Far North school wins new defibrillator

Ahipara School students with the new AED.

Ahipara School has won a defibrillator, a life-saving device used to resuscitate victims of a cardiac arrest.

Mama Mia to hit Forum North

Mama Mai is being staged at the Captaine Bouganville Theatre June 16-July 8.

Show which has delighted audiences all over the world will hit Whangarei stage on June 16.

Tensions high at Lit Quiz video

Kids Literature Quiz winners Wellesley College team members Jack Morrah, left, and Harry Hampton debate an answer.

Are you as well read as these 12 year olds? Take our quiz.

We could have beaten the Lions

Sid Going played for both Northland and the All Blacks against the Lions - then would return home to his family's ...

The Lions' arrival in Whangarei promises old-style billeting, post-match beers – and memories of the triple-scissors move.

One dead after truck crash

One person has died after a truck crash on Otaika Valley Rd, Maungatapere. (file photo)

The crash happened on a notorious stretch of Northland road at Maungatapere.

Whangarei Leader

Top credit rating for WDC

The Whangarei District Council has been credited with top-most rating.

Northland petrol station to pay $28,500 for underpaying workers

A Northland petrol station has been fined $28,500 for underpaying its employees.

Northland petrol station fined for breaches of employment law.

Pupils paint a fan trail for rugby supporters

Creative Northland's Keely Quaid, marketing assistant and support/liaison, sealing the fan's before they were erected ...

Whangarei children's art forms a fan trail for rugby supporters of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 when they visit the city.

Neridah's talents knew no limits

Neridah Haworth was a talented designer, dressmaker and artist in the 1980s and 90s.

Family inspired to share a photo book of the works of talented designer and artist Neridah Haworth, now 86, with the community.

Northern News

Masked and armed teens make off with cash and booze

Super Liquor store in Kerikeri was robbed on Saturday by two masked girls wielding small axes.

A Far North liquor store manager is shaken but unhurt after being robbed by two girls with axes.

Far North teens off to US for basketball tour

Nick Morris, Joel Meske, Jhontae Rameka with coach Carl Buck, are off to Las Vegas to play basketball.

Basketball is helping Far North kids jetset to the United States for experience and to attempt to gain university scholarships.

Swim team makes splash at Northland carnival

The Bay of Islands swim team had huge success at the recent Special Olympics Swim Carnival at Kawakawa Community ...

The Bay of Islands hosted a Special Olympics Swim Carnival last weekend at Kawakawa Community Swimming Pool. 

Far North settlement to celebrate 150 years

Snow Harrison with farming equipment that will be on display in the 150th commemorations of Okaihau.

Okaihau is preparing to celebrate 150 years of the settlement in the Far North - with the organising group asking for help.

Dargaville & Districts

Peeping principal can still teach

Former Dargaville High School principal  David Bargh.

Convicted lurker "became fixated" with one of his female teachers and was caught on her property three times.

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.

Bay Chronicle

Kerikeri cafe owner feels violated after several thefts

The Rusty Tractor co-owner Denis Callesen says the business has had three thefts in the past 18 months, totalling around ...

A Kerikeri cafe owner "feels violated" after more than $6000 worth of items has been stolen over the past 18 months.

Far North firefighters claim community spirit award

Aaron Nepia leads the Kaikohe firefighters to the start of the Sky Tower Stair Climb.

A Far North fire brigade has taken out the community spirit award from the Sky Tower Stair Challenge for the second time in three years.

Construction of Kerikeri sewerage scheme to begin

Kerikeri Ratepayers Association secretary Jane Johnston says the group are concerned with council processes relating to ...

The contract for construction on the Kerikeri sewerage scheme has been awarded, but the local ratepayers association is still dissatisfied with the process undertaken by the council.

Rare parakeet to be released in Bay of Islands

Kakariki are set to return to the Bay of Islands in June.

The endangered kakariki are set to return to the Bay of Islands after a 30 year absence.

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