Northland

Five charged over armed incident

Police cordoned off Te Pua Rd in Kaikohe in the Far North after an armed man was spotted by a member of the public.

Police are on the hunt after three men fled into farmland following an armed incident involving a car in Northland.

'We will find you'

Joshua Mason Kite, 33, is wanted in relation to a shooting incident in Northland.

Police do not know where Northland gunman Joshua Kite is but have promised that he will be found.

Second gunman on the run

Mark Andrew Fletcher is believed to be armed and police are warning people not to approach him.

Police are hunting for another man believed to be armed, and is at large in north Auckland.

Celtic Fyre should impress

International fiddler Marian Burns will play at the Celtic Fyre Concert held in Waipu on Labour Weekend.

A special Celtic concert will help recoup losses from washed out Highland Games on New Year's Day.

Community support for project hub

Company of Giants' Ash Holwell and Matt Keene are looking forward to seeing more projects at One One Six.

Community hub One One Six is set to stay, with Whangarei District Council renewing Company of Giants' lease.

Whangarei Leader

Terry calls it a day

Terry Clements with one of his retirement presents.

A long-serving Whangarei credit union worker says the time is right to retire.

Children's team helping vulnerable youth

Children's Team member Katrina Cowie helps to connect children with parents in prison.

Katrina Cowie is using her knowledge as a probation officer to help at risk children.

Manhunt moves to Auckland video

Armed police patrol the streets of Kaiwaka in Northland on the hunt for a man who shot at police overnight in Whangarei.

Man who shot at cops in Northland is believed to have made his way further south.

Man flees armed offenders bust

Police are appealing for sightings of Mark Andrew Fletcher, who has eluded armed police in Northland.

The armed offenders squad are searching for a 'dangerous' man who fled into the bush in Northland.

Northern News

Karate kids off to Noumea

Teuarangi and Kingiteahuahu Tana in their New Zealand tracksuit ahead of their trip to Noumea.

The Tana siblings are off to represent New Zealand in Karate.

Touch newbie makes New Zealand team

Whitiora Haunui-Tipene has made the New Zealand Under 15 Mixed Touch team.

Whitiora Haunui-Tipene has made a New Zealand touch rugby team despite only playing the sport for a year.

"Not talking about it is counter intuitive"

Suicide awareness campaigner Nina Griffiths with fellow campaigner and comedian Mike King.

Kaitaia student Nina Griffiths was compelled to act after she lost two close friends earlier this year.

Bagpipes and brass harmonise

Ben Donnelly, Angus Trail and Kylie McCluggage  will entertain the audiences with a unique harmony of bagpipes and brass ...

Father's day concert with a Celtic twist.

Dargaville & Districts

Whales stranded in Northland

The whales were stranded at the Northland coast of Glinks Gully (pictured).

Two pygmy sperm whales have been rescued after getting stranded at a remote beach.

Ute spotted on beach

Sadie Stewart, 16, James Wearmouth, 18, and Susanna Stewart, 48, died when their ute smashed into a tree.

Police working on reports of dangerous driving and passengers in the back tray of a ute that later crashed, killing three Exclusive Brethren.

'She just wanted her mum'

Sergeant Craig Curnow (left) with four-year-old Hailey Alver and her father Chris Alver.

Missing four-year-old Hailey Alver disappeared at 2.45pm. She was found in dense pine forest after a seven hour search.

'High-powered firearms' stolen

Dargaville police are fearing the worst after several high-powered guns were stolen from a residential properly

Police fear theft of 11 submachine guns and assault rifles is linked to organised crime.

Bay Chronicle

NZ's silent killer stuff nation video

Kaitaia teen Nina Griffiths talks about what's it's like to lose two friends in the recent spate of suspected suicides ...

Nina Griffiths, 17, has lost two friends to suspected suicide, and 20 others have tried to harm themselves in the past few months.

Bagpipes and brass harmonise

Ben Donnelly, Angus Trail and Kylie McCluggage  will entertain the audiences with a unique harmony of bagpipes and brass ...

Father's day concert with a Celtic twist.

Tourist loses posessions after hitchhiking

Police are appealing for information after a tourist was robbed while hitching a lift in Northland.

A Japanese tourist lost his wallet, money and passport after he chose the wrong person to hitch a ride with.

Pink Caravan cruises into Northland

Janice Woods and Gill Mockford of the breast cancer foundation visit towns around the country in the Pink Caravan.

After the tremendous success of last year's Pink Caravan Tour, the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation is going on the road again – our Pink Caravan will travel to 32 towns throughout New Zealand, from the Far North to Southland, with our specialist breastcare nurses on board.

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