Te Mahere Roa | Long Term Plan 2024-2034

The feedback period closed Friday, 19 April.

The decisions we make today will affect our region tomorrow. We want a strong future for Te Taitokerau, with healthy wai, resilient communities in the climate crisis, and where whānau and whenua flourish.

We have a plan for the journey ahead – the work we think is needed, and how we’ll pay for it. We are now working through the feedback we’ve received, before we make our final decisions.

  • Affordability – fund the high-priority work needed now, or do only the bare minimum (which has risks and may cost more in the long run)?
  • Environmental management – how do we meet the growing needs?
  • Biosecurity and biodiversity – refocus our mahi to address new challenges?
  • Climate resilience and emergency management – how can we best support the region?
  • Flood risk management – how should we fund the work that’s needed?
  • Harbour safety and public transport – how do we keep things moving?
  • Te Tiriti partnerships and relationships – how can we best strengthen these?
  • Supporting the mahi across council – what’s needed to keep things running smoothly?
  • Emergency services and sporting facilities – they’re not regional council responsibilities, so should we stop funding?


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Key documents

These documents should give you the information you need to understand what we’re proposing to do for the coming years, why, and what it might mean for your rates.

Make sure you read our Submissions Policy at www.nrc.govt.nz/submissionspolicy

Statements of what we’re proposing to do

Our Supporting information document (linked above) includes several draft policies. Below, you can find information on what we’re proposing to change in these policies in our statements of proposal:

Other supporting documents

We held a number of hui and information sessions throughout the feedback period, so people could talk to councillors and staff.

Whangārei - Wednesday 27 March, 9.00am - 11.00am | Drop-in session
Northland Regional Council, 36 Water Street 

Online - Wednesday 27 March, 6:30-8:00pm - Info and Q&A session

Kaikohe - Wednesday 3 April, 11am-1:00pm | Drop-in session
Mahinga Innovation Centre, Ngawha Innovation & Enterprise Park, 5449A State Highway 12 

Awanui - Saturday 6 April, 9:00am-12:00pm | Hui
Māhimaru Marae, 6083 State Highway 10, Awanui 

Ruawai - Saturday 13 April, 9:00am-12:00pm | Hui
Naumai Marae, 4936 State Highway 12, Ruawai 

We will also hold a hearing in Whangārei (and online) shortly after the feedback period closes. 

Watch: A video about the Long Term Plan

Timeline: Long Term Plan

  • 16 March
    Feedback period opens
  • 19 April
    Feedback period ends
  • 8 May
  • 21 May
  • 25 June
    Final decisions