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Snapping pix, winning big

Jess Burges, Rachel Jordan and Yasmin Mark with some of their winning images.

Four Kerikeri photographers have snapped up big prizes at the national photographers competition in August.

Hospice calls for collectibles

Nikki Simmons with some of her Combi collection.

Mid North Hospice is calling for quirky collectables, amazing artworks and vintage antiques for its annual fundraising auction.

Schools share science discoveries

Kerikeri High School students Zak Holster-Haidzir, Sara Legler, Jack Hodgson and Harris Jobe have gotten into the nitty gritty of their science fair projects.

Far North schools share their best science and technology projects at the regional science fair.

Students cook up big win

Culinary Institute students Chelsea Johnston, Daniel Alzate Echeverri, Tracy Todd and chef tutor Mat Fulton with their prizes.

Kerikeri cooks take home gold from a national culinary competition.

Brigade stamps out 50th year

The Pahia Fire Brigade has fought countless fires and helped numerous people in their 50 years of service.

After half a century of fighting flames and saving lives Paihia Fire Brigade celebrated a milestone last month.

Greenies living in paradise

The couple next to concrete garden beds the Parsonson created.

Alternative living is what Far North environmentalists do best.

Competition for big boars and fat fish

The heaviest pig ever caught at the Kaeo competition weighed almost 200 pounds (90.7kg).

Hundreds of people are set to muck in for a Far North pig hunt.

Mend charity truck needs mending

Mend director Rob Buchanan with his truck, before it was stolen and pulled apart.

While donating hearing aids to children his homebase and truck was stolen and ruined.

Students heartbroken over fatal car crashes

Moerewa kids at a meeting about fatal car crashes in their town.

Students are heartbroken about fatal and serious vehicle crashes in Moerewa.

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.

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