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Job cap a mixed bag

fruit packers

The Government's move to increase its cap on the number of overseas workers in horticulture is welcomed by some but questioned by others.

Greener pastures for school farm

Northland college farm

A new-look Northland College Farm is set to turn its first profit in five years.

Possum traps big risk

Kiwi in trap

An adult female Northland brown kiwi was caught in a leghold trap near Waipapa.

Northland police not equipped for refugees

boat

No exercises have been held in Northland to train police in the skills they would need if a refugee boat arrived in Northland waters.

Statoil says any drilling years away

oil rig

Oil giant Statoil says it will not begin exploration in 2014 but will proceed with preliminary work.

Robbed farmer receives new bike

quad wheel

The Kaikohe farmer whose quad bike was stolen this month was stunned when Blue Wing Honda and Mid North Honda decided to surprise her with a new bike to replace her missing farm vehicle.

Multisport event makes final outing

Running

Competing events and a static number of entries have combined to kill off the Northern Crossing coast-to-coast multisport challenge.

Hotel checks out

Kaikohe hotel

The Kaikohe Hotel is coming down piece by piece.

Thieves mean business

theft

Petersen Motors at Kaikohe suffered its first break-in in 30 years.

Curtain bank set to open

Martha Latu

The opening of a curtain bank is set to improve the health of low income households in Northland.

Bay of Islands marine reserves proposed

Bay of Islands

A new proposal has identified two areas in the Bay of Islands as potential no-take marine reserves.

Long lost sister discovered

Arthur Black Beren and Martha Taiono

Arthur Beren was one of about 60 babies left behind in the Cook Islands by American servicemen during World War II.

Grants for events

Festivals and fun days are the main recipients of community grants in the Far North.

Resignation a surprise to new MP

Kelvin Davis

Kelvin Davis learned he had a new job along with the rest of the country on the 6pm news, on the day that Labour MP Shane Jones announced his resignation from Parliament.

Kids' snorkelling adventure

snorkelling child

Pupils from Kaeo Primary visited Matauri Bay to see what kind of sea life lived in their home patch.

Davis to step up

kelvin davis

Shane Jones's replacement learned he had a new job at the same time as the rest of New Zealand.

Youth plan goes to people

The Funky North

The Funky North played a set at an event delivering information about the Kaikohe Youth Action Plan to the community.

Woman sentenced for dog's death

Court

A Northland mother of eight has been sentenced for starving a dog to death.

Member's death prompts by-election

A by-election will be held to fill a vacancy in the North Cape subdivision of Te Hiku Community Board.

Do you know anything about this soldier?

unknown soldier

A photograph of a New Zealand World War I Medical Corps soldier is just one of several mysterious faces in the Kemp House collection.

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