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Northland Regional Council today voted to bring in new Māori constituencies - in a controversial move that led to a long-term councillor resigning.
Long-time local body politician and former Whangārei Mayor and Northland Regional Council chairman Craig Brown has died.
Far North District Council will this month likely become the first council in New Zealand with a councillor participating solely in te reo Māori at a full council meeting.
Thousands of Northlanders can expect to pay more for their drinking water in the wake of councils being 'bullied' into major post-Havelock North 'three waters' reform sign ups.
New Zealand's $33.2 million Hundertwasser Art Centre in Whangārei will be hard hit as the global Covid-19 pandemic means the disappearance of thousands of international visitors.
Up to 20,000 new homes are forecast for Whangārei district in the next three decades.
Healthy water is emerging as a clear frontrunner for what locals say Northland Regional Council should be paying attention to into the next 10 years.
Northlanders could get a chance to have their say on Whangārei freedom camping in a major bylaw review.
A Northland mayor fears water sector reform could mean marae, churches and halls facing huge extra costs, but the head of the committee says it's necessary.
Some freedom camping spots around Whangārei could be in for the chop as the district grapples with a 160 percent increase in freedom campers in just three years.
Top Energy's long-running battle to build a $40 million power line from Kerikeri to Kaitaia has reached the Court of Appeal.
Hapū on a Whangārei District Council Māori input governance group are working to strengthen local democracy participation.
Cutting next year's rates in a post-Covid-19 reset would mean local job losses according to John Carter, Far North District Council Mayor.
Whangarei Hospital will start doing weekend catch-up surgery to clear a 900-strong backlog due to Covid-19.
Far North District Council is looking to strengthen Māori participation in its local government decision making, with Māori wards one option being considered and another Māori seats with voting rights…
Ten years battling against paying Mangawhai sewerage scheme rates has ended today with retired ratepayer Bruce Rogan paying $115,000 to Kaipara District Council. Video
A retired Mangawhai couple face losing their house unless they come up with $115,000 by Friday.
A Far North local government leader is calling on her council to take a stronger stand on climate change's already-happening local impacts.
Whangārei District Council is slashing $2 million from its staff running costs.
Whangārei District Council is looking to set up a $3 million Covid-19 relief package using ratepayers' money.
Whangārei District Council will meet next week to likely pare back a 5.2 percent rates rise because of the recession brought about by Covid-19.
Northland's elected local government leaders are holding on to their current levels of remuneration - in spite of the region's growing Covid-19 impact.
Northland councils are looking closely at rates payments amid the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown.
Kaipara District Council has held one of New Zealand's first live-streamed public council meetings in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown.
Northland's tsunami siren testing was called off at the last minute over the weekend after a warning by New Zealand's civil defence chief.