16 Oct 2017 15:28 p.m.
Whangarei beachgoers can now boost their tsunami readiness using new information boards at popular district beaches.
04 Oct 2017 09:01 a.m.
A rust fungus introduced to New Zealand two years ago to wage biological war against ‘Lantana camara’ is starting to have a noticeable impact on the pest plant in Northland.
29 Sep 2017 13:20 p.m.
Local plans for managing freshwater in the catchments of Doubtless Bay, Mangere, Poutō, Waitangi and Whangārei Harbour have been adopted by the Northland Regional Council, marking a milestone for the five community catchment groups involved.
29 Sep 2017 08:42 a.m.
Northlanders are being asked to be courteous and follow the rules – or risk fines and other penalties – as they start thinking about burning unwanted vegetation and other waste material over spring.
29 Sep 2017 08:35 a.m.
Authorities are urging boaties – especially those from or visiting the Bay of Islands – to be extra vigilant for unwanted marine pests after the discovery of a vessel ‘heavily infested’ with dozens of mature Mediterranean fanworm.
20 Sep 2017 08:07 a.m.
The Northland Regional Council (NRC) is ‘leading the charge’ on electric vehicles, with its 10-strong fleet believed to be among the largest of any local authority nationally.
13 Sep 2017 08:09 a.m.
The Northland Regional Council (NRC) is to file an appeal against a recent High Court decision quashing several years of its rates in the Kaipara district and is seeking to appeal the court's earlier related decision which found two issues with the council's rating practices.
08 Sep 2017 11:11 a.m.
Northlanders are being urged to leave their cars at home and take free public transport instead as part of World Carfree Day later this month.
06 Sep 2017 10:52 a.m.
Biosecurity officers have come to the aid of a historic mid-North church whose graveyard was being significantly damaged by large numbers of burrowing rabbits.
05 Sep 2017 13:57 p.m.
An ambitious goal to create the nation’s first large-scale kiwi-safe ‘ecological corridor’ – linking Northland brown kiwi populations over almost 300km of the region – is fast becoming a reality.
04 Sep 2017 11:58 a.m.
Tsunami sirens throughout Northland will be tested on the morning of Sunday 24 September, as part of twice-yearly checks which coincide with the beginning and end of daylight saving.
01 Sep 2017 09:25 a.m.
Public comment is being sought on what is effectively an updated rulebook for the way Northland’s water, air, soil and coast are used and managed.
25 Aug 2017 09:01 a.m.
Onerahi School has become just the fifth school in Northland to achieve prestigious ‘Green-Gold’ status through the national Enviroschools programme; a school-wide approach to sustainability.
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.