Lucy van Oosterom, formerly of Kerikeri, embarks on a 25 day deep sea voyage in January as a NIWA Youth Ambassador.
The Kerikeri Retirement Village Trust has asked the Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Community Board for permission to fell 142 redwood trees at a Hawkings Cres council reserve.
The Christmas Elves are running a toy drive, so if you have good quality second-hand toys or new toys you'd like to donate, take them to Plunket or Café Cinema.
A 44-year-old recreational paua diver is recovering in Rawene Hospital after being injured by an adult stingray.
Rare and historical items for auction are drawing strong interest nationwide, Webbs managing director Neil Campbell says.