Bay Chronicle

Kerikeri tops the Northland housing race

The strong demand for the Northland housing market continues.

Multiple factors are driving up house prices in Northland.

Far north youth Shanghai bound

Molly Tauroa and Troy Johnston are looking forward to their Shanghai trip.

Five students from the Bay of Islands area are off to China for an international friendship camp.

Young hospitality pros test talents

Chloe Heappy receives the Northland Commis Chef of Year award from Northland Chefs salon director Hughie Blues.

The main event at the Northland Salon Culinaire went down to the wire, with just two points in it.

Living in a shack, but she won't move

Emily Rikona, standing in front of the new baches from Te Runanga o Whaingaroa, still wants a house built for her from ...

Emily Rikona has to cart creek water to her derelict shack, but she won't uproot her family of eight.

Fire guts community groups

Peter Poharama and Tiana Apiata inside the damaged building used for their youth centre.

There's A Better Way youth centre has been dealt a double-blow.

Quilt raffle for RDA

RDA volunteers Stephen Pieterson and Bruce Stephen with Rockie and the quilt.

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.

Photographer to talk on protest pics

John Miller's photo of​ Waitangi Day protesters rally at Te Tii Marae, before setting off for the Treaty Grounds, ...

 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.

Schools to receive new classrooms

Bay of Islands Academy principal Sean McDermott with students standing on the site of the new classrooms.

Far North schools are set to benefit from a major government investment.

Paddleboarders have a blast in Northland

The Bay of Islands Stone Store Stand-Up paddleboarding event kicks off in Kerikeri.

Paddleboarders came from all over New Zealand to take part in the inaugural Bay of Islands Stone Store Stand-up paddleboarding event.

Interest sought for beekeeping group

Hobbyist beekeeper Alan Morton is seeking expressions of interest into the formation of a Kerikeri beekeeping group.

The formation of a beekeeping group in the Kerikeri area is on the cards.

Study leads student from Taipa to Canada

Chris Beckham received more than $28,000 worth of scholarships during his studies at The University of Waikato.

A university student from Taipa is now studying in Canada.

Gym provides opportunities

Sponsored student Ihaia, using the virtual reality bike with trainer Ace.

Community Fitness Kerikeri is expanding to include a new purpose built training space.

Special contributions honoured

Rahera Shortland with her cuisenaire rods that she uses to teach Maori.

A fundraising firefighter and a long-time Maori educator are among five Far North recipients recognised in the Queen's 90th Birthday Honours List.

Truck vs car at Pakaraka junction

A car has collided with a truck and trailer unit at Pakaraka.

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.

Firefighters climb their way to record-breaking total

Backrow: Craig Laybourn, Jesse Adams, Glen Scott, Harry West, Shae Donahoe, Roger Talbot. With Wayne Timson, Ben Scott ...

A Far North firefighter went through a full body wax to raise funds for the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand.

U-turn on early morning flight

Mike Simm is pleased that an early flight out of the Bay of Islands Airport will remain.

Air NZ is keeping an early flight out of Kerikeri due to customer feedback.

Retired women make a difference in remote countries

Rob Buchanan, Winsome Fisher and Jenny Andrew with their devices that link them to children in Nepal and India.

Two retired Kerikeri women are teaching children in Nepal and India via Skype.

Lady Killers to perform in Kerikeri

Tina Cross, Jackie Clarke and Suzanne Lynch make up The Lady Killers who are performing at the Turner Centre on June 17.

Tina Cross, Suzanne Lynch and Jackie Clarke are returning to the stage as The Lady Killers in their Live and Kicking Tour.

Housing issues faced in far north

Emily Rikona is living in a derelict one bedroom house with seven others.

Issues around social housing extend to the far north.

Public access an issue at Doves Bay Marina

Bruce Buckland wants to see public access rights preserved at Doves Bay Marina.

Ramp rage is an ongoing issue at Doves Bay Marina.

Taumarere church's uncertain future

St Andrews Church at Taumarere.

An iconic church in the Taumarere valley has an uncertain future.

Bodybuilding mother and daughter keen for world champs

Litsa with her first placed trophy and her mother Cathy with her third placed trophy from the INBA Auckland Natural ...

A mother and daughter pair are hoping to attend next years world championships for bodybuilding

Kerikeri laundromat gutted by fire

Michelle Poole in front of her laundromat that was completely gutted by fire.

The owner of a Kerikeri laundromat gutted by fire is determined to restart her business.

Peaches the piglet thinks she's a dog

Charmdog Daycare's new addition Peaches the piglet.

Vicki Comrie-Moore is happy to introduce Peaches the piglet to her doggie daycare centre.

Car crash victim named

The vehicle left the road and rolled before coming to a stop.

His car veered onto the gravel verge, swerved and rolled, killing him at the scene.

Local man dies in Puketona crash

Police were called to a fatal car crash in the Far North.

A 26-year-old man has died in a car crash in the Far North, just south of Kerikeri.

Kerikeri laundromat gutted by fire

The Kerikeri Laundry Services building which was gutted by fire.

Fire investigators are looking into a blaze which engulfed Kerikeri Laundry Services on Tuesday.

Hundreds march for Moko in Far North

People gather in a 'circle of protection' during a 
March for Moko in Kerikeri.

Far North residents take to the streets during Sunday's March for Moko.

Te Tii waka ama return with medal haul

Ruamano Herewini wearing his gold medal and holding a silver and a bronze that he won during the IVF Va'a World Elite ...

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's health night to encourage visits to GP

Waipapa Lions Club member Tony Admiraal and president Jim Green have helped to organise a men's health night.

Men and their partners are invited to a free health event to discuss and learn more about health issues that may affect them.

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