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Kaikohe exhibition showcases women as treasure

Charlie, Phoenix and Devon Littin show off their screenprint that represents their family.

A workshop for women has resulted in a powerful exhibition showcasing their stories in Kaikohe.

Crash victim was a mum-to-be

Kylee Anne Rakich was killed in a car crash involving an American tourist in Oromahoe, in the Far North.

Kylee Anne Rakich's unborn baby is now "being raised by angels".

Crash tourist charged

An American tourist has been charged after two people died in a crash in the Far North on April 30.

American tourist, 66, will appear in court after two people were killed in a car crash on State Highway 10 in the Far North.

Lady tradies going strong in the Far North

Painter Michelle Frear says she would love to see more women in trades.

Lady tradies in the Far North are proving it's not just guys who can run successful businesses in the trades.

Meth tests in homes common practice

Total Inspections team members undertake testing for methamphetamine in homes from Whangarei to Kaitaia.

Testing for methamphetamine is becoming increasingly common in Northland.

Dog attack victim left shaky

Jim Morgan and his dog Sandy are recovering well after their attack.

92-year-old Jim Morgan and his dog Sandy will be careful where they walk again after an attack left them with multiple stitches.

Far north cadet forces fragile

Kerikeri Cadets boarding at Whenuapai Air Base. Volunteers are needed to ensure the longevity of cadet force squadrons ...

Far North cadet forces seek volunteers to ensure longevity of the squadrons.

Leg amputated after Kawakawa crash

Police and emergency services attended a serious five-vehicle crash in Kawakawa.

The five-vehicle crash in Kawakawa blocked SH1 for more than four hours.

Chance to name kiwi

43 will soon have a new moniker with an auction to name him launching on April 28.

A kiwi called 43 is set to get a new name via a TradeMe auction.

Forestry worker to honour fallen colleagues

A boxing event  at the Bay of Islands Copthorne Resort on April 30 will honour forestry workers who have lost their ...

Local bushmen to fight for their fallen colleagues.

Railway concert rolls on

The Vintage Railway Concert will go ahead whatever the weather after a venue change to the shed.

Kawakawa's Vintage Railway Concert back after weather postponed earlier event.

Northland man "knocks off" Cook Strait swim

Tim Robinson with some of his team who helped him successfully swim the Cook Strait.

Northland man Tim Robinson tells how he completed the tough swim of the Cook Strait.

Killer group saving kiwis

Fran Hambrook, Lyn Candy, Jane Hutchings and Ann Kearney check a trap as part of their passion for pest control and ...

A group of passionate pest controllers are seeing real results from their efforts.

School plans milestone

Maromaku School with principal Debbie Cooke on the right.

A Far North school is calling for past students and teachers to come to their 125th reunion this year.

Boy still critical after garden accident

The house where a 10-year-old boy suffered life threatening injuries.

The 10-year-old boy remains in critical condition after he was badly injured by a chain.

Ngapuhi war contingent showcase

Major Porter's son, Jim Porter and granddaughter Melissa Peehikuru are honoured to be a part of the exhibition.

A Kaeo war leader has inspired a photo exhibition that commemorates the Ngapuhi contingent of the Maori Battalion.

Teens unite for new Youth Council

Willow Rawiri, Rawhiti Erstich-Coles, Keani Erstich Coles, (back row) Grace Hemara-Tylden and Maia Hemara-Tylden from ...

Okaihau College has a strong representation on the first ever FNDC Youth Council.

Kaitaia man arrested for attempted murder

A 35-year-old man was arrested on the Karikari Peninsula in the Far North yesterday.

A 35-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder in relation to an alleged shooting in Kaitaia in February.

Dolphin population declines rapidly

The Bay of Islands bottlenose dolphin population is rapidly declining.

Bay of Islands dolphin population rapidly declining warns new report.

Wheelie excited kids given new bikes

Angel Lloyd-Mcdonald was delighted to receive new wheels as part of Variety's Bikes for Kids campaign.

Deserving kids in the north delighted to receive new bikes.

Playdough cakes help overseas kids

Casanita Tuhi, Aimee Ashwell, Shawnsin Tecklenburg, Dakota Crosby, Danielle McCloy, Azariah King and Grace Bridge ...

Playdough cakes sold by Footprints Educare to help children's education.

Green light for Ngawha power station

The Ngawha geothermal plant, commissioned in 2008.

 Expansion of Top Energy's geothermal power generation at Ngawha has been given the green light.

Building your home from the earth up

Jake Rosevear, Hanna Cleghorn and son Morris love their earth house.

First-home builders of an earth house love the results.

Former sponsored child shares his story

Hyromi Samuels a former sponsored World Vision child is to speak in the Far North.

Malian Hyromi Samuels is set to share to the far north how World Vision changed his life.

Local couples celebrate special anniversaries

Chanelle and Drew Cuell married at the Bay of Islands P&I Showgrounds on March 24.

There aren't many people who can say they have been married for sixty years let alone share the same anniversary with two generations of their family.

Hokianga artist explores land disconnect

Heather Randerson presents her exhibition Moengaroa at No1 Gallery Rawene.

Hokianga artist explores her whanau's disconnect with the land in latest exhibition.

Cannabis grower to be released

Bouman's arrest came as part of Operation Lucy, a large-scale operation between police and the defence force.

Man jailed over $2m-a-year cannabis operation to be freed after serving half his sentence.

Rugby hero graces the Far North

Sonny Bill Williams visits Kerikeri.

New Zealand rugby superstar Sonny Bill Williams gave young fans something to remember after a surprise visit.

Offenders and emergency services face off

The team from Northern Police hold their winners trophy after narrowly defeating the Kea unit by one try in the final.

Young adult offenders face off against emergency services in a touch tournament.

Tractor cavalcade reaches the Cape

Tractor Trek leader, Phil Aish, passes by Kerikeri on the trip from Bluff to Cape Reinga.

Hospice fundraising mission reaches the end of their journey with over $70,000 raised.

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