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Eight $3000 Tū I Te Ora Scholarships Awarded

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 9:04 am | Northland Regional Council

Eight $3000 Northland Regional Council scholarships designed to provide a springboard for future environmental leaders and champions have been awarded. Council chair Penny Smart says the council received 40 applications for this year’s ‘Tū i te ora ... More >>

‘Wallaby’ Spotted In Kaipara Likely A Hare, NRC

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 11:57 am | Northland Regional Council

A large hare is thought to be behind Northland’s most recent ‘wallaby’ sighting. Just before midday on Sunday 01 May, a member of the public spotted what they thought may have been a wallaby on the roadside on Babylon Coast Rd on the west coast near ... More >>

Air Force Helping Piroa/Brynderwyn Conservation Work

Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 11:25 am | Northland Regional Council

Efforts to improve the Piroa/Brynderwyn (Mangawhai/Waipū) High Value Area (HVA) are to get help from an unexpected quarter, the Royal New Zealand Air Force, this week. (Subs Mon 02-Fri 06 May). Piroa-Brynderwyns Landcare is a collective of more ... More >>

Duck Shooters, Eel Fishers Asked To Help Stop Weed Spread

Monday, 2 May 2022, 9:22 am | Northland Regional Council

Duck shooters and eel fishers are being asked to do their bit to stop the spread of an aquatic weed, hornwort, in Poutō’s precious lakes. The Northland Regional Council says hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum) was thought to have been eradicated ... More >>

New $9.2M Dargaville Council Base Opens

Friday, 29 April 2022, 10:32 am | Northland Regional Council

A $9 million-plus Dargaville complex expected to house about 80 local authority staff from two different councils has officially opened today (subs: Friday 29 April). About a dozen Dargaville-based Northland Regional Council (NRC) staff are expected ... More >>

Revamped Section Of Te Araroa Trail Opens In Kerikeri

Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 10:12 am | Northland Regional Council

A picturesque three-kilometre section of the Te Araroa length-of-New Zealand trail at Kerikeri has been upgraded and is now open for all walkers to enjoy. Te Araroa Northland Trustee (TANT) Mark Williams says although only a small part of the 3000km ... More >>

New Northland Regional Council CEO Appointed

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 9:19 am | Northland Regional Council

Senior Northland Regional Council manager Jonathan Gibbard has been appointed as the organisation’s new CEO - Tumuaki. His appointment for a five-year term comes as the current CEO Malcolm Nicolson prepares to retire at the end of September, with ... More >>

New Northland Regional Council CEO Appointed

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 9:19 am | Northland Regional Council

Senior Northland Regional Council manager Jonathan Gibbard has been appointed as the organisation’s new CEO - Tumuaki. His appointment for a five-year term comes as the current CEO Malcolm Nicolson prepares to retire at the end of September, with ... More >>

Poplar And Willow Sales Resume

Monday, 11 April 2022, 8:55 am | Northland Regional Council

Poplars and willows offer a host of benefits including stabilising land and helping hold fertile soil in place instead of polluting waterways as it washes into our estuaries. Northland Regional Council (NRC) member Rick Stolwerk says the benefits the two species ... More >>

Environmental Awards Deadline Extended

Friday, 1 April 2022, 8:02 am | Northland Regional Council

The closing date for applications for the fourth annual Northland Regional Council Whakamānawa ā Taiao - Environmental Awards has been extended by 10 days to April 20. The Northland Regional Council says applications for the awards - which recognise ... More >>

Half Price Trips For Public Transport Users

Friday, 25 March 2022, 9:58 am | Northland Regional Council

It’s not an April Fools’ Day joke; all CityLink and BusLink services in Northland and Total Mobility Whangarei services will be half price from 01 April. Rick Stolwerk, who chairs Northland’s Regional Transport Committee, says the discounts will run ... More >>

Have Your Say On Annual Plan

Friday, 25 March 2022, 9:57 am | Northland Regional Council

The increased cost of a new council maritime vessel and moves to boost and improve the Whangārei CityLink public transport service are the key proposals the public is being asked to comment on via the Northland Regional Council’s 2022/23 Annual ... More >>

Start Soon For $5M-plus Of Long-awaited Floodworks

Friday, 25 February 2022, 11:38 am | Northland Regional Council

More than $5 million of long-awaited staged works designed to substantially reduce the flood risk to Otiria and Moerewa are to begin in earnest shortly. Northland Regional Councillor Justin Blaikie says about $5.1 million of works will be carried out over ... More >>

Goat Control To Clear Way For Russell Deer Operation

Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 12:36 pm | Northland Regional Council

Professional hunters are in the Russell Forest hunting feral goats ahead of a later operation targeting unwanted sika deer. A small sika herd in Russell Forest has been designated as top priority for eradication by Northland Regional Council and its ... More >>

Fourth Year For Whakamānawa Ā Taiao - Environmental Awards

Monday, 21 February 2022, 9:04 am | Northland Regional Council

Applications are open for the fourth annual Northland Regional Council Whakamānawa ā Taiao - Environmental Awards which recognise the environmental work being carried out in Northland. Council Chair Penny Smart says numerous groups have been recognised ... More >>

$3M-plus Workboat Tender Awarded

Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 12:59 pm | Northland Regional Council

A $3 million-plus tender has been let for the replacement of the Northland Regional Council’s main workboat the Waikare. Chair Penny Smart says local Northland firm Circa Engineering was awarded the tender recently and expects to begin physical works ... More >>

Early March Deadline For Scholarship

Friday, 4 February 2022, 9:13 am | Northland Regional Council

Time is running out to apply for eight $3000 scholarships being offered to provide a springboard for future environmental leaders and champions. Nominations for the council’s ‘Tū i te ora Scholarship’ opened in December last year and will ... More >>

Time To Tackle Moth Plant; NRC

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 7:51 am | Northland Regional Council

People are being urged to tackle perennial invasive moth plant as soon as possible before its kapok-like seed pods mature, then burst and infest new areas.  Jack Craw, who chairs the Northland Regional Council’s Biosecurity and Biodiversity ... More >>

Natural Causes Behind Some Waterway ‘Pollution’

Monday, 24 January 2022, 9:11 pm | Northland Regional Council

Natural causes - not pollution - are being blamed for smelly, discoloured waterways that prompt an annual rash of summer complaints to the Northland Regional Council. Cathy Orevich , the council’s, Compliance Monitoring Manager - General, says every ... More >>

Kaipara Uri, Councils Welcome Government Funding

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 7:05 pm | Northland Regional Council

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Kaipara Moana Negotiations Reference Group; Northland/Auckland councils Kaipara Uri and councils have welcomed the government’s announcement of $100 million in funding to help restore Kaipara Moana, through a cross-regional programme ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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