Northland Regional Council (NRC) operates a 24-hour, seven day environmental hotline, where people from anywhere in Northland can report environmental incidents to a freephone number (0800 504 6390). Incidents range from water pollution to spraydrift, earthworks to odour problems or construction of inappropriate structures.
During the 2007-08 financial year, there were 1037 incidents reported to NRC. All environmental incidents reported to NRC are recorded in a central database. Important information such as type, location and details of the incident, alleged offender/s, resource affected and impact on the environment are recorded, in order to meet the Council's performance targets for response to environmental incidents.
For a map showing the distribution of incidents reported in 2007-08, refer to the ‘Results Overview'. For a tabulated breakdown of the incidents and their impact on the environment, refer to the sections entitled ‘Incident Type' and ‘Resource Affected'.
Industrial emissions in the Whangarei airshed