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Black spot bridges campaign heats up

crash

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

Artemis

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

Unpaid rates 'must be paid'

Gavel

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.

Dead ducks dumped in waterway

Dead ducks

Dozens of duck carcasses are found dumped in Kaihu River just days into duck shooting season.

Feathers fly over excrement, stench

Oystercatchers

Oystercatchers have arrived at Kelly's Bay for winter, but there is fear their long stay could pose health risks for residents.

Four-day circus in the forest

circus

The Waipoua Forest was home to around 100 happy campers taking part in the New Zealand Juggling Festival over Easter Weekend.

Is this Santa's last parade?

Bruce Crompton, Peter Flood, and Des Bickers

Christmas parades at Ruawai may be a thing of the past. 

Island workers head home

Senopie James, Shem James, and Masling Lapenmal

After four seasons working in Kaipara's kumara crops Shem James and Masling Lapenmal have become quite accustomed to life between New Zealand and Vanuatu.

Vandalism angers club members

vandalism

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

flood

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

Coastguard on board at north Kaipara

Coastguard

North Kaipara boaties could soon have the added assurances of a dedicated coastguard search and rescue vessel based out of Tinopai.

Motorists must take care

With wet weather forecast this Easter holiday weekend Northland police are asking motorists to take extra care on the roads.

Storm cuts power throughout north

Northpower has deployed a helicopter to check for damage on its 33kV line from Maungaturoto to Kaiwaka following a major power outage affecting Maungaturoto, Brynderwyns, Kaiwaka and Mangawhai.

Flying high at 88

Audrey Fry

An 88-year old great grandmother flies an aircraft for the first time - weeks after doing a tandem skydive.

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