Hundreds of fishhooks found mixed into bark at a Whangarei play area.
Northlanders are being asked to provide their ideas and insights to assist the region's bid for a share of up to $360 million in Government funding to extend high-speed broadband and improve cellphone coverage.
Major road works at night are to start from this Sunday.
A move to pay home support workers for the time it takes them to move between jobs will be a blessing for a Northland charitable trust facing a staffing crisis.
Returning to Vanuatu post-cyclone was a "devastating" experience for teacher Andrew Epskamp.
Whangarei MP Dr Shane Reti says he is "thinking and hoping" that last quarter's 9.9 per cent unemployment rate in Northland can be partially put down to an increase in seasonal workers in the region.
They meet over glasses of red wine under the cloak of darkness and work to make the city just that little bit more "awesome".
The tools for growing a business from a smaller city are right at your fingertips, say two Whangarei women with expanding online ventures.
The old adage of never going to bed angry is part of the success of Pat and Decima Severinsen's 60-year marriage.
When disaster strikes, everyone wants to know help is on the way.
Death by Golf tees off at the Octagon Theatre this week.
Control over the release of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) will remain with councils, because of an Environment Court ruling in Whangarei.
Stolen chairs returned to owners.
A shoulder-tap from Shihad is a sign of things to come for teenage rockers Alien Weaponry.
Clio Bachelor of the Year finalist and Shorty star Reuben Milner dreams of blindfolding a girl and taking her to Waka and Wave in true Whangarei style.
A community garden that helps offenders right their wrongs while contributing to charity has been shut down due to health and safety concerns.
The head of Whangarei SPCA says she has to have chuckle when people turn their noses up at the centre's vast selection of kittens.
Tall ship the R.Tucker Thompson is planning a short stay in Whangarei from Friday
Old and new collide stylishly in a new interactive sculpture planned for Hihiaua peninsula.
Bringing Maori games back into the community is the thinking behind a natural playscape planned for Onerahi.
Apart from the occasional tantrum when a particularly wondrous plaything has to be returned, it's all smiles at Whangarei's 20-year-old toy library.
An aspiring photographer has used a deeply personal and traumatising experience as inspiration for her upcoming exhibition.
This year's New Zealand Open Table Tennis Championships proved that table tennis is not just a young man's game.
An evening dedicated to raising the profile of the country's third official language provided insights into life as a member of the Deaf community.
"Because we can" is as good a reason as any for a spontaneous Tuesday morning dance in the street.
MP Kelvin Davis says he knows all-too-well the consequences when those in power fail to take a stand.
Artists are being called on to support Whangarei's Women's Refuges, which are under increasing strain.
A man who was involved in the original design of the Town Basin has thrown his full support behind the Hundertwasser Wairau Maori Arts Centre, saying he believes it would "seamlessly" into the area.
Many women would be disgusted to receive a soccer ball as a present from their husband, but not Phillipa Monteith - a level-headed charge nurse by day and 70s rock God fanatic by night.
"I don't want to advocate the fact that this should replace conventional treatment. But I do want people who are like me, who have know other choices, to know there is some hope."