Whangarei Leader

Police guard Whangarei

Police tape surrounds a property at the centre of a shooting on Clark Rd in Whangarei on Wednesday night.

An overt police presence will continue into the weekend after five people were shot on Wednesday.

Vicar of Dibley scoops five awards

Tracey Lawson won best actress in a play and Laura Thomson  best supporting actress for their roles in the Vicar of Dibley.

Award successes for the Whangarei Theatre Company saw them take away six awards at the NAPTA .

A shooting in the neighbourhood video

Police tape surrounds a property at the centre of a shooting on Clark Rd in Whangarei on Wednesday night.

On Clark St, most homes are well looked after. Except one - the home where 5 people were shot.

'Massive' illegal scallop haul

Two divers were caught with 565 scallops, 300 of which were undersized.

Pair face penalties after being caught with 565 scallops in Northland.

Seaweek events extended to Easter

Our seas and oceans are worthy of protection.

Northlanders keen to pick up rubbish could win a $200 barbeque as part of the numerous activities planned for Seaweek

In-house maintenance saving time and money

The maintenance schedule means the Northland Rescue Helicopters have less down time.

Northland Rescue Helicopter got approval from the Civil Aviation Authority 18 months ago to do their own maintenance.

Medical research showcase shares findings

Jane Anderson, nursing programme leader; nursing tutors Lizzie Carroll-Thom, George McNally, Michael McGivern, Joanna ...

More than 40 senior nursing personnel from around Northland attended a research showcase organised by NorthTec's nursing department.

Farmers to get industry update

Some of the cows which are part of a trial at Northland Agricultural Research Farm.

This year's Northland Dairy Development Trust conference is on March 7 in Whangarei.

Youth and sea to benefit

Sea Cleaners Trust founder Hayden Smith.

Around 750 young people will benefit from a new $475,000 partnership which will providing youth volunteering opportunities with the Sea Cleaners programme,

Large scale marine pollution in Northland

Sea Cleaners clean almost 90,000 litres of rubbish out of  Northland waterways.

The colossal volume of marine pollution is not lessening in spite of the best attempts by volunteers.

New classrooms at Hora Hora

Hora Hora Primary School year five student Waimarama Kaka and Northland MP Winston Peters unveil the plaque on the new ...

The building, called Te Manuaute, was officially opened on February 17.

$1.5m boost to Hundertwasser project

Andrew Garrett, Helen Whittaker and Clive Jackson have more reason to celebrate - another $1.5m boost to the Whangarei ...

Hundertwasser Art Centre receives another funding boost towards finalising the $16.25m Whangarei project.

Four injured, delays on SH1

State Highway One in Kamo near where the crash happened.

The crash happened in Kamo, Northland on Tuesday morning.

Man seriously assaulted in car park

Whangarei police are looking for information on a carpark assault in late January.

Police seek info on a hotel car park attack where man is still recovering from his injuries weeks later.

New seal will help lessen dust hazard

An estimated 120 truck movements a day on Wright Rd create clouds of dust like this one.

Funding for partial sealing of a Northland well known dust spot.

Thirsty kiwi taking risks

This kiwi chick is making a good recovery after being brought in to the centre suffering from starvation and dehydration.

Dry Northland weather is forcing Kiwi out of their normal habitat and into paddocks to find wet grass.

Meth memoir's message of hope

Janet Balcombe has updated and re-published her book The Wild Side and is bringing it to Northland.

Former addict Janet Balcombe tells an honest account of life with a meth cook.

Former surgeon celebrates a century

Bob Mulligan with his birthday card from the Queen.

"A lot of people around Whangarei have been operated on by Pop."

Underwood Wetland project hailed as forward thinking

Ecologist Nan Underwood and former owner David Underwood look down on the river flats.

The Underwood Wetland will protect native forest, wetland and river flats near Dargaville.

Neighbours say no to plans

Countdown Regent in Whangarei has expansion plans.

Concerns over limited consultation on supermarket extension raised at hearing.

No details yet on Northland's police package

Police Commissioner Mike Bush.

Extra police numbers are yet to be confirmed for Northland.

Scholarship fights stress with physical activity

Director of Boarding at Carruth House Ian Rowe, Allan Cherrington-Williams, RTLB teacher Michelle Payne and leisure ...

A scholarship for a free membership at the gym is helping Carruth House boarders in the classroom.

School out of lockdown

Police responded to a domestic incident near the school on Thursday afternoon.

Whau Valley Primary School was placed on alert after a domestic incident sparked safety concerns.

Dinners for Northland farmers

Northland farmers face not only financial  problems but finding supplementary feed for their animals.

Day off the farm for farmers to enjoy family and some social company along with a meal.

Contractors appointed for bridge replacments

An accident on Hardies bridge at Matakohe in 2014.

Contractor appointed to build first of Northland bridge replacements.

Water carriers busy as Northland drought continues

Not a drop to spare in Northland's rural areas

Water carriers are kept busy in Northland as the big dry continues.

Rise in collisions causing panelbeater shortage in Northland

A scholarship has been launched to recruit more panelbeater apprentices into the industry.

"Right now we need 10 new panelbeater apprentices to enter the Northland industry to answer the demand."

Midwife retires after delivering almost 1000 babies

Mary McEwen retired from her community midwife role in January.

Whangarei community midwife Mary McEwen has helped plenty of babies into world.

Support announced for Northland farmers

Farmer Roger Hutchings inspects soil on his Okaihau farm with the Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy.

Northland farmers will receive government support following an announcement by the Minister for Primary Industries.

Teen shows dominant discus display

Nik Kini with his gold and silver medals from the North Island Colgate Games.

Nik Kini has broken a 30 year old Northland grade 14 boys discus record with a throw of 47.22m.

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