NRC offices to close for Xmas, New Year

16 Dec 2014, 8:30 AM

All Northland Regional Council (NRC) offices will be closed from 2pm Wednesday, 24 December until 8am Monday, 05 January 2015 for the Christmas-New Year holiday break.


Council Chairman Bill Shepherd says the closures apply to the NRC's head office in Water St, Whangarei and its offices in Kaitaia, Opua and Dargaville.

The council's 24/7 freephone Environmental Hotline (0800) 504 639 will still be available for people to report environmental or maritime incidents during the holiday period.

Councillor Shepherd says maritime, environmental response and hydrological staff will remain on-call during the break and the council's annual summer swimming water quality monitoring programme will also continue. Results are posted every Friday on the council's website at

"I'm sure I'm not the only one hoping for an end to the wet weather, but regardless of what the elements bring us this festive season, on behalf of our councillors, management and staff, a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year to you all."