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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.


Cruise ships and superyachts

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


CityLink Whāngārei

Find out about the CityLink/Snapper smart card system on CityLink Whāngārei's website.


Priority Rivers

Find out what we are doing to develop plans for reducing flood risks in Northland.


Latest News

01 JUL

Northland wins $650k-plus share of hill country erosion fund

Northland has been awarded a 15 percent share – more than $650,000 – of a contestable national fund for regional projects that protect erosion-prone hill country.

23 JUN

Samuels, Knight appointed to Te Oneroa-a-Tohe Board

Far North-based regional councillors Dover Samuels and Monty Knight have been appointed as the council's representatives on the new Te Oneroa-a-Tohe Board.

18 JUN

Planes, choppers in Bream Bay oil spill exercise

People noticing low-flying fixed wing planes and choppers over Bream Bay on Monday are being advised not to worry – it's all part of a scheduled exercise involving a fictional oil spill.

17 JUN

New 10-year plan adopted

A new 10-year plan outlining Northland Regional Council's work for the next decade – and how it will be paid for – has been formally adopted by councillors.

09 JUN

Local Govt Commission Northland reform move welcomed

Today's announcement the Local Government Commission is abandoning its 19-month-old draft proposal for a single Northland unitary council has been welcomed by Northland Regional Council chairman Bill Shepherd.

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 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