Russell Birdman in peril

Russell Birdman founder Pania Sigley, pictured, is putting out a call for volunteers so the festival doesn't fall flat ...

A lack of pokie machines in the small Northland town of Russell is putting its quirky winter event in jeopardy.

$1.3b to upgrade Northland rail video

A major upgrade of the rail line to Northland is considered 'marginal' (file photo).

Economic benefit of upgrading rail line low, but it could boost Northland's port activity, study finds.

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