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She's a soldier and a beauty therapist

Denise Mariu working with a youngster in Kiribati.

Far North woman Denise Mariu has two very different careers - beauty therapist and soldier.

Salvation Army van used in theft

Rex and Fiona Wilson are on high alert after thieves targeted their store.

A charity van used to help people get to work has been used in a theft in the Bay of Islands. 

Women's football makes comeback

Team captain Katie Ralph and club president Jodie Scott are excited for their club to have a women's team for the first ...

Football team in Kerikeri aims to finish in the top three.

Community pride movement launches

Sarah Curtis, with baby Blake, and Rachel Smith have turned the wire fence at the Kerikeri Domain into an art feature.

Kerikeri friends have launched Love Kerikeri, a movement they hope will inspire the community.

Donation helps foster children

Mike Preece, Sophia Warren of NYDT, Debbie Sutcliffe from Foster Hope and Robyn Terlesk, NYDT trustee, after $15,000 was ...

A charity helping youngsters entering foster care has received a $15,000 boost. 

Young basketballer off to US

Kerikeri basketballer Rory Rudolph dreams of playing for the New Zealand Breakers and Tall Blacks.

Rory Rudolph may be the shortest in his team but he isn't letting that get in the way of his basketball dreams.

Slip-damaged SH11 to reopen

NZTA Northland system manager Jacqui Hori-Hoult at the base of the Lemon's Hill slip.

A popular tourist route in the Bay of Islands will reopen by the end of April.

Wahine disaster: Emotional reunion

The Wahine disaster did not deter Brian Papesch's love of the ocean.

Wahine survivor Brian Papesch recounts his part in saving a young baby.

Tribute comes to Kerikeri stage

A scene from Christmas Day in World War 1.

A Kerikeri director will bring his World War I drama to NZ for the first time.

Starr couple remembered

Noelene and Don Starr floundering, one of their favourite hobbies.

Noelene and Don Starr are being remembered for being "community stalwarts" for Kerikeri.

Jazz band claims top honours

The Kerikeri High School Jazz Band from left, Gillian Toala, James Dawes, Lucy Shepherd, Nic Powell, Georgia Doherty and ...

The Kerikeri High School jazz band have won big at the National Jazz Festival.

The Warehouse landlord feels bullied

The Warehouse Kaikohe's landlord John Levers says without the retailer the people have no where to shop.

The Warehouse Kaikohe's landlord says he's been painted as the bad guy.

Māori roll or general roll?

Time to make a choice  - Māori  or general roll?

Māori voters have the chance to change which electoral roll they want to be on.

A man cave for the family video

Rob Hansen says everyone loves being in his man cave.

Rob Hansen's man cave is a homage to rugby, racing and beer - and a space for the whole family.

Reggae royalty to feature in painting

Gaz Jarman with his painting with (top row) Don Drummond, Bunny Lee, Daddy Peckings, Duke Reid, Prince Buster, (bottom ...

Kerikeri artist Gaz Jarman has combined reggae and art in a commissioned piece featuring 10 music legends.

Kerikeri principal named life member

Elizabeth Forgie with her certificate acknowledging her life membership of the Secondary Principals' Association of New ...

Kerikeri High School principal Elizabeth Forgie says she was "humbled and honoured" by the award.

Tiny blue penguin washes up on beach

Pingu is expected to make a full recovery in the care of Russell bird lover Gilly Jackson.

A bird carer in Russell is looking after her third blue penguin since January.

Runner adds Northland record to haul

Alexander Hull with one of his gold medals from the recent Northland Secondary School Athletics Championships in Whangarei.

Kerikeri students claimed two records from the Northland Secondary Schools Athletics Championships - including one which stood for 20 years.

Northland footy club hosts games in Kerikeri

Northern Football Federation community development officer James Coleman is looking forward to bringing Northern ...

Northern Regional Football League will be played for the first time in Kerikeri on March 30.

"One size fits all" legislation not welcomed in Far North

The dog swimming race at last year's Opua Primary School fundraising regatta.

 The famous dog races at Opua Primary School fundraising regatta have been canned due to "one size fits all" health and safety rules that aren't sitting well with Far North residents.

New Far North festival celebrates children

Committee members and their children of the newest festival for Kaeo - Nga Purapura.

Storytelling, costumes, puppet making, music and more will feature in the first Nga Purapura festival in Kaeo.

Far North farmer wins big

Kawakawa farmer Daniel Bradbury holds his trophy aloft after winning the Northern FMG Young Farmer of the Year.

Kawakawa farmer Daniel Bradbury has triumphed in the Northern FMG Young Farmer of the Year competition.

Man hit by tree wants to share safety message

Owen Kingi says every forestry death is avoidable.

Owen Kingi's life changed forever when he was hit by a tree while logging in Kaeo in 2011.

Shane Jones announces more funding for Far North

Regional economic development minister Shane Jones announces $1.7 million funding for the Bay of Islands airport, near ...

Four more projects in Northland are set to get another funding boost from the Government's $3 billion provincial growth fund.

Raising epilepsy awareness

Kerikeri woman Deidre Shand is hoping to raise awareness about epilepsy.

Kerikeri woman Deidre Shand says her epilepsy has controlled her life and she wants nothing more than to have a job.

Bay of Islands based novel makes awards shortlist

Annaleese Jochems is thrilled her debut novel has been shortlisted at this year's Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

A debut novel set in the Bay of Islands has been shortlisted to at this year's Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

Kerikeri wastewater treatment plant blessed

Councillor Ann Court, mayor John Carter, Sandra Dodds, Greg Whitehorn and kaumatua Sid Kingi at the sod turning ceremony ...

The site of Kerikeri's new wastewater treatment plant has been officially blessed.

Bad summer for jet ski nuisance say locals, NRC

Paihia skipper Stuart Hofstetter is urging jetski drivers to slow down around other vessels and people.

The Northland Regional Council and a local skipper says this summer has been the worst for jet ski nuisance in the Bay of Islands.

Jailed for killing family friend

Marcus Bax killed father figure Peter Nilsson in his bed on August 4, 2016, and has been sentenced to life in jail.

Marcus Bax fatally slit an elderly farmer's throat in a killing with an "element of vigilantism".

Regional council warns of spending boost

Kaeo Primary School Principal Paul Barker [pictured here with students] is happy to pay extra rates to curb flooding in ...

Northland residents should get set to foot the bill for better water quality, pest control and flood infrastructure work.

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