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Resident satisfaction survey sets baseline for council

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 6:51 pm | Northland Regional Council

21 July 2016 Resident satisfaction survey sets baseline for regional council A recent residents’ survey has provided a baseline for the Northland Regional Council as it takes a fresh approach to customer satisfaction and engagement with its residents ... More >>

Popular free pest plant workshops back

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 2:53 pm | Northland Regional Council

Free tips on how to tackle some of Northland’s worst pest plant pests will be on offer later this month at a series of workshops in Kaipara, the Far North and Whangarei. More >>

Northland air quality data now on LAWA website too

Friday, 8 July 2016, 10:54 am | Northland Regional Council

Environmental monitoring website Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) has expanded and now shows data on the air that we breathe on top of existing information on New Zealand’s other most valuable natural resource, our water. More >>

Asian paddle crabs already impacting Ngunguru estuary?

Friday, 8 July 2016, 10:52 am | Northland Regional Council

An unwanted and aggressive Asian paddle crab species appears to have made itself at home in the Ngunguru estuary, with preliminary examinations of captured specimens showing it may already be impacting on the local ecology. More >>

Portable hut for Warawara Forest guardians

Friday, 8 July 2016, 10:51 am | Northland Regional Council

A hardy group of possum trappers whose work requires them to camp out in the remote Hokianga forest they are working to protect have been gifted use of a $13,000 portable hut to make their jobs a little easier. More >>

Regional council Dargaville office on the move

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 10:38 am | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council’s Dargaville office is on the move from its long-held Victoria St base to shared space in the existing Kaipara District Council (KDC) building. More >>

Nominations open soon for would-be regional councillors

Monday, 4 July 2016, 2:04 pm | Northland Regional Council

People keen to give local body politics a go and help shape Northland’s future are being encouraged to stand at this year’s local authority elections in October. Ahead of an official nomination period which starts in mid-July, Northland’s local ... More >>

Revamped spillway, new stock bridge opened

Monday, 4 July 2016, 10:17 am | Northland Regional Council

A revamped Whangatane spillway and associated 54-metre long stock bridge 2.5km downstream have been officially opened in a low-key ceremony in Kaitaia. More >>

Annual Plan 2016/17 adopted

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 10:16 am | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council’s ‘business as usual’ Annual Plan 2016/17 has been formally adopted. More >>

‘Need for Trees’ field day

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 9:22 am | Northland Regional Council

Using poplar poles to reduce soil erosion and getting a return from marginal land with Pinus radiata will be among subjects up for discussion at a joint field day at Poroti next week. More >>

Anonymous survey to help in battle against marine pests

Friday, 3 June 2016, 12:16 pm | Northland Regional Council

Boaties are being asked to take part in an anonymous online survey on when – and how often – they clean their vessel’s hulls as biosecurity experts try to stay one step ahead of marine pests threatening Northland’s unique marine environment. More >>

Draft coastal hazard maps released

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 9:53 am | Northland Regional Council

A three-year review designed to ensure better long-term local authority planning for up to 13,000 potentially affected properties in erosion and/or flood-prone Northland coastal areas is nearing completion. More >>

Sale clears way for new $5.6M inner city medical centre

Friday, 27 May 2016, 2:31 pm | Northland Regional Council

A $5.6 million comprehensive medical centre is to be built in Whangarei’s Reyburn St on the site of a former car yard. More >>

Beach board workshop, tour ‘invaluable’; chair says.

Monday, 23 May 2016, 11:37 am | Northland Regional Council

Members of the new Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē/Ninety Mile Beach Board have had a fascinating first-hand insight into the coastal treasure they are charged with managing. More >>

Flood scheme stock bridge complete soon

Monday, 2 May 2016, 9:59 am | Northland Regional Council

A 54-metre long stock bridge under construction as part of work designed to better protect Kaitaia and the wider Awanui catchment from the effects of flooding should be completed within weeks. Monty Knight, who represents the Northland Regional Council’s ... More >>

Apply for Govt forestry planting grants; NRC urges

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 9:31 am | Northland Regional Council

Northland farmers and landowners keen to plant as little as five – or as much as 300 – hectares of new forestry are being encouraged to take full advantage of a Government forestry grant scheme. More >>

Time running out to have say on Annual Plan

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 9:52 am | Northland Regional Council

Time is running out for members of the public to have their say on the Northland Regional Council’s Annual Plan for 2016/17. An official month-long public feedback period on the plan – which the council’s chairman Bill Shepherd has previously ... More >>

Oil spill exercise at Whangarei’s Port Nikau

Friday, 22 April 2016, 10:30 am | Northland Regional Council

People noticing activity including a council boat and oil spill clean-up equipment off Whangarei’s Port Nikau next week are being advised not to worry – it’s all part of a scheduled exercise involving a fictional spill. The Northland Regional ... More >>

‘Umbrella’ plan for North resources to become operative

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 9:26 am | Northland Regional Council

A local authority document that provides a broad direction and framework for managing the region’s natural and physical resources has reached a significant milestone several years in the making. The Northland Regional Council’s Regional Policy Statement ... More >>

Free pest plant workshops for 2016

Friday, 15 April 2016, 12:04 pm | Northland Regional Council

Pest plant experts will be passing on tips on how to tackle some of the Northland’s worst weeds at a series of free winter workshops in Kaipara, the Far North and Whangarei. Northland Regional Council Chairman Bill Shepherd says it will be the sixth year ... More >>

 

 

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