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What we do

Northland Regional Council is one of Northland's primary environmental guardians and aims to protect Northland's land, water, coast and air while still allowing for sustainable development. We also promote the region's economic, social and cultural wellbeing.

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River and rainfall data

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


Te Hiku By-Election 2015

The declaration of result of the Te Hiku By-Election is now available.


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

27 FEB

Strategic water management study to take place

A strategic water management study of the Northland region is to be commissioned to identify areas where water supply and potential water infrastructure could deliver economic growth and other benefits.

17 FEB

Extremely close result in Te Hiku by-election

Kaitaia's Monty Knight is the winner of a Northland Regional Council by-election for its most northerly constituency Te Hiku – with a razor-thin majority of just five votes.

17 FEB

Wild pork pies latest tasty food treat

Wild pork mini pies will be the latest tasty treat designed to entice visitors to the Northland Regional Council marquee at the upcoming Northland Field Days in Dargaville.

09 FEB

Te Hiku by-election voting period ends soon

Eligible voters keen to have their say on who will be the Northland Regional Council's new Te Hiku constituency councillor have just a few days left to return their official postal voting documents.

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.

18 NOV

Nominations open soon for Te Hiku council seat

An official nomination period for those wishing to contest the Te Hiku seat left vacant by the death of Councillor Dennis Bowman will begin Monday 24 November.

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Meetings & Events

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