28 Jul 2014 11:27 a.m.
Fifteen Enhanced Taskforce Green (ETFG) members hired to help clean up storm-affected Northland farms, horticultural operations and orchards began work in earnest today.
25 Jul 2014 10:06 a.m.
The Northland Regional Council has begun presenting cheques to the six schools in the Whangarei district which are sharing a $6580 slice of this year's Environmental Curriculum Awards (ECAs).
21 Jul 2014 11:42 a.m.
Northland has a new State Highway One slip to deal with and fresh flooding affected several dwellings in the south of the region, but overall it coped well with the latest the elements threw at it over the weekend.
20 Jul 2014 08:45 a.m.
Storm-weary Northlanders are today returning their attention to clean-up efforts after another drenching overnight.
19 Jul 2014 09:54 a.m.
Northlanders are again being warned to prepare for gale force winds, heavy rain and the possibility of further flooding as a low crosses the region today and tomorrow.
18 Jul 2014 12:56 p.m.
Northland's Civil Defence officials and the MetService are continuing to keep a close watch today as a low expected to bring some weekend rain to eastern parts of the region draws closer.
17 Jul 2014 13:42 p.m.
Civil Defence officials say a 'severe weather watch' issued for Northland for the weekend reflects a sensible, cautious approach by forecasters and is no cause for alarm at this stage.
16 Jul 2014 12:58 p.m.
Northland’s recovery from the storm which battered it is poised to reach an important milestone shortly with confirmation today a key, slip-affected section of State Highway One is now expected to reopen on Saturday.
15 Jul 2014 12:02 p.m.
Post storm-recovery work – including 24/7 efforts to repair an important slip-affected section of State Highway One south of Kawakawa – is continuing in Northland.
14 Jul 2014 12:14 p.m.
Northland's post-storm mop up entered its third day today with good progress being made addressing infrastructural issues – including roading, water and power – and continuing emphasis on meeting the welfare needs those most-heavily impacted on.
13 Jul 2014 11:58 a.m.
Northlanders – especially those in flood-struck areas like Moerewa – continue to show remarkable resilience as the region works to return to normality in the wake of this week's storm, Civil Defence officials say.
12 Jul 2014 15:50 p.m.
Meeting immediate welfare needs and restoration of key infrastructure like power, roading, sewage treatment and water are the new focus for officials in Northland in the wake of one of the most long-running and damaging storms to hit in years.
12 Jul 2014 08:23 a.m.
Officials from multiple agencies are mobilising to assess welfare needs, electricity, roading and other infrastructural damage as wild weather delivered its final anticipated overnight blow causing widespread flooding in Northland.
11 Jul 2014 17:11 p.m.
Civil Defence officials say they will be keeping a close watch overnight as the storm that has dogged the region since early this week delivers a final flurry of wind, rain and flooding – but say the region is well-prepared and expected to cope well.
11 Jul 2014 10:38 a.m.
A sting in the tale of the storm that has plagued Northlanders for several days is likely to bring strong winds, more heavy rain and more flooding, the Met Service is warning.