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Charities get creative


Our increasingly cashless society is causing a headache for bucket-shaking charities.

Statoil's drilling plans strongly opposed

Northland beach Statoil has been asked to cancel seismic testing planned for summer to protect Te Reinga Basin's marine life.

Man dies following car crash

Police car An 85-year-old man has died after a car crash in Northland last week.

Expanding student's horizons

Nico Zwaans Meet Nico Zwaans - television star and Te Kopuru resident. The 12-year-old is among six youngsters appearing on the TV2 Saturday morning show Operation Hero.

Whangarei woman kidnapped

Police A woman kidnapped at knifepoint in Whangarei has emerged from her ordeal shaken but unhurt.

Katie's brave battle

Katie Reed Despite 18 hospital admissions in two years, 10-year-old Katie Reed remains positive in the face of illness.

Dismissal over texts unjustified

A man who had been dating his boss' daughter was found to be unjustifiably fired from his job.

Brother fights domestic violence

A problem as old as spray can

Frugal living is possible

Sharon George Learn How To Live Cheaper in Dargaville is a Facebook page featuring recipes, recycling tips, and ideas on how to make money stretch that little bit further.

Vandalism angers club members

Faeces and mud have been smeared over the outside walls of the Northern Wairoa Club during the worst case of vandalism members have ever seen.

Flood misery not over

Black spot bridges campaign heats up

Taranaki to the rescue

Words couldn't express how grateful Rotu farmers Debbie and Mark Woodcock were when a truck-load of hay bales was delivered to their flood-ravaged farm just north of Dargaville last week.

Art in aid of Gaza kids

Children of Gaza "I am doing the only thing I can do. It's a drop in the ocean, but it's better than doing nothing," Julia Reinholt says.

Council: slip is private matter

The council has told one couple that correspondence is closed concerning a landslide affecting their property.

Marina plans divide Opua

Brazen theft of donation box

Medal 'needs to come home'

A small newspaper clipping about the auctioning in Australia of a medal raised an alert for Hugh Rihari.

Greener pastures for school farm

Northland college farm A new-look Northland College Farm is set to turn its first profit in five years.

Possum traps big risk

An adult female Northland brown kiwi was caught in a leghold trap near Waipapa.

Northland police not equipped for refugees

Statoil says any drilling years away

Job cap a mixed bag

The Government's move to increase its cap on the number of overseas workers in horticulture is welcomed by some but questioned by others.

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