Dargaville & Districts
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.
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.
Shelley and Ross Friedrich have just ticked the ‘KiliMAN' challenge off their bucket list.
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.
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.
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.
Erica Tebbutt has blitzed her fundraising target to refurbish a room at Ronald McDonald House.
The proposed 2014/15 Dargaville, Te Kopuru and Kaiwaka rates have risen more than the average 2.3 per cent.
Frustrated mums are rallying support to ban the sale of synthetic cannabis in Dargaville.
It has been a good breeding season this year for New Zealand's most endangered bird - the fairy tern.
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.
Carol Cooper-Taylor has been honoured as an Outstanding Achiever at the Asthma Foundation Achievers' Awards ceremony.
Scientists are installing state-of-the-art equipment in the Kaipara Harbour next month to monitor water quality
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.
Cerise Selkirk didn't have any idea her best friend was contemplating suicide until it was too late.
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.
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.
Climbing Table Mountain - one of the proclaimed New Seven Wonders of Nature - was one of many highlights of a South African trip for well-known couple Maxine and Alan Stringer.
Commissioner Colin Dale has resigned from his position at Kaipara District Council. He is to take up the role as acting chief executive of Far North District Council.
It was smiles all round from organisers, exhibitors and patrons of this year's Northland Field Days.
Is it possible the pelicans which made their way to Dargaville in August 2012 might be settling in for the long haul?
Cheerful chatter bounced around Dargaville Intermediate School's native plant nursery when international volunteers and students joined green-fingered forces.
Northland business confidence has been improving for a while but the region is boasting its best economic performance in nine years.
The new Anglican vicar in Dargaville says he probably speaks Chinese better than English, which is interesting considering his full Maori heritage and South Auckland background.
Some families have a stint at hospital, the Tebbutts have a life at hospital.
Mindless vandalism has forced Northern Wairoa Soccer Club members to foot a hefty repair bill for the second time in two weeks.
Two cars were broken into last Thursday night outside the Greenhouse Backpackers, adding to the spate of vandalism cropping up around Dargaville.
The council has signalled rates are likely to go up again in July. Rates were on the agenda as part of its 2014-15 Annual Draft Plan to be considered for adoption at yesterday's Kaipara District Council's monthly meeting - the first for the year.
Always a popular event for recreational pilots, the Singer Trophy rally saw aircraft from the North Island swoop in for the annual aviation treasure hunt.
The Dargaville fire brigade is in desperate need of volunteers as its numbers have dipped alarmingly to just 20.
The New Zealand ambassador to Argentina was right at home at the Arapohue show - after all, he grew up just down the road.
Shelley and Ross Friedrich are known in Dargaville for their active outdoor pursuits, but what they have planned next takes adventuring to a whole new level - literally.
About 55,000 Northpower consumers are to receive another cash injection - this time totalling more than $5 million.
Ingenuity, a following wind, king tides and lots of enthusiastic muscle power produced record times in this year's Edgar Bradley Memorial Raft Race.
Waking up in a tent with your clothes frozen to the walls isn't the most pleasant way to begin the day.
A poll taken at the RSA weekly social night showed most members are against the idea of a flag change.