Cycling back into life for charity – dog in tow

Leisa McNaughton and her dog Indy during their stop in Dargaville on Friday.

A woman and her dog are cycling the length of New Zealand to raise money for charity.

Group in court over kauri log exports

Stacked swamp kauri logs on a Northland property.

Turning swamp kauri into other items overseas is fueling demand for swamp kauri, an environment group claims.

Kids hold up dairy at gunpoint

A 12-year-old and 15-year-old have been arrested after an armed robbery in Kaitaia

Two Northland children who demanded money from a dairy owner at gunpoint ended up being chased from the store with a broomstick.

Northland police to open doors

As part of the open day 12 police dog soft toys will be given away during the Northland police open day.

Dargaville, Kaikohe, Kerikeri and Whangarei police stations will be open to the public on Sunday.

Braving baldness after bone cancer

Renata undergoes treatment for a rare and aggressive form of bone cancer.

A young bone cancer survivor is shaving his head a second time. But this time it's on his own terms.

Whangarei Leader

Additions to popular Whangarei artisans market

Maori artists Aaron Hoskins, Rowan Panther and Leonard Murupaenga with his children Ariki and Tipene Murupaenga, Artisans Fair Markets event manager Kaari Schlebach, Maori artists Dave Taylor and Rapana Maihi and Whangarei Community Circus' Abbe Clark are excited about this summer's Artisans Fair Markets.

The Artisans Fair Markets continue to grow, with Maori artists and local musicians to be showcased this summer.

Colebrook is September’s Good Sorts

Penny Colebrook with her Good Sorts Cake.

Penny Colebrook has a big heart for the community along with her husband Keith.

'Solution finder, not negative raiser'

Whangarei solicitor Vanassa McGoldrick is a finalist in the Community and Not for Profit category in the 2015 Women of Influence Awards.

Whangarei solicitor Vanassa McGoldrick's combination of disability and law is proving to be an influential one.

From newcomers to national champions

The Northland aerobics team which competed at the 2015 NZ National Gymsports Championships.

Northland's aerobic team have returned from the NZ National Gymsports Championships with five medals.

Northern News

Big improvements for sports grounds

Lindvart Park's netball courts are soon to be upgraded to meet New Zealand Netball standards.

Closed netball courts are the sign of big improvements for Lindvart Park.

Club for stroke survivors

Community advisor Lynelle Ngakuru and stroke survivor Tare Harris are excited about the support group.

A community stroke club is being set up in Kaikohe to support affected people and their families.

Winging it at the pigeon races

Max Orevich has been racing pigeons up and down the country for 15 years. Here he holds a bird whose mother holds his best record for flying from Timaru to Kawakawa in a day. She was subsequently found on an oil rig and cooked by a chef.

Racing pigeons is a peculiar hobby that can give you a “real buzz” say Far North enthusiasts.

MASSIVE protest at Boobs on Bikes

MASSIVE have rallied down Kaikohe's Broadway twice recently. The last time was to protest the death of childhood caused by sexual abuse.

Far North men will be chanting their anti-porn message at the Boobs on Bikes parade in Auckland.

Dargaville & Districts

Aggressive paua poacher arrested

Illegal catches of paua such as these are of concern to the Ministry of Primary Industries.

Fishery officers in the past seven days caught two gatherers with many times more than the daily limit of 10 paua per person.

Library programme promotes enviro-awareness

Everyone including library staff, children and supporters got into the spirit of the bee theme at the Dargaville Library Holiday programme.

Library holiday programmes make children aware of their environment and the purpose of the creatures that live in them.

Secret venue for Moa Hunt Adventure Race

Graeme Ewenson, back right, participates in the Godzone Adventure Race in 2014, with friends Barry Ruddell, front right, Anyka Thomsen and Alan Kirkpatrick.

A sports event with a difference promises to deliver plenty of fun and mystery.

Fire destroys house

The  Smith's home in Huia Crescent, Dargaville was destroyed by a fast moving fire on September 23.

Standing in the lounge of their burned out property a week after a fire destroyed their Dargaville home, Bethne and Ken Smith find it hard to explain their emotions.

Bay Chronicle

Another Far North power cut possible

A Kerikeri cafe manages to keep trading during the power cut which affected more than 30,000 properties across the Far North.

Top Energy electrical engineers suspect that they have found the fault that caused the power outage 

Power returns to Far North

Some shops in Kerikeri were able to keep operating despite the power cut.

Top Energy is restoring power on a rolling basis with hopes the entire region will be reconnected by 4pm.

It shucks being an oyster farmer

Pene Waitai and his business partner have erected 'don't steal' signs at his oyster farm in Te Tii.

.Far North oyster farmers are fed up with thieves pillaging their crops.

Blessed to begin building

Construction workers gather at the blessing for the marina expansion.

Construction has started on the Bay of Islands Marina expansion project in Opua.

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