Dargaville & Districts
Dead possums nailed on road safety signs near Northland bridges is no prank, residents say.
People gathering the bountiful tuatua this season may accidentally be picking up the rare and treasured toheroa shellfish instead.
A marine conservationist looking at the decline of great whites is exploring where the Kaipara population may have come from.
A scrub fire has damaged more than 14 hectares of DOC land and almost 1.5 hectares of a pine plantation.
The last thing Alec Melville expected for his 46th birthday was to be hospitalised, paralysed and fighting for his life.
Burglars disgust victims who fled massive factory blaze.
The owner of a plastics business that burnt down in Northland says fire destroyed everything including steel beams.
Active 9-year-old Ellie Weight is now immobile and in isolation after contracting a superbug.
Man stuck under 300kg slab of wood all night was pale as a ghost when rescued, his grandson says.
A chance family visit is credited with saving the life of a man trapped under timber for over 18 hours.
She was destined for the meat works, but instead this fertile cow has just delivered her 23rd live calf.
A family-run business is closing down, leaving Dargaville without any optometry services.
MP Mike Sabin wants Office of the Auditor General to negotiate a settlement with Kaipara Council out of court.
Kaipara District Council is taking action against Audit New Zealand over botched wastewater scheme.
Northland dairy farmers may soon find they need to apply for resource consents to take water for stock.
Meet Nico Zwaans - television star and Te Kopuru resident. The 12-year-old is among six youngsters appearing on the TV2 Saturday morning show Operation Hero.
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.
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.
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.
Car enthusiast "Gaz" Whiter scooped up his fourth D1NZ drifting championship title at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium.
Vern Stevens, principal, Selwyn Park Primary School, shares what he loves about Dargaville.
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.
The Waipoua Forest was home to around 100 happy campers taking part in the New Zealand Juggling Festival over Easter Weekend.
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.
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.
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.
Around 30 people marched down the main street of Dargaville in protest to the sales of legal drugs.
Shelley and Ross Friedrich have just ticked the ‘KiliMAN' challenge off their bucket list.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are our classrooms becoming overcrowded?