Dargaville & Districts
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.
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.
Official crash statistics for two notorious one-way bridges near Matakohe are wrong and delaying roading improvements, Northland MP Mike Sabin says.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The proposed 2014/15 Dargaville, Te Kopuru and Kaiwaka rates have risen more than the average 2.3 per cent.
There was no shortage of smiles among the Pouto kids who gave sailing a go at Kai Iwi Lakes last week.
It has been a good breeding season this year for New Zealand's most endangered bird - the fairy tern.
Scientists are installing state-of-the-art equipment in the Kaipara Harbour next month to monitor water quality
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.
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.
Cerise Selkirk didn't have any idea her best friend was contemplating suicide until it was too late.
Golden Shears champion Rowland Smith was among 19 competitors to take part in the Tokatoka Speed Shear a few weeks ago.
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.
Four-year-old Tyler Schutz has battled the odds all his life and now needs help to raise $80,000 for life-changing surgery.
Water restrictions in Kaipara are still in place as drought conditions continue to bite.
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.
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