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Paihia supermarket closes

Countdown Paihia

Countdown has been forced to close its Paihia store after a dispute with the property's landlord.

Party over before it began

Person drinking alcohol, binge drinking, beer Police concerns have thwarted a Whangarei teen's party plans after reports there would be 500 attendees.

Lodge owner denied bail

Michael Harris Lodge owner charged with indecently assaulting guests has been "tried by media", lawyer says.

Skeleton examined for clues

tapeST A human skeleton found at a Far North beach is undergoing forensic examination in Auckland today.

Holiday Highway gets final go

Northern Motorway traffic jam The EPA has confirmed its go-ahead for a controversial highway from Puhoi to Warkworth.

Man arrested over kidnapping

Police A 50-year-old man will appear in court tomorrow for a kidnapping in Whangarei last month.

Fundraising at a blistering pace

Doctor Vicky Bruce-Miller has rowed Cook Strait, smashing the current record and raising nearly $3000 for a patient.

Councillor's addiction drives ban

Katie's brave battle

Dargaville loses optometrist

optometrist A family-run business is closing down, leaving Dargaville without any optometry services.

MP wades into wastewater mess

MP Mike Sabin wants Office of the Auditor General to negotiate a settlement with Kaipara Council out of court.

Water feedback welcome

Action against Auditor-General

Holy Cow, it's a girl!

She was destined for the meat works, but instead this fertile cow has just delivered her 23rd live calf.

Art in aid of Gaza kids

Children of Gaza "I am doing the only thing I can do. It's a drop in the ocean, but it's better than doing nothing," Julia Reinholt says.

Council: slip is private matter

The council has told one couple that correspondence is closed concerning a landslide affecting their property.

Marina plans divide Opua

Brazen theft of donation box

Medal 'needs to come home'

A small newspaper clipping about the auctioning in Australia of a medal raised an alert for Hugh Rihari.

Scheme helps students 'crack' maths

Meremere Paitai A Far North after-school tuition programme is helping students find success in maths and english.

'Wildboy' comes home

He's faced near-death experiences, hospital and hunger on his 18-month walk, but Brando Yelavich is finally done.

Job cap a mixed bag

Greener pastures for school farm

Pooling resources

New swimming pools are wanted in Kaitaia, Kerikeri and Kaikohe - but who has the cash?

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