being urged to attend upcoming public meetings to make their views known to those planning the blueprints addressing some of the region’s most pressing transport issues. More >>

Lucky escape prompts warning to boaties

Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 3:39 pm | Northland Regional Council

It was lucky lives were not lost in an overnight collision between two launches at the entrance to Whangarei Harbour, Northland’s Regional Harbourmaster says. Jim Lyle says the exact circumstances of the overnight incident – which left both boats ... More >>

Seven to contest Te Hiku council seat

Monday, 22 December 2014, 1:14 pm | Northland Regional Council

Seven people have put their names forward to contest the Northland Regional Council Te Hiku seat left vacant by the October death of Councillor Dennis Bowman. Independent contractor Election Services, which is handling the by-election for the regional ... More >>

Four schools, kindergarten reach Enviroschools milestones

Monday, 22 December 2014, 12:35 pm | Northland Regional Council

Four Northland schools and a kindergarten have reached important milestones through the national Enviroschools programme. More >>

Don’t bring unwanted marine pests north – boaties urged

Monday, 22 December 2014, 11:32 am | Northland Regional Council

Come and enjoy the spectacular places Northland has to offer – but please, make sure you leave any unwanted marine pests at home this summer. That’s the plea from Joe Carr – chairman of the Northland Regional Council’s Environmental Management ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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