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).