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Written by Northern News,   
Wednesday, 02 July 2008

Extra spending to reduce the risks from 23 flood-prone rivers and to better manage regional development are among new initiatives in the Northland Regional Council’s freshly-adopted annual plan.

The plan was formally adopted at a special meeting in Whangarei on June 25.

Council chairman Mark Farnsworth says the council received 189 submissions to its draft annual plan.

After hearing submissions, the finalised plan incorporates a number of changes including identifying 23 rivers that carry the highest level of flood risk.

Ngunguru River is included

Councillors have allocated a total of $1.6 million over the next two years to develop or update river management plans for each of the rivers to try to reduce future flood risk and property damage. Sixteen of the rivers are in the Far North district, five in the Whangarei district and two in the Kaipara.

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