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Far North District Council
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The Far North is the northernmost district in New Zealand. It shares its southern boundaries with Kaipara and Whangarei Districts. Together the three districts make up the Northland Region. With 7,324 square kilometres, the Far North District is the largest of the three districts, contributing 54% of the land area and 38% of the population of the region. The district is ranked in the top ten largest land areas covered by district and city councils. 

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Friday, 1 February 2013
Youth recreation at centre of reserve review How can a public reserve at Coopers Beach better meet the recreational needs of youth? That is the question the Far North District Council is asking the Doubtless Bay community. 476 views

Fire ban declared across Far North ry weather and the increased fire risk have forced the Northern Rural Fire Authority to ban outdoor fires across the Far North District. 554 views

Monday, 21 January 2013
Nutritional advice at Te Ahu Centre Free nutritional advice will be on offer at Te Ahu Centre in Kaitaia next Thursday. 582 views

Thursday, 10 January 2013
Lily Pond Reserve closed after drowning at Waitangi River A reserve next to a popular swimming hole at the Waitangi River has been temporarily closed to the public following a drowning at the river yesterday. 399 views

Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Bold Plan For Better Local Government Taken To The Capital A proposal for less bureaucratic and more cost-effective local government in the Far North has been lodged with the Local Government Commission by the district council and Iwi leaders. 340 views

Friday, 7 December 2012
Get In Early For Xmas Fire Permits Get a permit now if you are planning to light outdoor fires in rural areas of the Far North district during the Christmas/New Year holidays. 311 views

Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Permits Needed For Outdoor Fires Permits will soon be needed to light outdoor fires in rural areas of the district. 385 views

Tourism Brochure Gets Community Board Cash A tourism brochure promoting walks in the Hokianga will be produced thanks to a grant from the Kaikohe-Hokianga Community Board. 340 views

Monday, 3 December 2012
Waipapa Landing Bridge to Close For Repairs Waipapa Landing Bridge in Kerikeri will be closed for short periods this month to allow for essential maintenance. 290 views

Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Prizes For Recycling A commitment to reducing waste has won two Far North residents laptop computers. 524 views

Fishing Contests Hook Community Board Grants Fishing contests are the latest community projects in the Far North to get financial support from Te Hiku Community Board. 450 views

Property Reports In Hot Demand A near record number of Land Information Memorandum (LIM) reports were issued by the Far North District Council last month. 270 views

Saturday, 24 November 2012
Brighter Approach to Streetlighting Will Save Money Replacing the district’s streetlights with energy-efficient, long-lasting lights will save Far North ratepayers about $200,000 a year. 361 views

Fire Authority Fights Back Against Arsonists Fire fighters are stepping up efforts to stamp out suspicious and preventable fires in the Far North. 288 views

Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Fire Authority Fights Back Against Arsonists Fire fighters are stepping up efforts to stamp out suspicious and preventable fires in the Far North. 259 views

Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Partnership Approach to the Protection of Public Spaces Community-minded people are needed to help manage public reserves across the district. 224 views

Friday, 2 November 2012
Warm, Windy Weather Sparks Fire Risk Warning Warm, windy weather across the Far North has prompted a fire safety warning from the Northern Rural Fire Authority. 309 views

Tuesday, 30 October 2012
New Recycling Station Opens At Okaihau A new recycling station near Okaihau is further evidence of the Far North District Council’s commitment to reducing waste going to landfill down to the target of 200kg per person each year. 486 views

Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Ocean Swim Safety Warning To Bay Boaties Recreational boaties in the Bay of Islands are being asked to take extra care on the water during the State Paihia Classic on Saturday 10 November. 413 views

Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Swim Clinics Planned In Lead-Up To State Paihia Classic State Ocean Swim Series clinics will be held at Paihia in the lead-up to the State Paihia Classic on November 10. 422 views

Monday, 15 October 2012
Olympic Sailor Named Far North Sportsperson Of The Year Olympic silver medallist Blair Tuke has been named sportsperson of the year at the 2012 Far North District Council Sports Awards. 636 views

Friday, 5 October 2012
Ukulele Players And Singers Get Community Board Cash Ukulele players and singers were the big winners in the latest allocation of community grants by the Kaikohe-Hokianga Community Board. 283 views

Russell Right-Of-Way Gets Community Board Cash A trust which runs Russell Museum will get community board funds to improve a public right-of-way near the museum. 438 views

Thursday, 4 October 2012
Paihia Classic To Open State Ocean Swim Series The Paihia Classic will open this year's State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series. 510 views

Bridge Strengthening Work Continues At Donald Lane Works aimed at strengthening Donald Lane Bridge in Kaitaia will continue on Saturday (October 8), forcing the closure of the bridge to traffic for two months. 396 views

Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Olympic Boxer To Speak At Sports Awards An Olympic boxer from the Manawatu will be the guest speaker at the annual Far North District Council Sports Awards this month. 855 views

Far North To Host Motor Rally – Road Closure Information Seventeen back roads in the Far North will be closed to ordinary vehicle traffic for periods during the Rally of the North 2012 on Saturday October 13. 372 views

New Blood Needed To Get Sports Hub Pumping Dynamic leaders are needed to govern a board which aims to develop Kaikohe’s Lindvart Park into a vibrant sports hub. 421 views

Friday, 28 September 2012
Feasibility Study For Heated Swimming Pool And Fitness Centre Underway An indoor, heated, public swimming pool proposed for Kerikeri could also include a fitness centre. 404 views

Friday, 14 September 2012
More Residents Become Kiwis At Citizenship Ceremony A Buddhist monk from Korea was among those Far North residents who became Kiwis at a Far North District Council citizenship ceremony earlier this month. 479 views

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