Whangarei Leader

Young Anika Moa fans pack out library

Anika Moa performs to a packed out Whangarei Central Library.

A crowd three times larger than expected turned up to Anika Moa's concert in Whangarei.

Milestone in drive to bring robin call back gallery

A robin at Bream Head two weeks after the first release on April 8.

Trust takes another step in goal to re-establish noisy, bird filled splendour to Northland scenic reserve.

Northlander makes Holden Cup debut

Northlander Caleb Aekins came off the bench to make his Holden Cup debut for the Penrith Panthers.

Caleb Aekins was part of the under 20 Penrith side which thrashed the Raiders 74-10.

Food parcel just an indicator

Whangarei Salvation Army's Trevor Mclean, Jenny Ratana-Koia and Peter Koia are looking for more collectors to help with ...

Whangarei Salvation Army is looking for more collectors for the Red Shield Appeal.

'Lovely, intelligent animals'

Lallybroch is the only place in Northland you'll be able to get up close to alpacas like Claire on National Alpaca Day.

Every alpaca on this Northland farm has a name - and a distinct personality.

Roll of Honour names sought

The Kamo War Memorial Hall in Grant St  is enjoying an overdue "makeover" internally and externally.

A group restoring the Kamo War Memorial Hall is seeking help from the local community to acknowledge service people from Kamo who died in wars overseas.

Music groups combine for a Northland first

The Northland Sinfonia and Whangarei Choral Society will perform Rutter's Magnificat in a combined performance in Whangarei.

Music groups Northland Sinfonia and Whangarei Choral Society are to combine to perform Rutter's 'Magnificat'.

Arrr...me hearties, all aboard

8052015 photo supplied by R Tucker Thompson Trust.  Todd and Roberta Welling and family aboard the  R.Tucker Thompson ...

Northland's tall sailing the R Tucker Thompson is offering local sailings for schools, community groups as well as repeating its popular "Kiddies Pirate Sail" this month.

Northlander claims second junior squash title

Jamie Oakley and Abbie Palmer are the New Zealand Junior Squash Open champions.

The NZ Junior Squash Open was held in Whangarei recently, with a Northlander taking out the girls' competition.

'Our streams are exciting places after dark'

Keen spotlighters exploring the Waitaua Stream in Tikipunga at night including, from left, Jo Murray, Whitebait ...

Local residents get to know their aquatic neighbours during a stream spotlighting event in Whangarei.

Well done the Octagon

Some of the cast in a scene from the Octagon Theatre's latest production The Importance of Being Earnest, from left: the ...

Whangarei theatre group gives credible performance of Oscar Wilde's most well-known and best loved play.

Officials test oil spill response at port

A skimmer being deployed during a previous exercise off Northport near Marsden Pt. The regional council is testing oil ...

The exercise is an opportunity to provide onsite training to nearby local maritime industry representatives.

No place like home port

HMNZS Rotoiti warfare officer Sean Kerwick is a former Pompallier Catholic College student.

HMNZS Rotoiti's vist to Whangarei was a homecoming in more ways than one.

New rangers excited about island life

Emma Craig, Jono Carpenter and their children Quincy and Charlie have taken charge of Limestone-Matakohe Island, which ...

Two big rangers and two small rangers have taken over responsibility for Whangarei's Matakohe-Limestone Island.

Sustainable innovation talks

Ben O'Brien of wearable tech firm StretchSense.

People interested in sustainable innovation attended the first in a series of Whangarei talks by Kiwi innovators.

A Choired Taste in Whangarei

Whangarei A Choired Taste community choir director Brigid Sinclair says you don't have to be able to sing in key to join ...

No prior singing ability is required to join this choir.

Doug digs into books gallery

Manaia View school student Tayla Merritt dances with Alistair McIntyre to Duffy's song.

The face of Doug the Digger visited Whangarei schools as a role model for Duffy Books in Homes.

Students tackle Shakespeare gallery

Whangarei Boys' High School perform a scene from Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.

Northland secondary schools face off with their best five and 15 minute Shakespeare performances.

Anika Moa concert at library

Anika Moa.

Fans with young tiny tots are in for a treat as songstress Anika Moa brings her latest album tour to town.

'This is my bucket list' gallery

Retired Australian Federal Police superintendent Alf Turketo says the Whangarei service was very different to the one he ...

A retired, decorated Australian police superintendent enjoyed his first Whangarei Anzac Day dawn service.

Celebrate Earth Day, bring a bag

Plastic bag-free Whangarei's Ross Clark at the bag swap stand at the Growers Market in Whangarei.

Plastic bag-free Whangarei is inviting people to celebrate World Earth Day at the growers market on Saturday by using reusable bags.

Pizza shop worker slashed with knife

Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the robbery of a Whangarei pizza store on Wednesday night.

Work at a Whangarei pizza store takes a nasty turn when robber cuts employee with knife.

Pedestrian hit in two-car crash

Emergency services rushed to the scene at the intersection of SH 1 and SH 14 where a two-car crash injured a pedestrian.

Woman taken to hospital after she was caught up in head-on crash on a Whangarei street.

2016 talent hub athletes named

Hayley McIntosh in action at the 2015 NZ Short Course Champs last August. She is one of eight athletes returning to the ...

Eight athletes will receive education and support in sports nutrition, performance psychology, athlete life, strength and conditioning and movement competency.

Flying jamboree takes off

Chief flying instructor Shaun Sutherland says the youth were quick to soak up new aviation knowledge.

Whangarei youth enjoy a weekend immersed in aviation at new flying jamboree.

Tech time saver triples hull inspections

Northland Regional Council divers prepare to inspect a vessel's hull for Mediterranean fanworm.

 There's no escape for Mediterranean fanworms as Northland Regional Council boat hull inspections go high tech.

Much to play for in NZ Junior Squash Open

Wellington Junior Open winners Jamie Oakley, left, and Waipu's Abbie Palmer are both seeded to take top honours in this ...

Great match ups expected as 180 junior squash players descend on Whangarei.

Gallipoli display impressive

Ann Gardner with the large scale model of her grandmother Lottie Le Gallais in Te Papa's Gallipoli: The scale of our war.

The Whangarei grand-daughter of Charlotte Le Gallais says the figures are powerful and impressive.

Anzac parade all about the veterans

Whangarei RSA president Chris Harold and Anzac co-ordinator Ian Salter in front of one of the various Anzac Day tributes ...

Veterans will march separately, with their families close behind in this year's Whangarei dawn parade.

Youngsters Rock'n'Roll at nationals

The dancers from Rock'n'Roll Live Northland hang out with the Easter bunny during the Junior Nationals.

A group of Northland dancers proved they could Rock and Roll over Easter weekend.

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