Zucchini are now in season and zucchini fritters are a tasty way to use them. They are quick to assemble and cook. The chick pea flour adds flavour and makes the fritters gluten free.
Driver Gary ‘Gaz' Whiter is the form favourite as the annual Cody's D1NZ national drifting championship returns to Whangarei.
The man who began a 30-year political career as MP for Whangarei is resigning from Parliament.
Turning on the Christmas lights is how one woman remembers a light of her life extinguished too soon.
St Johns are gearing up for one of their busiest summers to date and expecting a huge influx of visitors and an increase in demand.
An "environmentally conscious and experienced company" has been given an oil and gas exploration permit off Northland's west coast, MP Phil Heatley says.
The Local Government Commission has extended the deadline for submissions on a proposed single unitary authority for the region by one week.
Police urge people to stay vigilant and call 111 if they spot a crime being committed - even if the outcome isn't quite what they'd like to see.
Getting students to enjoy chemistry is a passion for high school teacher Joy Nielsen.
A new badge of honour has been created for civilians who serve in war-torn areas.
More than 30 athletes from Whangarei took part in the New Zealand Special Olympics eighth National Summer Games last week.
Gas leak which sparked "major" evacuation in Northland town has been brought under control.
Whangarei Blue Light scooped two major awards at the Blue Light International Conference in Auckland.
An ANZ Regional Trends report shows the economic recovery continues to be led by the regions, including Northland.
No child should be without a gift this Christmas. That's the aim of the Lions Toy Appeal, which is on now at the Whangarei Central Library.
All the world's a stage for two young men chosen to represent New Zealand at Shakespeare's Globe in London.
Mining opponents are planning a blockade on the main road north near Hukerenui this week.
Asparagus is in season now and combined with tofu makes a tasty main dish.
Cardboard replicas of children are being used to highlight the need for the whole community to help keep children safe from abuse.
The Filipino community in Whangarei are doing all they can to help their country devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.
It will be business as usual for the Whangarei District Council this term, even with an axe potentially hanging over its head.
Northland has the busiest air ambulance service in the country and the only one that flies 24 hours a day.
Native bees are declining at an alarming rate in Whangarei, according to a student's doctoral research.
Simplifying the lives of Northlanders and giving Northland more clout in Wellington are high on the list of the reasons the government wants a super council for Northland.
A super council covering all of Northland could be in place by 2015.
Hummus Mashed Potatoes
Northpower winning an international award is proof electricity lines companies are the best to build ultra-fast broadband networks.
New Zealand Men's Amateur Golf Champion Kadin Neho and squash champion Abbie Palmer have taken top honours in the ASB Northland Secondary Schools Sports Awards.
New drink-driving rules are rational and sensible, according to Whangarei's district licensing chairman.
From providing new uniforms to cheering on the sidelines, a sports enthusiast has marked five years of supporting community sports teams.
Tereza Baricevich will celebrate her 100th birthday this Sunday at Hikurangi with an event including all her family.
5-year-old Tyla Dinsdale has been named the North Island BMX champion in the 5 and under category.
Whangarei MP Phil Heatley is looking to start a new career in the private sector after 15 years as a politician.
A radical overhaul of the Northland Regional Council is complete with a new face as chairman.
A Whangarei woman says her sub-standard treatment as a ward of the state is what inspired her to make a difference as a foster parent.
A jolly Santa is hoping someone else might be able to take up the big red suit for Cancer Society Northland.
Five-term National MP Phil Heatley will retire from politics next year, he has confirmed.
Spicy Red Lentil, Tomato and Kale Soup
A piano for anyone to play has been placed in the courtyard outside Whangarei Central Library by Chart North.
Moving into an accessible home in Ruakaka is life-changing for the Poa family.
Whangarei Girls' High student Chloe King is the winner of NorthTec's Project Runway Upcycling.
Newly elected mayor Sheryl Mai has made the shock announcement of councillor Sharon Morgan as her deputy.
89-year-old Colin Thorne is flying to the United States to compete in the New York Marathon.
The Whangarei District Gliding Club encourages teenagers to take up flying and has run nearly 400 flights for students this year.
New Zealand's largest one-day country music festival is coming to Whangarei and will feature 10 hours of live music at Marsden Cove.
A massive effort from volunteers and sponsors means Whangarei's newest museum will open four days a week.
Coming face-to-face with a real kiwi helps spread a memorable conservation message to young children.
Betting is out and a family-friendly environment is in when the Tikipunga Tavern reopens this week.
Cathy Whips up a delicious split pea curry for a great vegetarian meal.
Heavyweight genetic engineering companies are expected to object to Whangarei's plan to ban outdoor use of genetically modified organisms.