From cruelty case to TV star

Lacey was half starved when she arrived at the Bay of Islands SPCA in December.

Lacey was one of the worst animal cruelty cases in the Far North but now has a loving home thanks to Purina Pound Pups TV show.

Violent offender 'on knife edge'

William John Murphy had previously been considered for preventive detention but was given a finite sentence instead at his last court appearance.

A man who robbed and assaulted elderly women in their homes may go to jail indefinitely.

St John 'not to blame'

Wehe Peepe with grandaughter Jontelle Kemp.

The Far North family whose loved one died while trapped in a crashed ambulance say St John aren't to blame.

Indoor rowing world record

New world record holders Vicky Bruce-Miller and Ashton Lovell.

A pair of Northland rowers have clinched a world record in indoor tandem rowing

Diesel spill causes crash chaos in Northland

More than four crashes are believed to have been caused by a diesel spill.

A diesel spill near Whangarei has caused multiple car crashes.

Whangarei Leader

Dargaville ranger battling Canada's wildfires.

Diane Sanderson is the logistics manager for the Kiwi team  fighting wildfires  in Canada.

A Dargaville woman is among two Northland firefighters in Canada

Gap in museum timeline filled

Packard & Pioneer Museum director Fenton Craw inside the museum's newest attraction, a 1906 Humber Landaulette.

A Northland museum is pleased to be plugging a hole in its collection timeline with a rare car.

Grateful mum delivers mudcow cake

Cake maker Kim Donker with her mud cow cake creation she made for Whangarei Hospital's children ward.

Kim Donker wanted to say thank you after for taking care of her kids' broken arms and legs.

Hidden treasure set to blossom

Whangarei Quarry Gardens volunteer Dan Robson, left, and Whangarei Quarry Gardens operations manager David McDermott outside the soon to be visitors centre and cafe.

The Whangarei Quarry Gardens is looking to spark growth for the wider Whangarei area with new visitors centre and cafe.

Northern News

No place for sexual violence

Around 50 people stormed the streets to say sexual violence needs to stop.

Victims, ex-abusers and supporters stomped down the street to say sexual abuse is not ok.

Weaving good for the soul

The Wednesday weavers group with Toi Te Rito Maihi at the bottom right.

Traditional Maori weaving is worth learning says a famous Far North artist. Weaving is a harmony between natural objects. It’s a relationship with the gifts of the land.

Winter arts festival for all

Kings Theatre Creative - where all the August author action is happening.

The winter blues are being chased away with Tai Tokerau's first ever film and literature festival.

One dead in Moerewa ambulance crash

The ambulance is a write off.


Dargaville & Districts

Competition entries to screen at Anzac Theatre

290813 news photo Petrice Tarrant Dargaville & Districts News, Hand up: The Anzac Theatre has had a huge hand up from the lions. President John Tomlinson is happy to see $5000 go to the trust will members such as Kaye Welch, left and Jacoba Puharich around.

Northland MP Winston Peters will be presenting the prizes at a Northland film competition screening on Sunday.

Worry over swamp kauri management

Some conservationists are claiming loopholes in legislation are being used to allow the export of kauri logs. FILE PHOTO

Tougher measures have been introduced to improve the transparency, clarity and enforcement of rules around swamp kauri.

More mentors needed

John and Margaret Bishop have put their hands up to be mentors to learner drivers in Dargaville, here with Road Safety Education programme manager Gillian Archer, left.

Some community minded people have stepped up to help new drivers but more are needed.

Waharoa welcomes visitors to school

Bryce Woollam, Rachel Clothier-Simmonds (principal), Jay Simmonds and William Theodore are proud of the new carved gateway at Otamatea High School.

School's new carved gateway welcomes visitors

Bay Chronicle

Jazzy festival turns 30

The Funky Do Das played at a previous Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival.

The 30th Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival will rock seven venues with rhythm from August 7 to 9.

Boxing boy hits the big time

Kyle Chen says boxing will always be a part of his life.

Believing you can win is the key to knocking out the world championships says a young Far North boxer.

Drawing for good cause

Cole and one of the drawings he is swapping with an artist for fundraising.

 A yummy little boy is drawing pictures for people in need.

'It's neat to be scared'

Pete Ellott has watched so many horror films nothing scares or freaks him out any more.

A day spent watching scary movies full of gore, haunting scenes and ominous music? Oh, the horror!

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