Meth 'easier to get than pot'

A Whangarei lawyer says the Class A drug methamphetamine is in more demand and easier to get than cannabis.

People can't find cannabis in Northland, "but they know where to get meth from a tinnie house".

Japanese performance cars raise mental health awareness

Kerikeri's Aimee Upson in her Toyota Supra RZ (S2) which will form part of the mental health awareness drive from ...

Kerikeri's Aimee Upson is using her love of Japanese performance vehicles to raise awareness for mental health.

Thunderstorms for Auckland, Northland

The stormy weather marches its way up the country.

The rain is starting to fall, but it won't be enough to alleviate dry conditions, forecasters say.

Arrest over rest-home bomb threat

A 50-year-old man will appear in the Whangarei District Court over a bomb theat on the Shalom Rest Home.

A Whangarei man has been arrested over a bomb hoax made against the Shalom Rest Home.

Pa Wars re-ignites in Kaikohe

The Ahi Ka Collective who are organising Pa Wars 2017, at Lindvart Park in Kaikohe.

20 years after the first edition of Pa Wars, it is returning to the Mid North.

Whangarei Leader

Petition for humanitarian medal

Whangarei man Alan Ward reads the petition to Whangarei MP Dr Shane Reti.

The petition has 234 signatures and support from 14 non-government organisations.

The clans and their tartans on show

Lively dancing and colourful tartans attracted a good audience.

It was a showcase of all things tartan at Waipu's annual Highland Games.

MP no one-man band

Reti performs at the opening of Te Kakano, part of Whangarei's Hundertwasser art centre.

A family musical performance is always on the cards with National MP Shane Reti.

Cowboy 'rustles-up' rodeo protesters

Protesters said the cowboy acted in an intimidating manner.

Protesters say they were shaken up but held their ground, after cowboy's "intimidating" act at rodeo.

Northern News

Dry spell sparks water restrictions

These cows on a farm near Kerikeri are feeling the dry conditions.

With little rainfall since November, Far North residents face restrictions in order to save water,

Power cut pair to reappear in February

The two men accused of shooting insulators, causing a Far North blackout in December will reappear in February.

The two men charged with causing a power blackout that affected the entire Far North in early December have appeared in court for the second time. 

Rural showcase in Kaikohe

There will be plenty to see at the Kaikohe A& P Show on January 21.

The 90th Kaikohe A & P Show will be held on January 21.

Dust up over Northland roads

Signs warn road users to slow down to 40kmh.

Lobby groups block four rural Northland roads on to protest dangerous dust levels.

Dargaville & Districts

Three people saved from boat

The Coastguard and rescue crews responded to the stricken boat off the coast of Dargaville.

A rescue team saved three people on broken down boat off the coast of Dargaville.

'Crack down on reckless boaties'

Mourners gather at the joint funeral of Sunia "Junior" Ungo'unga and his cousin Alipate Manumu'a at the Otara Tongan ...

OPINION: The joint funeral of two cousins drowned on the Kaipara Bar is a cold reminder of the pain caused to those left behind, especially their seven children.

Kiwi wins coveted car scholarship

University of Auckland student Andrew McLaren has won the first international internship offered by UK supercar maker ...

Auckland student wins first international internship offered by UK supercar maker McLaren Automotive.

Brethren crash: Not guilty plea

Sadie Stewart, 16, James Wearmouth, 18, and Susanna Stewart, 48, died on June 6.

Three Exclusive Brethren members died in the crash. A man charged with causing the death has pleaded not guilty.

Bay Chronicle

Ovation of the Seas welcomed at Waitangi

Guests disembark after clearing customs at the Waitangi Wharf.

Ovation of the Seas docked at Waitangi this morning for the ship's first visit to Northland.

Environment inspires dairy farmers to band together

Northland Dairy Environment Leaders's Forum attendees in Wellington.

After attending the Dairy Environment Leaders' Forum, Northland dairy farmers are establishing a working group.

World record kingfish speared

Nat Davey's 50.6kg kingfish was speared near the Three Kings Islands.

Monster 50.6kg kingfish yet to be confirmed, but Kiwi Nat Davey says he isn't interested in world records.

Spearfish helps six-year-old to world record

Charlie Rowe's record holding Yellowfin Tuna.

Kerikeri's Charlie Rowe, 6, is set to add a world record to his collection after nabbing a 19.4kg spearfish.

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