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A school of tree climbers

Some of the Enviroschools team gather limes in their food forest.

Peria School is a place for tree climbers, snail hunters and citrus growers to explore.

From cruelty case to TV star

Lacey was half starved when she arrived at the Bay of Islands SPCA in December.

Lacey was one of the worst animal cruelty cases in the Far North but now has a loving home thanks to Purina Pound Pups TV show.

No place for sexual violence

Around 50 people stormed the streets to say sexual violence needs to stop.

Victims, ex-abusers and supporters stomped down the street to say sexual abuse is not ok.

Weaving good for the soul

The Wednesday weavers group with Toi Te Rito Maihi at the bottom right.

Traditional Maori weaving is worth learning says a famous Far North artist. Weaving is a harmony between natural objects. It’s a relationship with the gifts of the land.

Winter arts festival for all

Kings Theatre Creative - where all the August author action is happening.

The winter blues are being chased away with Tai Tokerau's first ever film and literature festival.

One dead in Moerewa ambulance crash

The ambulance is a write off.


A wheely good move

Christian Huriwai is stoked he can teach kids scootering and skateboarding as well as the usual unicycling.

Kids will get to kick and push it every which way with an expanding unicycling in schools programme.

Reaching out is key

Richie McCaw sporting his handlebar mustache for Movember.

The Far North needs to take good care of their men says Movember spokesperson.

Rallying against sexual violence

Judy and Hone Mihaka have been through thick and thin together.

A victim of sexual abuse and perpetrator of domestic violence is calling the community together to rally against sexual violence.

Not good enough

Here's a patch of floor that has rotted right through due to a leak in the ceiling.

With leaky holes in the roof, rotten floor and foundations, flakey paint, mouldy rooms, no smoke alarm and a stove switch that shoots sparks Dean Walker has got a rotten deal.

Here to help youth

The ĀKAU team after they finished creating a community space in Kaikohe last year.

A social enterprise is calling for lost youth.

The decile one school making real progress video

John Henare-Clarke, Keretene Copper, Katie Tai-Rakena-Bixley, Kharma Broughton, Kimberley Hepi-Savage, Kowhai Paewhenua, all year 10 students at Northland College, brighten up the streets of Kaikohe.

Ordinary-looking NCEA results can obscure extraordinary progress.

Far North take on indigenous olympics

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff with a ki made by the New Zealand indigenous games contingent and one of Brazil's 24 ethnic groups.

New Zealand’s team for the first World Indigenous Games in Brazil is predominantly made up Maori from the Far North.

Far North school could close

Kaikohe Intermediate School

The future of Kaikohe Intermediate School is being shaped by the community.

Going bush in the Far North

Robertson on a grass and rata mattress in the second shelter he made.

Freezing your butt off, sleeping on the ground and living off oats isn't everyone's cup of tea. But for those into bushcraft it can be the ultimate holiday.

Creative wins in the Far North

Kapahaka group Nga Uri o Tuteauru in their handmade flax uniforms.

Kapahaka and tikanga workshops, a literature and film festival, choir, short film, sculpture exhibition, school workshops and photography exhibition are some of the activities funded for the Far North.

Crossing an ocean for crossfit

Brooke Ah Sam can't wait to pack a punch at the crossfit competition in America.

A Kaitaia teen is working hard for an upcoming international crossfit competition held in America.

Kaikohe firefighters recognised

Kaikohe firefighter Douglas Hall and his family after getting his gold star for 25 years of service.

Kaikohe celebrated their hardworking firefighters at their annual honours awards this month.

Troublemakers bust into pool

Kawakawa Community Pool lifeguard Trevor Lochore is proud of the pool project and hopes everyone respects it.

A spate of petty break ins on a much-loved community project are sad and disappointing.

Suspicious church fire

The Union Parish Hope Christian Centre on the main street of Kaitaia.

A Kaitaia church has been damaged from a suspicious fire in the early hours this morning.

Northland College springs back

From top left, The Hubb team Kupu Tito-Brown, Azalea Warren, Panii Nathan, Te Amohaere Daniels, Peata Thomson and business enterprise winner William Hohepa.

Northland College will turn over a new leaf with a $15 million rebuild and a board of trustees.

Stop swamp kauri exports

Some conservationists are claiming loopholes in legislation are being used to allow the export of kauri logs.

Far North conservation advocate for Forest and Bird Dean Baigent-Mercer is calling for an immediate moratorium on all swamp kauri mining and an investigation into the Ministry of Primary Industries and Customs.

Speech comp keeps Te Reo alive

Te Paerangi Kopa next to his Ta Himi Henare award for winning the bilingual category.

Far North students took out three of the top five positions in a Te Reo Maori speech competition.

Far North charities sick of junk

Hospice general manager Bernie Burrell with an armful of ripped bags and stained clothes to be thrown away.

Clean up your act is the call from Far North charities sick of receiving "soul destroying" junk.

'Everyone can be a champion'

2015 Hype Skate Competition winners.

Over a hundred skaters kicked and pushed it to the 2015 Hype Skate Competition.

Sponsored out of slums

Paul Omondi spoke in Kaikohe and Kaitaia about how sponsorship changed his life.

From living in Africa's slums to touring the Far North - life has changed dramatically for Paul Omondi.

Free adventures for Kiwis in need

Peter and his daughter Sam Honey going for a snorkle, one of the adventures they'll try and bring to kiwis in need around the Far North.

Seeing sick kids smile on a fishing trip is the purpose of a new Far North charity.

Schools win for the environment

Kaikohe East School are clearing the land for their 50 fruit trees.

A sensory pathway for special needs kids and a sustainable orchard are some of the Far North projects to receive funding from an annual competition.

Proposal for Northland 'super-council' ditched

The decision to not have a single council in Northland has been welcomed.

The Local Government Commission has ditched the idea of creating a single Northland authority to replace the existing four councils.

Empty gun 'fired' at pub worker

Police are investigating an armed robbery at Homestead Tavern in Kerikeri on June 9.

Armed intruders "fired" an unloaded shotgun at a bar worker's head twice during a robbery in Kerikeri, Northland.

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