22 Jun 2017 12:54 p.m.
Northland Regional Council Chairman Bill Shepherd welcomes the $13.5M investment in local Golden Bay Cement works announced by the Environment Minister today.
22 Jun 2017 11:26 a.m.
Long-running attempts to improve water quality issues at the iconic Whangarei Falls have been given a $250,000-plus boost from the Ministry for the Environment’s Community Environment Fund.
21 Jun 2017 09:36 a.m.
Two years after its introduction, a groundbreaking rate designed to target pests threatening kiwi and help eradicate selected weeds on private land at Whangarei Heads is adding to the successes of existing community-led work there.
15 Jun 2017 08:48 a.m.
Twenty-one schools Northland-wide have been allocated sums from $500 to $2000 to fund projects from beekeeping to possum fur plucking through the regional council’s annual ‘Environmental Leaders Fund’ (ELF).
09 Jun 2017 13:52 p.m.
The partners attempting to restore Lake Waiporohita on the Karikari Peninsula are thrilled their work has just been recognised with a national Ministry for the Environment Green Ribbon Award.
08 Jun 2017 10:54 a.m.
Smoke, helicopters and rescue vessels are likely to be visible in the Kai Iwi Lakes area this Saturday as a group of Kaipara young people put their new-found emergency services skills to the test.
07 Jun 2017 10:01 a.m.
Two schools and a canoe club have won a $370 GoPro camera each after winning one of three sections in a Seaweek photographic contest run by the Northland Regional Council.
18 May 2017 15:04 p.m.
Some of Northland’s best-kept secrets will be showcased to delegates from 10 regional and unitary councils around New Zealand ahead of a national local government conference in Auckland in late July.
16 May 2017 15:40 p.m.
Chief Executive Officer Malcolm Nicolson has been reappointed to a second five-year term at the helm of the Northland Regional Council.
11 May 2017 09:16 a.m.
Hundreds of submissions on possible new rules to prevent marine pests spreading, paying for marine biosecurity and updates to Northland’s harbour safety rules will be considered by regional councillors shortly.
09 May 2017 10:54 a.m.
As winter approaches authorities are urging motorists to slow down and take extra care on the Brynderwyn Hills, where 14 kilometres of new flexible safety barriers are already being credited with avoiding more than 20 serious accidents, including likely fatalities.
04 May 2017 09:12 a.m.
Duck hunters in particular are being urged to take special care to prevent the spread of the invasive aquatic weed gypsywort from the Te Paki area amid fears it could threaten other high value waterbodies and wetlands in the Far North.
03 May 2017 11:19 a.m.
Eighteen Kaipara young people are about to test their ability to handle water rescues, missing and injured people and fires in the district’s first opportunity to host the national Youth in Emergency Services (YES) programme.
02 May 2017 10:47 a.m.
Long term community recovery from the impact of Australia’s worst-ever bushfires will be among highlights of a major regional Civil Defence conference in Whangarei later this month.
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.