Think carefully before getting a pet - that's the advice from Whangarei SPCA after 118 unwanted animals were surrendered in January.
Draft designs for a new war memorial in Laurie Hall Park are to be considered by the district council tomorrow.
A dedicated volunteer has been working hard to ensure all Whangarei's war dead are honoured on the new Laurie Hall Park memorial.
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.
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.
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.
Burt the snares crested penguin has made a remarkable journey all the way to Whangarei and is taking some time to recuperate.
Two police officers turned up to help farewell Tawhio "Boss" Maru on his last day at Raumanga Kohanga Reo.
More than 20 learners are taking part in English Language Partners' fulltime course, allaying fears that it would not be successful.
A telephone survey to landlines in the district will determine the next step in the Hundertwasser Arts Centre saga.
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.
Maungakaramea resident Robin Morgan has been waiting for his road to be sealed for almost a decade, and describes the dust problem as "horrendous".
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.
Living Remembrance Floral Carpets will be unveiled on the Town Basin's Canopy Bridge next week.
One of the largest residential subdivisions to be established in urban Whangarei in many years is now on the market.
Despite cancer being such a difficult topic, those behind the upcoming Relay for Life insist the fundraiser restores faith in humanity.
Jeremy Busck has never been to the Ukraine or asked his friends and family for a large loan. But that's not what his email contacts have been led to believe.
Wayne Harris, aka "Black Garlic Man", has won a top accolade for his humble yet innovative product called, Black Garlic.
This is a raw, nutritious and tasty pate. It is quick to make in a food processor. Most of the vegetables are currently available at the Whangarei Growers Market. Serve it on crackers, toast or with vegetable sticks.
The dedication of a new World War I honours board at a small coastal community in Whangarei heralds the start of local commemorations marking 100 years since the beginning of the war in 1914.
Thomas McLean has made such an impression in his rookie season driving the TQ midget that he will compete in the nationals.
Police are appealing for information which could help them catch offenders in a daylight assault and robbery.
A world that she thought was safe now feels very uneasy to Onerahi mum of three, Haylee Thorne, after the burglary of her home.
Citylink public buses will move to contactless smart cards from early March in a bid to offer a faster, more convenient service.
The Two-Handed Round North Island Race will be more of an adventure of a lifetime than a race for Dave Watson and Leo McCullough.
Community dog control at Whangarei Heads has helped the area's kiwi rise from 80 to about 500 with the addition of three newbies.
Northland's largest provider of tertiary education has a student voice once again.
Restrictions on the movement of fruit and vegetables in central Whangarei could be over by Saturday.
The race to make Kamo a better place is gathering pace thanks to social media, and attracting international interest along the way.
A man has died after an explosion at a suspected methamphetamine lab in Northland.
These fritters are quick to assemble and cook, and a great dish if you have a glut of zucchini. The chick pea flour adds flavour and is gluten-free.
Environmental Northland manager Keith Thompson says dog attacks can happen anywhere, any time.
Controls on moving fruit and veges in central Whangarei are aimed protecting the horticultural industry.
Anita Vesey will be the first to tell you she is "just a mum". She is a mum to two delightful girls who attend Pompallier Catholic College.
Constant supervision of children and adults looking out for each other is the message beach safety officials are telling Northland families this summer.
The closure of a popular rural watering hole has upset locals who say they have lost their hub.
The speed limit on a section of State Highway 14 in Maunu will be lowered from 70 to 60kmh from tomorrow.
Colourful public swings have been set up in the central city to inspire and delight.
Dell Pryor is typical of many Northland artists - she floats between her passion for art and her need to earn a living.
Whangarei's GDP grew by "a robust 3 per cent" in the 12 months to September 2013, according to Infometrics.
An exhausted albatross found covered in sand and unable to fly on a Northland beach is recovering well at the Whangarei Bird Recovery Centre.
Check out a delicious salad with a peppery kick.
Toll Stadium is still relying on the Whangarei District Council to prop it up more than three years after it opened.
Kids are making the most of the summer fun with a mega waterslide and ice skating rink coming to town.
Following a spate of juvenile crime in Onerahi, community leaders are holding a day to help engage with the youth of the area.
Should we raise the retirement age?