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Woman sentenced for starving dog to death


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

Cop car crash disqualifies driver for six months

car crash

A Kaitaia man who crashed into a police vehicle last year has been disqualified from driving for six months and ordered to pay $550 reparation to the officer who suffered a knee injury as a result of the crash.

Trapping expanded in Puketi Forest

Erica Whyte

A joint initiative between the Department of Conservation and the Puketi Forest Trust will allow a substantial expansion of possum control in the forest.

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.

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.

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.

Water wonders

snorkelling child

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

Gang member arrested in Moerewa

police car

A man who was on the run for over a month is in police custody.

Pluto-Louis learns about kiwi

Pluto Louis

Aversion training will mean West Highland white terrier Pluto-Louis will learn to avoid kiwi.

Big chance to ride for New Zealand

Danny Kopa

Seventeen-year-old Danny Kopa has been selected as the northern representative for the New Zealand Mounted Games team to take on Australia.

Simulator to rescue

Grant Robinson

Northland has a new $150,000 flight training device- Helimed 4.

Tribunal tours the Hokianga

Judge Craig Coxhead with Waitangi Tribunal panelists Anne Parsonson and Dr Robyn Anderson

A big crowd was at the Moria Marae in Whirinaki to welcome Judge Craig Coxhead and his panel from the Waitangi Tribunal.

Saving water ‘critical’

Rawene residents must reduce water consumption now or face more austere water restrictions.

Fitness centre appeals to community for help

Josh Edmonds

The Mill Gym, which aims to build self-esteem among Kaikohe's youth, is in desperate need of funding.

Much awaited walking guide back

Jackie and Lloyd Walker

Walk Hokianga is back on the shelves after what was a long wait for some.

Dishonesty crimes push Northland’s crime numbers up

POlice cars

An increase in dishonesty crimes saw the North buck national crime trends.

Ngati Rehia 'to be around the table'

Bay of Islands hapu Ngati Rehia has decided to participate in the election process to determine the board of Tuhoronuku, despite co-founding the group that opposes it.

More to come: O'Sullivan

Lance O’Sullivan

Kaitaia doctor Lance O'Sullivan has "a lot more to offer" he says.

Unhealthy dishes taken off menu

Tracy Ayton

Poor eating habits are a real problem for many in the north, nutritionist says.

Bright future ahead for hockey ground


A 200,000 upgrade at Lindvart Park hockey grounds is underway and new floodlights will be switched on this month.

Big pot bust in Taipa

Operation Lucy

A large Taipa marijuana growing operation led the way as Northland Police cracked down on cannabis in the north.

7-year-old conquers harbour

Josh Mitt

Joshua Mitt, 7, swam 1.4km across the Hokianga Harbour in what is now a 20-year tradition for Hokianga kids.

Economist to speak at party event

The Ken Rintoul-led political party Focus New Zealand is bringing Dr Oliver Hartwich to Kaikohe to debate New Zealand's centralised government structure.

Rare native duck numbers on the rise


It's good news for New Zealand's rarest duck with recent flock counts showing the biggest population since surveys began in 1988.

Medal given posthumously


The late Paddy Whiu is one of six New Zealand Police staff who have been honoured for outstanding service and commitment to police.

Dairy unit sets a trend

Dairy Unit

A model for the development of unproductive Maori land was unveiled on the weekend.

Students embrace chess


Students at Northland College are keen to reignite chess at their school, after several years in recess.

Turmoil continues for Ngapuhi

An urgent hui has been called to elect new leadership of Te Kotahitanga at Parawhenua Marae this week.

Facebook post shows stolen goods

Stolen property

Northland Police have posted hundreds of photos of stolen property on its Facebook page to reconnect the items with their owners.

Electricity price rise probe gets approval

Top Energy has welcomed a decision by the Electricity Authority to review claims being made by electricity retailers about the reasons for their price increases.

Mataitaua wharekai open again

Wharekai reopens

About 300 people braved the wet conditions for the opening of the wharekai at Mataitaua Marae.

Farmers in the storm

Farmer comp

Despite the best efforts of Cyclone Lusi, the Kaikohe A&P Show carried on.

Dancers go from street to stage


Street dancers from Kaikohe, Russell and Kerikeri wowed the judges at the Street Dance New Zealand regional competition at Whangarei.

Head to waterfront for Last of the Summer Wine

This year's Mangonui Waterfront Festival will coincide with the last day of daylight saving on April 5.

Free sand bags and shingle for flood defence in Kaeo


Kaeo Fuel and Farm has free sand bags available for residents to protect against possible flooding with the approach of Cyclone Lusi, expected to hit the north this afternoon.

Flags fly for awareness


A flap over the flags at a Hokianga Maori Artists exhibition in Auckland has created a successful show and galvanised the community, the gallery's creative director says.

Ancestors honoured in public mural

Mural NNW

A new mural depicting the history of the Hokianga, from Pakanae to Omapere was unveiled in Opononi on Saturday.

Dry conditions hit the west

Drought Farmers

Farmers along the west coast of Northland are facing dry conditions for the fourth time in five years.

Cut back on water

Drought conditions mean that level two water restrictions are now in place in Opononi-Omapere, Rawene and Kaitaia.

Six-stars for school

Eco School

Te Mirumiru Early Childcare Education Centre has been named the greenest education premises in New Zealand.

Kaikohe launches action plan for youth

Te Pae Aronga Taitamariki will officially launch a Kaikohe youth action plan on March 17, at Northland College, as part of a Kaikohe social sector trial.

Alcoholic looks back through his life

AA member Albert P of the Hokianga shares his story, hoping it will inspire at least one person to battle their alcohol demons.

Land agent gets censured

A Far North real estate agent has been found guilty of unsatisfactory conduct, censured and fined $2000.

'Heartbroken' by state of the bay

Janet Clark

It's madness. That's how many Opua residents and boat owners perceive Far North Holdings' growth plan for Opua.

GP earns top NZ honour

Lance O'Sullivan

Lance O'Sullivan of Kaitaia has vowed to continue working in the Far North as a GP, saying his passion lies here.

So Grace-ful

Grace Hegh

She's back! Cheerleading phenomenon Grace Hegh is on form again after an horrific fall.

Power plant declared safe

A power plant at Ngawha has been declared safe and continues to generate power after an incident early this morning.

Smokers quitting in big numbers


Smoking rates are down in the north, but there's still a long way to go, Karen Windelborn of Te Hauora o te Hiku o te Ika says.

Pressure builds at Opua


Those strongly opposed to expanding Opua's marina say they are unhappy with their quality of life being degraded through pollution by visitors.

Annie Crummer gig a coup


Acclaimed New Zealand songstress and actor Annie Crummer is playing at the Horeke Tavern on March 1.
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