Multiple factors are driving up house prices in Northland.
Five students from the Bay of Islands area are off to China for an international friendship camp.
The main event at the Northland Salon Culinaire went down to the wire, with just two points in it.
Emily Rikona has to cart creek water to her derelict shack, but she won't uproot her family of eight.
There's A Better Way youth centre has been dealt a double-blow.
A beautiful handmade quilt is being raffled off to raise funds for the Bay of Islands Riding for the Disabled. Caroline Tweedy, Doreen Grassland, Alison James, Elaine Bryant, Sue Brown, Merilyn Michell and Judith Sweet donated the piece named 'Sam Straws' to the group. The tickets have been sold at local markets and will be available to purchase on Friday June 24 from Kerikeri New World between 10am and 4pm. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Funds raised will go towards the ongoing costs of the RDA. There are currently 39 students attending each week. Sessions for students and an adult rider are run three days a week during the school term. Volunteer Anne Jolly says six ponies provide therapeutic riding that helps to not only develop physical ability but also provides many learning experiences. "When it is a special fundraising initiative, such as the quilt, we try and buy something specific." This could include funds going towards the purchase of a new horse, helmets or other equipment needed. Riding for Disabled relies entirely on volunteers to take place.
Far North photographer John Miller is among internationally recognised New Zealand photographers who's work will be displayed in a Te Kongahu Museum of Waitangi Exhibition.
Far North schools are set to benefit from a major government investment.
Paddleboarders came from all over New Zealand to take part in the inaugural Bay of Islands Stone Store Stand-up paddleboarding event.
The formation of a beekeeping group in the Kerikeri area is on the cards.
A university student from Taipa is now studying in Canada.
Community Fitness Kerikeri is expanding to include a new purpose built training space.
A fundraising firefighter and a long-time Maori educator are among five Far North recipients recognised in the Queen's 90th Birthday Honours List.
A mother and her baby have avoided serious injuries after a collision with a truck and trailer unit at the Pakaraka junction of SH10, south of Kerikeri.
A Far North firefighter went through a full body wax to raise funds for the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand.
Air NZ is keeping an early flight out of Kerikeri due to customer feedback.
Two retired Kerikeri women are teaching children in Nepal and India via Skype.
Tina Cross, Suzanne Lynch and Jackie Clarke are returning to the stage as The Lady Killers in their Live and Kicking Tour.
Issues around social housing extend to the far north.
Ramp rage is an ongoing issue at Doves Bay Marina.
An iconic church in the Taumarere valley has an uncertain future.
A mother and daughter pair are hoping to attend next years world championships for bodybuilding
The owner of a Kerikeri laundromat gutted by fire is determined to restart her business.
Vicki Comrie-Moore is happy to introduce Peaches the piglet to her doggie daycare centre.
His car veered onto the gravel verge, swerved and rolled, killing him at the scene.
A 26-year-old man has died in a car crash in the Far North, just south of Kerikeri.
Fire investigators are looking into a blaze which engulfed Kerikeri Laundry Services on Tuesday.
Far North residents take to the streets during Sunday's March for Moko.
A Te Tii waka ama star has succeeded at the recent IVF Va'a World Elite and Club sprint champs held on the Sunshine Coast of Australia.
Men and their partners are invited to a free health event to discuss and learn more about health issues that may affect them.