Record summer for rescue helicopters

Northland Emergency Services Trust helicopters attended a record 107 rescue missions in January.

Northland holidaymakers were perhaps a little too adventurous this summer period.

Church living just divine

Paul Wright and Chantelle Druitt plan to live there full time in the future.

You're preaching to the converted when you tell the Druitts buying and renovating the local church was a good idea.

Man charged with Northland murder

The alleged offender will be appearing on a murder charge in the Whangarei District Court on Thursday.

Police have charged a 48-year-old man with murder following the death of a man in Whangarei last night.

Kitten thrown from car window shocks witness

Bay of Islands SPCA inspector Wendy Locke with the dumped puppy.

The Bay of Islands SPCA is appealing for information after a kitten was seen being thrown from a car window while travelling 80km/h.

Police launch homicide inquiry

The Armed Offenders Squad was called after a man was found dead north of Whangarei.

The Armed Offenders Squad was called after a man's body was found north of Whangarei.

Whangarei Leader

Black marlin backlash video

Craig Johnson (right), 44, of Whangarei, landed the 363.8kg black marlin on Waitangi Day.

Some have compared the capture and killing of a 364kg Black Marlin to trophy hunting.

Huge black marlin caught up north

Craig Johnson (right), 44, of Whangarei, landed a whopping 363.8kg black marlin on Waitangi Day at the Hen and Chicken Islands.

The fishermen heard it had taken up residence on a reef. So began the hunt.

Violin, cello and double bass talents on show gallery

Alex Powell receives his full licence from mayor Sheryl Mai and deputy mayor Sharon Morgan.

Children from Whangarei Sistema Toi Akorangi's holiday programme put on a concert for their families.

Junior throwers pick up medals

Clockwise from top left: Athletics Whangarei Colgate Games representatives Emma Hetaraka, Hokioramai Dunn, Nikolas Kini, Jordyn Hetaraka, Aimee-Leigh Scott, Braedon Hetaraka, Oscar Ruffel, Elliot Ruffel and Jaime Hetaraka.

Athletes from Athletics Whangarei have enjoyed some success in throwing events at this year's Colgate Games.

Northern News

Kiwi found dead in Cambodia

The deceased Kiwi man was found in a Cambodian resort four days ago.

A 72-year-old man was found dead of a suspected heart attack in a Cambodian resort.

Careers advice found on bus

Peter Reihana-Ruka having a look at his future.

Youth got their hands on their potential futures when career advice came to town.

Wild West hits State Highway 12

People come from far and wide to dress up.

Waimamaku's Wild West Fest is set to throw it's 14th bootin' scootin' party on February 27.

Fiction grown from real stories

Susy Pointon and her chihuahua Thumbelina at home where she does a lot of her writing.

You may think a character sounds familiar, or a story similar to one that happened in real life when you read a Hokianga writer's recently published collection of short stories.

Dargaville & Districts

Man pinned under truck

Westpac Helicopter transported the man to hospital.

A man is in critical condition after being pinned under the tyre of a 15-tonne truck.

Rebellious 'Big Dig' remembered

Noel Cullen, one of the three initiators of the reopening of the harbour with Phil Dreardon, who owned several machines operating on the first day of the Big Dig.

Reminiscing on Mangawhai's infamous act of rebellion.

Country school has bright future

New principal Sonia Simeon, centre, and Kaihu Valley School staff members Robyn Diamond and Cindy Rogers mingle with some of the school's pupils.

The new principal of Kaihu Valley School is bringing a colourful new vision to the school.

Main street boat protest against boating ban video

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Boaties rally against council plan to ban boats on popular Kai Iwi Lakes

Bay Chronicle

All about completing not competing

The victorious 2014 Ironmahue finishers.

Getting hot and sweaty is the name of the game at the third annual Ironmahue this year.

Hopefully last Waitangi Day without treaty documents

A 1934 Charles Goldie portrait of Tamati Waka Nene that will be displayed in the new museum.

The Waitangi National Trust hope that this is one of the last Waitangi Days without the original treaty documents.

Fighters build gym for love of sport

Ethan Williamson and Petrus Strydom infront of their home made ring.

When they got the news they'd have to move they decided to make the most of it.

Love club for the over 70s

Henry Wakelam says finding love and companionship can be difficult for the elderly.

A recent widow wants to help others, and maybe himself, find love in their golden years.

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