13 Dec 2017 16:50 p.m.
The region’s land transport plan – effectively the blueprint for transport spending across Northland – is under review and available for public feedback from Friday, 15 December until the end of January.
12 Dec 2017 12:05 p.m.
Sustained improvements in faecal indicator bacterial levels in the Hakaru River near Topuni have earned a NZ River award for Northland’s most improved river.
04 Dec 2017 16:36 p.m.
Speed restriction areas at Kai Iwi Lakes are under scrutiny with a new round of consultation about whether there should be a five-knot limit within 100 metres or 200 metre of the shore of Lake Taharoa.
01 Dec 2017 10:23 a.m.
The coastal environment was the focus for this year’s annual WaiRestoration professional development day, recently enjoyed by keen teachers and school community members at Aroha Island near Kerikeri.
30 Nov 2017 10:47 a.m.
Users of the four public transport services that collectively make up Northland’s ‘BusLink’ network are to be treated to some pre-Christmas cheer as part of a day-long festive season promotion on Thursday, 21 December.
29 Nov 2017 16:11 p.m.
Kauri dieback is killing our kauri trees which are threatened with extinction. The disease infects kauri roots and damages the tissues that carry nutrients and water within the tree, basically starving the tree to death.
07 Nov 2017 09:32 a.m.
More than 250 students, teachers, family and community members hit the road in the Far North, Kaipara and Whangarei recently to learn about environmentally sustainable local businesses at this year’s Enviroschools regional expos.
06 Nov 2017 15:54 p.m.
Just over a week remains for public comment on what is effectively an updated rulebook for the way Northland’s water, air, soil and coast are used and managed.
26 Oct 2017 11:04 a.m.
A new bylaw governing the future management of water-based activities at the iconic Kai Iwi Lakes has been formally adopted by the Northland Regional Council (NRC).
26 Oct 2017 08:58 a.m.
An upgraded Total Mobility Scheme will boast a new electronic swipe card system and allow eligible people to travel within the wider Whangarei District under a raft of changes to be implemented from 1 November.
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.