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.