Northport oil spill under control

Regional council maritime staff and emergency services representatives at the oil spill response at Northport near the entrance to Whangarei Harbour.

Authorities cleaning up after an oil spill at Northport in Whangarei Harbour say the majority has now been contained.

Technology catches farm thieves

Livestock thefts in the Far North come in spates, particularly around spring time.

New technology is making it easier for police to track down farm equipment theft.

Talks hosted to save fish

A false killer whale looks more like a pigmy whale and is actually a large species in the dolphin family.

DEC 17 event Learning about the wonders of the deep, blue ocean is free and monthly for anyone interested.

Honeymoon crashed by flying skip

Grateful to be alive and having each other, newly-weds Maggie and Adrian Berkhout in their garden of wedding roses.

A close encounter with a flying skip bin delivered a near-death experience to a Northland couple at the start of their honeymoon.

Incognito game powerful teaching tool

October winners of the Skoolbo Cup at St Joseph's Catholic School in Dargaville are students Sam Glover and Thomas McMillan.

Latest craze for learning appears as a game but teaches undercover.

Whangarei Leader

Time out for carers

Age Concern Whangarei's Sharon MacLeod, Betty Smith, Annette Bradley and Richard Firth.

Age Concern Whangarei's dedicated carer relief service is providing local family carers with some time out.

Reminder to wear lifejackets

Family members and Police search for a crab fisherman missing at Uretiti.

The disappearance of a man crab fishing has prompted a reminder to always wear a lifejacket.

Theatre traces its history in This Is Your Life

Octagon Theatre members, from left, Trish Fowke, Wendy Sears and Cushla Allen during rehearsals for This Is Your LIfe.

The Octagon Theatre's end of year production celebrates, acknowledges and review's the theatre's origins which span back to 1948.

Penguin dies in set net

The Ministry for Primary Industries is reminding people that set nets catch more than fish.

A little blue penguin found dead in an illegally set net in Tutukaka has prompted a reminder.

Northern News

Calling all presents and food

The Northern News/Bay Chronicle editorial team Sarah Harris, Jan Salmon and Jenny Ling organise a food and present drive to share Christmas cheer.

The Northern News and Bay Chronicle team is lending a hand for those in need this Christmas.

Community tidies town

David Todd is keen to get the town ship shape.

The tiny town of Ngawha are keen to get house proud and clean up their streets.

National success achieved studying alone

Mike and Tohunga Riwai celebrate the success.

A teenager living in isolated Waima Valley has beaten thousands of other students to win two national correspondence school awards.

Career criminal cracking the art world

Simon Kerr is working on another solo show for Jetsom Artspace in January.

Everybody loves a redemption story recently released career criminal Simon Kerr says.

Dargaville & Districts

Schoolgirl DJ plays the airwaves

Tatum Robinson receives her certificate for her slot as guest DJ from More FM DJ Lance Dunne.

Local schoolgirl spins the vinyl as guest DJ.

Playground plans halt mid-swing

Carl Miller in front of the land residents are hoping to transform into a much-needed children's playground.

A council decision on a children's playground for Maungaturoto is expected soon.

Building defences for endangered fairy terns

Department of Conservation rangers build sandwalls at Waipu to help protect the fairy tern nests from high tides.

Efforts are being made to protect nesting fairy terns from the public and the elements.

From father to son - Godfrey Motors has new owner

Proud new owners, Becky and Graham Godfrey discuss the day's bookings.

Geared up to keeping motor business running in the family, Godfrey Motors sees ownership passed to son after 44 years.

Bay Chronicle

Career criminal cracking the art world

Simon Kerr is working on another solo show for Jetsom Artspace in January.

Everybody loves a redemption story recently released career criminal Simon Kerr says.

Standing ovation for last runner

Monique Edwards with her shoes that had to be cut to complete the half marathon.

Dragging her dead leg and bleeding, battered toes over the finish line was a victory for cerebral palsy survivor Monique Edwards.

Brave baldees break world record

Three young men discover the feeling of their freshly shaved heads.

462 good souls braved baldness to smash the Guinness World Record of most head shaves in an hour.

Dancer's dream be best in the world video

Alannah Curtis with her Diamond Divas.

It's a busy life being a Diamond Diva.

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