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Career criminal cracking the art world

Simon Kerr is working on another solo show for Jetsom Artspace in January.

Everybody loves a redemption story recently released career criminal Simon Kerr says.

Standing ovation for last runner

Monique Edwards with her shoes that had to be cut to complete the half marathon.

Dragging her dead leg and bleeding, battered toes over the finish line was a victory for cerebral palsy survivor Monique Edwards.

Brave baldees break world record

Three young men discover the feeling of their freshly shaved heads.

462 good souls braved baldness to smash the Guinness World Record of most head shaves in an hour.

Dancer's dream be best in the world video

Alannah Curtis with her Diamond Divas.

It's a busy life being a Diamond Diva.

Street food parades into Paihia

Paihia Christmas parade will be followed by a street food market this year.

The Far North's first street-food night market will be cooking up a storm in Paihia on December 4.

Bay of Islands gets spring cleaned

The clean up group found heaps of rubbish in the "pristine" Bay of Islands.

Sea Cleaners swept up five cubic meters of rubbish from the Bay of Islands on November 7.

Science on the high seas

The SSV Robert C. Seamans has been built so people new to sailing can handle her with "student-sized sails" the captain says.

A hulking 135ft yacht used for capturing critters at the bottom of the ocean opened its hatches to the public on November 5 at Opua Wharf.

Indigenous games 'incredible experience'

Verbina Kopa, Josh Rewha, Billie Brown and Yves Brown in traditional dress.

New Zealand came home with colourful experiences, new friends and more cultural wisdom after attending the first World Indigenous Games in Brazil.

Fighting for life

Nik Jessop welcomes some of the smallest fighters on to the stage.

Fighting for suicide may seem like an oxymoron.

Fish hungry for consent

Gary Morris’ children Dominic and Lilian hold up two buckets of the 1800kgs of high-quality fish food Morris keeps in his sleep out. He doesn’t know what he’ll do with it if he can’t feed the fish.

Fish might go hungry and kids bored if a resource consent is imposed on Russell Wharf.

Toilet permission sought from descendants

Church chairperson Stephen Ward is asking tangata whenua for permisson to build a toilet.

Church goers in Paihia may be busting to go to the loo but they can't go yet.

"Dog in kill mode"

Jeff Knight's dog JJ was viciously attacked by a pit bull in Roland's Wood Kerikeri.

A ferocious dog attack in Northland leaves a man and his little dog scarred and shaken.

Area wanted to protect fish

Gary Morris stans staunch in front of the Bay of Islands he'd like to protect from commercial fishing.

A group of Russell skippers have seen the devastating effect of commercial fishing and want to save the Bay of Islands before it's too late.

Problem solvers have winning solution

Coming second in New Zealand made the Kerikeri Primary School problem solving team extremely happy. From left, Joe Howells, Ivana Tatana and coach Kate Hollard with Jade Sceats and Lorelei Baker behind.

Primary school problem solvers have nutted their way out to second place in a national competition.

Cheap wages allow hiring

Kerryn and Pete Regeling couldn't afford to hire their son Dante Regeling as an apprentice without the Flexi-Wage scheme.

High wages can break the back of any small business.

Footage shows forests collapsing

Dean Baigent-Mercer says pest control needs to be consistent and long term if Northland's forests are to survive.

At the rate we're going the Far North will have "ghost forests" within years says a prominent conservationist.

Motorcyclist injured in Far North crash

The Northland Emergency Services Trust helicopter attended the crash on Saturday afternoon.

A rescue helicopter landed on a Far North beach to rescue an injured motorcyclist.

Ngapuhi settlement overdue

Crown kaumatua John Clarke speaks while lead negotiator Nigel Fyfe hugs the message he read out from the Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister.

 Tensions rose and fell as Ngapuhi hosted a hui with the Crown to discuss where treaty negotiations stand and where they could go.

Sporting another burglary

Eric and Robyn Hazelden have been broken into 14 times in 13 years.

Despite being broken into for the 14th time Stirling Sports Waipapa are keen to soldier on.

Headwinds make yacht race 'tough slog' video

Sailors battled against head winds at the annual Coastal Classic.

Strong winds added more than four hours to the victorious Team Vodafone's time.

'Ramshackle' hall saved

Oruru Hall was moved by barge and bullock from Cable Bay to where it now stands.

A historic hall in Taipa is getting a cash injection to keep the good memories rolling.

Bollywood star visits Northland

Bollywood star Sidharth Malhotra tries surfing the sand dunes at Te Paki on his Northland visit.

Bollywood star Sidharth Malhotra has fun in Northland.  

Wants to help others with cleft

Ryan Lambert says one of the biggest challenges with cleft is taking time off school for surgeries.

A Kerikeri boy with cleft wants to make a difference with his condition.

Charity calendar marks yoga milestone

Gail Parlane loves watching her students grow up through her classes.

A Hokianga yoga teacher is celebrating 40 years of classes with a calendar.

Pampering helps cancer sufferers

Cilla Luatua, organiser Jo Wood and Lynette Beuth have all been on the breast cancer journey.

Look good, feel better. That's the name of the game for the international charity that gives women undergoing cancer treatment a day of sheer pampering.

Mexican festival celebrates dead

Owner Benn Lawrence loves hosting a good party.

In true Mexican spirit Kerikeri restaurant La Taza Del Diablo are hosting a free day of the dead festival from October 30 to November 1.

Braving baldness after bone cancer

Renata undergoes treatment for a rare and aggressive form of bone cancer.

A young bone cancer survivor is shaving his head a second time. But this time it's on his own terms.

Another Far North power cut possible

A Kerikeri cafe manages to keep trading during the power cut which affected more than 30,000 properties across the Far North.

Top Energy electrical engineers suspect that they have found the fault that caused the power outage 

Power returns to Far North

Some shops in Kerikeri were able to keep operating despite the power cut.

Top Energy is restoring power on a rolling basis with hopes the entire region will be reconnected by 4pm.

It shucks being an oyster farmer

Pene Waitai and his business partner have erected 'don't steal' signs at his oyster farm in Te Tii.

.Far North oyster farmers are fed up with thieves pillaging their crops.

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