23 Aug 2017 12:22 p.m.
Northlanders are being encouraged to familiarise themselves with an updated set of tsunami evacuation maps, covering Northland’s 3,200km of coastline.
22 Aug 2017 13:49 p.m.
The Northland Regional Council has confirmed it will loan $9.6 million to help the Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST) fund two rescue helicopters for the region.
18 Aug 2017 21:19 p.m.
A newly-issued High Court decision quashing several years of Northland Regional Council (NRC) rates in the Kaipara could have implications for local authorities nationally, council Chairman Bill Shepherd says.
10 Aug 2017 10:42 a.m.
A newly-released scoping study has shown investing in major irrigation projects in the Kaipara and mid-North could create hundreds of jobs and boost the regional economy by tens of millions annually.
08 Aug 2017 13:56 p.m.
News the government is to make a $2 million contribution to $4M of work to improve freshwater quality in the Northern Wairoa River and more than two dozen Northland dune lakes has been welcomed by the Northland Regional Council.
04 Aug 2017 15:49 p.m.
Long-running efforts to help protect Northland’s precious environment from unwanted pests have seen a senior local authority manager – and his employer – recognised with separate awards at the inaugural New Zealand Biosecurity Awards.
03 Aug 2017 09:19 a.m.
The Northland Regional Council’s first new office in almost 30 years has been officially opened at Waipapa near Kerikeri.
26 Jul 2017 13:02 p.m.
Progress is being made but plenty of work remains in the longstanding battle to minimise erosion on Kaipara hill country and reduce sedimentation of the sensitive Kaipara Harbour and waterways.
21 Jul 2017 13:33 p.m.
Northland Regional Council is seeking feedback on a proposal to provide Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST) with a $9.8 million loan, to help fund two rescue helicopters for the region.
28 Jun 2017 16:06 p.m.
Ratepayers will foot around a third of the costs of Northland’s marine pest management, with the balance met by roughly 4000 mooring and marina berth holders (and those with boatsheds) under a compromise agreed to on Wednesday, 28 June.
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.