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Reyburn St site for new medical centre

Regional council chairman Bill Shepherd and Freya Johnstone, development manager for Johnstone Group, at the Reyburn St ...

 The Northland Regional Council has sold one of its Whangarei properties for $2.6 million.

Steve Price's supermarket robbed

Former rugby-league player Steve Price is fuming after his Four Square in Waipu was robbed.

"I wish I had turned up 2 minutes quicker. Covering face cowards,'' says Warriors legend.

‚ÄčOlympic hockey fundraising dinner gallery

Brya Page, Sue Shepherd and Mark Neal show off a ticket for the Rio Olympic fundraising event. Neal's company ...

Hockey Northland is backing its young stars who have been selected in 2016 Olympic hockey squads.

Nepal visit an eye-opener gallery

Angus Trail donates items to the INF Leprosy mission in Pokhara, Nepal during he and sister Niamh's trip to Nepal.

Donating to people who have nothing made two Whangarei youngsters feel lucky that they live in New Zealand.

'It's what firefighters do'

Kamo Volunteer Fire Brigade's stair challenge team, from left, Willie Popata, Kelly Wahanui, Andrew Ivey, Hamish Cates, ...

Kamo firefighters will be part of the 850 firefighters racing up the Sky Tower for charity on Saturday.

Boys' High gets behind pink shirt day

Whangarei Boys' High School principal Karen Gilbert-Smith, top right leaning on sign, rode into school on the back of a ...

Pink Shirt Day seemed a pretty good day for Whangarei Boys' High to launch a new anti-violence programme.

Battle over flight departure time

Whangarei MP Dr Shane Reti and Northland Chamber of Commerce chair Jeremy Tauri say business people need to be able to ...

An hour might soon be the difference between sealing the deal, or missing out altogether for Whangarei business people.

No running, no barrier

Savitri Bailey with husband Braden and Samara, Keira and Tyler.

Savitri Bailey is walking the Auckland Marathon to raise money for those who saved her life.

Proud Aunty helping fuel Olympic dream

Jane Saunders with a selection of the scarves and bags for sale at her monster garage sale for Black Sticks Shay and ...

Shay and Brooke Neal put their careers on hold to chase their Olympic dream, a garage sale is helping ensure they get through.

Twins with coeliac disease raise awareness

Kamo Intermediate School year 8 students Amaya and Tamsin Jordan have to be careful what they eat because they have ...

Whangarei twins would like to make people more aware and understanding of coeliac disease.

Top innovators here to inspire

Science educator and nanotechnologist Michelle Dickinson is among the innovators visiting Northland.

Global Forum Educator Award winner and Microsoft Global innovative educator Chris Clay will head a Kiwi Innovator workshop on Friday in Whangarei.

Cars on Pohe on again gallery

Once parked on Pohe Island, the public had another chance to view the vehicles close up.

The Classic & Sports Car Club Northland joined with the Whangarei Rod & Custom Club to host the inaugural event on Pohe Island.

International Day of Families

Aira Fukuoka, 2, gets a Hello Kitty face painted onto her cheek.

International arts, crafts, food and performances were on display at Forum North for International Day of Families.

Prizes for pods in Heads area

New Weed Action Whangarei Heads co-ordinator Jo Barr and the moth plant pods Weed Action is targeting with a pod ...

A weed action group is hoping to raise awareness with a competition.

Tanekaha farmers bring kiwi back home

Dan the DOC ranger with a kiwi at Fonterra's Jordan Valley Farm.

The release of kiwi back to Tanekaha was a dream come true for the Northland farming community after years of hard work to make the area safe for kiwi once again.

Drive fresh, say police

A car drove into the bushes and rolled in this crash because the driver fell asleep. Police say tired drivers' reactions ...

Driver fatigue is suspected to have played a part in at least three of the fatal Northland road crashes in 2016.

Biscuits for book

Whangarei RSA Trust support services trustee Colleen Towgood receives a cheque from New World Regent co-owner Lillian ...

Whangarei RSA has teamed up with Regent New World to raise funds to publish a special book.

The Pryors' personal pilgrimage

Susan Pryor and her mum Jean Pryor with Jean's father's diary from World War II.

Two Whangarei women were 'a cross between nervous and excited' before they left on a personal 'pilgrimage'.

Samara's characters become shirt design

Samara Korewha with her winning design.

Youth Week T-shirt design winner says mum is very proud and telling everyone to buy shirts.

Rapid rise up AFL ranks

Whangarei Boys' High School student Keedon Bruce is a talented sportsman.

A keen rugby and league player, Keedon Bruce only took up AFL a year ago.

Asher loves every minute of junior disability games

Asher Hovell tries his hand at discus at the Halberg Junior Disability Games.

Maungatapere resident Asher Hovell, who has a type of muscular dystrophy, had a blast at the Junior Disability Games.

Navy to mark 75th anniversary of HMS Puriri sinking gallery

The memorial at Whangarei Heads to those who died when HMS Puriri was sunk after hitting a mine during World War 2, 75 ...

An Ocean Beach monument records the only naval loss in New Zealand waters during World War 2.

Going barefoot for Cambodian kids

Shoeless NZ founder Katie Boom is walking barefoot from Upper Hutt to Wellington to keep Cambodian children in education.

Former Whangarei resident Katie Boom is determined to make every barefoot step count.

Clowning around at rest home gallery

Mary Corker becomes an honourary clown with a red nose from the clown doctors.

Clown doctors provide emotional boost to anxious and lonely residents.

Few abandoned cars towed

A car reported as abandoned in Kamo during April.

Reported abandoned vehicles in Whangarei often turn out to be false alarms.

Playcentre home to new mural

Totara Grove Playcentre's variety of cultural backgrounds are reflected in a new mural.

The artistic talents of Opononi Area School students are on permanent display at a Whangarei playcentre.

'The way of the future'

Workspace Whangarei owner Lisa Halvorson says the space is designed to promote connections and collaboration.

They might sit next to each other, but co-workers at Workspace are all working for different companies.

Mum selling baking for tennis trip

Anne Hammond is selling home baked goods to raise money for her son's tennis trip.

A Whangarei mum is going door to door with her home baking to raise funds for her son's tennis trip.

Ani's off to boarding school

Devi Hill and daughter Ani share a laugh during the presentation of Ani's Carlos Reed scholarship certificate.

The fund left by Te Kura O Otangarei's founding principal has helped get a former pupil to boarding school.

Donation honours memory of late wife

Alison Turner, with her daughter Isabelle. Alison was an admirer of Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

A widower's contribution to the Hundertwasser Art Centre is helping keep the spirit of Alison Turner alive.

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