Northland

From Whangarei to Las Vegas

Whangarei Hair stylist Daniel Matene will represent NZ in Las Vegas.

Hair stylist Daniel Matene is heading to the US to take on the world's best.

Mayor opens purpose-built jetty

Whangarei Cruising Club commodore Doug Smeal invites Whangarei Mayor Sheryl Mai to open the new jetty on Riverside Drive.

Four organisations joined forces to get a new jetty built on Riverside Dr in Whangarei

45 years as a frontline volunteer

Trevor Vaile and brother Alan with the cake decorated by Whangarei Cake Decorators Guild member Elaine Goldthorpe.

Trevor Vaile is this month's "official" Good Sorts Cake recipient

Fingerlings released into Whangarei dams

Fish & Game's Rudi Hoetjes releases fish into the Opouteke River helped by his dog Jack. The river flows generally east reaching the Mangakahia River 30 kilometres north of Dargaville.

Winter fishing reservoirs restocked

Taniwha challenge helps community

Taniwha players Tyler Lansdowne, Matias Narvaez, Dan Hawkins, Isimeli Taqea, Jaycob Matiu, Warren Dunn and Shane Neville with their winning raised garden bed.

The Northland Taniwha built garden beds to be donated to local groups, while also discovering potential study options.

Whangarei Leader

Talented designers put to the test gallery

27082015 Out and About photos supplied by ?? Sarah Marshall Photography. Northland Bernina Fashion Awards 2015. Bernina Northland Fashion Awards 2015 Northland designer of the year Aimee Tomes, left, with her creation Liquid Courage, modelled by Zeralda Pirini.

It was a challenging time for the judges in this year's Bernina Northland Fashion Awards.

Help needed for river planting

Some of the group of 30 volunteers from the Waitaua Catchment Restoration Network at the Matariki planting day along the Waitaua River in June.

Want to help protect our streams and waterways?

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.

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.

Northern News

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.

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.

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

Snapping pix, winning big

Jess Burges, Rachel Jordan and Yasmin Mark with some of their winning images.

Four Kerikeri photographers have snapped up big prizes at the national photographers competition in August.

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.

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