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Copper thieves delay supermarket in Paihia

Te Tii (Waitangi) B3 Trust chairman Wiremu Tane outside the Paihia Countdown that's getting set to reopen mid June.

$60,000 worth of stolen copper piping has delayed the reopening of the Countdown supermarket in Paihia until at least mid June.

Scottish seaman seeks long lost friend

Mystery man Joe Timperley, left, with his massive marlin.

A Scottish sailor on an isolated peninsula is seeking a long-lost friend in the Far North.

Teddy bears help foster children

Debbie Sutcliffe and her son Daniel Sutcliffe put together backpacks for foster children in Northland through the charity Foster Hope Northland.

When vulnerable foster children are picked up from dangerous homes they often only have the clothes on their backs.

Athletics club with a difference

Noi-Kawiti Toeke-Kopa jumps off a hupara [angled stump], one of the games that will be played at the atheltics club.

An athletics club with a difference is starting up in the Bay of Islands.

Far North residents help earthquake ravaged Nepal

Kerikeri resident Rob Buchanan is helping the people of Nepal through his charity organisation Mend.

Big-hearted Northland residents are lending a hand to help fundraising efforts in earthquake ravaged Nepal.

Iwi say no way to Statoil in Norway

Te Ahipara Komiti Takutaimoana member and Te Parewhero kaumātua Te Wani Otene, and environmental activists Hinekaa Mako and Mike Smith.

Far North iwi are taking their stop Statoil message all the way to Norway.

Arts fest success

The Knee Deep Circus show was part of the Far North Upsurge festival.

Audiences roared with laughter, gasped in awe and rose to their feet in a standing ovation for the Far North Upsurge arts festival last month.

Kerikeri man tells of ordeal in Nepal

People in Kathmandu are sleeping in tents for fear of aftershocks.

For six nights, Dawa Sherpa and his family huddled together in a flimsy tent in an open field.

From trash to treasure for war notes

A selection of Nigel Cotching's clippings. A photo of him in his military uniform is at the top middle.

A Northland woman discovers some precious war treasures hidden in the trash at the local dump.

Young Cole a 'kind soul'

Kerikeri Cole Bulkeley has had a fantastic feijoa fundraiser.

Cole Bulkeley managed to sell 140 kilograms of feijoas so that he could donate half of his hard earned cash to Vanuatu.

Purposeful pups to be proud of

The puppies' white spots will turn brown as they get older.

Forty years ago Jim Broadbent got the dog that changed his life. He tells reporter Sarah Harris about the perfect hunting dog.

Multi-million dollar face-lift planned for Paihia

Jeremy Vaughan wants to transform Paihia's waterfront and boost employment opportunities.

A proposed $150 million development on Paihia's waterfront is sure to make waves.

Diabete's silver lining for sufferers

Billie Brown was diagnosed with type-1 diabetes when she was 6. She hasn't let it get in the way of winning a silver medal at the North Island Colgate Games.

Diabetes shouldn't be suffered alone. Far North support groups are trying to connect more disease sufferers - young and old.

Far North man in swim of his life

On terra firma once again with his proud family. From left: Isla, wife Michelle, Tim, Tiree and Skye.

Kerikeri man Tim Robinson completed the swim of his life when he finished the 40.2km Lake Taupo crossing.

Struggling mum gets a hand

Lashae, Mia and Leo want to find the generous guy who paid for their groceries and give him a big hug.

A mystery man literally paid it forward at a supermarket when he covered one struggling mum's bill.

Saddlebacks let loose

Trans-location supervisor Kevin Parker, with Project Island Song members Richard Robbins and Anthea Goodwin open the box to release the saddlebacks onto the pest free islands.

The first of two planned releases of saddleback saw 40 birds set free in the Bay of Islands.

Emotional trip to Gallipoli

Russell Harris is going to the Anzac Day memorial service in Gallipoli to honour his dad.

Despite being "anti-war" one man voyages to Gallipoli to commemorate his father and to celebrate the kiwi spirit.

Anxious wait to hear from wife

ANXIOUS WAIT: Grant McLellan is waiting for a phone call confirming the safety of his wife and two children, who were in Vanuatu when cyclone Pam hit. He hasn’t heard from them for five days.

Grant McLellan has yet to hear word from his wife and children who are staying in Vanuatu.

'Mickey mouse system' frustrates

BETTER HEALTHCARE: Rob Sintes is among many residents questioning why Kerikeri can’t have its own after hours medical service.

Calls for an after hours medical service are renewed after a man was locked out of the Bay of Islands Hospital in agony.

Cyclone Pam spares Northland

STORM: Cyclone Pam sits off the north east of the North Island in this image from EarthWindMap.

Northland has emerged from the aftermath of Cyclone Pam unscathed.

Hillside 'unsafe for occupation'

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A slow-moving landslide is threatening three homes in the Bay of Islands.

North's grape harvest off 'to a good start'

GRAPE EXPECTATIONS: Kerikeri vineyard owner Mike Endean has the perfect spot for growing grapes.

Some of the first wine grapes to be picked this year hail from a micro-vineyard in the Far North.

Family desperate to find missing woman

YOUNG LOVE: A photo of Mick Corden and Leeann Scott when they first met.

Missing woman Leeann Ailini Scott has presents all wrapped up waiting for her return.

Sober driver drives drunks

TEAM WORK: Josie Padlie and Mike Rapana are working hard to keep Northland’s roads safe.

He may not have a car, but that won't stop Big Mike from getting you home safely.

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