July 24, 2017

Northland Regional Council is seeking feedback on a proposal to provide Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST) with a $9.8 million loan, to help fund two rescue helicopters for the region. With its current helicopters needing to be replaced soon, NEST has found two suitable Sikorsky S-76C helicopters available for purchase.

Council chairman Bill Shepherd says the regional council is fortunate to have access t...

October 15, 2016

I attended  this year's EDS Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference, with Inge Bremer, as VKK delegates (at our own expense).

The overall message at the conference was: that the times of debating the existence of Climate Change and its effects are clearly over.  The risks and opportunities are recognized and starting to be tackled.  Yet, speed is of essence for planning, adaptation, transfor...

October 9, 2016

At the end of September the Economic Defence Society of NZ (EDS) released an 84 page report titled "Evaluating the environmental outcomes of the RMA".

The research commissioned by the EMA, New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development, Property Council New Zealand and conducted by the Environmental Defence Society (EDS), revealed that the environmental outcomes of the Resource Management Act (RMA) have not...

July 25, 2016

If you are thinking of "throwing your hat in the ring" for the upcoming local body elections on 8 October 2016, here are a few critical dates and a link to more information for budding candidates:

  • Attend an information evening at The Turner Centre in Kerikeri this Wednesday 27 July, 5:30-7:30pm.

  • Visit the local elections website: http://localelections.co.nz/stand/

  • Nominations close 12 August 2016.


June 1, 2016


These maps can be viewed on the Northland Regional Councils website and are the result of a  three-year review designed to ensure better long-term local authority planning for up to 13,000 potentially affected properties in erosion and/or flood-prone Northland coastal areas which is nearing completion.


The review began in 2013 and aims to update existing Northland Regional Council coastal hazard zones, most of...

April 8, 2016

The Northland Regional Council (NRC) is currently asking for comment on a rating change to the Kerikeri-Waipapa river management plan. Households affected by the change should have received a letter from the Council outlining these changes.


Flood control is being improved by a high flow spill way to prevent or limit flooding in the Waipapa area which in extreme events can see the Kerikeri River break its banks...

October 1, 2015

The  Northland Regional Transport Plan Mangakahia Rd is described as a strategic lifeline, and it is proposed to designate it as a State Highway and alternative route to SH 1.


While this has merit, there is limited funding available to Northland and this project can only proceed by either diverting funds from other important and necessary projects or, alternatively, completing the work over a very long timescal...

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A working bee is held on the first and third Monday of every month from 0830 to 1130.


A public planting is usually held in June of each year - details will be posted closer to the date.

If you are interested in either of these please contact Rod Brown

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April 22, 2020

Projects the likes of Te Hononga, which creates a community hub and town square in Kawakawa are close to completion and a Kaitaia Town Centre Revitalisation project has been put forward as part of a funding application for spade ready projects under Crown Infrastructure Funding as part of our governments economic recovery plan. FNDC’s application seeks investment upward of $300 million dollars spread over a variety of projects...

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