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Hopefully last Waitangi Day without treaty documents

A 1934 Charles Goldie portrait of Tamati Waka Nene that will be displayed in the new museum.

The Waitangi National Trust hope that this is one of the last Waitangi Days without the original treaty documents.

Fighters build gym for love of sport

Ethan Williamson and Petrus Strydom infront of their home made ring.

When they got the news they'd have to move they decided to make the most of it.

Love club for the over 70s

Henry Wakelam says finding love and companionship can be difficult for the elderly.

A recent widow wants to help others, and maybe himself, find love in their golden years.

Neighbours try to save truckie

A logging truck driver died from a heart attack in Waipapa Northland on Wednesday morning.

Residents administered CPR after a logging truck crash.

Russell drowning victim named

Police have named Russell drowning victim as Lino Costy Hellesoe, 53, of Auckland.

Northland police have released the name of the man who drowned in Russell at the weekend.

Starting a school for creative kids

Christiane Riegger wants to start a Steiner primary school in the Far North.

Not every child suits the mainstream schooling system. That's why a group of teachers and parents are trying to start Northland's first Steiner primary school.

Drowning in Bay of Islands

A man drowned in the Bay of Islands after getting into difficulties while swimming.

A man drowned while body surfing at Long Beach in Russell on Saturday afternoon.

Waipapa is watching

Waipapa Business Association chairman Mal Liddington and treasurer Mandy Turner are sick of criminals targeting Waipapa.

Petty theft and destructive vandalism won't be accepted by one Far North shopping area.

40,000 expected at festival

Young dancers at the 2012 Ngapuhi Festival.

The 12th Ngapuhi Festival is expected to draw crowds of over 40,000.

Bird whisperer wings it with sparrow

The sparrow follows Cristy everywhere, even to bed.

A bit of sparrow poo isn't enough to deter a Kerikeri woman from winging it with her new feathery friend.

Yachtie's miracle survival tale

The Sagitta II, a 12.5m yacht built and owned by experienced seaman Simon Willis.

Incapacitated from a stroke, Simon Willis sailed on for three weeks to the Caribbean.

All inked up but nowhere to show

Tattoos like these ones would have to be covered up at New World Kerikeri.

Tattoos are under wraps at Kerikeri New World after the latest owners enforced a cover up policy.

Big fish puts up big fight

Stef Dawson and Jamie Spruit with their 85.8kg tuna.

Two keen Northland fishermen had the catch of their lives on Christmas Eve when they landed a monstrous 85.8kg tuna.

Bay of Islands road reopens

State Highway 11 is closed after a serious crash.

Western access has been restored to popular the popular tourist town of Paihia after a crash.

Last whistle for iconic steam sawmill

David and Mike Collins built the sawmill from salvaged equipment.

After 32 years of smooth operation the last log was lopped into pieces at the steam sawmill in Kerikeri.

Life's work on display

Susan with some of John's carvings and sculptures.

His artwork always started with an idea.

Northland highway closed by serious crash

Police came across the scene of the crash at 6.30am on Wednesday morning.

Northland highway closed after a crash leaves one woman critically injured.

Police officer stabbed in Northland

Police are hunting a man who stabbed an officer in Northland on Monday night.

A police officer is recovering after being stabbed in Kaitaia on Monday night.

Loving living off the land

Mike Edmonds and Karina Mihaka-Edmonds love using alternative energy sources like the wind turbine you can see behind them.

One clever Far North couple are doing what many dream of.

Talks hosted to save fish

A false killer whale looks more like a pigmy whale and is actually a large species in the dolphin family.

DEC 17 event Learning about the wonders of the deep, blue ocean is free and monthly for anyone interested.

Career criminal cracking the art world

Simon Kerr is working on another solo show for Jetsom Artspace in January.

Everybody loves a redemption story recently released career criminal Simon Kerr says.

Standing ovation for last runner

Monique Edwards with her shoes that had to be cut to complete the half marathon.

Dragging her dead leg and bleeding, battered toes over the finish line was a victory for cerebral palsy survivor Monique Edwards.

Brave baldees break world record

Three young men discover the feeling of their freshly shaved heads.

462 good souls braved baldness to smash the Guinness World Record of most head shaves in an hour.

Dancer's dream be best in the world video

Alannah Curtis with her Diamond Divas.

It's a busy life being a Diamond Diva.

Street food parades into Paihia

Paihia Christmas parade will be followed by a street food market this year.

The Far North's first street-food night market will be cooking up a storm in Paihia on December 4.

Bay of Islands gets spring cleaned

The clean up group found heaps of rubbish in the "pristine" Bay of Islands.

Sea Cleaners swept up five cubic meters of rubbish from the Bay of Islands on November 7.

Science on the high seas

The SSV Robert C. Seamans has been built so people new to sailing can handle her with "student-sized sails" the captain says.

A hulking 135ft yacht used for capturing critters at the bottom of the ocean opened its hatches to the public on November 5 at Opua Wharf.

Indigenous games 'incredible experience'

Verbina Kopa, Josh Rewha, Billie Brown and Yves Brown in traditional dress.

New Zealand came home with colourful experiences, new friends and more cultural wisdom after attending the first World Indigenous Games in Brazil.

Fighting for life

Nik Jessop welcomes some of the smallest fighters on to the stage.

Fighting for suicide may seem like an oxymoron.

Fish hungry for consent

Gary Morris’ children Dominic and Lilian hold up two buckets of the 1800kgs of high-quality fish food Morris keeps in his sleep out. He doesn’t know what he’ll do with it if he can’t feed the fish.

Fish might go hungry and kids bored if a resource consent is imposed on Russell Wharf.

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