Dargaville & Districts
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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.
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.
The floodwaters have receded but some Kaipara residents still face the huge mess left behind.
Official crash statistics for two notorious one-way bridges near Matakohe are wrong and delaying roading improvements, Northland MP Mike Sabin says.
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.
America's Cup action is calling Alister Herald over to San Francisco for a second time.
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.
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.
Vern Stevens, principal, Selwyn Park Primary School, shares what he loves about Dargaville.
Car enthusiast "Gaz" Whiter scooped up his fourth D1NZ drifting championship title at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium.
The practice of extracting kauri from peat swamps has made headlines, with talk of illegal digging and multimillion-dollar exports.
Being named after a famous New Zealand netball player gives Temepara Bristow an extra ounce of determination to one day become a Silver Fern.
Dozens of duck carcasses are found dumped in Kaihu River just days into duck shooting season.
Oystercatchers have arrived at Kelly's Bay for winter, but there is fear their long stay could pose health risks for residents.
North Kaipara boaties could soon have the added assurances of a dedicated coastguard search and rescue vessel based out of Tinopai.
Christmas parades at Ruawai may be a thing of the past.
The Waipoua Forest was home to around 100 happy campers taking part in the New Zealand Juggling Festival over Easter Weekend.
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.
With wet weather forecast this Easter holiday weekend Northland police are asking motorists to take extra care on the roads.
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.
An 88-year old great grandmother flies an aircraft for the first time - weeks after doing a tandem skydive.
Shelley and Ross Friedrich have just ticked the ‘KiliMAN' challenge off their bucket list.
Around 30 people marched down the main street of Dargaville in protest to the sales of legal drugs.
Northern Wairoa boys Sean West and Hamish Kidd capped off an amazing season of cricket by competing at the National Year 9/10 NZCT finals recently.
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy saw first hand the seriousness of the drought gripping Kaipara's west coast.
There is tension in the farming community over deliveries of supplementary feed which is increasingly in short supply.
Six Kaipara schools were given the chance to explore the "fun behind science" last week as the Science Roadshow rolled into Dargaville.
Domestic violence has been the most regularly reported offence in Dargaville over the last year, but crime on the whole is on a par with the previous year.
Australia's top-ranked polo player owes his existence to Tangiteroria - home to this year's annual Northland tournament and the place where his parents first met more than three decades ago.
Erica Tebbutt has blitzed her fundraising target to refurbish a room at Ronald McDonald House.
Discovery of kauri dieback has heightened fears over the serious situation in Kaipara.
There was no shortage of smiles among the Pouto kids who gave sailing a go at Kai Iwi Lakes last week.
The proposed 2014/15 Dargaville, Te Kopuru and Kaiwaka rates have risen more than the average 2.3 per cent.
Scientists are installing state-of-the-art equipment in the Kaipara Harbour next month to monitor water quality
Brooklyn Wilson's vision to revamp Ruawai's wharf has already won national recognition and now she's hoping to put the concept on an international stage.
It has been a good breeding season this year for New Zealand's most endangered bird - the fairy tern.
Frustrated mums are rallying support to ban the sale of synthetic cannabis in Dargaville.
Carol Cooper-Taylor has been honoured as an Outstanding Achiever at the Asthma Foundation Achievers' Awards ceremony.
A house fire on Notorious West Road last week could have ended in tragedy had family members not been living only a short sprint away.
Water restrictions in Kaipara are still in place as drought conditions continue to bite.
Golden Shears champion Rowland Smith was among 19 competitors to take part in the Tokatoka Speed Shear a few weeks ago.
Four-year-old Tyler Schutz has battled the odds all his life and now needs help to raise $80,000 for life-changing surgery.
Cerise Selkirk didn't have any idea her best friend was contemplating suicide until it was too late.
Civil Defence officials in Northland say it appears the worst of the effects of ex Tropical Cyclone Lusi may be over shortly – for their region at least – as the bad weather now bears down on other parts of New Zealand.
Northlanders and visitors to the region are being warned of potentially heavy rain, strong winds and storm surges tonight as the remains of Tropical Cyclone Lusi affect the region.
A potential fire which could have spelled disaster for one of the town's oldest businesses was averted thanks to thermal imagery technology, a helping of common sense and a visiting fireman.
Ron Mason was initially shocked when he found out he had been named the Outstanding Martial Artist of the Year 2013.
With the big dry still biting hard and a new milking season approaching, feed is becoming even more scarce.
Among more than 80,000 place name signs in the famous Sign Post Forest in Canada sits one for Dargaville.
Are our classrooms becoming overcrowded?