A family is being torn apart in its bid to give a 6-year-old medicinal cannabis.
More than 400 offenders are quietly righting their wrongs in the Whangarei community.
It's not everyday one of the country's leading scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs comes to town.
A Whangarei institution is in danger of being consigned to history.
Mylie George, 36, chief executive Vintage Mafia, communications and event contractor.
Age Concern's Abuse and Neglect Prevention services receive more than 2000 referrals each year, but the organisation's local social worker says the abuse looks different to how many people imagine.
Stephen Clarke has spent his life living in Whangarei and reckons the beaches are hard to beat.
Authorities are cracking down on nuisance behaviour in the CBD, but cycling enthusiasts say the move is "backwards" and want to see a more vibrant city centre.
Jenny Peterson gives $100 a week to two people out of work because of illness. She wants this situation to highlight how desperate things get for people who lose their jobs.
A resident alerted police after finding a body in a stream in an ordinarily peaceful neighbourhood.
Tikipunga resident Denis Poulson has been forced to pull out some of his swan plants after an overwhelming invasion of monarch caterpillars.
A new support group for young people questioning their sexual identity is being piloted in Whangarei.
Following in his father's philanthropic footsteps, Billy Younger has raised $1125 for his school through a sponsored 10-kilometre walk around Whangarei.
Two Cook Islands medical professionals on sabbatical at Whangarei Hospital say their only complaint is they would like to stay longer.
Whangarei is home to the country's first fast-charge station for electric vehicles.
The introduction of ultra-fast broadband at Manaia View School has cut truancy rates, principal says.
A booklet informing consumers about what is really in their food will be "a wonderful tool for voting with your dollar".
A vocal opponent of the Ruakaka Racecourse housing development feels "vindicated" by results of an international report on climate change.
This year's Anzac celebrations were special, and especially for members of the Locke family, who crossed the ditch to be together for the day.
A group of talented and enthusiastic youth has come together to plan this year's Northland Youth Summit but applications are slower than expected.
Are our classrooms becoming overcrowded?