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.
08 Dec 2016 09:37 a.m.
Officials say there is little risk to the public after the discovery of an Australian redback spider at Paparoa; the first confirmed Northland finding in more than 25 years.
08 Dec 2016 09:20 a.m.
‘Use it or lose it’ is the message to Whangarei residents as a public bus route servicing the city’s Okara shopping centre is reintroduced after an absence of eight years.
05 Dec 2016 14:10 p.m.
Boaties are being urged to use the popular Bay of Islands mobile summer rubbish barge which will be back on the water again from the end of this month.
02 Dec 2016 14:44 p.m.
One dollar bus fares – and the chance to have a picture snapped with Santa – will be on offer as part of a day-long festive season promotion by Whangarei’s CityLink bus service in the lead-up to Christmas.
24 Nov 2016 14:55 p.m.
Northland’s Regional Harbourmaster is once again urging locals and visitors to follow a few simple rules and courtesies to keep themselves and their loved ones safe on the water over summer.
24 Nov 2016 10:30 a.m.
Annual summer water quality tests have begun at Northland’s popular beaches, rivers and lakes.
23 Nov 2016 13:41 p.m.
People will have a new way of getting around the mid north shortly with a trial passenger transport service due to officially launch in Kaikohe on 01 December.
23 Nov 2016 09:59 a.m.
The most comprehensive survey of plant and bird life in a remote and ecologically special Hokianga forest in more than 60 years has already revealed some new secrets to delighted scientists and locals.
21 Nov 2016 14:50 p.m.
A new biosecurity charter recognising the collective efforts of Far North marinas to reduce the impacts of marine pests has been signed at Opua.
17 Nov 2016 10:01 a.m.
More than 180 students, teachers, family and community members have gathered at Whangarei and Kerikeri to learn about making sustainable artworks from the environment at this year’s Enviroschools regional expos.
14 Nov 2016 03:10 a.m.
People along Northland’s east coast are being warned to watch for unusually strong currents and unpredictable water flows near the shore after a strong earthquake in the South Island early today.