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Effluent reduction model could be dairying ‘game changer’

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 11:57 am | Northland Regional Council

A Northland farmer’s unwavering determination to secure the resource consent compliance that had been eluding him has seen him play a key role in a potentially ‘game-changing’ effluent reduction model for the dairy industry. Maungaturoto’s ‘Mayflower Farms ... More >>

Economic action plan welcomed by regional council

Friday, 5 February 2016, 4:59 pm | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council has added its voice to those welcoming the newly-released Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan. The Action Plan was jointly launched yesterday in Kerikeri by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce, Primary Industries ... More >>

$17,000 of upgrades for Whangaroa, Kaipara sector lights

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 11:35 am | Northland Regional Council

Special aids to navigation light beacons designed to help keep boaties safe in Whangaroa and Kaipara Harbours are to be upgraded and modernised at a cost of about $17,000. Jim Lyle, the council’s Opua-based Regional Harbourmaster, says the council takes ... More >>

Clarity Needed on Freshwater Responsibilities; NRC

Friday, 22 January 2016, 3:05 pm | Northland Regional Council

Clarity Needed on Freshwater Responsibilities; NRC The Northland Regional Council is calling on central government to reveal more about its plans for any future freshwater reform, including how it proposes to tackle Maori rights and interests. Chairman ... More >>

Rabbit rissoles latest tasty food treat

Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 9:03 am | Northland Regional Council

Rabbit rissoles with garlic and fennel will be the wild food treat used to lure visitors to the Northland Regional Council’s marquee at Kaipara’s upcoming Northland Field Days. In recent years the regional council has successfully used a variety ... More >>

$400,000-plus Awanui flood protection work looms

Monday, 11 January 2016, 9:41 am | Northland Regional Council

More than $400,000 worth of protection work designed to better protect Kaitaia and the wider Awanui catchment from the effects of flooding is due to get under way next month. The Northland Regional Council recently let two contracts; the first for roughly ... More >>

Seven reach Enviroschools milestones

Wednesday, 6 January 2016, 12:16 pm | Northland Regional Council

Seven reach Enviroschools milestones Five Northland schools and two kindergartens have reached important milestones through the national Enviroschools programme. Northland Regional Council chairman Bill Shepherd says 71 Northland schools and five kindergartens ... More >>

Extra drains to protect Bell’s Hill slip

Tuesday, 5 January 2016, 12:29 pm | Northland Regional Council

Extra drains to protect Bell’s Hill slip Tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of extra horizontal drainage has been installed to help better protect the Bell’s Hill slip site in Kaitaia. The Northland Regional Council has been monitoring and ... More >>

Divers to inspect boat hulls for pests at holiday spots

Tuesday, 22 December 2015, 12:50 pm | Northland Regional Council

The number of boat hulls checked for marine pests will almost quadruple in Northland this summer with local authority divers poised to inspect about 1500 vessels at popular holiday spots. More >>

Awanui flood maps to be released

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 9:53 am | Northland Regional Council

The Awanui-Kaitaia area is poised to become the latest part of Northland to be issued with new maps showing the impacts of a ‘one in a 100 year’ flood. The new maps – developed over the past several years – form part of the Northland Regional ... More >>

Oil spill mop up continues

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 12:30 pm | Northland Regional Council

A 40-strong team is continuing to make good progress cleaning up the remnants of an oil spill into Whangarei Harbour, Northland’s Deputy Harbourmaster says. Chidambaram (CD) Surendran says while the bulk of an estimated several tonnes of oil which escaped ... More >>

Oil spill clean-up hailed a success

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 10:14 am | Northland Regional Council

Oil spill clean-up hailed a success An oil spill successfully tackled by a multi-agency response team in Whangarei Harbour today appears to have stemmed from a system failure aboard a cargo ship, Northland’s Regional Harbourmaster says. Jim Lyle says it ... More >>

Oil spill under control; harbourmaster

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 3:36 pm | Northland Regional Council

Authorities cleaning up after an oil spill at Northport in Whangarei Harbour today say the majority has now been contained, including some which came ashore along a short stretch of beach at nearby Marsden Cove. Jim Lyle, Regional Harbourmaster for ... More >>

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 >>



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