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.
22 Jan 2018 11:37 a.m.
A new Dargaville-based customer service centre to cater for an increased number of field staff working with Kaipara residents is being considered by the Northland Regional Council (NRC).
19 Jan 2018 08:48 a.m.
Work is almost complete on a new Whangarei storage facility that will house a wide array of technical equipment used to support an increasingly busy Northland Regional Council.
11 Jan 2018 09:29 a.m.
Boaties and cray fishers are being asked for their help to stop a highly invasive kelp – Undaria pinnatifida – spreading into other parts of Northland beyond the Rangaunu and Houhora Harbours, where it has unfortunately already made itself at home.
09 Jan 2018 11:16 a.m.
People keen to have an input on the effective blueprint for transport spending across Northland over the next three years are being urged to attend one of a series of ‘Have Your Say’ events around the region 15-17 January.
21 Dec 2017 14:47 p.m.
People heading North for their summer holidays this year are urged to check their camping equipment and holiday gear for Argentine ants, including backpacks and tents that may have been stored for long periods.
21 Dec 2017 13:55 p.m.
About 80 children from Ruakaka School’s Envirogroup and junior and middle teams have recently celebrated the completion of Honey Meadow – a specially created area for bees and butterflies in their schoolgrounds.
20 Dec 2017 12:13 p.m.
A new ‘Can I swim here?’ online tool launched today means Northland residents and visitors can enjoy our rivers, lakes, and beaches with confidence this summer.
19 Dec 2017 13:24 p.m.
Northland’s district councils, major industries, consented water users and the public are being urged to monitor their water use closely due to the current dry conditions.
18 Dec 2017 17:45 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 Wednesday, 27 December.
15 Dec 2017 08:49 a.m.
Northland Regional Council – in combination with other organisations – is working through a range of measures to reduce the impact of potential flooding in Kaitaia, in response to recommendations contained in the report into the Edgecumbe flood event in April this year.
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.