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Northland Regional Council is one of Northland's primary environmental guardians and aims to protect Northland's land, water, coast and air while still allowing for sustainable development. We are also responsible for promoting the region's economic, social and cultural wellbeing.
NORTHLAND — A Northland man has been fined more than $33,000 for an incident that saw dozens of large tyres burnt on a property south of Kaiwaka in early January last year.
NORTHLAND — Northlanders are being asked to keep an eye out for new patches of Manchurian wild rice grass within a formal ‘Eradication Zone’ that covers much of the region amid fears the invasive pest plant could have been spread during recent flooding.
NORTHLAND — A meeting between new Conservation Minister, Willow-Jean Prime, the Northland Regional Council and the Department of Conservation has highlighted the shared goals that local and central government have for Taitokerau, the council says.
NORTHLAND — Investigations are underway into the mysterious loss of most of the submerged vegetation in Lake Taharoa, the largest in the Kai Iwi dune lakes group and Northland’s deepest lake.
NORTHLAND — Two dozen Northland Regional Council staff have taken part in a practical exercise based around a fictional oil spill from a commercial fishing vessel running aground on a rock in the Tutukaka Harbour.
NORTHLAND — Organisers estimate about 300 lifejackets have been distributed to communities throughout Northland over the past several years as part of an innovative lifejacket library scheme.
NORTHLAND — The Northland Regional Council has revealed a suite of measures in response to Cyclone Gabrielle including a ‘pragmatic’ approach to non-compliance, plans to remove some trees from rivers and freeing up funding to help repair storm-damaged fences.
NORTHLAND — Northland’s six-monthly tsunami siren test will take place at the end of daylight saving on Sunday, 2 April.
DARGAVILLE — A large hare is thought to be behind Northland’s most recent ‘wallaby’ sighting.
KERIKERI — A picturesque three-kilometre section of the Te Araroa length-of-New Zealand trail at Kerikeri has been upgraded and is now open for all walkers to enjoy.
NORTHLAND — Senior Northland Regional Council manager Jonathan Gibbard has been appointed as the organisation’s new CEO - Tumuaki.
NORTHLAND — Potential changes to the way Northlanders are represented around the Northland Regional Council table are a step closer after a visit from the Local Government Commission.
NORTHLAND — The public is about to get another chance to make further comment on one of Northland’s most important local authority plans – the Northland Regional Council’s Proposed Regional Policy Statement (RPS).
NORTHLAND — Two independent commissioners have granted permission for a 94 hectare marine farm off Stephenson Island in the Far North, citing the significant economic benefits it will bring to an “impoverished” part of the country.
NORTHLAND — Northland’s district councils, major industries and consented water users are being urged to closely monitor their water use and prepare for possible shortages and restrictions unless there is significant rain over the next month or two.
DARGAVILLE — Smoked eel pate will be the tasty treat designed to entice visitors to the Northland Regional Council's marquee at next month's Northland Field Days in Dargaville.
NORTHLAND — The Northland Regional Council is reminding jetski users their machines must be registered for use in the region, should be operated responsibly - and not by unsupervised young people.
NORTHLAND — Better-than-expected investment earnings and a close look at its budget have enabled the Northland Regional Council to more than halve its previously signalled general rates increase.
NORTHLAND — Northlanders and visitors to the region are being warned about the possibility of heavy weekend rains and strong winds – the unwanted legacy of Tropical Cyclone Evan which earlier this week cut a swathe of destruction through the Pacific.
NORTHLAND — The current pre-Christmas weather conditions are right for the re-emergence of a little-seen, lawn-devouring South American weevil in the Far North, a Northland-based insect expert says.
NORTHLAND — The Northland Regional Council is planning a major fact-finding exercise next year to see what form Northlanders think local government in the region should take – and says it will reserve its collective judgement until those views are known.
NORTHLAND — People heading out on the water in Northland over summer are being urged to take extra care, keep a proper watch and make sure they fly dive flags if they have divers in the water.
NORTHLAND — Diggers will be a common sight in the Waiarohia Stream over the next several months as a major river maintenance project to reduce urban Whangarei flooding continues.
WHANGAREI — Whangarei Heads School has become just the second school in Northland to achieve prestigious ‘Green-Gold’ status through the national Enviroschools programme.
NORTHLAND — Annual Northland Regional Council summer water quality tests to indicate how safe our most popular beaches, rivers and lakes are for swimming will begin again shortly.
NORTHLAND — A single Bay of Island constituency and including all of the Tutukaka Coast in one constituency are among a number of publicly-driven changes which now form the Northland Regional Council’s ‘Representation Arrangements Review Final Proposal’.
NORTHLAND — Sixty-three students from throughout Northland gathered recently for the 2012 Northland Regional Council Youth Summit in Whangarei.
NORTHLAND — An independent commissioner has declined an application by a Northland company to take extra water from Whangarei’s Poroti Springs, citing an inability to properly monitor its effects on the springs and the impact of that on Maori cultural values.
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