28 Apr 2017 09:42 a.m.
Pest plant experts will pass on tips on how to tackle some of the Northland’s worst weeds at free workshops in Paparoa, Whangarei, Kerikeri and Coopers Beach.
13 Apr 2017 14:26 p.m.
Additional theft and damage means a planned temporary fix to an important Whangarei Harbour navigation light is no longer possible; with the light now likely to be out action for at least several weeks.
12 Apr 2017 10:13 a.m.
Get in quick to make sure you have your say on possible new rules to prevent marine pests spreading, paying for marine biosecurity and updates to Northland’s harbour safety rules.
11 Apr 2017 12:33 p.m.
The irresponsible theft of solar panels, batteries and other equipment from key navigation aids for large ships has potentially put lives – and the environment – at risk in Whangarei Harbour, officials say.
07 Apr 2017 13:22 p.m.
An official Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) recognising a relationship between the Northland Regional Council and China Railway Zhongji Holding Group will be signed in Whangarei next week, Monday 10 April 2017.
06 Apr 2017 08:11 a.m.
A legally-required three-yearly review has begun of what is effectively the master plan for land transport right across Northland.
05 Apr 2017 11:34 a.m.
The Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group says continued rainfall this afternoon and evening could cause further localised flooding and slips throughout the region.
04 Apr 2017 12:10 p.m.
The future needs of more than 2.5 million people – including 170,000 Northlanders – have been given a voice through the release of a report that shows how life could change for more than half of all New Zealanders in the coming decade.
04 Apr 2017 11:54 a.m.
The Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is warning Northlanders to be aware of possible flooding and slips caused by heavy rain forecast from this afternoon to tomorrow evening.
04 Apr 2017 09:07 a.m.
The Northland Regional Council is to open a new office at Waipapa near Kerikeri to deliver long-sought customer service improvements to the mid-North area.
03 Apr 2017 12:25 p.m.
Tireless community-driven efforts to restore Waipu Cove’s iconic dunes over the past decade have been recognised with a national award.
20 Mar 2017 09:24 a.m.
More than 20 students from three schools gathered in Whangarei recently to gain hands-on knowledge of controlling pest rats and mice as the Enviroschools programme offered its first ‘Project Rodent’.
16 Mar 2017 15:40 p.m.
Tsunami sirens from Te Hapua to Mangawhai will be tested when daylight saving ends early next month.
16 Mar 2017 10:13 a.m.
A charitable trust that operates the iconic Bay of Islands-based tall ship R. Tucker Thompson has been recognised for its services to Northland’s youth sailing and education.
09 Mar 2017 15:33 p.m.
The Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is advising of possible localised flooding later this afternoon (Thursday 9 March) around Kaeo and Ngunguru Road to the Tutukaka Coast in particular, and is recommending residents make their travel plans ahead of high tide around 6pm.
09 Mar 2017 09:39 a.m.
Feedback is being sought on possible new rules to prevent the spread of marine pests, how to foot the bill for marine biosecurity and updates to Northland’s harbour safety rules.
06 Mar 2017 09:40 a.m.
Friday’s announcement by Transport Minister Simon Bridges of the construction of a four lane upgrade to State Highway One between Whangarei and Port Marsden Highway, an investment of $400 to $500 million over the next five to seven years, has been universally welcomed by Northland Mayors.
03 Mar 2017 12:53 p.m.
A Far North dune lake – one of just 12 in Northland officially classed as being in an outstanding ecological state – is at increasing risk from people unaware of its special status, including those using it as an unofficial car wash.
27 Feb 2017 12:39 p.m.
Hill country farmers whose erosion-prone properties drain to the Kaipara Harbour may be eligible for a share of more than 3500 free poplar poles in a joint Northland Regional Council-Ministry for Primary Industries initiative.
23 Feb 2017 14:10 p.m.
Most of Northland’s most popular freshwater swimming spots – and their coastal equivalents – are suitable for swimming all or most of the time over summer, newly-released regional council data shows.
21 Feb 2017 12:11 p.m.
The Northland Regional Council (NRC) is to make a $1.5 million contribution to Whangarei’s $16.25M Hundertwasser Art Centre (HAC).
14 Feb 2017 11:22 a.m.
Organisers are hoping thousands of Northlanders will take part in a variety of events being held across the region to mark Seaweek 2017, which officially runs from Saturday 25 February to Sunday 05 March.
10 Feb 2017 10:12 a.m.
Northlanders are being urged to take care with ever-dwindling groundwater supplies as the region’s drought continues, despite much-welcome recent rain in many places.
08 Feb 2017 09:07 a.m.
Venison mini pies flavoured with herbs and onion will be the wild food treat used to lure visitors to the Northland Regional Council’s marquee at Kaipara’s upcoming Northland Field Days.
01 Feb 2017 11:56 a.m.
Northland councils are welcoming a $33.8 million Government investment that will give more Northlanders access to ultra-fast broadband.
23 Jan 2017 09:25 a.m.
Plant and animal pests scattered through more than 1400 hectares of iconic bush, scrub and farmland between Whangarei and Dargaville will be targeted as Tangihua joins the ranks of Northland’s official Community Pest Control Areas (CPCA).
13 Jan 2017 12:56 p.m.
The Northland region is currently experiencing a prolonged dry period due to the low rainfall received over December 2016.
23 Dec 2016 08:35 a.m.
Tenders are to be called early next year for development of a new central storage facility in Whangarei’s industrial area to house the wide array of equipment used to support an increasingly busy Northland Regional Council.
15 Dec 2016 09:20 a.m.
Northland Regional Council (NRC) offices will be closed from 2pm Friday 23 December until 8am Wednesday 04 January 2017 for the Christmas-New Year holiday break.
13 Dec 2016 09:04 a.m.
Northland’s new Deputy Harbourmaster – whose resume includes a stint in command of what was the world’s largest mega-yacht – is on deck and training to pilot cruise ships into the Bay of Islands.