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Minor changes proposed to Speed Limits Bylaw

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Far North District Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Minor changes proposed to Speed Limits Bylaw

Source: Far North District Council The Far North District Council is seeking public feedback on minor changes to its Speed Limits Bylaw in the lead-up to a review of speed limits in the District. The Council is required to review speed limits across the district as part of a national Safer Journeys programme.  Before the […]

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New footpaths improve walking and cycling options

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Far North District Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New footpaths improve walking and cycling options

Source: Far North District Council Pedestrians in the Far North will soon have more safe walking options with 12 new footpaths to be built across the District this financial year. The paths were selected by the district’s three Community Boards based on suggestions from the public, and a matrix that assesses footpath projects in order […]

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Repairs for iconic Waitangi Bridge

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Far North District Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Repairs for iconic Waitangi Bridge

Source: Far North District Council Work to replace wooden decking on Waitangi’s iconic one-lane bridge will begin on 29 April and continue round the clock until 3 May.  The bridge will be closed to traffic during this time with a diversion in place via Haruru Falls Road for those wanting to access the Waitangi Treaty […]

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August completion for Omanaia water plant

By   /  April 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Far North District Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on August completion for Omanaia water plant

Source: Far North District Council Work on a new $2.8 million water treatment plant near Omanaia is on track for completion by August this year. The new facility, which is being built at Omanaia, will replace a 1950s Rawene plant 13km away that treats raw water sourced from Petaka Stream. The new plant is good […]

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New life for historic hall

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Far North District Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New life for historic hall

Source: Far North District Council Work to reopen an iconic community hall at Peria is underway with extensive re-piling work on the 117-year-old building due to be completed before Easter.  Oruru Community Hall, also known locally as Swamp Palace, was closed in July 2018 due to serious deterioration of the building structure. The final fate […]

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14 Far North community groups funded

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Far North District Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on 14 Far North community groups funded

Source: Far North District Council The district’s three Community Boards have distributed nearly $50,000 in funding this year to Far North sporting, cultural and community groups.  Each year the Council’s three Community Boards fund a range of community organisations and events from the Local Grants Fund. The funding aims to encourage community leadership, self-reliance, volunteer […]

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Kerikeri venue for National Remembrance Service

By   /  March 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Far North District Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Kerikeri venue for National Remembrance Service

Source: Far North District Council The Far North District Council will now hold only one service in the District as part of tomorrow’s National Remembrance Service for victims of the terrorist attack in Christchurch.  The Council had planned to hold seven events across the District, so communities could watch a live broadcast of a service […]

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Youth Council picks Innovation Fund projects

By   /  March 27, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Far North District Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Youth Council picks Innovation Fund projects

Source: Far North District Council Youth-led projects in the Far North are benefitting from IF Innovation Fund grants allocated by the Far North Youth Council.  The first projects to be funded include a youth wananga in Herekino, a marae-based youth development programme in Matawaia, a youth mural project in Kaitaia, and an inspirational tour where […]

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Far North National Remembrance Service venues

By   /  March 27, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Far North District Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Far North National Remembrance Service venues

Source: Far North District Council Seven venues across the Far North will join Friday’s National Remembrance Service for victims of the terrorist attack on mosques in Christchurch. The official service to remember and honour those who lost their lives and were injured in the tragic events will be held at Hagley Park in Christchurch from […]

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Dry autumn sees water restrictions for Kawakawa and Moerewa

By   /  March 27, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Far North District Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Dry autumn sees water restrictions for Kawakawa and Moerewa

Source: Far North District Council Very low levels in the Tirohanga Stream have forced the Far North District Council to introduce level 3 water restrictions for Kawakawa and Moerewa. Level 3 restrictions prohibit the use of outdoor hoses. This means all residents and businesses connected to the Council’s treated water supplies can only use a […]

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Kiwi remedy gives hope for Opito Bay pohutukawa

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Far North District Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Kiwi remedy gives hope for Opito Bay pohutukawa

Source: Far North District Council A unique organic product created by a New Zealand plant and soil nutritionist may have saved four Opito Bay pōhutukawa trees illegally poisoned late last year.  In November, an arborist contracted by the Far North District Council, confirmed that holes had been drilled into the root systems of four ailing […]

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Road sealing work begins

By   /  March 6, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Far North District Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Road sealing work begins

Source: Far North District Council Five unsealed roads in the Far North will collectively receive $1 million of improvements under a seal extension programme funded entirely by ratepayers. Normally, new road sealing is undertaken with funding assistance from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA). However, NZTA applies very strict criteria to this funding and many […]

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Hokianga Ferry to resume sailing Tuesday

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Far North District Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Hokianga Ferry to resume sailing Tuesday

Source: Far North District Council The Hokianga Ferry should resume normal services tomorrow with repairs to one of its engines due to be completed today.  Sailings of the Hokianga vehicle ferry were halted yesterday as a precaution due to mechanical issues.  The Far North District Council is now working with a local ferry operator to […]

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Placemaking project for Jaycee Park

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Far North District Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Placemaking project for Jaycee Park

Source: Far North District Council Junior play equipment with a nautical theme will be installed at Kaitaia’s Jaycee Park this month, the first part of a two-stage revamp of the popular recreation area.  The new play equipment will include a boat-shaped climbing platform with decks at different levels, steering wheels, telescopes, slides and a crawl […]

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Council working on Kaitaia water supply resilience

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Far North District Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Council working on Kaitaia water supply resilience

Source: Far North District Council Summer water restrictions in Kaitaia should become less frequent as the Far North District Council works to make the town’s supply more drought-resilient.  Dry weather and high water use forced the Council to introduce Level 2 water restrictions for properties connected to its Kaitaia water supply last week. General Manager […]

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Harold Ave attack dog seized

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Far North District Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Harold Ave attack dog seized

Source: Far North District Council Far North District Council Animal Management Officers have seized the dog that allegedly attacked 95-year-old Kaikohe man, Jim Morgan, on Monday. The terrier cross was impounded during an early morning visit to a property previously identified by Mr Morgan. Another young dog was also impounded from the same address, although […]

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More water restrictions as consumption climbs

By   /  February 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Far North District Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on More water restrictions as consumption climbs

Source: Far North District Council Sprinkler bans are this week being applied to Kerikeri and Kaitaia, while existing water restrictions are being tightened in Kaikohe. The Far North District Council is applying the restrictions due to a combination of high levels of water consumption recorded across the district’s eight water schemes, and NIWA predictions that […]

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Relationship agreement a milestone for Northland leaders

By   /  February 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Far North District Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Relationship agreement a milestone for Northland leaders

Source: Far North District Council A relationship agreement signed between Northland Mayors and Tai Tokerau Iwi Chairs is the first of its kind in New Zealand. The Northland Mayoral Forum and Te Kahu O Taonui (Tai Tokerau Iwi Chairs Forum) have been in discussions for the past 19 months about how they can build a […]

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Water restrictions for Hokianga and Kaikohe

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Far North District Council, FifthEstate1, KB, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Water restrictions for Hokianga and Kaikohe

Source: Far North District Council Continuing dry weather has forced the Far North District Council to ban the use of sprinklers in Kaikohe and tighten existing water restrictions for South Hokianga. There has been no significant rain in the Far North since Christmas, compounding low river water levels recorded as early as October. NIWA predicts […]

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Top line-up for Kaikohe Super Rugby clash

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Far North District Council, KB, KB, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Top line-up for Kaikohe Super Rugby clash

Source: Far North District Council Far North rugby fans will not be disappointed next month with both the Blues and the Chiefs to field their top players during a pre-season Super Rugby match at Kaikohe’s Lindvart Park. All Blacks from both squads will take to the field on 2 February during one of five pre-season […]

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