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Parents booze, kids lose

Kids going hungry because their parents have blown the budget on booze is an all too familiar reality for a Kaikohe church leader.

Tourist thankful for support

A German tourist who was attacked in Northland last week is still recovering in hospital.

Slow down for kiwi

The kiwi population around Whangarei Heads is booming, but more of the birds are winding up as road kill.

Sober driver drives drunks

He may not have a car, but that won't stop Big Mike from getting you home safely.

Lightning strike cuts power

More than 30,000 people in the Far North were left in the dark after a lightning strike this afternoon.

Extreme makeover for Te Aroha

Yolande Oversier and Tex McGoram A couple who ditched creature comforts to live at sea are planning a TV series "like Grand Designs for boats".

Setting the sun to work

More people are tapping into the sunny north's power by "going solar", but is it the solid investment they say it is?

Blunt force killed man

Man arrested over kidnapping

'There's nothing left'

fire   The owner of a plastics business that burnt down in Northland says fire destroyed everything including steel beams.

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.

Dargaville loses optometrist

MP wades into wastewater mess

Superbug strikes Ellie

Active 9-year-old Ellie Weight is now immobile and in isolation after contracting a superbug.

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.

Prison nurse feels at home

Ella Smith For prison nurse Ella Smith, the Northern Regional Corrections Facility in Ngawha is her "home away from home".

Pitching in to save pool

Art, paint, a new roof, revamped gardens and lots of elbow grease are some of the changes the community is making to Kawakawa Pool in an effort to save it from the scrap heap.

Don't forget beautiful Northland!

Mayor's frantic first year

Thieves take club's dream

Thieves have robbed the Hokianga Sailing Trust of its plans to revive the sport by stealing $15,000 worth of materials.

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