If you require assistance because of the drought, there are several agencies that can help you and your whānau. See more at www.nrc.govt.nz/droughthelp
What’s that in the water?
It’s algae, and it’s a common feature in waterways as temperatures rise and water levels drop. Algal blooms may look nasty but they’re a natural occurrence and most aren’t a risk to human health. The one to be careful of is cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae. Many cyanobacteria strains can produce toxins that are a health risk to both humans and animals.
A new generation of environmental action Comrie Park Kindergarten’s inspirational journey with its young students and the wider community saw it recognised as overall winner at last year’s Environmental Awards.
This kindy was one of the earliest to join the pre-school arm of our Enviroschools programme.
Now, we’re thrilled to welcome 15 new early learning centres into the Enviroschools fold – a new generation of environmental action.
Check out this video on Comrie Kindergarten, which highlights the value of starting the journey early.
Entries are now open for Northland Regional Council’s Whakamānawa ā Taio Environmental Awards, recognising and celebrating kaitiakitanga in action. It’s time to get nominating! Entries are open until 22 March.
Big opportunities, big responsibilities –
we must get it right
Five massive infrastructure projects could be a game-changer for Northland’s future so it’s critical that they’re done right says Northland Regional Council.
It’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity for our region, and it’s vital that any development is carefully woven together with the needs of our region’s environment and people.
The government has announced funding four-laning of State Highway One from Whangārei to Marsden Pt, and improvements to the region’s rail link.
Additionally, expansion of Northport as Auckland’s port closes, relocation of the naval base from Devonport, and a dry dock to enable large ship repairs have been proposed.