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Pups and prisoners' special bond


A trip to prison may end up being the best thing for dogs staying at the Bay of Islands SPCA.

Trapped granddad 'close to death'

Adam Slade Man stuck under 300kg slab of wood all night was pale as a ghost when rescued, his grandson says.

Fire rips through honey factory

Fire The Tahi Honey factory near Whangarei was destroyed by fire last night.

'Miracle' visit saves man

northland wood A chance family visit is credited with saving the life of a man trapped under timber for over 18 hours.

Footpath catches mum out

Jaki and Kassidy A baby has suffered a concussion after her mother fell on slippery inner-city pavers.

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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