Whangarei Leader

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.

Young mariners leave competition in knots

The group from Whangarei Young Mariners show off their trophies and certificates.

Whangarei Young Mariners returned home from the national regatta with a variety of trophies and top three certificates.

Man dies at public pool

A 50-year-old man died at the Whangarei Aquatic Centre on Wednesday morning.

A man has died at a public swimming pool in Whangarei.

Damn the dam cried the fantail gallery

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A fantail at the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary.

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A new $11 million dam is designed to protect businesses from flood damage in Whangarei.

New mission for health boss

Chris Farrelly is full of praise for the people he has worked with during his career in Northland.

"My kete is full of what I have learnt here and I take that with me to Auckland."

Locals craft trophies

Whangarei Heads based glassblower Justin Culina with the trophies he helped create for the Wild Kiwi event.

A local woodworker and a local glassblower have created unique trophies for an inaugural multi-sport event.

Hanging up the tools

Terry and Gaye Hooper's sale of their Hammer Hardware store ends the Hooper family's involvement in the Kamo business ...

After 22 years, Terry and Gaye Hooper have sold their Kamo Hammer Hardware business.

Next Sistema intake starting

Dinera Wihongi with the cardboard violin she made in the Sistema Whangarei holiday programme.

Sistema Whangarei is starting a new round of its free programme this school holidays.

Electric car convoy stops in Whangarei

Leading The Charge convoy driver Phil Lunnon explains how the fast-charging station works to interested Whangarei locals.

An electric car as fast as a Ferrari? Whangarei locals were impressed.

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