Northland

Brutal sex attack on jogger

Whangarei's Hatea Loop where police say a woman jogger was kidnapped.

Man arrested after vicious sex attack on young female jogger in Whangarei.

Meth tests in homes common practice

Total Inspections team members undertake testing for methamphetamine in homes from Whangarei to Kaitaia.

Testing for methamphetamine is becoming increasingly common in Northland.

Northlander claims second junior squash title

Jamie Oakley and Abbie Palmer are the New Zealand Junior Squash Open champions.

The NZ Junior Squash Open was held in Whangarei recently, with a Northlander taking out the girls' competition.

'Our streams are exciting places after dark'

Keen spotlighters exploring the Waitaua Stream in Tikipunga at night including, from left, Jo Murray, Whitebait ...

Local residents get to know their aquatic neighbours during a stream spotlighting event in Whangarei.

Dog attack victim left shaky

Jim Morgan and his dog Sandy are recovering well after their attack.

92-year-old Jim Morgan and his dog Sandy will be careful where they walk again after an attack left them with multiple stitches.

Whangarei Leader

Well done the Octagon

Some of the cast in a scene from the Octagon Theatre's latest production The Importance of Being Earnest, from left: the ...

Whangarei theatre group gives credible performance of Oscar Wilde's most well-known and best loved play.

Officials test oil spill response at port

A skimmer being deployed during a previous exercise off Northport near Marsden Pt. The regional council is testing oil ...

The exercise is an opportunity to provide onsite training to nearby local maritime industry representatives.

No place like home port

HMNZS Rotoiti warfare officer Sean Kerwick is a former Pompallier Catholic College student.

HMNZS Rotoiti's vist to Whangarei was a homecoming in more ways than one.

New rangers excited about island life

Emma Craig, Jono Carpenter and their children Quincy and Charlie have taken charge of Limestone-Matakohe Island, which ...

Two big rangers and two small rangers have taken over responsibility for Whangarei's Matakohe-Limestone Island.

Northern News

Far north cadet forces fragile

Kerikeri Cadets boarding at Whenuapai Air Base. Volunteers are needed to ensure the longevity of cadet force squadrons ...

Far North cadet forces seek volunteers to ensure longevity of the squadrons.

Leg amputated after Kawakawa crash

Police and emergency services attended a serious five-vehicle crash in Kawakawa.

The five-vehicle crash in Kawakawa blocked SH1 for more than four hours.

Chance to name kiwi

43 will soon have a new moniker with an auction to name him launching on April 28.

A kiwi called 43 is set to get a new name via a TradeMe auction.

Forestry worker to honour fallen colleagues

A boxing event  at the Bay of Islands Copthorne Resort on April 30 will honour forestry workers who have lost their ...

Local bushmen to fight for their fallen colleagues.

Dargaville & Districts

French tourists robbed, assaulted

Police have arrested two men, aged 18 and 19, for an aggravated assault on French tourists in Dargaville.

The couple were allegedly woken in their van, robbed and the male bashed by teenage offenders.

Heading down the line

Jeanette Vickers with 'Anatomy of a water drop'. The artist won the Kaipara Art Award for photography in 2011 and, while ...

A Mangawhai artist's signature photography art is heading south for a solo exhibition.

A thank you from Ghana

Dargaville has helped fund the building of composting toilets in Ghana.

Dargaville funds help provide a toilet for a family in West Africa.

Kaipara on track for 2016 elections

The Kaipara District Council will return to being run by an elected council in October this year.

Commissioners say the Kaipara District Council is in good heart for the up coming local government elections.

Bay Chronicle

Dog put down after miscommunication

Nesa Morey and her remaining dog Aspen. Her other husky Ollie was euthanised after being picked up by the pound.

A Kerikeri dog owner is taking legal action against the Far North District Council as she believes her animal was wrongly put down.

Chance to name kiwi

43 will soon have a new moniker with an auction to name him launching on April 28.

A kiwi called 43 is set to get a new name via a TradeMe auction.

Forestry worker to honour fallen colleagues

A boxing event  at the Bay of Islands Copthorne Resort on April 30 will honour forestry workers who have lost their ...

Local bushmen to fight for their fallen colleagues.

Railway concert rolls on

The Vintage Railway Concert will go ahead whatever the weather after a venue change to the shed.

Kawakawa's Vintage Railway Concert back after weather postponed earlier event.

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