A judge has ordered a Hukerenui farmer – and a company he’s associated with – to pay a combined total of $40,000 in fines and charges for illegal discharges of dairy effluent into a tributary of the Waipuakakaho Stream in late 2011.
Kaitaia, Kerikeri and Mangawhai are the latest additions to a series of Northland Regional Council public meetings on possible local government reform.
Master Far North waka builder and traditional navigator Hekenukumai Puhipi (Hector Busby) has been named the Northland Sailor of the Year for 2012.
A tight 15 April deadline imposed by the Local Government Commission has prompted the Northland Regional Council to throw open to the public a series of initial workshops on possible local government reform.
Recent rain has done little to ease the drought conditions gripping Northland – and there is no early end in sight, with no significant rain forecast for the rest of this month.
Schools are being urged to act quickly to try to win a share of this year’s $20,000 Northland Regional Council Environmental Curriculum Awards.