20 Jul 2018 08:26 a.m.
A lengthy series of hearings to consider public submissions on the Proposed Regional Plan for Northland – effectively an updated rulebook for the way the north’s water, air, soil and coast are used and managed – will begin late-August.
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.