16 Mar 2018 14:56 p.m.
Warm, moist conditions mean the Far North is poised for a potentially serious explosion in the numbers of a voracious insect that can chew out entire paddocks of kikuyu virtually overnight.
13 Mar 2018 10:58 a.m.
Tsunami sirens from Te Hapua to Mangawhai will be tested when daylight saving ends Sunday, 01 April.
08 Mar 2018 09:12 a.m.
Community calls to do more to clean up waters, protect native species and provide better flood protection are reflected in the Northland Regional Council’s ambitious new 10-year plan – but will come at a cost Chairman Bill Shepherd says.
28 Feb 2018 13:52 p.m.
Molecular analysis has confirmed an unusual seaweed hauled up on an anchor in the Bay of Islands late last year is not the potentially invasive ‘mermaid’s hair’.
26 Feb 2018 08:39 a.m.
Landowners with erosion-prone properties from Te Hana north are encouraged to get their orders into the Northland Regional Council (NRC) early for this winter’s poplar and willow planting season.
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.