Taking on the council over a "rates bomb" comes at significant personal cost for the grey-haired activists of Mangawhai.
Man tried to jump in runaway ute to put on the handbrake before it ran over his pelvis in remote Northland forest.
Convicted lurker "became fixated" with one of his female teachers and was caught on her property three times.
A rescue team saved three people on broken down boat off the coast of Dargaville.
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.
Auckland student wins first international internship offered by UK supercar maker McLaren Automotive.
Three Exclusive Brethren members died in the crash. A man charged with causing the death has pleaded not guilty.
Two pygmy sperm whales have been rescued after getting stranded at a remote beach.
Police working on reports of dangerous driving and passengers in the back tray of a ute that later crashed, killing three Exclusive Brethren.
Missing four-year-old Hailey Alver disappeared at 2.45pm. She was found in dense pine forest after a seven hour search.
Police fear theft of 11 submachine guns and assault rifles is linked to organised crime.
The couple were allegedly woken in their van, robbed and the male bashed by teenage offenders.
A Mangawhai artist's signature photography art is heading south for a solo exhibition.
Dargaville funds help provide a toilet for a family in West Africa.
Commissioners say the Kaipara District Council is in good heart for the up coming local government elections.
Lurking beneath the fun of sun, surf and outdoor living is the dark side of the season - mosquitoes.
Dargaville duo to help install water pumps in impoverished villages.
Kilometre-long scrub fire threatened properties and required 32 fire fighters
A loving uncle has taken to the road to help fund the management of his nephew's health
The economics of publishing a newspaper have caught up with the Dargaville & Districts News.
Heavy machinery operator by day, speedway king at the weekends.
Two Dargaville dancers have been chosen for an internationally acclaimed extravaganza in Wellington on Thursday.
A water buffalo operation is producing cheese, milk, meat and genetics.
A man is in critical condition after being pinned under the tyre of a 15-tonne truck.
Reminiscing on Mangawhai's infamous act of rebellion.
The new principal of Kaihu Valley School is bringing a colourful new vision to the school.
Boaties rally against council plan to ban boats on popular Kai Iwi Lakes
A new search for an aircraft which has been missing since the 1950s has begun.
Dargaville Primary School is thrilled to be hosting the New Zealand Spirit of Gold Collection featuring portraits of New Zealand's high profile paralympians.
Dargaville Museum custodians say the park the museum is located in has become a hot spot for snogging and boozing and other unsavoury and sometimes disruptive behaviour.