Northland

Fishing methods concern

Recreational fisherman Doug Kinnon says he's never seen a commercial operation like this.

Spotter planes, helicopters and dye are being used in commercial fishing in the Far North.

Playground perfect for pre-schoolers

Northland MP Winston Peters at the opening of Whananaki's playground designed for under six year olds.

A playground for toddlers, surrounded by an 8m x 7m bark area has been opened in Whananaki.

Alleged carjacker remanded

The alleged carjacker will re-appear on Wednesday. (File photo)

Carjacker to make applications of legal aid.

Mystics coach excited to play in Northland

Northern Mystics head coach Helene Wilson makes a point to one her players.

The Northern Mystics and Northern Stars will face off in a pre-season fixture in Whangarei on March 4.

Rescued after quad bike crash

A police spokeswoman confirmed one person had been flown to hospital in a serious condition after their quad bike rolled.

One person has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after their quad bike rolled in the Far North on Sunday afternoon. 

Whangarei Leader

Police guard Whangarei

Police tape surrounds a property at the centre of a shooting on Clark Rd in Whangarei on Wednesday night.

An overt police presence will continue into the weekend after five people were shot on Wednesday.

Vicar of Dibley scoops five awards

Tracey Lawson won best actress in a play and Laura Thomson  best supporting actress for their roles in the Vicar of Dibley.

Award successes for the Whangarei Theatre Company saw them take away six awards at the NAPTA .

A shooting in the neighbourhood video

Police tape surrounds a property at the centre of a shooting on Clark Rd in Whangarei on Wednesday night.

On Clark St, most homes are well looked after. Except one - the home where 5 people were shot.

'Massive' illegal scallop haul

Two divers were caught with 565 scallops, 300 of which were undersized.

Pair face penalties after being caught with 565 scallops in Northland.

Northern News

Seaweek events extended to Easter

Our seas and oceans are worthy of protection.

Northlanders keen to pick up rubbish could win a $200 barbeque as part of the numerous activities planned for Seaweek

Easter Sunday trading now legal in Far North

Far North businesses will be able to legally trade on Easter Sunday - following the adoption of a new bylaw.

Medical research showcase shares findings

Jane Anderson, nursing programme leader; nursing tutors Lizzie Carroll-Thom, George McNally, Michael McGivern, Joanna ...

More than 40 senior nursing personnel from around Northland attended a research showcase organised by NorthTec's nursing department.

Large scale marine pollution in Northland

Sea Cleaners clean almost 90,000 litres of rubbish out of  Northland waterways.

The colossal volume of marine pollution is not lessening in spite of the best attempts by volunteers.

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

Paihia poo outrage

Moana Cross with her partner Tom Power at Te Ti Bay where she has reported seeing human excrement.

The sight of human excrement floating in the water in Paihia has angered a local woman.

Youth and sea to benefit

Sea Cleaners Trust founder Hayden Smith.

Around 750 young people will benefit from a new $475,000 partnership which will providing youth volunteering opportunities with the Sea Cleaners programme,

Large scale marine pollution in Northland

Sea Cleaners clean almost 90,000 litres of rubbish out of  Northland waterways.

The colossal volume of marine pollution is not lessening in spite of the best attempts by volunteers.

Kawakawa train station volunteers annoyed at damage

Bay of Islands Vintage Railway general manager Denis Hewitt says it is annoying to be the victim of vandalism and break-ins.

A warning has been issued to only purchase train tickets from the Bay of Islands Vintage Railway ticket booth - following the theft of around $1000 worth of tickets.

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