Whangarei Leader

Checker of the Year

Harlen Paraone (Pak'n'Save, Whangarei), Stephanie Turner (New World, Onerahi) and Shanay Howard (Pak'n'Save, Kaitaia) ...

Locals shine on Checker of the Year competition.

Piracy fighting rewarding role

Sergeant Armstrong-Barrington receives the Chief of Defence Force's Commendation from Lieutenant-General Tim ...

Top defence honour for Whangarei man.

No answers for Atreyu

Jessica Taylor with her son Atreyu, who died in 2013.

He was only one year old. There were only two other people home. The question remains: Who killed Atreyu?

Northland athletes Rio bound

Portia Woodman on the attack for the New Zealand Women's Sevens Team.

Portia Woodman from Kaikohe is set to play a pivotal part in the Women's Sevens Olympic campaign.

Rueben's speed devil

Rueben Leslie, who has cerebral palsy, loves riding his new trike, which he has named 'speed devil'.

A new trike will help Rueben Leslie, who has cerebral palsy, to get around easier.

Immunisation rate declining in Northland

Practice nurse Annie Mullenger changed her mind about immunisation after four of her children contracted measles.

The amount of children being vaccinated in Northland is declining rapidly.

Pilates and dairy farmers

James Stewart  Federated farmers Manawatu/Rangitikei president about ...

Rugby training was the closest this group of Northland farmers had come to pilates.

Northland house hit hit record $360k

Northland reaches record median house prices.

Average Northland house prices increase 14.3 per cent on last year.

Plenty of oranges and lemons to go round

Lions Club members sort fruit at last year's collection.

Do you have any spare citrus fruit? Send it to Christchurch.

Two Toes retires at Tanekaha

Two Toes is now as 'free as a bird' to live out his remaining years with wife Blinky at Tanekaha.

Kiwi stud is free as a bird.

Nadya issues a challenge

Instead of birthday gifts Nadya Meadows collected guests' donations to pass on to St John.

80-year-old asks for donations instead of gifts at birthday.

Moszkoteers to contest national music contest

Whangarei trio The Three Moszkoteers has been selected among the 12 semi-finalists in the  prestigious 2016 New Zealand ...

Whangarei musicians are selected as semi finalists for a national contest.

Pageant finalist shock

Miss Universe New Zealand finalist Rebecca Hooker is hoping to use the competition as a platform to normalise the ...

An off the cuff entry into Miss Universe New Zealand took an unexpected turn for a Whangarei woman.

3000 km walk to help Nepal rebuild

Adele-Ivy Harris and Carl Hutchinson volunteering in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Nepal last April.

British couple endure 3000 km walk for Nepalese children.

Dairy defender calls for harsh punishment

The owner of the Kingsway Dairy wants those who entered his store with a crow bar to face a harsh punishment.

Dairy owner who chased intruders from shop wants punishment to deter them and other offenders from doing it again.

Rima (five) titles for kapa haka

Corrugated cardboard costumes formed part of Whangarei-Mai-Tawhiti's fifth title winning performance.

Whangarei-Mai-Tawhiti are champions of Auckland Council's Matariki Festival kapa haka contest for the fifth time.

Hospice keen for volunteers

Whangarei Hospice Shop volunteers Marie Stafford, Ola Carter, John Pole, Pauline Allan, Josie Botica, Merren Grigg and ...

Are you good at sorting? Want to give back to the community? North Haven Hospice are looking for volunteers.

Public can play students' pukaea

Nelly Orupe, Leonard Murupaenga and his sons Ariki and Tipene and Papanui Polamalu with some of the pukaea available for ...

Pukaea carved by Te Wananga o Aotearoa students are available for the public to blow.

Small club scoring big points

Riley-Jack Vette-Blomquist, Campbell Griffin, Freddie Jameson and Flynn Venmore are all ranked in the top 10 in New ...

Three ten years old from the same squash club are in the top five in New Zealand for their age.

Former Kamo townie takes top farming title

A  Northland man who grew up as a townie has won the prestigious Young Farmer of the Year competition.

 A  Northland man who grew up as a townie has won the prestigious Young Farmer of the Year competition and $80,000 worth of prizes.

More home seekers opting for building

Rena Belcher with her daughters Lily,8, and Charlotte,5, check out progress on their new home being built at Parua Bay. ...

Retirees and first home buyers with young families are driving the building boom in Northland.

Lifters power to records

Mother and daughter Janne and Katrina Barrett broke three New Zealand and seven Northland records between them at the ...

Northland powerlifters heaved their way to 27 new Northland records at the North Island Powerlifting Championships.

Northport should be developed: Peters

Northport and an upgrade of the northern rail line are better options to a proposed new Auckland super port says Winston ...

Peters backs Northport for new role.

Raurimu celebrate Matariki

Summer Sands is all concentration as she weaves.

An art exhibition, mau rakau, weaving and gardening cap off matariki celebrations at Raurimu Avenue School.

Brits spending power could hit Northland tourism

Northland Inc's general manager for regional promotions and tourism, Paul Davis.

Spending power of pound could impact on NZ tourism.

Whales visit Whangarei video

Humpback whales in the Whangarei harbour.

Humpback whales were spotted in Whangarei Harbour.

Fears for safety of fleeing driver

Whangarei police fear for the safety of a man fleeing driver who is missing after jumping into the Mangakahia River.

A fleeing driver who evaded police by jumping into a river is still missing.

Taylor named top regional lifeguard

Regional Lifeguard of the Year was Kyle Taylor (centre) from the Ruakaka Surf Lifesaving Club with award presenters ...

Lifeguards from two Northland club members have taken away four of the top awards at the  2016 Surf Life Saving Northern Region  Awards of Excellence.

Industry looks to push trade deals

Sheepmeat exports could be hardest hit by Brexit

Northland sheep and beef farmer James Parsons talks about the effect of Brexit on the red meat market.

Council keen to punish grass wreckers

Tikipunga AFC is "extremely frustrated" after vandals wrecked their field.

Whangarei Council has had enough of hoons wrecking grass verges, parks and fields.

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