A 50-year-old man will appear in court tomorrow for a kidnapping in Whangarei last month.
Doctor Vicky Bruce-Miller has rowed Cook Strait, smashing the current record and raising nearly $3000 for a patient.
A councillor has spoken out candidly about his smoking addiction in an attempt to get a Smokefree 2025 vision taken seriously.
A businessman with a passion for Whangarei has amassed a remarkable collection of images documenting its history.
Rueben Leslie's life will be a little bit easier from next week, as locals pitch in to make his house safer and more accessible.
Our increasingly cashless society is causing a headache for bucket-shaking charities.
A woman kidnapped at knifepoint in Whangarei has emerged from her ordeal shaken but unhurt.
Despite 18 hospital admissions in two years, 10-year-old Katie Reed remains positive in the face of illness.
The brother of a Northland woman who was killed by her partner is stepping up as the region's first White Ribbon ambassador.
A man who had been dating his boss' daughter was found to be unjustifiably fired from his job.
Police arrest man who led a high-speed car chase through Whangarei with a child in his car.
Boy's heartache over his mum's death is made worse by loss of a puppy - his last gift from her.
Taggers are taking to the streets of Whangarei and causing a headache for the council with their nozzle-happy ways.
A family is being torn apart in its bid to give a 6-year-old medicinal cannabis.
More than 400 offenders are quietly righting their wrongs in the Whangarei community.
A Whangarei institution is in danger of being consigned to history.
It's not everyday one of the country's leading scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs comes to town.
Mylie George, 36, chief executive Vintage Mafia, communications and event contractor.
Age Concern's Abuse and Neglect Prevention services receive more than 2000 referrals each year, but the organisation's local social worker says the abuse looks different to how many people imagine.
Stephen Clarke has spent his life living in Whangarei and reckons the beaches are hard to beat.
Authorities are cracking down on nuisance behaviour in the CBD, but cycling enthusiasts say the move is "backwards" and want to see a more vibrant city centre.
Jenny Peterson gives $100 a week to two people out of work because of illness. She wants this situation to highlight how desperate things get for people who lose their jobs.
A resident alerted police after finding a body in a stream in an ordinarily peaceful neighbourhood.
Tikipunga resident Denis Poulson has been forced to pull out some of his swan plants after an overwhelming invasion of monarch caterpillars.
Following in his father's philanthropic footsteps, Billy Younger has raised $1125 for his school through a sponsored 10-kilometre walk around Whangarei.
A new support group for young people questioning their sexual identity is being piloted in Whangarei.
Two Cook Islands medical professionals on sabbatical at Whangarei Hospital say their only complaint is they would like to stay longer.
Whangarei is home to the country's first fast-charge station for electric vehicles.
The introduction of ultra-fast broadband at Manaia View School has cut truancy rates, principal says.
A vocal opponent of the Ruakaka Racecourse housing development feels "vindicated" by results of an international report on climate change.
A booklet informing consumers about what is really in their food will be "a wonderful tool for voting with your dollar".
A group of talented and enthusiastic youth has come together to plan this year's Northland Youth Summit but applications are slower than expected.
This year's Anzac celebrations were special, and especially for members of the Locke family, who crossed the ditch to be together for the day.
A group of tech-savvy youngsters have been given the tough job of spending their holidays on the latest laptops and smartphones.
Lallybroch Alpacas have had a "bumper" breeding year and are holding an open day to introduce their 14 new babies to the community, and to mark National Alpaca Day.
Restrictions imposed on fruit and vegetable movements in Whangarei have been lifted, with no further discoveries of Queensland fruit flies in the area.
With wet weather forecast this Easter holiday weekend Northland police are asking motorists to take extra care on the roads.
A series of free workshops at The Pulse will help new dads "get the right tools for the job".
One of Whangarei's few remaining World War II veterans says humour got him through the war.
Sistema Whangarei's free orchestra programme is extending its reach thanks to public support and donations.
Northpower has deployed a helicopter to check for damage on its 33kV line from Maungaturoto to Kaiwaka following a major power outage affecting Maungaturoto, Brynderwyns, Kaiwaka and Mangawhai.
A group of friends has weathered a self-proclaimed mid-life crisis by racing one another on old lawnmowers.
A high profile community member has acquired an accidental alias through the perpetual misspelling of his name.
You have the power to stop the sale of legal highs in practice, if not in law. That's the message to councils from Northland MP Mike Sabin.
A former celebrity is still going strong thanks to a healthy diet of worms, crickets and mussels.
Kumara and Peanut Soup
Bank St is to be resealed over the next two months from The Grand Hotel to the KFC in Regent.
Filmmakers have featured a dilapidated but historic Parua Bay building in their latest piece, which they hope is bound for the international circuit.
An estimated 150 people gathered in Whangarei as part of a day of action that included thousands more across the country.
The SPCA says microchipping means it is becoming more common for the shelter to be able to return cats to their owners immediately.
Are our classrooms becoming overcrowded?