The Christmas Elves are running a toy drive, so if you have good quality second-hand toys or new toys you'd like to donate, take them to Plunket or Café Cinema.
Lucy van Oosterom, formerly of Kerikeri, embarks on a 25 day deep sea voyage in January as a NIWA Youth Ambassador.
The Kerikeri Retirement Village Trust has asked the Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Community Board for permission to fell 142 redwood trees at a Hawkings Cres council reserve.
A 44-year-old recreational paua diver is recovering in Rawene Hospital after being injured by an adult stingray.
Rare and historical items for auction are drawing strong interest nationwide, Webbs managing director Neil Campbell says.
The Kerikeri Little Theatre Company is bringing pantomime to the Bay of Islands, just in time for Christmas.
Jailed sex offender Allan Titford would never have been mayor of the Far North - even if he'd won the election.
Hospice Mid-Northland has bought a Kerikeri Rd property after a two-year search to secure a suitable location and building for its services.
A new wing opened at the Kerikeri Retirement Village.
The Kerikeri Basin, home to The Stone Store and Kemp House, is set to get a revamp.
John Horrell and John Graham of Kerikeri have won the NZ Gardener of the year award for 2013.
Nutritionist and personal trainer Lonneke Botello, who holds the New Zealand Queen of the World crown, is offering free nutrition classes from the Far North REAP centre.
The first entrant across the finish line in this year's Fullers Greatsights Kerikeri Half Marathon wasn't a runner.
Daisy King's relatives have survived typhoon Haiyan but are struggling with day to day living, she says from Cebu in the Philippines.
Ngati Hine leader Pita Tipene has been elected to the Federation of Maori Authorities (FOMA) Board as the Taitokerau representative.
Glen Hayward is the 2013 contemporary division winner of the BDO Northland Art Awards.
A small Opua business was pipped at the post by Whittakers chocolate in this month's New Zealand Made People's Choice Awards.
Dave Hookway says it took him 37 years to talk about his own brush with suicide.
Daisy King waited five agonising days to hear if her family survived typhoon Haiyan, which hit their home city of Tacloban, in the Philippines.
More ructions have broken out at the troubled Whangaroa Health Services Trust with the chief executive quitting suddenly.
Government officials were kicked out of a Northland hui held to discuss deep sea oil drilling.
Seven years after a plan for a large retirement village in Kerikeri was first mooted, machinery is about to move on to the site.
It's one thing to follow weather forecasts. But what if you want to know what's happening outside right now.
The Northtec Arts Showcase will coincide with the Kerikeri Street Party this year.
Far North residents are calling for the busy Te Tii Rd to be sealed to benefit walkers, children and people's water supply.
First-time councillor Tania McInnes has been appointed the Far North's new deputy mayor.
Three Far North artists were honoured for their work in ceramics in October.
Host responsibility and compliance of licensed premises was under the spotlight this month as police and Northland District Health Board held a joint monitoring operation.
Year 9 Springbank School students have raised more than $10,000 to kick start a refurbishment of a retirement village's social centre.
A new event in the north will attract elite athletes and also those "not in the best shape" for an Ironman-style event.
Winning isn't everything for the girl from Okaihau who might rank among the best tumblers in the world one day.
A waterfront park built by the people of Paihia will be formally opened on November 9.
Radio operator Kareen Hall has been recognised in the Coastguard's northern and national awards.
Three helicopters three fire trucks and a team of rural firefighters fought a 10-hectare blaze at Mitimiti in North Hokianga at the weekend.
A family owned and operated 1.5ha vineyard featuring sauvignon blanc, viognier, pinot gris, syrah and tempranillo grapes, is earning medals just five years after planting began.
Tall ship crews thrilled crowds at the weekend and in return they were delighted by community spirit shown during their reception in the Bay of Islands.
Consent has been granted for Swiss national Bernard Jean Sabrier to acquire about 50 hectares at Mataka Station on the Purerua Peninsula.
It was a meeting with an orangutan in Borneo that prompted Belinda Robinson to start a small business.
Margaret Umbers' 10 track debut album took five years of songwriting. It's also the result of a musical partnership with Daniel Hewson.
A 15-tonne work of art planned for Bulls Gorge is increasingly relevant to our future, sculptor Chris Booth says.
New Mayor John Carter wants to get the community involved and connect with the people of Northland.
Police are still trying to work out the weapon used in the death of a 36-year-old Northland man this morning.
''We were the home team, you know? We had the home stadium, right?''
There's no knowing why a dam dropped her foal in a paddock, then decided motherhood wasn't for her but it's thought Maddie was alone in the paddock for some 36 hours before being noticed by a farmer.
Members of the Rotary Club of Kerikeri are in the pink.
People who are selling or thinking of selling their properties within the next three years should object to their new rateable value if they are significantly lower than the current appraised market value.
A youth centre in Kerikeri is proving so popular that it may double its opening hours to twice weekly.
Little blue penguins are getting a helping hand from Bay of Islands community members - including Opua School students - this spring.
Hospitality abounds at the Driftwood Bach on Purerua Peninsula and now the country knows about it.
Grace Hegh from Okaihau is in Brisbane waiting to compete in a trans-Tasman cheerleading competition.