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‘ELF’ ensures a not-so-happy ending for North pests

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:12 am | Northland Regional Council

A fund that shares its name with a mythical storybook creature is ensuring a not-so-happy ending in the real world for a range of Northland pests. The ELF (Environmental Leaders Fund) is an annual $20,000 Northland Regional Council (NRC) initiative that this ... More >>

Good response to NRC exotic fish, water-weed survey

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 8:44 am | Northland Regional Council

Biodiversity experts are pleased with the public response to a survey that will help steer future management options for invasive weeds and exotic fish in Northland’s lakes, ponds and dams. More >>

Escaped exotic birds threaten North’s native species

Monday, 29 October 2018, 2:02 pm | Northland Regional Council

Escaped exotic birds threaten North’s native species A recent spate of exotic bird escapes has prompted the Northland Regional Council to ask people to report any sightings of Indian ring-necked parakeets, rainbow lorikeets or sulphur-crested ... More >>

Divers resume boat hull checks for marine pests

Monday, 29 October 2018, 8:49 am | Northland Regional Council

An estimated 2000 boat hulls will be checked by divers between now and May next year for a range of unwanted marine pests threatening Northland’s precious marine environment. More >>

Where’s your wai? Public freshwater help sought

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 8:50 am | Northland Regional Council

The public is being urged to use an on-line tool to let the Northland Regional Council (NRC) know which freshwater places they use (or want to use) and what for. Councillor Justin Blaikie says the council is hoping as many people as possible will log on ... More >>

Professional primary industries offer rich career pickings

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 10:32 am | Northland Regional Council

Dissecting a fanworm may not be everyone’s idea of a great day out, but it was a popular activity for secondary students participating in two recent Find Your Future careers events. More >>

$3.8M of sports facilities funding allocated by NRC

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 3:11 pm | Northland Regional Council

Five regional sporting initiatives are poised to receive close to $3.8 million from a new sporting facilities rate introduced through the Northland Regional Council’s 2018-28 Long Term Plan. More >>

Northland tsunami siren network testing this month

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 2:53 pm | Northland Regional Council

Northland tsunami siren network testing this month Tsunami sirens throughout Northland will be tested on the morning of Sunday 30 September as part of twice-yearly checks coinciding with the start and finish of daylight saving. The siren network - from ... More >>

Advance work begins ahead of $15M Awanui flood upgrade

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 12:36 pm | Northland Regional Council

A drone has been used to survey 2.4 kilometres of the Awanui River flood scheme ahead of a planned $15 million Northland Regional Council upgrade. More >>

Northland Representation review final proposal adopted

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 12:55 pm | Northland Regional Council

Representation review final proposal adopted The Northland Regional Council (NRC) has now adopted its final proposal for representation arrangements in Northland; effectively opting only to ‘fine-tune’ sweeping changes implemented after its ... More >>

Double peer recognition for NRC biosecurity staff

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 2:22 pm | Northland Regional Council

Northland Regional Council staff have secured two of three national awards made by their biosecurity peers across New Zealand; one for achievement in pest plant education and advocacy, and the other for innovation. More >>

NRC backs proposed single-use plastic bag ban

Friday, 10 August 2018, 12:53 pm | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council (NRC) is lending its voice to calls to reduce unnecessary use of plastics, including newly-released Government plans for a national ban on single-use plastic bags. More >>

Trial to try to trap tricky turtles

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 12:01 pm | Northland Regional Council

Increased sightings of escaped or dumped turtles in and around Northland waterways have prompted biosecurity experts to trial a new homemade trap made from swimming pool noodles, PVC piping and mesh. More >>

Supreme Court upholds Appeal Court Mangawhai rates ruling

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 11:06 am | Northland Regional Council

The Supreme Court has upheld a Court of Appeal decision on the way the Northland Regional Council (NRC) set due dates for the payment of rates and its arrangements for rate collection within the Kaipara district. More >>

New insect allies to be conscripted for war on wild ginger

Friday, 27 July 2018, 10:23 am | Northland Regional Council

Thrilled biosecurity experts say an almost $465,000 government grant will allow for a potentially world-first attempt to use insects to tackle wild ginger infestations choking Northland bush and forest. More >>

Refinery operator granted harbour entrance dredging consents

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 9:06 am | Northland Regional Council

Independent commissioners have granted Marsden Pt oil refinery operator Refining NZ (RNZ) a raft of resource consents to deepen and realign Whangarei Harbour’s entrance and its approaches to better accommodate larger, new-generation tankers. More >>

Time running out to have say on representation review

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 10:18 am | Northland Regional Council

Time is running for the public to have a say on a proposed ‘fine-tuning’ of the Northland Regional Council’s (NRC) representation arrangements. More >>

Honey venture big winner at North Maori business awards

Monday, 16 July 2018, 1:22 pm | Northland Regional Council

The efforts of a 100 percent Maori-owned company specialising in manuka honey production have been recognised with two awards, including the coveted Taitokerau Maori Business of the Year award. More >>

Opua fanworm find sparks experts’ vigilance call

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:57 pm | Northland Regional Council

The discovery of Mediterranean fanworm at Opua has prompted renewed calls from biosecurity experts for boaties to be extra vigilant for unwanted marine pest hitchhikers More >>

Local attempts to tackle kauri dieback get major boost

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 12:31 pm | Northland Regional Council

Attempts to better manage the local fight against kauri dieback in Northland have been given significant practical and financial boosts in two newly-adopted local authority plans. More >>

 

 

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