Northern News

Centenarian 'counts his blessings'

Bill Tuckey from Rawene turned 103 on April 4.

One of the oldest men in the Far North says there is no secret to longevity.

Desperate fight for trapped son

Robbie McKenzie, 14, died in a quad bike accident outside Kaikohe.

Teen's dad tried desperately to save him after he became trapped under a quad bike in a "freak accident".

Cyclone Pam spares Northland

STORM: Cyclone Pam sits off the north east of the North Island in this image from EarthWindMap.

Northland has emerged from the aftermath of Cyclone Pam unscathed.

Long wait 'totally unacceptable'

FED UP: Bob, Yvonne and Alyndrea Jones are frustrated with the poor services at Kaitaia Hospital.

It took six hospital visits over the course of a week for a young girl to get treatment after a horse riding accident.

Pet attacked woman's friend

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A Kaikohe woman has been convicted after her pit bull terrier attacked her friend three times.

Groom injured by wedding crasher

HEARTBREAK HOTEL: An uninvited guest rammed a wedding party at the Copthorne in Omapere.

Neighbour heard laughter turn to screams as an uninvited guest allegedly rammed a wedding crowd.

Single life at 50

'Embrace singleness,' says Shelley Goldie.

Finding love in your 50s can be tricky. It gets even tougher when you live in the Far North.

175th anniversary of Waitangi treaty

TOP TALENT: Some of New Zealand’s best kapa haka groups will perform.

More than 30,000 people are expected to stream through the Waitangi Treaty Grounds this weekend.

Dog found starved, injured

STARVED:  Lacey was in a terrible condition when she arrived at the SPCA this month.

Reward offered find the owners of a starving dog found with rope embedded deeply in its neck.

Activist could face charges

CUT UP:: Reuben Taipari attempts to cut down a historic ship crankshaft in a bid to protect the environment. He says this won't be his last protest.

A Far North activist could face criminal charges after vandalising an historic shipwreck at Ahipara.

Tohu 'everything a brother should be'

BIG HEART: Family says Moses Tohu was a man with a big heart who would give you a hug when you needed one.

The Tohu family are no strangers to tragedy and it was a tragic turn of events that took Jingle's brother.

Parents booze, kids lose

LESS BOOZE: Northland College principal Jim Luders and students, members of the Church Leaders Forum and community stalwarts are standing up to poor alcohol regulations in Kaikohe.

Kids going hungry because their parents have blown the budget on booze is an all too familiar reality for a Kaikohe church leader.

Lightning strike cuts power

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More than 30,000 people in the Far North were left in the dark after a lightning strike this afternoon.

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