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Farmers see awards as opportunity

Glen and Trish Rankin with their cows on the farm they share milk on in Mangamuka.

Mangamuka farmer Trish Rankin is encouraging dairy farmers to enter the 2017 Northland Dairy Industry Awards.

Iconic $15m beach still unsold video

Elliot Bay Farm, featuring some renowned surf beaches of the far north, is on the open market for the first time in 85 years.

DOC can't afford it, but a foreign billionaire might. So will the public be shut off from Elliot Bay?

Statoil pulls out of Northland

Protesters made their presence known outside the Northland Regional Council last year.

Oil giant Statoil signals retreat from Northland exploration.

Seven marathons in seven days for community leaders

Kelvin Davis and campaigners on last year's hikoi from Auckland to Cape Reinga.

Seven marathons in seven days will be completed by Northland community leaders to raise awareness for sexual violence.

Northland junior doctors join national strike

The Northland District Health Board warns services will be affected by the junior doctors strike.

The majority of Northland's junior doctors will strike over long shift work.

Missing dog changes colour

Kim Borgstrom holds Max who was dyed black by a family who picked him up in Opua.

Max the Jack Russell Terrier vanished for a week - then came home dyed a different colour.

Local literature an enjoyable read

Dr Aroha Harris will be talking about her book, Tangata Whenua at a literary day in Kawakawa.

Northland's talented writers celebrate a growing interest in New Zealand Literature.

Far North District Council remains largely unchanged

Far North District Council mayor John Carter.

The Far North Mayoralty has been retained by John Carter with a convincing lead over his rival, Peter Gill.

New rules aim to reduce dog attacks

Friend or foe? Should all dogs be judged equal of attack or are some breeds more pre-disposed to attack?

Proposed law changes on owning and keeping dangerous dogs could result in some breeds being wiped out.

Raoul Island provides unique experience

The view from Prospect Ridge on Raoul Island, overlooking Green Lake and Blue Lake.

A new team is set to embark on remote Raoul Island. Two DOC rangers share their experiences.

Jewellers Koast into art trail

Kerikeri jeweller Ben Flynn is taking part in this year's Koast event.

The Kerikeri Open Art Trail is getting nearer and is always popular with art-lovers.

The world's strongest granny

Trish Muldrock, 61, has been powerlifting for 10 years.

She weighs only 46kg, but this tiny Northland nana can lift three times her body weight.

Northland's $1billion tourist spend

At 346 metres long and with the room for 4,905 passengers Ovation of the Sea will be the largest cruise ship to have ...

Northland's tourism already on the rise as peak season begins.

Sad start to Save Kiwi Month

One of the injured birds.

at least 10 kiwi killed by dogs or traps this year in the Far North.

Education centre for Lake Waikere

A draft proposal of water activities on Lake Taharoa.The ski area is shown by the yellow rectangle.

An education centre is planned for the Kai Iwi Lakes as part of a key initiative to broaden the appeal of the lakes.

Short film fest set for Te Ahu

Gina Dellabarca, Show Me Shorts Film Festival Director from Rawene.

A Rawene-born film festival director is bringing her short film event to the Far North.

Robberies leave petrol station owner 'fed up'

Recent armed robberies of petrol stations has worried business owners.

Two robberies in four months have caused BP petrol station owner Gurpreet Bains to be worried every night.

He could have gone all the way

Jevon Halvorson.

Jevon Halvorson, 19, was a promising rugby player. He died when a ute veered off SH1 and hit a tree.

Dogs allowed on cycle trail

Dogs are now welcome on the Twin Coast  Cycle Trail.

Dogs are officially allowed on the popular Twin Coast Cycle Trail thanks to a council bylaw.

One dead in crash

Police, the Fire Service and St John Ambulance were all called to the scene.

A man has drowned after a van plunged into a river in Northland.

Bay Coastguard wins rescue of the year

Crew members fro Richard Ansley, Frank Navarro, Andre Piertese (skipper), Brian Ross, Russ Devin, Jamie Gallant.

Coastguard Bay of Islands were chuffed to be awarded Rescue of the Year at the recent Coastguard Northern Region Awards of Excellence.

Maths students move on after tough exam

Forest Martin, Stuart McDonald and Jasmin Quarrie are refocusing for the next examination.

Students and teachers from Okaihau College are refocusing on the next set of examinations after a controversial exam recently.

Dogs, search team find body

Police say the body was found from a rural bush area about 20 minutes east of the town.

Police search team has recovered a body from bush in Kaitaia.

Kaikohe car winner in disbelief

Alicia Tomuri with her new car.

Kaikohe local Alicia Tomuri was shocked to find out she was the winner of a brand new car from her local supermarket.

'You did us proud'

Laura Thompson (L) and Emma Foy of New Zealand wave to the crowd before receiving their bronze medals for the Women's ...

Northland paralympians feature strongly at Rio.

Stock shrinks as sellers wait for spring

Northland house prices have on average   risen by 12 per cent on the same time last year.

Despite short supply, the Northland housing market remains active.

Protestors defend Puhipuhi

Protesters converge on Puhipuhi Mountain.

Close to 200 members of hapu and iwi from throughout Tai Tokerau marched onto Puhipuhi Mountain recently in protest of toxic mining.

Green is the way to a healthier you

Northlanders are benefitting from a funded health programme.

Thousands of Northlanders have benefitted from green programme.

Battle against wild ginger heats up

Biosecurity Manager Don McKenzie is dwarfed by invasive wild ginger in the Helena Bay area near Whangarei.

Warfare declared on wild ginger.

Social media helps rural women

Having family or a close friend visit regularly is not always a possibility for some women living in rural New Zealand.

Social media is a friend to country women and their families dealing with the downside of isolation.

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