Monday, 11 February 2013
Butterfly fans urged to kill moth plant
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Representation review submissions heard
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.
Chance for extra say on Proposed Regional Policy Statement
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).
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Consents granted for 94-hectare Far North marine farm
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.
Friday, 25 January 2013
Water shortages, restrictions possible, NRC warns
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.
Monday, 21 January 2013
Smoked eel pate the latest field days treat
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.
Thursday, 17 January 2013
Jetskis must be registered, used sensibly, public reminded
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.
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
General rates increase more than halved in Draft Annual Plan
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.
Friday, 21 December 2012
Heavy rain, strong winds Evan's likely Northland legacy
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.
Thursday, 20 December 2012
Seldom-seen weevil emerges in Far North
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.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Local Government reform – Northlanders' views to be sought
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.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Take care, keep proper watch, use dive flags boaties told
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.
Friday, 14 December 2012
$176,000 Whangarei river maintenance work to start soon
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.
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Whangarei Heads School gains top enviro status
Whangarei Heads School has become just the second school in Northland to achieve prestigious ‘Green-Gold’ status through the national Enviroschools programme.
Friday, 30 November 2012
Port could grow bulk, containerised freight business; study
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Annual testing of popular swim spots to start soon
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.
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Representation review final proposal unveiled
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’.
Friday, 19 October 2012
63 students attend 2012 Youth Summit
Sixty-three students from throughout Northland gathered recently for the 2012 Northland Regional Council Youth Summit in Whangarei.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Cultural concerns behind decline of water application
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.
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Kaeo, Whangarei to host Enviroschools' expos
A dozen bush experts are to share their knowledge with an estimated 200 Northland Enviroschools students and teachers in Kaeo and Whangarei shortly.
Saturday, 13 October 2012
Public views sought on proposed regional maps
Roughly 23,000 Northland landowners are being contacted this week as the Northland Regional Council seeks public feedback on maps linked to the region’s most significant planning document.
Stay clear of wave measuring equipment, boaties warned
A special directive has been issued requiring all vessels to stay at least 100 metres clear of sensitive wave measuring equipment used to decide whether oil tankers and other large vessels can safely enter Whangarei Harbour.
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Act now to protect fruit from guava moth, Northlanders urged
Now is the time to practise good orchard hygiene and take other steps to protect Northland fruit crops favoured by the unwanted Aussie insect invader the guava moth, biosecurity experts say.
Friday, 5 October 2012
Oct 17 hearings for NRC representation review submitters
Public submissions on regional council plans for a more community-focussed way on how Northlanders are represented around the council table will be heard at Kaikohe and Whangarei on October 17.
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Safety concerns prompt Bay anchor ban reminder
Ongoing concerns over boaties stopping in the way of cruise ships has prompted a reminder of the ban on anchoring in part of the Bay of Islands when the huge vessels are moving within the harbour.
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Free workshops to help landowners better manage forests
Northland plantation forestry owners and contractors keen to better manage their earthworks and harvesting are being urged to attend one of five free local authority workshops being offered around the region next week.
Public views sought on revised Pataua ski area proposal
Public feedback is being sought on a revised proposal to modify Pataua’s two existing ski lanes for a single ‘speed uplifting area’ and restrict high speed activities to a roughly 1.4km long section.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Time running out to have say on NRC representation review
Time is running out for Northlanders to have their say on regional council plans for a more community-focussed way on how they are represented around the council table.
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Three new appointees to help guide Northland Inc
Three new appointees are to join Executive Chairman Colin Mitten at the helm of the region’s newly-integrated economic development and tourism body Northland Inc.
Proposed Regional Policy Statement approved
Northlanders will soon be able to make a formal submission on the region’s most significant planning document – the Proposed Regional Policy Statement – which sets out how our natural and physical resources are managed.