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Superbug strikes Ellie


Active 9-year-old Ellie Weight is now immobile and in isolation after contracting a superbug.

'There's nothing left'


The owner of a plastics business that burnt down in Northland says fire destroyed everything including steel beams.

Holy Cow, it's a girl!

White 10

She was destined for the meat works, but instead this fertile cow has just delivered her 23rd live calf.

Dargaville loses optometrist


A family-run business is closing down, leaving Dargaville without any optometry services.

MP wades into wastewater mess

Mike Sabin

MP Mike Sabin wants Office of the Auditor General to negotiate a settlement with Kaipara Council out of court.

Water feedback welcome


Northland dairy farmers may soon find they need to apply for resource consents to take water for stock.

Action against Auditor-General


Kaipara District Council is taking action against Audit New Zealand over botched wastewater scheme.

Taranaki to the rescue


Words couldn't express how grateful Rotu farmers Debbie and Mark Woodcock were when a truck-load of hay bales was delivered to their flood-ravaged farm just north of Dargaville last week.

Frugal living is possible

Sharon George

Learn How To Live Cheaper in Dargaville is a Facebook page featuring recipes, recycling tips, and ideas on how to make money stretch that little bit further.

Vandalism angers club members


Faeces and mud have been smeared over the outside walls of the Northern Wairoa Club during the worst case of vandalism members have ever seen.

Flood misery not over


The floodwaters have receded but some Kaipara residents still face the huge mess left behind.

Black spot bridges campaign heats up


Official crash statistics for two notorious one-way bridges near Matakohe are wrong and delaying roading improvements, Northland MP Mike Sabin says.

Last bowls on the old green

Rita and Jim

Making the decision to resolve Te Kopuru's bowling club was a tough one for the remaining committee members of a once thriving and still much-loved facility.

Artemis crewman keen to go


America's Cup action is calling Alister Herald over to San Francisco for a second time.

Unpaid rates 'must be paid'


A High Court judge has ruled the Kaipara District Council breached the Local Government Act when it built and then expanded a wastewater sewerage system at Mangawhai, increasing the $35.6 million cost to almost $58m without public consultation.

Evidence of ancient forest

Johanthan Palmer

A team of national and international scientists working to unravel the secrets of pre-historic kauri in Northland hope to have its findings published by Christmas.

Area has everything we need

Vern Stevens

Vern Stevens, principal, Selwyn Park Primary School, shares what he loves about Dargaville.

Champion drifts away

 ‘Gaz’ Whiter

Car enthusiast "Gaz" Whiter scooped up his fourth D1NZ drifting championship title at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium.

Swamp kauri heads overseas

Swamp kauri

The practice of extracting kauri from peat swamps has made headlines, with talk of illegal digging and multimillion-dollar exports.

Temepara dreams of Silver Ferns

Maria Tutaia with young netballers Amy-Jay Lawson and Temepara Bristow and Southern Steel captain Jodi Brown

Being named after a famous New Zealand netball player gives Temepara Bristow an extra ounce of determination to one day become a Silver Fern.

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