Whangarei Leader

Dark matter exhibition opens in Whangarei gallery

28072015 Whats On photo supplied by Shutter Room Collective. Megan Bowers-Vette's Skull with love lies bleeding, one of the artworks in the Shutter Room exhibition until September 5.

Three visual artists are bringing together images exploring darkness, fear, the glitch and a metaphysical question.

Indoor rowing world record

New world record holders Vicky Bruce-Miller and Ashton Lovell.

A pair of Northland rowers have clinched a world record in indoor tandem rowing

Diesel spill causes crash chaos in Northland

More than four crashes are believed to have been caused by a diesel spill.

A diesel spill near Whangarei has caused multiple car crashes.

Dargaville ranger battling Canada's wildfires.

Diane Sanderson is the logistics manager for the Kiwi team  fighting wildfires  in Canada.

A Dargaville woman is among two Northland firefighters in Canada

Gap in museum timeline filled

Packard & Pioneer Museum director Fenton Craw inside the museum's newest attraction, a 1906 Humber Landaulette.

A Northland museum is pleased to be plugging a hole in its collection timeline with a rare car.

Grateful mum delivers mudcow cake

Kim Donker wanted to say thank you after for taking care of her kids' broken arms and legs.

Hidden treasure set to blossom

Whangarei Quarry Gardens volunteer Dan Robson, left, and Whangarei Quarry Gardens operations manager David McDermott outside the soon to be visitors centre and cafe.

The Whangarei Quarry Gardens is looking to spark growth for the wider Whangarei area with new visitors centre and cafe.

S'iocha'Ana takes top award at annual wearable arts show gallery

22072015 news photo supplied by Waipu Art N Tartan organisers. S'iocha'Ana, The Scottish Trow by Annie Newall, Alice Grant, Maria Ferris and Jemma Ferris is Supreme Winner of the Waipu Museum Art 'N Tartan awards 2015. The design is modelled by Jemma Ferris who won the top female model award.

Waipu Museum's Art 'N Tartan show delivers once again.

Fireman strikes perfect match

The sign which Wilson secretly organised.

What looked like a routine fire drill turned out to be a fiery proposal instead.

Injured morepork may be a sign

The young morepork in mid-flight, right, after Jonny Matich opened the box to release it back into the bush near his home in Dargaville.

A young morepork found on a residential road may hold a message.

Sharp rise bites pensioner

Bev and Barry Allen outside their Hikurangi pensioner flat.

A Hikurangi pensioner is unhappy with the council's decision to increase the rent on his flat.

Online anguish over lookout fly tipping

Chairman of Onerahi Community Association, Nick Connop, is disgusted by the pile of household items dumped at the Onerahi lookout.

Local Onerahi residents expressed their frustration online after household items were dumped at the lookout.

Four-peat for Whangarei-Mai-Tawhiti

Whangarei-Mai-Tawhiti clinch their fourth successive Super 12s title at The Cloud in Auckland.

Whangarei-Mai-Tawhiti have won their fourth straight kapa haka Super 12s title.

Cross country runners compete in Whangarei gallery

The senior men, senior women and master men take off from the start line.

Photos from the Northland Cross Country Champs held at Barge Park Showgrounds on July 11.

Project gathers war memorial information

Heritage New Zealand's Northland manager Bill Edwards at the Tapuhi War Memorial northeast of Hukerenui.

Heritage New Zealand is recording information on war memorials in the Whangarei area, tying in with centennial commemorations of Gallipoli and World War I.

Air ambulance service set for record year

A Northland air ambulance takes off from Mourisses Bay near Whananaki with a patient, one of a record number of rescues so far this year.

Northland's air ambulance has recorded its busiest ever start to the year.

Spreading the citrus love with the quake city

Volunteers in Christchurch express their gratitude after receiving 142 boxes of citrus from last year's Citrus for Christchurch event.

While Northland has plenty of citrus to go around, those in Christchurch are not so lucky. Citrus for Christchurch is sharing the citrus love.

All clear at Whangarei garage fire

The fire service has received reports of people being trapped inside a burning garage in Whangarei.

All people have been accounted for following a garage fire where people were reported to have been trapped.

Old mine entrance sees the light again

The cleared area beside Kamo bypass in Whangarei with the old mineshift entrance bottom right.

An unsightly mix of gorse and over grown vegetation alongside the Kamo bypass is being removed to make way for the return of native plants and wildlife, and the resurrection of piece of local history.

Good signs for Kiwi North

Stewart Bowden, left, director of Kiwi North, and Allie Fry-Kewene, manager of Kiwi North, in front of one of the new Kiwi North signs at the Maunu Rd and State Highway 1 intersection.

New signs tell tourists the way to Kiwi House in Whangarei.

'Ruakaka rascal' does it again

Scavengers founder Yvonne Judge with her children, from left: Derek, Holly Cheshire and Tiffany.

The 'Ruakaka rascal' has done it again, winning yet another award for her support of the local community.

Arrests follow after-ball party

The Old Library in Whangarei was damaged during an after ball party.

Young people were drunk and fighting when police were called to a school after-ball function.

Organisers hoping to raise $30,000

Book sorters, from left: Murray and Effie Lints, Zonta Club of Hatea member Ann Richards and Zonta Club of Whangarei director Barbara Macdonald with more the than 1000 boxes of books already sorted ahead of the annual Zonta Book sale later this month.

If anyone is thinking books are history they better think again.

Empty house burns down in Northland

Firefighters were called to the suspicious blaze on Sunday morning

An abandoned house in Northland has been burnt to the ground in a suspicious blaze

Fundraising with a twist gallery

Laura Torres, right, "went blind" for the Pompallier Catholic College's inaugural Challenge Week. Here she is aided by her friends Nikita Cleto-Olsen, left, and Elena O'Sullivan.

The words sweat it, move it, live it, stop it became the mantra at Pompallier Catholic College recently as the school ran its inaugural Challenge Week.

Generosity, kindness 'overwhelming' gallery

The house on the corner of Ngunguru Rd and Kopipi Cres fully ablaze.

During times of devastation and destruction sometimes the positive things that arise can be the most touching.

Police investigate possible arson at Whangarei school

Police are asking anyone who recognises these women to contact them in relation to a fire at Tikipunga High School on Thursday morning.

Police are investigating a fire at Tikipunga High School.

Holocaust survivors to share their story

Jewish couple Shmuel and Fredja Rothbard are sharing their war stories in Whangarei this weekend.

Shmuel Rothbard was just a child when World War II started.

They've got the region covered

The unveiling of Volunteering Northland with, from left, community and voluntary services minister Jo Goodhew, Volunteering Northland manager Bart van der Meer, trustee Fiona Morgan, Far North deputy mayor Tania McInnes, Whangarei mayor Sheryl Mai, Northland MP Winston Peters and Whangarei MP Dr Shane Reti.

Volunteering Whangarei's job just got a lot bigger.

Roadshow aims to encourage debate

One of the suggested replacements for the New Zealand flag.

Should New Zealand's flag be changed?

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