Two Arizona towns were competing for a prison in the 1950s. The town that lost out built a tertiary institute instead says Dr Peter Harwood. The prison town has now closed while the university town is prospering.
Thirteen Kaikohe KFC employees are protesting to be compensated for their redundancy.
A Kaitaia boy who wants to increase voter turnout won the tough competition to be Northland's representative in Youth Parliament 2016.
Three young Maori men are finishing their Bachelors of Medicine from Auckland University in November.
A Hokianga documentary is making the big screens with its national release.
Forty athletes between the ages of 7-21 competed in a range of disability specific sports.
A Kaikohe youth has scooped up a big win at the World Rugby Awards along with the victorious All Blacks.
Getting their mits on computers has made learning way more fun, students say.
The inequality gap between students who can access technology and those who can't is worrying a Far North principal.
An internationally acclaimed documentary maker will be presenting a free lecture on poverty, inequality and his solutions in Kaitaia.
A Far North farming mum knows the impact of isolation more than most. And now she's being recognised for her efforts to help other rural women through that challenge.
A Far North programme is offering pregnant women financial rewards to quit smoking.
Inmates are turning their lives around swapping crime for creativity.
The death of the man found at a Kaitaia supermarket carpark has been referred to the coroner.
Over 80 kids going through rough times displayed their artwork at an exhibition run by their social workers.
Pakaraka's historical gem offered a rare chance to peek inside the grounds on a public open day.
Bollywood star Sidharth Malhotra has fun in Northland.
A Hokianga yoga teacher is celebrating 40 years of classes with a calendar.
A hip hop studio is a dream come true for a successful Kaikohe dance teacher.
North Hokianga marae are on the path to making their food pantries and larders entirely self-sufficient.
Closed netball courts are the sign of big improvements for Lindvart Park.
A community stroke club is being set up in Kaikohe to support affected people and their families.
Racing pigeons is a peculiar hobby that can give you a “real buzz” say Far North enthusiasts.
Far North men will be chanting their anti-porn message at the Boobs on Bikes parade in Auckland.
A Far North man is collecting supermarket dominos for sick kids - and he wants your help.
Hundreds of students donned cultural dress and stomped out their best kapa haka at Kaikohe's annual cultural festival on September 17.
Children unleashed their creative streak at Oromahoe School's eighth annual art week.
Pippi is a proud mum after giving birth to four healthy lambs earlier this month.