Whangarei Leader

'Serious concerns' for missing man

Northland Police are urgently seeking sightings of 55-year-old Kevin Charles Stewart.

Police are worried for the safety of a Northland man who has not been seen since Thursday night.

Unique cultural initiative a pilot for tourism

This summer the Otuihau Falls will be the location of a pilot Maori tourism project.

A new Maori venture could help Whangarei realise its full tourism potential.

Teens brave outdoor pursuits

Whangarei Girls High School students enjoying some of the challenges at the  Hillary Outdoors Centre at Tongariro.

High school students step out of their comfort zone to develop life skills.

Three times double the fun at Tikipunga Kindergarten

Tikipunga Kindergarten's twins Abbie Harris, Escarter and August Kolone-Nooroa,  Nathan Harris and Tokarake and Vaotiale ...

Tikipunga Kindergarten have the full set of twins - a set of boys, girls and one of each.

Measures to stop burglaries

Police attend 96 percent of house burglaries in Northland, but need help in catching the offenders.

Northland unsolved burglaries are the highest in the country.

Beneficiary supplied P

Whangarei High and District Court.

Sickness beneficiary jailed for selling meth.

Luna has lifesaving surgery

Luna and Waimarie Bruce

Dog lovers dig deep to save a spaniel's life.

'At risk' young men learn valuable skills

The group and some of the mentors show off their best pukana.

While they do art, gather kai and fix bikes, they talk about the issues they face.

Rotor mishap ruled out

Two men died in a helicopter crash in the Glenbervie forest earlier this year.

'Very unlikely' fatal helicopter crash in Northland was caused by common technical fault, report finds.

Northland teenage metallers launch first single to air

Alien Weaponry.

History making te reo band have launched their debut track.

Waipu Museum's Scottish migration collection awarded

Memory of the World New Zealand chair Dianne Macaskill, Dame Fiona Kidman, Jean Tafa, Fiona Mohr, David Craig, and Ken ...

They are the first Museum outside a main centre to get the UNESCO award.

Kumara planted on Matakohe Limestone Island

Plenty of people help to plant kumara planted on Matakohe Limestone Island.

"It was working together, the unity of something historical."

Emergency housing trust opens new property

Tai Tokerau Emergency Housing Trust operations manager Ange Tepania enters the new emergency accommodation in Kamo for ...

Tai Tokerau Emergency Housing Charitable Trust have opened a new nine-unit property, but fear it's not enough.

Project searches for information and photos

Whangarei Boys' High School student Zac Miller-Waugh and teacher Josh Clark, with an example of one of the plaques they ...

An Old Boys' Association are using to QR codes to put fallen soldiers stories into the pockets of teenagers.

Car crash in Northland

Two cars have collided near Whakapara, north of Whangarei.

Two cars collide north of Whangarei

Northland teachers happy to see global funding ditched

Education Minister Hekia Parata has backed down from the idea of  global funding.

Northland educators are happy to see global funding go but warn schools need extra funding.

Tsunami warnings a wake up call

A number of Northland residents did not hear the tsunami warning sirens.

The recent tsunami warning caught some Northlanders unprepared while others simply didn't hear the sirens.

Speed limits could be lowered

The government has given the green light  for  the  speed limit to be increased  to 110 km/h on some New Zealand roads.

A Northland road safety campaigner says a new speed management guide provided communities better opportunities to raise concerns with road controlling authorities.

Helicopter investigation ongoing

The Robinson R44 wreckage is lifted from the scene of the crash.

Report on Glenbervie Forest helicopter crash could take 18 months.

Hurupaki's healthy challenge

Year five and six pupils from Pod 13 with their pedometers and devices.

Pupils are doing all they can to increase the number of steps they take each day.

Trucks crash, SH1 lane closed

St John ambulance said two people, one with serious injuries and another with minor, have been taken to hospital in ...

Two people have been taken to hospital after two trucks collided in Northland.

Punters happy despite popular race day cancelled

The popular spring meeting at Dargaville  was this year thwarted by a series of events.

Patrons 'rode' out the shortened race meeting and made the most of the day.

Whangarei athlete chosen as ambassador

Stephen Waite has been selected for a year long athlete leadership programme.

Stephen Waite is one of nine people selected for year long Special Olympics course.

Murder charge laid

Moses Mahanga's body was found in a car on a Whangarei street.

A man has been charged with murder over the death of Moses Mahanga in Whangarei.

Eight-foot-dress features in graduate art exhibition

LeeAnn Thoresen  hand embroidered her  dress with a poem written in 1611 by Amelia Lanyer.

An eight-foot dress, embroidered with a 17th century poem is one of numerous pieces on display at the Geoff Wilson Gallery.

Habitat for Humanity Northland proud to win

Whangarei woman Dana with Habitat for Humanity Northland's executive director Conrad LaPointe in front of the house she ...

Housing charity a winner in one category at business excellence awards, finalist in two others.

Support group for chronic pain sufferers needed

Jill Ansell-Douglas is a CRPS sufferer. She says the pain she suffered following fracturing her wrist was so intense it ...

CPRS sufferer says patients need support for the chronic pain that has them doubting their sanity.

Provide a gift or meal for those in need at Christmas

The Salvation Army is reaching out to help families under pressure at Christmas time.

Camera project to showcase bridge

Architect Felicity Christian, photographer Diane Stoppard and sculptor Trish Clarke with a model of the camera obscura.

The camera obscura project organisers are calling on the community to be part of an "iconic sculpture".

Coastal Northlanders evacuated in early hours of the morning

Tsunami warnings have been down graded in Northland to  'Marine and Beach Threat."

Northlanders evacuated after tsunami sirens activated following earthquake.

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