Dargaville & Districts

Brethren crash: Not guilty plea

Sadie Stewart, 16, James Wearmouth, 18, and Susanna Stewart, 48, died on June 6.

Three Exclusive Brethren members died in the crash. A man charged with causing the death has pleaded not guilty.

Whales stranded in Northland

The whales were stranded at the Northland coast of Glinks Gully (pictured).

Two pygmy sperm whales have been rescued after getting stranded at a remote beach.

Ute spotted on beach

Sadie Stewart, 16, James Wearmouth, 18, and Susanna Stewart, 48, died when their ute smashed into a tree.

Police working on reports of dangerous driving and passengers in the back tray of a ute that later crashed, killing three Exclusive Brethren.

'She just wanted her mum'

Sergeant Craig Curnow (left) with four-year-old Hailey Alver and her father Chris Alver.

Missing four-year-old Hailey Alver disappeared at 2.45pm. She was found in dense pine forest after a seven hour search.

'High-powered firearms' stolen

Dargaville police are fearing the worst after several high-powered guns were stolen from a residential properly

Police fear theft of 11 submachine guns and assault rifles is linked to organised crime.

French tourists robbed, assaulted

Police have arrested two men, aged 18 and 19, for an aggravated assault on French tourists in Dargaville.

The couple were allegedly woken in their van, robbed and the male bashed by teenage offenders.

Heading down the line

Jeanette Vickers with 'Anatomy of a water drop'. The artist won the Kaipara Art Award for photography in 2011 and, while ...

A Mangawhai artist's signature photography art is heading south for a solo exhibition.

A thank you from Ghana

Dargaville has helped fund the building of composting toilets in Ghana.

Dargaville funds help provide a toilet for a family in West Africa.

Kaipara on track for 2016 elections

The Kaipara District Council will return to being run by an elected council in October this year.

Commissioners say the Kaipara District Council is in good heart for the up coming local government elections.

'Winged bloodsuckers' wreak havoc on 11-month-old

A nasty attack of mosquito bites causes  a great deal of distress for 11-month-old Brooklyn.

Lurking beneath the fun of sun, surf and outdoor living is the dark side of the season - mosquitoes.

Water solutions for Vietnam families

Taylor Pull and Gill McKinnon are pulling out the stops to fundraise $7000 to buy water filters for Vietnamese villagers.

Dargaville duo to help install water pumps in impoverished villages.

Scrub fire threatens Northland home

Eight fire appliances attended a scrub fire in Northland overnight.

Kilometre-long scrub fire threatened properties and required 32 fire fighters

Uncle's ride for love of nephew

"I've never done anything like this before," says Jason Maguiness.

A loving uncle has taken to the road to help fund the management of his nephew's health

Doors to close at Dargaville News

Thank you for your support. Pat Milich, Nick Unkovich, Mike Taylor, Julia Wade and Annette Lambly bid readers a fond ...

The economics of publishing a newspaper have caught up with the Dargaville & Districts News.

Woollam champion of the track

Blair Woollam, right, with his multiple trophies and fast-track team, Sandy Campbell and the Chevy Monza V8.

Heavy machinery operator by day, speedway king at the weekends.

The pipes are calling

Highland dancing sisters Sarah and Hannah de Bruin are among a team of 50 New Zealand dancers who will perform at the ...

Two Dargaville dancers have been chosen for an internationally acclaimed extravaganza in Wellington on Thursday.

Water buffalo make a splash

A milking buffalo at Whangaripo Buffalo farm, north Auckland.

A water buffalo operation is producing cheese, milk, meat and genetics.

Man pinned under truck

Westpac Helicopter transported the man to hospital.

A man is in critical condition after being pinned under the tyre of a 15-tonne truck.

Rebellious 'Big Dig' remembered

Noel Cullen, one of the three initiators of the reopening of the harbour with Phil Dreardon, who owned several machines ...

Reminiscing on Mangawhai's infamous act of rebellion.

Country school has bright future

New principal Sonia Simeon, centre, and Kaihu Valley School staff members Robyn Diamond and Cindy Rogers mingle with ...

The new principal of Kaihu Valley School is bringing a colourful new vision to the school.

Main street boat protest against boating ban video

It was bumper to bumper boats down Dargaville's  main street as boaties protested against a proposed powercraft ban on ...

Boaties rally against council plan to ban boats on popular Kai Iwi Lakes

Researchers reopen missing Mustang 'cold case'

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Classic Fighters 2015 Airshow from Omaka Airfield in Blenheim.
Twilight ...

A new search for an aircraft which has been missing since the 1950s has begun.

Paralympians' portraits on display

An art work of Emma Foy and Laura Thompson.

Dargaville Primary School is thrilled to be hosting the New Zealand Spirit of Gold Collection featuring portraits of New Zealand's high profile paralympians.

Bollards an aid against unwanted behaviour

Dargaville Museum manager Pene McKenzie shows where an attempt was made to jimmy the door before would be intruders ...

Dargaville Museum custodians say the park the museum is located in has become a hot spot for snogging and boozing and other unsavoury and sometimes disruptive behaviour.

Simpkin to quick at Meremere drag races

ddn-Dargaville racer Ross Simpkin with his winning trophies.

For the love of speed, a Dargaville man has put his pedal to the metal.

Logging truck smashes into parked car

Seconds after the  driver of this car parked, and left it, the vehicle was hit and written off by a logging truck.

A woman had a lucky escape after her car was hit by a logging truck in Dargaville.

The life and times of the Kaihu people

Roger Mold and his daughter Johanna are continuing to research the life and times of the people living in the area ...

A new website offers a fascinating history about the people of the Kaihu Valley in the Kaipara District.

Landmark memorial hospital buildings for sale

Nurse Cavell Memorial Hospital at Paparoa.

An historic hospital named after slaughtered war hero Edith Cavell is on the the market in Northland.

Rabbit rissoles to lure the punters

Natasha Stubbing and her regional council colleagues expect to give away about 1500 free rabbit rissoles at this year's ...

Rabbit will be the wild food treat offered to Northland Field Days visitors in March.

Looking out for souls in Kaipara's surf

Maysha Ahrens, left, and Julian Pitman  have a bit of fun with UK exchange guard Pippa Inderwick during last year's patrol.

Kaipara's beach-goers were in safe hands throughout the festive season

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