Is this 113-year-old porthole yours? gallery

A brass porthole retrieved from the SS Ventnor, now mounted on a wooden base.

Claims of ownership are being sought for artifacts salvaged from a historic New Zealand shipwreck.

Weaving in two worlds

Mayn with a kete and tribal offering she wove.

Kohukohu and New York City might seem like two extremes. But for one Far North artist they're both home.

Chainsaw school a cut above

Around 15 correspondence students sliced and diced trees on August 26.

Chainsaw class isn't on every school's curriculum, but for kids around the Far North it can be.

Possum shanks can be tasty tucker

A slightly frightening possum dish presented at a Wild Food party.

Around 30 million possums inhabit New Zealand and, if they're without infection or poison, they can make a great free meal.

Whangarei stabbing victim released from hospital

The man received multiple stab wounds in the Whangarei stabbing

The 69-year-old man was stabbed twice in a Whangarei park on Saturday.

Whangarei Leader

Fan gets chance to perform for hero

The Avenues - Kara Britton (front) and Jess Dowlman (back) - are rehearsing hard for their performance at The Old Stone Butter Factory, supporting Anika Moa.

Waiheke resident and singer/songwriter Kara Britton can't wait to open for Anika Moa on September 4.

Sweet treats for 'good cause'

Dale Tweedie dedicated her weekend to baking and icing cupcakes to sell as part of the SPCA's Cupcake Day.

Whangarei woman Dale Tweedie combined her love of baking with the SPCA's Cupcake Day.

Main route north fully operational again gallery

The rebuilt section of the state highway south of Kawakawa.

$3.25m rebuild of state highway south of Kawakawa now complete

Students art on display

Clockwise from top left: Glenbervie year 1, 2 and 6 pupils Sam, Blake, Cameron, Sakura, Will and Ruby-June, with some of the 544 pieces of art on display in the school hall.

Students at Glenbervie school have two pieces of art on display at their once in three year exhibition.

Northern News

Sacred churches shouldn't be sold, residents say

St Stephen the Martyr's on Clifford St in Kaikohe, one of the churches that may be sold.

Two well-loved Far North churches have dubious futures as the The Anglican Diocese of Auckland discuss their sale.

Kapa haka transforms youth

The Okaihau College kapa haka team hard at practice.

Northland kapa haka teams work on their themes and performances to do Maoridom justice.

KFC worker wins landmark case

Sam Wilson couldn't pay her $100 dentist bill due to the erratic hours she was getting at KFC.

A Kaikohe teen has won back pay from a fast food giant by enforcing the new minimum hours clause in her contract.

Strange disease kills dogs

Okaihau veterinarian Jenni Petersen has worked on a cure for go slow for the last year.

A deadly disease is destroying dogs in the Far North and it can't be cured.

Dargaville & Districts

Dairy robbery suspects nabbed

Arrests have been made for the aggravated robbery of the Dargaville Hilltop Dairy.

Relief for a female dairy owner after police arrest the men suspected of robbing her at gunpoint

Biggest trout in 50 years

A record sized trout caught by Bruce Yorke at the Lake Taharoa near Dargaville.

A near trophy sized trout caught in a Northland lake is a sign of an improved habitat

Banking on Daffodil Day

ANZ Bank Dargaville branch staff get involved with fundraising for the New Zealand Cancer Society.

Daffodil Day is a reminder to most people about ones they know who have won or lost their battles with cancer

Little Theo's health battle

Five-month-old Theo Chick chills out with his brother Seth, 8.

A mother has nothing but praise for voluntary supporters and medical professionals as her baby faces a long health struggle.

Bay Chronicle

Hospice calls for collectibles

Nikki Simmons with some of her Combi collection.

Mid North Hospice is calling for quirky collectables, amazing artworks and vintage antiques for its annual fundraising auction.

Schools share science discoveries

Kerikeri High School students Zak Holster-Haidzir, Sara Legler, Jack Hodgson and Harris Jobe have gotten into the nitty gritty of their science fair projects.

Far North schools share their best science and technology projects at the regional science fair.

Students cook up big win

Culinary Institute students Chelsea Johnston, Daniel Alzate Echeverri, Tracy Todd and chef tutor Mat Fulton with their prizes.

Kerikeri cooks take home gold from a national culinary competition.

Brigade stamps out 50th year

The Pahia Fire Brigade has fought countless fires and helped numerous people in their 50 years of service.

After half a century of fighting flames and saving lives Paihia Fire Brigade celebrated a milestone last month.

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