Northland

Relocation planned for Whangarei RSA

The RSA site is being sold to the Whangarei District Council.

Whangarei Council is set to buy the RSA site on Rust Ave.

Kurt holds out hope for world champs

Kurt Coetzee pictured with his brother Trevor.  
Both are showing huge potential in cycling.

Northland cyclist hopes he can recover in time to attend the world championship in August.

Home detention for crash teen

Danyon Haile Hati appealed his sentence for dangerous driving causing death in the High Court at Whangarei.

Unlicensed teen driver accelerated through a stop sign and killed a truck driver, but court rules jail sentence too harsh.

Chef to MPI: 'Burger off'

Duke of Marlborough restaurant manager Kelsey Benefield tucks into a Governor's Burger - before it's cut from the menu.

New red tape will kill signature hamburger at NZ's oldest licensed restaurant, says chef.

At home with a Maori healer

Gabrielle Sexton-McDevitt lives in Koutu in the Hokianga.

Gabrielle Sexton-McDevitt works as a nurse and Maori healer. She lives with with her husband John, three dogs, a cat, a mini horse and 22 chooks.

Whangarei Leader

Great teachers changing lives

Sarah Sharpe is passionate about working with dyslexic kids, and says turning their achievement around only takes ...

Teachers are the biggest influence on kids' success: From the Christchurch quake tragedy to Parliament's select committees, we meet some of NZ's finest.

Investment into Whangarei water quality

Paul Dimery and the council's Farm Plan manager Lorna Douglas are thrilled with extra funding to help improve water ...

A $400,000 will help improve water quality at Otuihau/Whangarei Falls.

A tale of what's on under the sea

Angela McGregor with the mermaids cast; Catalina Perez, Maisie McEnery-Lane, Matariki Moetara, Christina Bone, Lily ...

Huanui College are gearing up for their performance of the Little Mermaid.

New scheme reduces greenhouse emmisions

An estimated five million tyres reach their end of life every year.

A $13.6 million waste minimisation grant will have more than just environmental benefits for Whangarei.

Northern News

Flooding creates cow island

High tide saw cows stuck on the flooded plains on Koutu Loop, near Opononi in the Hokianga.  They have now made it off ...

Northland flooding that cut power and closed schools penned cows in on a tiny island.

Education connects Asia and New Zealand

Okaihau College teacher Brent Strathdee-Pehi has been selected to travel to Indonesia to make connections with educators ...

A Far North teacher has been selected for a trip to Indonesia, to make connections with local educators.

Colourful characters descend on Kerikeri

Lucy Houtas and Will Henley are looking forward to performing in the musical Oliver! in Kerikeri in July.

The Kerikeri Theatre Company can't wait to perform the classic musical Oliver! in July.

Exhibition celebrates spirit of Kaikohe

Karla Tawhai with work from the art unit at Northland Region Corrections Facility, to be showcased in the Spirit of ...

Artists of all kinds will come together for the Spirit of Kaikohe Exhibition, opening on June 24.

Dargaville & Districts

Peeping principal can still teach

Former Dargaville High School principal  David Bargh.

Convicted lurker "became fixated" with one of his female teachers and was caught on her property three times.

Three people saved from boat

The Coastguard and rescue crews responded to the stricken boat off the coast of Dargaville.

A rescue team saved three people on broken down boat off the coast of Dargaville.

'Crack down on reckless boaties'

Mourners gather at the joint funeral of Sunia "Junior" Ungo'unga and his cousin Alipate Manumu'a at the Otara Tongan ...

OPINION: The joint funeral of two cousins drowned on the Kaipara Bar is a cold reminder of the pain caused to those left behind, especially their seven children.

Kiwi wins coveted car scholarship

University of Auckland student Andrew McLaren has won the first international internship offered by UK supercar maker ...

Auckland student wins first international internship offered by UK supercar maker McLaren Automotive.

Bay Chronicle

Man 'lives through kindness'

Kerikeri man Leo Stirling with some of his requests.

Leo Stirling has been begging on the street, asking for everything from a flight to a Rolex watch. And people are paying up.

Woman wins ruling against Toyota

Kerikeri woman Carolyn Fox, at the site on Kerikeri Rd where she stopped her Toyota Blade after it accelerated unexpectedly.

A disputes tribunal has ruled in favour of a Kerikeri woman in her dispute with Northland Toyota.

Marathon effort at Great Wall

The Bay of Islands Group in China following the running event.

A massive 42km in temperatures up to 38 degrees, 65 per cent humidity and 5164 stairs has been completed by a Far North woman.

Roof-rider run over

The man fell off the car and landed on the road head-first.

Police seek information on vehicle that ran over man, leaving him with serious injuries.

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