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Staged implementation for freshwater management policy

Friday, 20 November 2015, 9:16 am | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council has confirmed its intention to progressively implement a national policy on freshwater management over the next decade. Council chairman Bill Shepherd says the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPSFM) ... More >>

Regional council says Kaitaia air service essential

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 11:59 am | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council has added its voice to those urging all possible efforts be made to safeguard the future of Kaitaia’s air service. Council chairman Bill Shepherd says continuing to service Kaitaia is important for economic development, ... More >>

$2.45M of emergency services funding allocated

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 9:40 am | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council is to allocate $2.45 million of funding to four separate emergency services providers over the next three years. The council introduced a new $900,000 annual ‘Contestable Emergency Services Fund’ as part of its Long ... More >>

‘iEnergy’ latest Enviroschools annual expos

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 10:22 am | Northland Regional Council

More than 160 students, teachers, family and community members have gathered at Whangarei and Taipa to learn about renewable energy and associated new technologies at this year’s Enviroschools regional expos. More >>

Bay of Islands rubbish barge back for summer

Monday, 9 November 2015, 10:09 am | Northland Regional Council

The popular mobile rubbish barge will be back on the water in the Bay of Islands this summer and authorities are once again urging boaties to use it. More >>

Summer swim spot survey starts soon

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 10:13 am | Northland Regional Council

Annual summer water quality tests indicating how suitable our most popular beaches, rivers and lakes are for swimming, water sports and other forms of recreation will be underway again soon. More >>

Consents granted for Ngawha power station expansion

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 5:11 pm | Northland Regional Council

A panel of three independent commissioners has granted permission for a staged, multimillion dollar geothermal power station expansion at Ngawha. More >>

Northland Regional Council launches refreshed website

Friday, 11 September 2015, 10:04 am | Northland Regional Council

Northland Regional Council has just launched a refreshed version of its website, making it easier for users to access the most popular topics and services. More >>

Regional council review finalised

Tuesday, 8 September 2015, 12:46 pm | Northland Regional Council

An organisation-wide review designed to ensure the Northland Regional Council’s 160-plus staff are best placed to deliver on councillor and community expectations is largely complete, its CEO says. More >>

Northland Regional Council organising two workshops

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 3:52 pm | Northland Regional Council

Northland Regional Council is organising two workshops to provide councillors, its Te Tai Tokerau Māori Advisory Committee and senior staff with a clear view of the regulations governing petroleum exploration, as well as exploration company Statoil’s ... More >>

Maori, advisory committee have much to offer

Friday, 14 August 2015, 2:44 pm | Northland Regional Council

More than a year after its formation, the chairman of Te Tai Tokerau Maori Advisory Committee (TTMAC) says he’s thrilled at the way Northland Maori have embraced the concept. Dover Samuels says the committee was formed as part of the regional council’s ... More >>

Waikato population tipped to grow more than 40 per cent

Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 1:20 pm | Northland Regional Council

The Waikato region’s population is set to grow by about 40 per cent between 2013 and 2063 to more than 600,000, a gain of approximately 175,000 people over 50 years. More >>

Controlled Substance Licence training next month

Friday, 7 August 2015, 12:08 pm | Northland Regional Council

Up to 75 community members and senior secondary students are expected to receive specialist possum poison training early next month as part of Northland’s ongoing ‘Project Possum’. More >>

Call for emergency services fund applications

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 9:18 am | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council has begun the first step to identify potential recipients of its new $900,000 a year ‘Contestable Emergency Services Fund’. The fund – which costs ratepayers roughly $12 per household a year – was adopted recently ... More >>

Councillors begin delivering 2015 NRC environmental awards

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 9:47 am | Northland Regional Council

Northland Regional Council members have begun delivering $20,000 worth of Environmental Curriculum Awards (ECAs) to more than 20 schools around the region. More >>

Free weed workshops back

Friday, 10 July 2015, 2:25 pm | Northland Regional Council

Popular free annual workshops offering Northlanders tips on how to tackle some of the worst weeds threatening our region will be on offer again shortly. (SUBS: from Mon 27 July – Saturday 01 August) Councillor Joe Carr, who chairs the Northland ... More >>

Northland wins $650k-plus share of hill country erosion fund

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 3:58 pm | Northland Regional Council

Northland has been awarded a 15 percent share – more than $650,000 – of a contestable national fund for regional projects that protect erosion-prone hill country. More >>

Samuels, Knight appointed to Te Oneroa-a-Tohe Board

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 9:23 am | Northland Regional Council

Far North-based regional councillors Dover Samuels and Monty Knight have been appointed as the council’s representatives on the new Te Oneroa-a-Tohe Board. The beach board – which will jointly manage Ninety Mile Beach as part of a looming Treaty of Waitangi ... More >>

Planes, choppers in Bream Bay oil spill exercise

Thursday, 18 June 2015, 12:32 pm | Northland Regional Council

People noticing low-flying fixed wing planes and choppers over Bream Bay on Monday are being advised not to worry – it’s all part of a scheduled exercise involving a fictional oil spill. Maritime New Zealand’s Marine Pollution Response Service ... More >>

New 10-year plan adopted

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 9:11 am | Northland Regional Council

A new 10-year plan outlining Northland Regional Council’s work for the next decade – and how it will be paid for – has been formally adopted by councillors. Chairman Bill Shepherd says the council received 1278 submissions on its Long Term Plan (LTP) ... More >>



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