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Paihia poo outrage

Moana Cross with her partner Tom Power at Te Ti Bay where she has reported seeing human excrement.

The sight of human excrement floating in the water in Paihia has angered a local woman.

Seaweek events extended to Easter

Our seas and oceans are worthy of protection.

Northlanders keen to pick up rubbish could win a $200 barbeque as part of the numerous activities planned for Seaweek

Easter Sunday trading now legal in Far North

Far North businesses will be able to legally trade on Easter Sunday - following the adoption of a new bylaw.

Medical research showcase shares findings

Jane Anderson, nursing programme leader; nursing tutors Lizzie Carroll-Thom, George McNally, Michael McGivern, Joanna ...

More than 40 senior nursing personnel from around Northland attended a research showcase organised by NorthTec's nursing department.

Youth and sea to benefit

Sea Cleaners Trust founder Hayden Smith.

Around 750 young people will benefit from a new $475,000 partnership which will providing youth volunteering opportunities with the Sea Cleaners programme,

Large scale marine pollution in Northland

Sea Cleaners clean almost 90,000 litres of rubbish out of  Northland waterways.

The colossal volume of marine pollution is not lessening in spite of the best attempts by volunteers.

Kawakawa train station volunteers annoyed at damage

Bay of Islands Vintage Railway general manager Denis Hewitt says it is annoying to be the victim of vandalism and break-ins.

A warning has been issued to only purchase train tickets from the Bay of Islands Vintage Railway ticket booth - following the theft of around $1000 worth of tickets.

Halberg winner 'amazed'

Team of the year award winners Peter Burling, left, and Blair Tuke, the men's 49er crew.

Opua's Myra Larcombe was amazed to win the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Halbergs.

Thirsty kiwi taking risks

This kiwi chick is making a good recovery after being brought in to the centre suffering from starvation and dehydration.

Dry Northland weather is forcing Kiwi out of their normal habitat and into paddocks to find wet grass.

Council imposes further water restrictions in Far North

The use of garden hoses are now banned in parts of the Far North following sustained low water levels.

Falling water levels in rivers and streams that supply drinking water for Omapere, Opononi, Paihia, Waitangi, Opua and Haruru Falls have forced council to introduce further water restrictions. 

Blind man's search for a home

Legally blind Kerikeri man Ian Marr, 80, is desperately seeking accomodation after a rent spike has made his current ...

A legally blind, elderly man is searching for a new rental in Kerikeri because he can't afford to pay a recent rent increase.

Old Bay Rd residents urge drivers to slow down

Don Annan and Grant Anderson say it is only a matter of time before someone dies on this corner on Old Bay Rd.

Waimate North residents are concerned someone is going to die on a corner on Old Bay Rd.

Van in Kaeo River riles locals

Jemma Rendle says this van should have been removed on the day it crashed - not 11 days later.

A van remained in the Kaeo River for eleven days before being removed - a local woman says this is not good enough.

No details yet on Northland's police package

Police Commissioner Mike Bush.

Extra police numbers are yet to be confirmed for Northland.

Fish conservation app launched by Matt Watson

Heavyweight boxing champion Joseph Parker has thrown his support behind the Free Fish Heads App.

Kerikeri based television personality Matt Watson has launched an app to ensure fish material isn't wasted.

Dinners for Northland farmers

Northland farmers face not only financial  problems but finding supplementary feed for their animals.

Day off the farm for farmers to enjoy family and some social company along with a meal.

Contractors appointed for bridge replacments

An accident on Hardies bridge at Matakohe in 2014.

Contractor appointed to build first of Northland bridge replacements.

Northland power supply "lagging behind"

This scrub fire south of Whangarei resulted in a loss of power to more than 30,000 homes throughout Northland.

An expansion to Ngawha's power generation can't come soon enough - with the lack of backup lines in Northland continuing to cause issues.

Water carriers busy as Northland drought continues

Not a drop to spare in Northland's rural areas

Water carriers are kept busy in Northland as the big dry continues.

The rubbish man

Keith Earl can be seen picking up rubbish in Kerikeri every morning.

He's 77 and has a bad hip but this Kerikeri man picks up five bags of rubbish a day on his morning walks

Rise in collisions causing panelbeater shortage in Northland

A scholarship has been launched to recruit more panelbeater apprentices into the industry.

"Right now we need 10 new panelbeater apprentices to enter the Northland industry to answer the demand."

Support announced for Northland farmers

Farmer Roger Hutchings inspects soil on his Okaihau farm with the Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy.

Northland farmers will receive government support following an announcement by the Minister for Primary Industries.

"It's about completing not competing"

Families enjoy a former Ironmahue event at Mahinepua Bay.

The whanau-oriented Ironmahue event kicks off in Whangaroa on February 17 followed by the swim, run and walk at Mahinepua Bay on February 18.

First day for new local teachers

Matilda Cane is excited to start her career as a primary school teacher at Totara North School.

While there are plenty of five-year-olds starting school there are also two new teachers joining them in the Far North.

Petition for law requiring tourists to sit driving test presented to Parliament

How do we make our roads safer?

Should foreign visitors who intend to drive in New Zealand be required to pass a driving test?

Rawhiti fire force seeks help to build base

The Te Rawhiti Rural Fire Force are hoping to raise $150,000 for a permanent base.

Te Rawhiti Rural Fire Force needs your help to raise $150,000 for a new fire station.

Kerikeri couple grateful for support

Goretti and Glen Harley are extremely grateful for support they have received.

Kerikeri couple Glen and Goretti Harley are remaining positive despite the significant health issues both of them are facing.

$33.8m for UFB for Northland

More Northland premises will have access to Ultra -fast broadband in the next six years

 The extension of ultra-fast-broadband fibre network further into Northland is being hailed as a significant boast to the region.

One stop clinic speeds up lung cancer response

The multi-disciplinary Respiratory fast Track Clinic team including Dr Stephen Iles, clinical nurse specialist lung ...

One stop shop respiratory clinic is speeding up the response time to lung cancer in Northland.

Adapting to our climatic conditions could be the answer

Predictions for Northland's future climate  show the weather ranging from one end of the spectrum to the other with ...

Climate change scientists have projected continued global greenhouse gas emissions will push Northland's temperatures up.

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