Northland Regional Council operates a 24 hour, seven day a week environmental hotline for people to report environmental incidents in Northland. The incidents reported range from substances in water, dust nuisance and odour, to accidents that may have an impact on the environment, or activities that are posing a threat to the environment.
All incidents reported to the council are recorded in a central database to keep track of investigations and the outcomes of the reported incident.
All incidents reported to the council are investigated by specially trained staff and site inspections are undertaken, where necessary. Where an incident is having or has had a negative effect on the environment, the necessary action is taken to stop, reduce or repair the damage.
Oil spill into a stream.