The fight for the 'wilderness'

An artistic impression of development at Okura. With light green stripes to be housing and surrounding darker greens to ...

3 min ago  Residents of a coastal village, where 750 houses are proposed, are up for a fight.

Comedian follows in Clarke's footsteps

Comedian Rhys Mathewson says he has learned to "harness" the anxieties of being a comedian.

11:51 AM  At just 26 it's still early days for comedian Rhys Mathewson.

Volunteers squat to protest rent

Volunteers out front of the old Devonport council building they are squatting in, from left: Rebecca McMillan, Michael ...

11:32 AM  “We took the bull by the horns” - volunteers squatting in Auckland Council building to provide World Masters Games information centre.

Hobsonville's new $300m development

Impression of the extrerior of Hobson Quarter housing.

11:30 AM  The first of 39 new homes for the developing area are scheduled for completion by 2018.

Rents rise in smaller centres

Bay of Plenty rents have increased 40 per cent in three years.

11:07 AM  Landlords outside the main centres are increasing their rents to keep pace with rising house prices.

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Crash after crash

The first crash happened on State Highway One at Brynderwyn, south of Whangarei.

10:37 AM  SH1 was closed by a truck crash at Brynderwyn, Northland, then another crash closed the detour road.

Waterwheel no longer turns

The waterwheel may end up being a feature on the lawn, Trevor Pollard said.

Max Key's nugget challenge video

Senior tennis competition comes to Northland

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Black Stacks on a high

Ashley Foster from the Black Stacks returned from the 2017 World Sport Stacking Championships in Taiwan with a fifth ...

New Zealand's cup stacking team has had a successful trip to the world champs in Taiwan.

Club's first ever big win

The Orewa Sharks secure their spot and defeat all teams.

Baseball plays hit the ground running at this year's national tournament.

Elected officials on their bikes

Rodney Local Board 'Chair Leader' Beth Houlbrooke, with gold medal winner and board member Alison Roe and councillor ...

Allison Roe swapped running shoes for bike pedals and claimed gold at the World Masters Games.

Valerie Adams now a Dame

Dame Valerie Adams receives The Insignia of a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to athletics ...

Valerie beams with pride after receiving her Damehood medal.

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