Dargaville & Districts
A damning report into the $63.3 million budget blowout on Mangawhai's wastewater scheme comes with a warning for other councils.
Mike Mudford usually shies away from taking credit for his long-standing efforts with intellectually disabled people.
Looking for a great family night out then head along to the Taha Awa Riverside Gardens on December 14 for the annual Christmas in the Gardens.
Mary McLean is not one to waste anything, especially fabric. From large offcuts to buttons, zips, and lace, everything can be used and used again.
Vaudine Tutill is back at work on the farm 18 months after she was pinned by a tractor.
One voice for Northland? The proposal for a unitary council has sparked a flurry of voices across Kaipara.
A former Dargaville farmer, anti-Treaty of Waitangi campaigner and Far North mayoral candidate Allan Titford has been jailed for 24 years.
Ultra fast broadband could open up a world of opportunities for business ventures in Kaipara, and it may be in place by 2016.
A funded trip across the ditch is on the cards for Helen Weissing, who has received one of New Zealand's most prestigious education honours.
"If you are not affected by the Philippines disaster, you can't be human. It is a worldwide issue of humanity which goes beyond the boundaries of culture and religion."
Protests took place on the weekend as part of the nationwide Banners on the Beach protest organised by Greenpeace.
Spring births are nothing new among rural folk, but little Yogie's arrival last Wednesday had his owners elated.
Power was out to some Dargaville homes last night following a logging truck's collision with a power pole.
Police reported a fight between two girls aged around 13 which broke out at Dargaville High School and left one with a swollen eye and bruising to the head.
Around $950,000 in rates penalties applied to withheld or unpaid rates will be forgiven by the Kaipara District Council following recommendations by MPs considering retrospective legislation to validate the district's rates.
Ladies were a picture of elegance, blokes were looking suave, and the betting queues stretched out of the barn.
The proposed re-organisation of local government in Northland will offer the region's ratepayers the first chance in more than 24 years to have a say in the way future decision making will be made, a leading Kaipara politician says.
Simplifying the lives of Northlanders and giving Northland more clout in Wellington are high on the list of the reasons the government wants a super council for Northland.
A super council covering all of Northland could be in place by 2015.
A fire and explosion in the coastal community of Mangawhai is being treated as suspicious.
Ideas around burial laws are triggering discussions nationwide, and everyone is entitled to have a say.
A big crowd turned out to enjoy a fireworks bonanza at the Te Awa Riverside Gardens on Saturday night.
Gunfire echoed across Te Kopuru over the weekend, as the International Compak Sporting Clays event went off with a bang.
Seagull outboard motoring enthusiast Rodney Wilson vows to return to the annual novelty river race between Ruawai and Dargaville.
After months of planning, hard work and crossed fingers for a fine weekend, NZUni weekend went off without a hitch.
Artist Marama Ingle's sunflower painting is "one of a kind", and she is donating it as a raffle prize to raise funds for St John.
A radical overhaul of the Northland Regional Council is complete with a new face as chairman and Kaipara's representative as deputy.
Senior students Andrew McLaren and Isabella Woods were among the many students leaving Dargaville High School with trophies last Friday.
Hoax letters are still continuing to turn up in Dargaville and police are warning people to be careful.
Rural communities can heave a sigh of relief with the knowledge they will be served by a five-day-a-week postal delivery.
Dargaville High School head boy Andrew McLaren is one of the lucky 100 to have just been granted a University of Auckland scholarship.
The Taharoa Domain Governance Committee met last Monday to review and discuss the reserve management plan for the lakes and surrounding area.
It seem fitting Otamatea Repertory Theatre celebrate Maungaturoto's 150th anniversary by producing an historic play - The Scandalous Maungaturoto Hotel Licensing Affair.
Colin Thorne is gearing up for the adventure of a lifetime at an age when many people are just glad to be alive.
Two jobs at Dargaville's mail sorting centre are under threat after New Zealand Post's decision earlier this year to use a centralised system.
A huge blue ball of wool with two florescent knitting needles piercing it now sits as the newest sculpture on Warren Suckling's farm in Dargaville.
The Real Art Road show opened its doors to Te Kopuru School students last week, as the giant unfolding truck transformed into an art gallery on its doorstep.
Northland lifters have excelled at the national bench press and powerlifting championships in Christchurch recently with Dargaville lifter Karen Thomson setting four national records.
Returned regional councillor Graeme Ramsey says he is very pleased to be back and is looking forward to re-focusing on the Kaipara district's issues.
Pensioner Tom Shepherd decided to learn to fly a plane and to sail a yacht after he learned he had terminal cancer in 2006.
Two familiar faces remain on Northland's regional council and district health board.
An informative Understanding Epilepsy seminar teaches seizure first aid plus informs all about epilepsy and will run on October 24 from 10am in central Whangarei.
Lance Warmington has come full circle since he left town 13 years ago.
The fire brigade is on the lookout for new recruits in Dargaville as pressure mounts on the current team to attend callouts.
A grass fire on an Arapohue farm in Dargaville yesterday afternoon left an acre of ungrazed paddock blackened, and a swimming pool half emptied as fire fighters pumped extra water to control the blaze.
Dargaville's $6 million Olympic-length swimming pool complex will open from Labour Weekend.
More than 80 bridal garments featured at the Bridal Show at the LightHouse Function Centre on Sunday.
If recorded crime represents real crime then people in Kaipara are less likely to be victims than Aucklanders.
It is "totally unacceptable" for the Mangawhai Residents and Ratepayers Association to be exempt from paying some of their rates, John Robertson says.
Circus Kumarani will celebrate a decade in Dargaville with a night of glamour and enchantment.