Pohutukawa flowers.

Season’s greetings

Councillors, management and staff wish everyone a merry Christmas and happy New Year. Regional council offices will close at 2pm on 24 December 2014 and reopen on 5 January 2015. Report any maritime or environmental incidents to our 24/7 Environmental Hotline 0800 504 639.

Pohutukawa flowers.

River and rainfall data

View data collected daily from our rainfall and river monitoring sites around Northland.


Te Hiku By-Election 2015

Nominations for the 2015 by-election in the Te Hiku constituency close Monday, 22 December.


Cruise ships and superyachts

Find which cruise ships are visiting Northland and guidelines for superyachts.


Swimming water quality

Is it suitable to swim in? Check water quality results from some of our popular beaches and rivers.


Latest News

20 DEC

Bunker oil recovered after small leak from tanker

Authorities were today sweeping beaches in the Whangarei Harbour for residual traces of oil after successfully containing and recovering the bulk of a small leak linked to an overseas tanker at the Marsden Pt oil refinery.

16 DEC

Mangere Stream North’s most improved in NZ River Awards

The improving health of Northland's Mangere Stream – and the benefits of improved farm dairy effluent treatment – has been highlighted at the annual New Zealand River Awards in Wellington.

16 DEC

Bay of Islands rubbish barge back for summer

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

16 DEC

NRC offices to close for Xmas, New Year

All Northland Regional Council (NRC) offices will be closed from 2pm Wednesday, 24 December until 8am Monday, 05 January 2015 for the Christmas-New Year holiday break.

15 DEC

Nominations close soon for Te Hiku council seat

Time is running out for those keen to contest the Northland Regional Council Te Hiku seat left vacant by the death of Councillor Dennis Bowman.

10 DEC

Kotuku detention dam project may spread into second season

Construction of a massive stormwater detention dam designed to better protect central Whangarei from damaging floods may need to be spread over a second construction season.

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Events Calendar

Meetings & Events

Everyone is welcome to attend the Council's meetings, which are usually held on the third Tuesday of each month.

All Council and committee meeting dates and times are advertised near the end of each month. Three Regional Council Committees contain appointed members from outside the Council, representing district councils and special interest groups.

Meeting agendas and minutes are available at the Regional Council offices in Whāngārei, Dargaville, Kaitāia and Ōpua. You can also access them online at:

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Contact Us

Call us toll-free from anywhere within Northland between 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, on 0800 002 004Find our office locations

24/7 Environmental Hotline: Report pollution or marine incidents toll free on 0800 504 639.
Fax (09) 470 1202
Northland Regional Council
Private Bag 9021
Whāngārei Mail Centre

Regional Council Offices
Whāngārei: (09) 470 1200
Dargaville: (09) 439 3300
Kaitāia: (09) 408 6600
Ōpua: (09) 402 7516