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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 >>

Trial leaves potential financial, environmental legacy

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 12:00 pm | Northland Regional Council

The regional council’s long-serving Farm Monitoring Manager has hung up his gumboots; but has left behind a dairy effluent reduction model that could prove to be an impressive environmental and economic legacy. More >>

Whangarei’s flood detention dam working well; NRC

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 9:30 am | Northland Regional Council

Recent wet weather has given the multimillion dollar detention dam designed to better protect Whangarei’s central business district from damaging and costly floods one of its biggest tests to date – albeit still well below its massive maximum capacity. More >>

Six-yearly review of NRC representation underway

Monday, 25 June 2018, 9:41 am | Northland Regional Council

An almost 20 percent population growth in popular coastal areas south of Whangarei over the past six years is one of several factors driving a ‘fine-tuning’ of the Northland Regional Council’s representation arrangements. More >>

Seven directors for new, expanded Northland Inc board

Friday, 22 June 2018, 9:23 am | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council has appointed six new members to the helm of an expanded, seven-strong board for regional economic development agency Northland Inc. More >>

Aupouri Aquifer Avocado Orchard Consents Granted

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 8:58 am | Northland Regional Council

Independent commissioners have granted a group of 17 Far North avocado growers resource consent to collectively take more than two million cubic metres of water a year from the Aupouri aquifer. More >>

Property sold to aid Kawakawa Hundertwasser project

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 12:14 pm | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council has sold a Gillies St property it bought two years ago to safeguard it as a future essential link between Kawakawa’s main street and a proposed Hundertwasser Park Centre development there. More >>

$1.5M-plus boost for Northland dune lakes protection

Friday, 1 June 2018, 9:20 am | Northland Regional Council

More than $1.5 million is to be spent restoring and protecting water quality in more than 20 Northland lakes – including some of the region’s most ecologically outstanding dune lakes – over the next five years. More >>

$15 million Awanui flood scheme upgrade a ‘game changer’

Friday, 1 June 2018, 9:15 am | Northland Regional Council

The largest construction project ever undertaken by the Northland Regional Council – a $15 million flood scheme upgrade massively boosting flood protection in and around Kaitaia – should be underway within two years. More >>

DIY kauri dieback cleaning station impresses

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 12:53 pm | Northland Regional Council

Locals concerned not enough was being done to protect kauri on the southern fringes of the Far North’s 15,000-hectare Puketi Forest from dieback disease have set up their own footwear cleaning station on private farmland there. More >>

New Long Term Plan ‘boldest, most visionary’; NRC chairman

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 9:21 am | Northland Regional Council

A raft of new initiatives tackling water, pests and flood infrastructure have been agreed to by councillors and will be formally adopted shortly in what will be the Northland Regional Council’s ‘boldest and most visionary’ Long Term Plan, its ... More >>

Free pest plant workshops

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 10:41 am | Northland Regional Council

Pest plant experts will pass on tips on how to tackle some of Northland’s worst weeds at free workshops in Whangarei, Paparoa, Kerikeri and Coopers Beach. More >>

Specially trained dogs join Hokianga wallaby hunt

Friday, 11 May 2018, 1:29 pm | Northland Regional Council

Two central North Island contractors and their specially trained biosecurity dogs have joined a multi-agency hunt for a wallaby reportedly seen in the South Hokianga. More >>

Dargaville Intermediate becomes Green-Gold Enviroschool

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 12:58 pm | Northland Regional Council

Dargaville Intermediate has just become the first Kaipara school – and only the sixth in Northland – to achieve prestigious ‘Green-Gold’ status through the national Enviroschools programme; a school-wide approach to sustainability. The last ... More >>

Northlanders urged to keep reporting suspected myrtle rust

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 2:22 pm | Northland Regional Council

Confirmation of new myrtle rust discoveries in the Kerikeri and Mangawhai areas has prompted a plea from biosecurity officials for Northlanders to continue to report any suspected cases of the serious fungal plant disease. The latest Northland discoveries ... More >>

‘Top 20’ Northland lake declared free of pest oxygen weed

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 10:32 am | Northland Regional Council

‘Top 20’ Northland lake declared free of pest oxygen weed A privately-owned dune lake ranked among the region’s top 20 lakes has been officially declared free of the pest oxygen weed ‘lagarosiphon’ ; just the second time such an eradication ... More >>

 

 

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