Te Mahere Roa | Long Term Plan 2024-2034

We need your feedback by 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. But before we make any final decisions, we need to hear from you.

  • 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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You can share your views in te reo, English or New Zealand sign language (let us know if you might need an interpreter).

If you need assistance with providing feedback, just let us know – our friendly staff will be happy to help.

Feedback closes 19 April 2024.

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

Keen to talk to councillors and staff? Come along to one of our hui and information sessions.

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

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

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

Awanui - Saturday 6 April, 9:00am-12:00pm | Hui
Māhimaru Marae, 6083 State Highway 10, Awanui - Get directions
A mihi whakatau (welcome) will be held at 9am before discussions begin. If you miss it, feel free to drop by for a cuppa and a kōrero anytime between 9:30am and 12pm.

Ruawai - Saturday 13 April, 9:00am-12:00pm | Hui
Naumai Marae, 4936 State Highway 12, Ruawai - Get directions
A mihi whakatau (welcome) will be held at 9am before discussions begin. If you miss it, feel free to drop by for a cuppa and a kōrero anytime between 9:30am and 12pm.

We will also hold a hearing in Whangārei (and online) shortly after the feedback period closes. If you’d like to attend, let us know by ticking the hearing box in your feedback form.

Watch: A video about the Long Term Plan

Timeline: Long Term Plan

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