23 May 2018 14:56 p.m.
Northland Regional Council (NRC) staff are celebrating three wins – scooping half of the six national awards on offer in the process – at the recent Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) Autumn conference in Wellington.
23 May 2018 14:48 p.m.
Locals concerned not enough was being done to protect kauri on the southern fringes of the Far North’s 15,000-hectare Puketi Forest from dieback disease have set up their own footwear cleaning station on private farmland there.
22 May 2018 09:04 a.m.
A raft of new initiatives tackling water, pests and flood infrastructure have been agreed to by councillors and will be formally adopted shortly in what will be the Northland Regional Council’s ‘boldest and most visionary’ Long Term Plan, its chairman says.
15 May 2018 10:58 a.m.
Pest plant experts will pass on tips on how to tackle some of the Northland’s worst weeds at free workshops in Whangarei, Paparoa, Kerikeri and Coopers Beach.
11 May 2018 13:24 p.m.
Two central North Island contractors and their specially trained biosecurity dogs have joined a multi-agency hunt for a wallaby reportedly seen in the South Hokianga.
08 May 2018 14:50 p.m.
Dargaville Intermediate has just become the first Kaipara school – and only the sixth in Northland – to achieve prestigious ‘Green-Gold’ status through the national Enviroschools programme; a school-wide approach to sustainability.
03 May 2018 15:59 p.m.
Confirmation of new myrtle rust discoveries in the Kerikeri and Mangawhai areas has prompted a plea from biosecurity officials for Northlanders to continue to report any suspected cases of the serious fungal plant disease.
26 Apr 2018 10:05 a.m.
A privately-owned dune lake ranked among the region’s top 20 lakes has been officially declared free of the pest oxygen weed ‘lagarosiphon’; just the second time such an eradication has been achieved in Northland.
24 Apr 2018 09:08 a.m.
A dozen Northland local authority staff and keen members of the public have been working with a Southland-based expert to learn the skills they need to train their pet dogs to search for unwanted pest plants and animals.
20 Apr 2018 09:01 a.m.
More than 2200 submissions have been received on the Northland Regional Council’s ‘ambitious’ Long Term Plan (LTP) 2018-2028; the response delighting council chairman Bill Shepherd.
16 Apr 2018 14:11 p.m.
Following the release of National River Water Quality Trends today, Northland Regional Council acknowledges the effort of Northland landowners, businesses, iwi, council staff, and community groups to improve local rivers.
13 Apr 2018 09:36 a.m.
Resource consent has been granted for a commercial kauri resin and wax extraction operation covering roughly 10 percent of the Far North’s 4000-plus hectare Kaimaumau wetland.
11 Apr 2018 10:45 a.m.
More than two dozen agricultural industry, rural professionals and local authority staff gathered near Whangarei recently to learn more about a farmer-led programme designed to lift profitability, environmental sustainability and wellbeing on Northland farms.
10 Apr 2018 08:25 a.m.
A three-year project to improve water quality issues at the iconic Whangarei Falls has reached an important milestone – its first anniversary.
29 Mar 2018 08:42 a.m.
People keen to have their say on plans to do more to clean up waters, protect native species and provide better flood protection still have about a fortnight left to do so.
28 Mar 2018 11:10 a.m.
About 50 people from across New Zealand have gathered in Kerikeri for the country’s first Enviroschools WaiRestoration national hui.
27 Mar 2018 15:49 p.m.
The Northland Regional Council (NRC) has welcomed a Court of Appeal decision on the way it set due dates for the payment of rates and its arrangements for rate collection within the Kaipara district.
16 Mar 2018 14:56 p.m.
Warm, moist conditions mean the Far North is poised for a potentially serious explosion in the numbers of a voracious insect that can chew out entire paddocks of kikuyu virtually overnight.
13 Mar 2018 10:58 a.m.
Tsunami sirens from Te Hapua to Mangawhai will be tested when daylight saving ends Sunday, 01 April.
08 Mar 2018 09:12 a.m.
Community calls to do more to clean up waters, protect native species and provide better flood protection are reflected in the Northland Regional Council’s ambitious new 10-year plan – but will come at a cost Chairman Bill Shepherd says.
28 Feb 2018 13:52 p.m.
Molecular analysis has confirmed an unusual seaweed hauled up on an anchor in the Bay of Islands late last year is not the potentially invasive ‘mermaid’s hair’.
26 Feb 2018 08:39 a.m.
Landowners with erosion-prone properties from Te Hana north are encouraged to get their orders into the Northland Regional Council (NRC) early for this winter’s poplar and willow planting season.
23 Feb 2018 17:38 p.m.
Independent tests have not detected any cyanotoxins in water from algal bloom-affected Lake Omapere and the Utakura River.
20 Feb 2018 09:30 a.m.
Organisers are hoping thousands of Northlanders will take part in a variety of events being held across the region to mark Seaweek 2018, which officially runs from Saturday 03 March to Sunday 11 March.
19 Feb 2018 08:27 a.m.
A clever co-operative culinary coup; that’s how the Northland Regional Council and NorthTec are hoping the visitors to the upcoming Northland Field Days will view their wattle seed-flavoured ice cream.
14 Feb 2018 09:50 a.m.
New coastal hazard maps identifying land potentially at risk of flooding from storm surge and long-term erosion by the sea have been released by the Northland Regional Council.
02 Feb 2018 11:51 a.m.
A lengthy local authority investigation has found it cannot prosecute anyone for last year’s mid-September fuel leak from Refining New Zealand’s Auckland fuel products pipeline at Ruakaka.
01 Feb 2018 08:44 a.m.
Huge, decades-old poplar trees planted for streamside erosion control are causing some big headaches for both landowners and the Northland Regional Council (NRC).
26 Jan 2018 10:38 a.m.
About 2600 Far North ratepayers are to receive a total of roughly $136,000 in rates refunds after an early version of a map excluding them from a transport rate zone was incorrectly published in regional council Annual Plans.
25 Jan 2018 14:36 p.m.
Local body leaders say there’s still plenty of merit in a proposed four-lane highway between Northland and Warkworth, despite the newly-elected government reportedly being less enthusiastic about the project than its predecessor.