Fish farming, farm improvements and better use of Maori freehold land are identified as avenues to a better economy and more jobs in Northland.
A 44-year-old recreational paua diver is recovering in Rawene Hospital after being injured by an adult stingray.
Collaboration between Maori social service providers and police is helping reduce family violence in Kaitaia.
Rare and historical items for auction are drawing strong interest nationwide, Webbs managing director Neil Campbell says.
Students and tutors have expressed disappointment after cuts to the arts programme at Rawene were announced.
A new report shows unlimited dairy growth over the past two decades has exacted too great a toll on New Zealand and its waterways, say advocates for environmental protection.
A Northland woman is looking for recruits to help her in her work of fighting stigma and discrimination against those suffering from mental health issues.
Gatherings on beaches at Ahipara and North Hokianga are just the first of several events that will roll out during the summer.
Jailed sex offender Allan Titford would never have been mayor of the Far North - even if he'd won the election.
There is concern in Kaikohe that the recently completed cycle trail has made it easier for thieves to access homes and businesses.
Ngati Hine leader Pita Tipene has been elected to the Federation of Maori Authorities (FOMA) Board as the Taitokerau representative.
A new BMX track is planned at a Thorpe Rd site owned by the Far North District Council.
Work on a new early childhood education centre is under way on Tawanui Rd.
The old Kaikohe Hotel now stands dilapidated, dangerous, and defiant of the wrecker's ball.
Children at Oromahoe School put down their books once a year to focus on the arts for a week.
Shanghai CRED Real Estate, a company with experience in creating and marketing resorts, has bought Peppers Carrington from its American owner Paul Kelly.
A comittee opposed to mining and deep sea oil drilling is being formed to spread its message throughout the Far North.
Two women who decided they'd had enough of the way their work lives had drifted, are brightening up a small Northland town.
A small Opua business was pipped at the post by Whittakers chocolate in this month's New Zealand Made People's Choice Awards.
Dave Hookway says it took him 37 years to talk about his own brush with suicide.
Government officials were kicked out of a Northland hui held to discuss deep sea oil drilling.
A Northland-based astrologer has mapped an entire town's streets and buildings according to their planetary energies and how those energies affect people.
It's Not Rocket Science represents three years of hard work for students of the Bachelor of Applied Arts degree programme at Northtec's Kerikeri campus.
The newly elected Far North District Council will make decisions in the interests of the people of Northland.
Foster Care Awareness Week is an opportunity to thank existing caregivers and a chance to get others involved.
The Northtec Arts Showcase will coincide with the Kerikeri Street Party this year.
The national focus for road policing in November is speed, alcohol and fatigue.
The board of Ngapuhi reports a $7 million jump in the tribe's financial value to increase the worth of its assets from $43m to $50m.
The annual Kaeo Christmas parade and festival is going to have an Asian flavour this year.
Winning isn't everything for the girl from Okaihau who might rank among the best tumblers in the world one day.
A new event in the north will attract elite athletes and also those "not in the best shape" for an Ironman-style event.
The long running campaign to keep Northland GE-free is making headway.
The strong message expressed at a recent hui was Ngapuhi need to support their youth and take action now to stem the flow of youth ending up in prison.
OPINION: Myra Larcombe, longtime Bay of Islands swimming coach, has her say about the Kawakawa pool proposal.
Larger-than-life portraits of Northland's finest are now keeping watch over what has been, at times, a troubled park in Kaikohe.
Tall ship crews thrilled crowds at the weekend and in return they were delighted by community spirit shown during their reception in the Bay of Islands.
Raising $383,000 within two weeks is a hard task but this is what is needed to start construction of a new cancer treatment centre.
Police in Kaikohe are teaming up with the business community to strengthen the town's community patrol.
The historic Rawene Ferry House is up for sale with tenders closing on October 31 for the waterfront property.
Maihi Memorial Park Trust says now is the time to move forward with the vision of Te Pa O Kaikohekohe.
New Mayor John Carter wants to get the community involved and connect with the people of Northland.
Little blue penguins are getting a helping hand from Bay of Islands community members - including Opua School students - this spring.
Mahuhukiterangi Marae are incorporating zumba, pamper nights and free health checks in a programmes designed to help families grow and succeed.
Overcoming our fears and being afraid of how other people perceive us are the subjects of a new exhibition.
There's no knowing why a dam dropped her foal in a paddock, then decided motherhood wasn't for her but it's thought Maddie was alone in the paddock for some 36 hours before being noticed by a farmer.
Grace Hegh from Okaihau is in Brisbane waiting to compete in a trans-Tasman cheerleading competition.
LATEST: A person died when the car they were driving hit a tree in the Far North this morning.
Northland College is working with Lincoln University on a proposal to get kids as young as 12 and 13 training for careers on the land.
Automotive student Curtis Mehana is the Far North winner of the outstanding learner award.
A new board is set to take office at Whangaroa College at the beginning of the new school term.