With wet weather forecast this Easter holiday weekend Northland police are asking motorists to take extra care on the roads.
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.
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.
A high profile community member has acquired an accidental alias through the perpetual misspelling of his name.
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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.
The SPCA says microchipping means it is becoming more common for the shelter to be able to return cats to their owners immediately.
An estimated 150 people gathered in Whangarei as part of a day of action that included thousands more across the country.
Fruit farmers are feeling understandably vulnerable after the discovery of a Queensland fruit fly in Parihaka.
The discovery of a Queensland fruit fly in Whangarei means fruit and vegetable movements will be restricted.
People along the Whangarei coast should take care near the water following the Chilean earthquake.
A single male Queensland fruit fly has been discovered in a surveillance trap in Whangarei.
Three people who intervened in a vicious domestic assault on Kamo Rd have been honoured at a police awards ceremony.
Grassroots hero and mentor Deb Williams has been sharing her life, horses and knowledge with children for more than 15 years.
A couple duped out of $100 after trying to buy a puppy via Facebook is warning others to be wary.
Workers at the Papermill did their bit for International Epilepsy Awareness Day by offering free purple papermaking lessons.
Simon Gault is hosting a canapes-and-bubbles fundraising evening in support of Te Kura O Otangarei.
Maungatapere dairy farmer and chartered accountant Charmaine O'Shea is Dairy Woman of the Year.
A unique music group for children with additional needs is inviting new members to join.
The craze for environmentally friendly living is continuing on after death and changing the way some bodies are dealt with before burial.
SuperGold Card users gave mixed reviews of their cards, and many were not sure where they could use them at a recent Age Concern meeting.
Police dog Gus is back in top form following his near-fatal stabbing last year.
A young man facilitating an unlikely bond between Whangarei and an impoverished Kenyan school is calling on the community for help.
Dyslexic university student Mikaela Alderton once struggled to learn her ABC. Now she's flying through papers in pharmacology and physiology.
Northland's increasing suicide rate has spurred one university student into action to give a presentation on suicide prevention.
Surfing is a sport traditionally reserved for the super-athletic, but anyone can have a go thanks to an event about to hit Whangarei.
A recycling and waste reduction partnership is proof education plays a major role in changing consumer habits.
Civil Defence officials in Northland say it appears the worst of the effects of ex Tropical Cyclone Lusi may be over shortly – for their region at least – as the bad weather now bears down on other parts of New Zealand.
Northlanders and visitors to the region are being warned of potentially heavy rain, strong winds and storm surges tonight as the remains of Tropical Cyclone Lusi affect the region.
Police have seized a large number of stolen items and cannabis plants, and found a methamphetamine lab, as a result of executing several search warrants.
The world's third largest sporting event is set to hit Whangarei next year, and promises to bring not only excitement but a lasting legacy.
A dedicated volunteer has been working hard to ensure all Whangarei's war dead are honoured on the new Laurie Hall Park memorial.
Draft designs for a new war memorial in Laurie Hall Park are to be considered by the district council tomorrow.
Think carefully before getting a pet - that's the advice from Whangarei SPCA after 118 unwanted animals were surrendered in January.
Scrambled tofu can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This is a basic scrambled tofu recipe but can be jazzed up by adding other ingredients such as ground cumin, or finely chopped fresh herbs.
Northlanders are among the worst prepared for a natural disaster, Statistics New Zealand says. But for one young Scout, having an emergency plan for his family is a no-brainer.
More than 20 learners are taking part in English Language Partners' fulltime course, allaying fears that it would not be successful.
Two police officers turned up to help farewell Tawhio "Boss" Maru on his last day at Raumanga Kohanga Reo.
A telephone survey to landlines in the district will determine the next step in the Hundertwasser Arts Centre saga.
Burt the snares crested penguin has made a remarkable journey all the way to Whangarei and is taking some time to recuperate.
Whangarei District Council members have voted today to not provide any more funding for the proposed Hundertwasser Arts Centre until the results of a community survey are known.
This pesto can be used as a dip, a spread, or tossed through pasta. Unlike most pestos it contains no oil.
Shirley Olney knits, crochets, sews and bakes for all of the charitable organisations supported by her husband Des.
Three members of the public are being applauded for coming to the aid of a woman who was violently assaulted in Kamo Rd.
A Whangarei GP is leading the charge towards a future that will give patients more control of their health, via the internet.
Officer foot patrols in Northland have almost tripled since 2011, and Whangarei business owners and residents are feeling safer as a result.
Maungakaramea resident Robin Morgan has been waiting for his road to be sealed for almost a decade, and describes the dust problem as "horrendous".
Are our classrooms becoming overcrowded?