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Regional Council Staff Scoop National Awards

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 10:04 am | Northland Regional Council

Northland Regional Council (NRC) staff are celebrating two wins at the recent Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) conference in Wellington. The council’s Digital and Design Manager, Jalissa Karena-Lange was named ‘Web Digital ... More >>

Council Water Quality Reporting On Safeswim Platform Again

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 12:26 pm | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council will once again use the online Safeswim platform to deliver water quality results at popular beach and freshwater swim spots over summer. Councillor Amy Macdonald, who chairs the council’s Natural Resources Working ... More >>

Northland Regional Events Fund Reopens

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 12:08 pm | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Events Fund will open on Thursday 9 November for the final round of funding applications for 2023, focussed on distributing event funding which drives visitation to Taitokerau Northland. Having previously allocated three rounds ... More >>

Cafe Wins Excellence In Sustainability And Climate Action Award

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 10:03 am | Northland Regional Council

A Kaitaia cafe which uses an array of sustainable, climate positive initiatives has won the Excellence in Sustainability and Climate Action Award sponsored by the Northland Regional Council at the 2023 Northland Business Excellence Awards. Peekaboo ... More >>

Leave Polystyrene At Home When Heading To Coast; NRC

Friday, 27 October 2023, 11:39 am | Northland Regional Council

People are being asked to leave beanbags and other polystyrene products at home when visiting Northland beaches this summer because of the potential environmental harm they can cause. An incident in the Bay of Islands last summer saw thousands ... More >>

Feedback Sought On New Draft Rules For Healthier Waterways

Wednesday, 25 October 2023, 10:48 am | Northland Regional Council

Public feedback is being sought from 01 November on a draft Freshwater Plan Change that includes new rules and targets to improve the health of Northland’s rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands and groundwater. Changes to the way freshwater is managed ... More >>

Committee Seeks Significant Improvements To Transport Network

Friday, 13 October 2023, 10:27 am | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Transport Committee has made a plea for significant improvements to Northland’s transport network in a submission on the Draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2024 (GPS 2024). In the submission, committee Chair Joe ... More >>

Important New $3.5M Pokapu Rd Bridge Opens

Monday, 9 October 2023, 9:39 am | Northland Regional Council

A new $3.5 million, 60-metre bridge key to the Otiria and Moerewa flood scheme has opened to vehicle traffic. Construction of the Pokapu Rd bridge - on multiply-owned whānau land with the blessing of its shareholders - began in January after a dawn ... More >>

‘Ambitious’ Plan To Slash Council Carbon Emissions

Tuesday, 3 October 2023, 9:34 am | Northland Regional Council

Northland Regional Councillors have adopted an ambitious plan to slash the organisation’s own carbon emissions in half by 2030 and to net zero by 2050. The council then aims to have a ‘climate positive status’ from 2050 onwards. Chair Tui Shortland says ... More >>

$33,250 Fine For Tyre Burning

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 9:23 am | Northland Regional Council

A Northland man has been fined more than $33,000 for an incident that saw dozens of large tyres burnt on a property south of Kaiwaka in early January last year. Bernard Glen Stewart, the lessee of the property, appeared for sentence before Judge DA Kirkpatrick ... More >>

Free Bus Travel For Car Free Day

Friday, 15 September 2023, 11:47 am | Northland Regional Council

CityLink and Far North Link passengers will be able to travel for free on Friday September 22 as Transport Operators and Northland Regional Council mark Car Free Day. Regional Transport Committee Chair Joe Carr says the services will be free on ... More >>

Northland Tsunami Siren Testing At The Start Of Daylight Saving

Friday, 15 September 2023, 11:17 am | Northland Regional Council

Northland’s six-monthly tsunami siren test will take place at the start of daylight saving on Sunday, 24 September. The network of more than 200 outdoor tsunami sirens in coastal communities, from Te Hapua in the north to Mangawhai in the south and ... More >>

Environment Court Confirms No-take Fishing Areas In Northland

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 11:59 am | Northland Regional Council

New no-take fishing areas have been formally adopted by Northland Regional Council following an Environment Court decision that confirmed all fishing - including recreational - is no longer permitted from Maunganui Bay (Deep Water Cove) to Oporua (Oke Bay) ... More >>

Free Pest Plant Workshops Back For September

Thursday, 7 September 2023, 9:18 am | 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. Pest plant experts will be passing on tips on how to tackle some of Northland’s worst weeds ... More >>

Removing Problem Trees To Build Northland’s Resilience And Warm It’s People

Monday, 4 September 2023, 9:36 am | Northland Regional Council

A new collaborative project has arisen from the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle, which aims to build Northland’s resilience to future adverse weather events by tackling the problem of fallen and at-risk trees. The $6.5 million project, Ngā ... More >>

$1.7M Funding For Fencing, Planting

Thursday, 31 August 2023, 11:17 am | Northland Regional Council

Funding of $1.7 million is available over the next three years for the fencing of grazed ‘Highly Erodible Land’ in Northland and the planting of native establishment tree species. The funding, from the Sustainable Land Management Hill Country Erosion ... More >>

Don’t Use Waste Oil On Playing Fields; NRC

Monday, 28 August 2023, 12:04 pm | Northland Regional Council

The Northland Regional Council is warning sports bodies, schools and other organisations not to use waste oil to mark playing fields after coming across the issue in the region recently. Council Chair Tui Shortland says the council had recently written ... More >>

Spatial Planning Act And Natural And Built Environment Act

Thursday, 24 August 2023, 4:40 pm | Northland Regional Council

Northland Regional Council members have welcomed the passing of the Spatial Planning Act and Natural and Built Environment Act (NBA) which marks New Zealand’s transition to a new resource management system. These laws have been designed by central Government ... More >>

Mangawhare Wharf Removed On Safety Grounds

Thursday, 24 August 2023, 9:23 am | Northland Regional Council

A roughly 40-year-old wharf that had fallen into disrepair in the Kaipara has been removed by the Northland Regional Council on safety grounds. Councillor John Blackwell, who represents the NRC’s Kaipara constituency, says the Mangawhare wharf was built ... More >>

CBEC EcoSolutions’ project named 2023 Whakamānawa ā Taiao - Environmental Awards winner

Saturday, 22 July 2023, 1:19 pm | Northland Regional Council

CBEC EcoSolutions’ Community Compost Connection Programme has been named Te Tohu Matua - Supreme Award winner at this year’s Northland Regional Council Whakamānawa ā Taiao - Environmental Awards. The awards - now in their fifth year - recognise ... More >>





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