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Enhanced Taskforce Green crews start storm recovery work

Monday, 28 July 2014, 1:38 pm | Northland Regional Council

Fifteen Enhanced Taskforce Green (ETFG) members hired to help clean up storm-affected Northland farms, horticultural operations and orchards began work in earnest today. More >>

Six Whangarei schools win $6580 environmental awards

Friday, 25 July 2014, 10:16 am | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council has begun presenting cheques to the six schools in the Whangarei district which are sharing a $6580 slice of this year’s Environmental Curriculum Awards (ECAs). More >>

Road closures as storm delivers final punch

Saturday, 12 July 2014, 10:43 am | Northland Regional Council

Officials from multiple agencies are mobilising to assess welfare needs, electricity, roading and other infrastructural damage as wild weather delivered its final anticipated overnight blow causing widespread flooding in Northland. More >>

New chairman, directors for Northland Inc board

Friday, 4 July 2014, 11:04 am | Northland Regional Council

Regional economic development agency Northland Inc has a new chairman, Warren Moyes, and two new directors, Irene Durham and Jeroen Jongejans. The trio was appointed to their new directors’ roles by the Northland Regional Council at Kerikeri in ... More >>

NRC’s finalised Annual Plan released

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 12:32 pm | Northland Regional Council

A nil average general rates increase, an extra $235,000 for its popular Environment Fund and an additional $163,000 for pest management are among the highlights of the Northland Regional Council’s recently finalised Annual Plan for 2014/15. More >>

Thirteen schools share NRC environmental awards

Friday, 27 June 2014, 2:35 pm | Northland Regional Council

Projects including converting a school to solar power and building mobile kiwi homes are among 15 school initiatives to share $15,820 in this year’s Northland Regional Council Environmental Curriculum Awards (ECAs). The annual awards aim to foster excellence ... More >>

Coastal erosion review nears completion

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 11:15 am | Northland Regional Council

A year-long, $180,000 review designed to ensure better long-term local authority planning for up to 2000 properties in erosion-prone Northland coastal areas is nearing completion. More >>

Special safety directive for Whangarei Harbour

Friday, 6 June 2014, 9:43 am | Northland Regional Council

A special directive has been issued on safety grounds requiring all vessels to stay well clear of large ships, including oil tankers, within Whangarei Harbour. The ‘harbourmaster’s direction’ has been issued by the Northland Regional Council’s Regional Harbourmaster ... More >>

Kaipara added to free weed workshop venues

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 1:14 pm | Northland Regional Council

Dargaville will join Kaitaia, Kerikeri and Whangarei as a venue for this year’s free workshops offering Northlanders tips on how to tackle some of the worst weeds threatening our region. More >>

Poplar, willow planting season looms

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 9:46 am | Northland Regional Council

Landowners keen to better protect their properties from erosion are being urged to investigate whether they might qualify for subsidised poplars and willows ahead of Northland’s looming winter planting season. More >>

Early date for first Maori committee meeting

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 12:41 pm | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council has confirmed plans for a Te Taitokerau Maori Advisory Committee with the new body to meet officially for the first time shortly. More >>

‘Exceptional’ NRC consent processing recognised

Thursday, 1 May 2014, 1:00 pm | Northland Regional Council

Environment Minister Amy Adams has congratulated the Northland Regional Council for processing 100 percent of its 400-plus resource consent applications within legal timeframes during 2012/13. More >>

Chief Ombudsman’s port study ruling welcomed

Monday, 28 April 2014, 11:03 am | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council has today released the $76,189 cost of a two-year-old report into its investment in Northland Port Corporation, as suggested by Chief Ombudsman, Dame Beverley Wakem. Council chairman Bill Shepherd says the council is grateful ... More >>

May 01 deadline for comment on NRC’s Draft Annual Plan

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 9:18 am | Northland Regional Council

Time is running out to have your say on a Northland Regional Council proposal for a nil average general rates increase and other initiatives outlined in its Draft Annual Plan for 2014/15. Council chairman Bill Shepherd says better-than-expected ... More >>

Estuary environmental education opportunities explored

Friday, 28 March 2014, 2:52 pm | Northland Regional Council

The health of several Northland estuaries could soon be boosted by the combined efforts of hundreds of students thanks to a recent Northland Regional Council teacher workshop at Ngunguru. More >>

Info sharing evening on dam, other Whangarei flood work

Friday, 28 March 2014, 12:03 pm | Northland Regional Council

Members of the public are being invited to an upcoming information sharing evening to discuss a number of Whangarei-based flood projects, including an $8m-plus stormwater detention dam in Raumanga. More >>

$20,000 schools’ Environmental Curriculum Awards open

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 11:36 am | Northland Regional Council

An annual $20,000 fund which helps fund and recognise Northland schools’ environmental education initiatives is up for grabs again. Last year a record 23 Northland schools received funding from the Northland Regional Council Environmental Curriculum Awards ... More >>

Reform ball now in Local Govt Commission’s court

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 3:42 pm | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council has today told the Local Government Commission it can’t support its draft proposal for a major revamp of local government in the region and has asked it to do more work, then issue a fresh draft. More >>

Zero average general rates increase tipped

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 11:43 am | Northland Regional Council

Better-than-expected investment earnings and another close look at its budget have the Northland Regional Council signalling a nil average general rates increase for the 2014/15 financial year. More >>

Estuary catchment care focus for NRC teacher workshop

Friday, 7 March 2014, 11:58 am | Northland Regional Council

Twenty-two teachers are set to attend a special Northland Regional Council workshop highlighting the environmental education teaching opportunities offered by taking care of the region’s many estuaries. More >>

 

 

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