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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 >>

Tech time savers allow tripling of summer hull inspections

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 10:53 am | Northland Regional Council

A clever IT initiative to help battle a marine pest has saved Northland Regional Council staff and contractors hours of work a day – trebling the number of boat hulls able to be inspected over summer – and has now been recognised nationally. ... More >>

$11M detention dam officially named, opened

Monday, 11 April 2016, 11:15 am | Northland Regional Council

A multimillion dollar detention dam designed to better protect Whangarei’s Central Business District from damaging and costly floods has been officially named and opened. More >>

Feedback sought on Annual Plan 2016/17

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 9:26 am | Northland Regional Council

The public will have until early May to provide feedback on what the Northland Regional Council is describing as a very much ‘business as usual’ Annual Plan for 2016/17. Council chairman Bill Shepherd says the plan keeps an overall rates increase to the ... More >>

‘Project Mustelid’ training launched

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 1:01 pm | Northland Regional Council

More than 40 students from five Northland schools have gathered near Kaikohe to gain hands-on knowledge of controlling stoats, ferrets and weasels as the Enviroschools programme offers its first ‘Project Mustelid’. The chair of the Northland Regional ... More >>

Public meeting on Whangarei Harbour marine pest spread

Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 10:31 am | Northland Regional Council

Public meeting on Whangarei Harbour marine pest spread A public meeting on marine pests and how we can all help prevent their spread in Whangarei Harbour is planned for early next month. (subs: April) The 7-9pm Thursday April 07 meeting at the McLeod ... More >>

Report tiny bug targeting tobacco weed, Northlanders urged

Friday, 26 February 2016, 9:29 am | Northland Regional Council

A tiny South American bug released in Northland five years ago as a biocontrol for tobacco weed is spreading well, prompting a call for new sightings by an insect expert tracking its movements. More >>

North dairy farms lift collective environmental record

Thursday, 18 February 2016, 9:34 am | Northland Regional Council

Northland’s dairy farms are collectively lifting their environmental compliance performance with record numbers achieving full compliance last season. More >>

‘Prudenty’ decision to re-set special pest rate

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 9:34 am | Northland Regional Council

A targeted rate designed to target pests which threaten kiwi and help eradicate selected weeds on private land at Whangarei Heads is to be officially re-set in a ‘prudent, precautionary’ step to remove any future doubt as to its validity. Believed to ... More >>



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