19 Jul 2018 08:21 a.m.
Independent commissioners have granted Marsden Pt oil refinery operator Refining NZ (RNZ) a raft of resource consents to deepen and realign Whangarei Harbour’s entrance and its approaches to better accommodate larger, new-generation tankers.
17 Jul 2018 11:56 a.m.
Time is running for the public to have a say on a proposed 'fine-tuning' of the Northland Regional Council's (NRC) representation arrangements.
16 Jul 2018 11:27 a.m.
The efforts of a 100 percent Maori-owned company specialising in manuka honey production have been recognised with two awards, including the coveted Taitokerau Maori Business of the Year award.
11 Jul 2018 11:19 a.m.
The discovery of Mediterranean fanworm at Opua has prompted renewed calls from biosecurity experts for boaties to be extra vigilant for unwanted marine pest hitchhikers.
05 Jul 2018 12:31 p.m.
Attempts to better manage the local fight against kauri dieback in Northland have been given significant practical and financial boosts in two newly-adopted local authority plans.
05 Jul 2018 08:42 a.m.
The regional council’s long-serving Farm Monitoring Manager has hung up his gumboots; but has left behind a dairy effluent reduction model that could prove to be an impressive environmental and economic legacy.
04 Jul 2018 13:13 p.m.
Whangarei boaties and beachgoers can now boost their tsunami readiness using new information boards at popular district beaches and seaside locations.
04 Jul 2018 11:43 a.m.
A study hoping to shed more light on the causes of the algae/seaweed blooms plaguing beaches in the Waipu area was effectively thwarted this summer when only small amounts washed up; ironically after earlier striking five previous years in a row.
28 Jun 2018 12:28 p.m.
Recent wet weather has given the multimillion dollar detention dam designed to better protect Whangarei’s central business district from damaging and costly floods one of its biggest tests to date – albeit still well below its massive maximum capacity.
25 Jun 2018 09:46 a.m.
An almost 20 percent population growth in popular coastal areas south of Whangarei over the past six years is one of several factors driving a ‘fine-tuning’ of the Northland Regional Council’s representation arrangements.
22 Jun 2018 09:29 a.m.
The Northland Regional Council has appointed six new members to the helm of an expanded, seven-strong board for regional economic development agency Northland Inc.
19 Jun 2018 08:44 a.m.
The regional council’s Marketing and Engagement Manager Natasha Stubbing, has won the hotly contested Public Relations Institute of New Zealand’s (PRINZ) Young Practitioner award.
14 Jun 2018 08:55 a.m.
Smoke, helicopters and rescue vessels are likely to be visible in the Doubtless Bay area Saturday 16 June as a group of Far North young people put their new-found emergency services skills to the test.
13 Jun 2018 10:23 a.m.
New indoor tsunami sirens are now available to alert people who live, work or holiday along Northland’s coast.
07 Jun 2018 09:25 a.m.
Independent commissioners have granted a group of 17 Far North avocado growers resource consent to collectively take more than two million cubic metres of water a year from the Aupouri aquifer.
06 Jun 2018 12:07 p.m.
The Northland Regional Council has sold a Gillies St property it bought two years ago to safeguard it as a future essential link between Kawakawa’s main street and a proposed Hundertwasser Park Centre development there.
01 Jun 2018 09:00 a.m.
More than $1.5 million is to be spent restoring and protecting water quality in more than 20 Northland lakes – including some of the region’s most ecologically outstanding dune lakes – over the next five years.
01 Jun 2018 08:46 a.m.
The largest construction project ever undertaken by the Northland Regional Council – a $15 million flood scheme upgrade massively boosting flood protection in and around Kaitaia – should be underway within two years.
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.