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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 >>

Northland Regional Council - Official election results

Friday, 14 October 2016, 10:45 am | Northland Regional Council

The official election result issued today (subs: Thurs 13 Oct) has confirmed there will be five new members around the Northland Regional Council table when it meets officially for the first time later this month. More >>

Northland Regional Council

Sunday, 9 October 2016, 10:54 am | Northland Regional Council

Based on the preliminary results after yesterday’s local body elections, Northland Regional Council will have five new faces on the nine-member council. The final results, which are expected to be available by Thursday 13 October, will confirm the final ... More >>

More than 250 have early say on new Regional Plan

Monday, 26 September 2016, 11:39 am | Northland Regional Council

More than 250 people have taken up the opportunity to make early comment on an initial draft of an important new plan that will eventually set out how the region’s water, air, land and the coast are managed. More >>

Twenty-five attend ‘School Environments’ workshop

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 12:27 pm | Northland Regional Council

‘Enviroschools workshop (MEDIA) - 20160920’ Kohukohu School teacher Kim Wilson, left, Hukurenui School student Kaia Stevens and Northland College caretaker Rob Paewhenua take a hands on approach to lavender farming at the recent School Environments Workshop ... More >>

More of record $1.25 million Environment Fund allocated

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 11:59 am | Northland Regional Council

Five new projects worth almost $117,000 have been approved from a record Northland Regional Council Environment Fund expected to reach just under $1.25 million for the year. More >>

Divers resume boat hull checks for marine pests

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 10:01 am | Northland Regional Council

An estimated 1500 boat hulls will be checked by divers between now and mid-May next year for marine pests such as Mediterranean fanworm, which threaten the region’s precious marine environment. Regional council biosecurity officer Irene Middleton ... More >>

Postal voting packs on the way

Friday, 16 September 2016, 12:31 pm | Northland Regional Council

Date: 16 September, 2016 Postal voting packs on the way Tens of thousands of voting packs for this year’s Northland local body elections will begin turning up in mailboxes around the region from today. (subs: from Friday 16 Sept.) Regional council Electoral ... More >>

Regional council digests interim judgment on rating process

Friday, 16 September 2016, 9:50 am | Northland Regional Council

Northland Regional Council has received an interim judgment today relating to the judicial review in the matter between the Mangawhai Ratepayers and Residents Association, and Mr and Mrs Rogan; against Northland Regional Council (NRC) and Kaipara District ... More >>

Battle against wild ginger heats up

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 9:46 am | Northland Regional Council

Biological and cyber warfare are two of the latest tools a multi-agency group is keen to employ to tackle a serious weed pest that has invaded thousands of hectares of Northland. More >>

Time running out for early comment on new Regional Plan

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 3:13 pm | Northland Regional Council

Time is running out for Northlanders to comment on an initial draft of an important new plan that will eventually set out how the region’s water, air, land and the coast are managed. More >>

Kerikeri student’s ‘world-first’ beetle research impresses

Monday, 12 September 2016, 1:38 pm | Northland Regional Council

A Kerikeri teenager’s ‘world-first’ research is shedding new light on a Brazilian leaf beetle specially introduced into Northland several years ago as a biocontrol for tradescantia, one of the region’s most problematic pest plants. More >>

Irrigation study could help make ‘massive difference’

Friday, 2 September 2016, 12:18 pm | Northland Regional Council

Drought has cost Northland dearly in recent years, but a new study shows more than 90,000 hectares of it could potentially be irrigated offering greater protection from dry weather and contributing millions to the local economy. More >>

Discovery of very rare aquatic plant thrills

Friday, 26 August 2016, 3:10 pm | Northland Regional Council

The discovery of a previously unknown site of a critically endangered native aquatic plant in pools at the outlet to a remote Northland dune lake has thrilled biodiversity experts. More >>

Okay to swim at most popular swim spots; NRC

Friday, 26 August 2016, 11:58 am | Northland Regional Council

26 August, 2016 Okay to swim at most popular swim spots; NRC The vast majority of Northland’s most popular coastal swimming spots – and most of their freshwater equivalents –are suitable for swimming all or most of the time, regional council ... More >>

Courtesy call, warning as spring burning season looms

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 10:09 am | Northland Regional Council

Northlanders are being asked to be courteous and follow the rules – or risk fines and other penalties – as they start thinking about burning unwanted vegetation and other waste material over spring. More >>

Fish ladders offer hope to native fish

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 10:08 am | Northland Regional Council

The idea of installing ladders for something without arms or legs may seem a little crazy; but for Whangarei’s threatened native fish it might literally prove a life saver. More >>

Controlled Substance Licence training next month

Monday, 22 August 2016, 12:50 pm | Northland Regional Council

Controlled Substance Licence training next month Several dozen community members and senior secondary students are expected to receive specialist possum poison training next month (subs: September) as part of ‘Project Possum’ . Hundreds of Northlanders ... More >>

Summer survey to help improve future harbour water quality

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 11:31 am | Northland Regional Council

Stock is currently excluded from about 40 percent of waterways ‘in pasture’ in the Whangarei Harbour catchment, a regional council survey has found. Two tertiary students hired by the council for the summer had walked all the streams ‘in pasture’ ... More >>

Nineteen stand for regional council

Sunday, 14 August 2016, 10:47 pm | Northland Regional Council

Nineteen people have been nominated to contest the nine seats available on the Northland Regional Council at this year’s local body elections in October. More >>



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