22 May 2018 09:04 a.m.
A raft of new initiatives tackling water, pests and flood infrastructure have been agreed to by councillors and will be formally adopted shortly in what will be the Northland Regional Council’s ‘boldest and most visionary’ Long Term Plan, its chairman says.
15 May 2018 10:58 a.m.
Pest plant experts will pass on tips on how to tackle some of the Northland’s worst weeds at free workshops in Whangarei, Paparoa, Kerikeri and Coopers Beach.
11 May 2018 13:24 p.m.
Two central North Island contractors and their specially trained biosecurity dogs have joined a multi-agency hunt for a wallaby reportedly seen in the South Hokianga.
08 May 2018 14:50 p.m.
Dargaville Intermediate has just become the first Kaipara school – and only the sixth in Northland – to achieve prestigious ‘Green-Gold’ status through the national Enviroschools programme; a school-wide approach to sustainability.
03 May 2018 15:59 p.m.
Confirmation of new myrtle rust discoveries in the Kerikeri and Mangawhai areas has prompted a plea from biosecurity officials for Northlanders to continue to report any suspected cases of the serious fungal plant disease.
26 Apr 2018 10:05 a.m.
A privately-owned dune lake ranked among the region’s top 20 lakes has been officially declared free of the pest oxygen weed ‘lagarosiphon’; just the second time such an eradication has been achieved in Northland.
24 Apr 2018 09:08 a.m.
A dozen Northland local authority staff and keen members of the public have been working with a Southland-based expert to learn the skills they need to train their pet dogs to search for unwanted pest plants and animals.
20 Apr 2018 09:01 a.m.
More than 2200 submissions have been received on the Northland Regional Council’s ‘ambitious’ Long Term Plan (LTP) 2018-2028; the response delighting council chairman Bill Shepherd.
16 Apr 2018 14:11 p.m.
Following the release of National River Water Quality Trends today, Northland Regional Council acknowledges the effort of Northland landowners, businesses, iwi, council staff, and community groups to improve local rivers.
13 Apr 2018 09:36 a.m.
Resource consent has been granted for a commercial kauri resin and wax extraction operation covering roughly 10 percent of the Far North’s 4000-plus hectare Kaimaumau wetland.
11 Apr 2018 10:45 a.m.
More than two dozen agricultural industry, rural professionals and local authority staff gathered near Whangarei recently to learn more about a farmer-led programme designed to lift profitability, environmental sustainability and wellbeing on Northland farms.
10 Apr 2018 08:25 a.m.
A three-year project to improve water quality issues at the iconic Whangarei Falls has reached an important milestone – its first anniversary.
29 Mar 2018 08:42 a.m.
People keen to have their say on plans to do more to clean up waters, protect native species and provide better flood protection still have about a fortnight left to do so.
28 Mar 2018 11:10 a.m.
About 50 people from across New Zealand have gathered in Kerikeri for the country’s first Enviroschools WaiRestoration national hui.
27 Mar 2018 15:49 p.m.
The Northland Regional Council (NRC) has welcomed a Court of Appeal decision on the way it set due dates for the payment of rates and its arrangements for rate collection within the Kaipara district.