Bay Chronicle

From cruelty case to TV star

Lacey was half starved when she arrived at the Bay of Islands SPCA in December.

Lacey was one of the worst animal cruelty cases in the Far North but now has a loving home thanks to Purina Pound Pups TV show.

St John 'not to blame'

Wehe Peepe with grandaughter Jontelle Kemp.

The Far North family whose loved one died while trapped in a crashed ambulance say St John aren't to blame.

Jazzy festival turns 30

The Funky Do Das played at a previous Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival.

The 30th Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival will rock seven venues with rhythm from August 7 to 9.

Boxing boy hits the big time

Kyle Chen says boxing will always be a part of his life.

Believing you can win is the key to knocking out the world championships says a young Far North boxer.

Drawing for good cause

Cole and one of the drawings he is swapping with an artist for fundraising.

 A yummy little boy is drawing pictures for people in need.

'It's neat to be scared'

Pete Ellott has watched so many horror films nothing scares or freaks him out any more.

A day spent watching scary movies full of gore, haunting scenes and ominous music? Oh, the horror!

Waipapa top shop win

Bruce Stallworthy and Andrea Tristram love finding exotic items from all over the world.

A little shop has landed a top spot in a big competition.

Safety in community's hands

Senior Constable Rob Drummond and Stan Vause who is spear heading the community patrol group can't wait to get things up and going.

Kerikeri is about to get a whole lot safer.

Colourful win for avant garde style

The winning ocean-inspired hairstyle.

With a candy-coloured hairstyle one Far North hairdresser knocked a regional hair competition on the head.

Sewerage plans on the move

Kerikeri Sewage Plant has been running overloaded for the last seven years.

Plans are firming up for a long-awaited expansion of Kerikeri's sewerage network.

Pedal to the metal for bike park

Tiffany and Robin Holland have been passionately working on the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park idea for over two years.

A world-class mountain bike park is on track to completion in the Far North.

'Frantic' search for crashed car

The badly damaged car.

A disorientated woman was rescued after crashing her car 100 metres down a bank, on a different state highway than the one she thought she was on.

Ultimate trip for frisbee thrower

Kerikeri's Pauline Bourdin is travelling to London to compete in World Under-23 Ultimate Championships.

Ultimate Frisbee is taking one Far North girl around the world to throw with the best.

World champ wins with a kick

Bradley dropped down to 55kgs for his sparring weight division.

With the deft stroke of a small foot Bradley Greenwood helped his team to victory at the Taekwondo world championships in Italy.

Poisonous weed taking over

Opua resident Gerd Piroth wants to see the council help get rid of the poisonous weed.

Woolly nightshade can be worse than gorse. And one Opua resident is keen to see the Far North District Council do something about it.

Bay of Islands descendants wanted

Ray Lemon, the only descendant to still live on the settlers land in Whangae and Mary Ann Reed, great great granddaughter of leader of the expedition Reverend R.A Hall next to the cairn.

Descendants of Irish settlers are celebrating the 150th anniversary of their ancestors arriving in the Bay of Islands.

Empty house burns down in Northland

Firefighters were called to the suspicious blaze on Sunday morning

An abandoned house in Northland has been burnt to the ground in a suspicious blaze

Big win is icing on the cake

Jess Atkins and with the Cleopatra tiered cake (left) and carved flamingo cake (right) that won at the Auckland competition. Also pictured is another tiered cake and a mermaid cake she is entering into the Whangarei competition.

The towering tiers of Cleopatra and a softly carved flamingo have won one Far North baker two top prizes.

Call for house numbers

Kerikeri St John paramedic Nick Scott is keen on getting letterboxes numbered in the Far North.

A scheme to identify Far North houses and streets can't come fast enough for emergency services.

Big prize for birdmen

Trustee Pania Sigley and friend Maryanne Hoosen dress to impress in their banana boat.

Birdmen will be reaching for the stars, propelled by an extra large kitty of $2000.

It started with a uterus video

Luck has made anything from waffles with banana, blue berries and maple syrup to a pair of lungs (pictured).

Gypsy Apple Luck was wondering what to make her son for Christmas last year. She settled on crocheted organs.

Cash for Stone Store projects

Trustees Mel Messenger and Sophia Warren with secretary Neil Sorensen outside the Stone Store.

Clever ideas to improve the Stone Store Basin can be put into action.

Hit by a car and homeless

From top left, Tinesha Kakepare, Brenda Fenton, Autumn Keach, her best friend Nikki Topia and Altezza Keach in front. Here the family cuddle together on their beds in the living room surrounded by donations.

Sleeping in a car with four kids, two turtles and being pregnant was enough for a Far North woman. Then her daughter was run over.

Arrest made in Kerikeri armed robbery

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A 36-year-old Kerikeri man has been arrested and charged in relation to two aggravated

Nutting out tough research

Sarah Van Rooyen wants your help defining mental toughness.

A PhD student is calling for 350 Far North participants to help her define mental toughness.

Proposal for Northland 'super-council' ditched

The decision to not have a single council in Northland has been welcomed.

The Local Government Commission has ditched the idea of creating a single Northland authority to replace the existing four councils.

Empty gun 'fired' at pub worker

Police are investigating an armed robbery at Homestead Tavern in Kerikeri on June 9.

Armed intruders "fired" an unloaded shotgun at a bar worker's head twice during a robbery in Kerikeri, Northland.

Backpackers targeted in attack

Police have arrested a 21-year-old Waitangi man in relation to an assault on two American tourists in Paihia earlier this year.

21-year-old Northland man arrested for an assault on two American tourists in January.

Bay of Islands yacht sets sail to Solomons

Bay of Islands charity Adventure For Good skipper Chris Wallis and Jamie Gallant are bound for the Solomon Islands with aid in the wake of Cyclone Pam.

A Bay of Islands charity will sail to a remote area of the Solomon Islands next month to help with the aftermath of a devastating cyclone.

In the ring with a knockout

Rusty Porter whips boxers into shape under the poster of revered Muhammad Ali.

Boxing is about more than just landing a punch. Local legend Rusty Porter is one to know. Reporter Sarah Harris gets in the ring with the Kaeo knockout.

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