Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Time Running Out to Have Say on NRC 10-Year Plan

Time Running Out to Have Say on NRC 10-Year Plan

People keen to have their say on plans to do more to clean up waters, protect native species and provide better flood protection still have about a fortnight left to do so.

The Northland Regional Council has been seeking public feedback on its ‘ambitious’ new Long Term Plan (LTP) 2018-2028 since earlier this month (subs: March) with people still able to make comment until 4pm Tuesday 17 April.

Chairman Bill Shepherd says the council has just finished a series of ‘Have Your Say’ events around the region (subs: from March 20-27) enabling people to give feedback direct to councillors.

“These events were held instead of a more formal hearing process and we received some really useful feedback on our plans covering the entire spectrum of opinions from very supportive to totally opposed.”

Chairman Shepherd says events were held at Whangarei, Kerikeri, Kaikohe, Kaitaia, Dargaville and Mangawhai, with attendance varying from just a single person at Mangawhai through to more than 60 at Kaitaia.

While the Have Your Say events had now ended, the council is still encouraging written feedback via www.nrc.govt.nz/ltp2018

“Feedback can also be submitted via post, email, fax or dropped off to any regional council office, again before 4pm Tuesday 17 April.”

The council has also produced a ‘Consultation Document’ clearly highlighting the main changes and new initiatives being considered in its LTP – and how they might be funded – as the basis for public feedback.

(The Consultation Document is available from www.nrc.govt.nz/ltp2018 or regional council offices.)


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Spying On Politicians, Activists, Iwi, Quake Victims: "Failings Across Public Service"

A State Services Commission investigation into the use of external security consultants by government agencies has uncovered failings across the public service, including breaches of the code of conduct...

However, the inquiry found no evidence of widespread inappropriate surveillance by external security consultants on behalf of government agencies. More>>


Dope News: Binding Cannabis Referendum To Be Held At 2020 Election

The referendum on cannabis for personal use is part of Labour's confidence and supply agreement with the Greens. It could be one of potentially three referenda - decisions have yet to be made about euthanasia and changes to electoral laws. More>>


Vic: Victoria University Name Change Rejected

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has declined Victoria University of Wellington Council’s application for a legal name change. More>>


PM's Post-Cab 17/12/18: Chief Justice, M Bovis

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's final post-cabinet press conference of the year focussed on announcing the appointment of Helen Winkelmann as the next Chief Justice, and an update on effort to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from New Zealand. More>>


Law Commission Issues Paper: Use Of DNA In Criminal Investigations

In the 22 years since the Act came into force, it has become clear that the modern-day fingerprint analogy is increasingly inapt... Theoretically, whole genome sequencing could ultimately become the standard method of analysing a DNA sample. Such a development will give a new perspective on the concept of genetic surveillance in the criminal context. More>>

State Highways: $1.4 Billion For Road Safety Improvements

The Safe Network Programme will make 870 kilometres of high volume, high-risk State Highways safer by 2021 with improvements like median and side barriers, rumble strips, and shoulder widening. More>>


Dealing Crackdown, Addiction Support: Government Action On Synthetics

The NZ Drug Foundation has welcomed the Government’s response to synthetic drug deaths. The response strikes a balance between giving law enforcement the tools they need to target criminal networks and changing drug law to make it easier for people to access help when they need it. More>>


Strategy Committee Unanimous: Wellington To Forge Ahead With Convention Centre

The three-storey Cable Street building, with around 18,000-square metres of floor space, will comfortably be able to host 1500 people for conventions. It includes a 1651sq m exhibition area that will attract international exhibitions too big for nearby Te Papa and provide an always-changing visitor attraction. More>>





InfoPages News Channels