Whangarei Leader

​Alien Weaponry aimed at Europe

Alien Weaponry  is to play European Festivals.

Northland teen band signs contract with Berlin based music agency Das Maschine.

Toy library celebrates 30 years

Bridget Firth (mum) Matilda Firth, Pam Carr (manager and librarian) and Lucy Firth

Borrowing toys was a new concept in Whangarei back in 1987.

National swoops on Northland but Labour hold out on Maori seats

Dr Shane Reti speaking to supporters following the  announcement he had been re-elected to the Whangarei seat.

National voters turn out in Northland, but Labour 's deputy takes out Tai Tokerau.

Pizza delivery man killed

A Domino's pizza delivery driver died after a crash in Whangarei on Wednesday night.

Young scooter driver hit by car in Whangarei had just started his role with Domino's.

Mt Tiger resident concerned over poisoned bait

Andrew Randall says he is hesitant to  eat wild pork hunted on his property for fear the meat will contain brodifacoum  ...

Poisoned bait in a Whangarei forestry block has a resident concerned people and animals could unwittingly eat residual toxins.

Cyclist critical after crash

File photo: The patient was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition.

A man in his 70s was flown to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a vehicle in Northland.

Electric vehicles bill saver for NRC

Regional councillor Justin Blaikie, right, and council staff member, an electric vehicle enthusiast, Joseph Camuso ...

The Northland Regional Council's electric fleet is reported the largest of any local authority in the country.

Donations pay for dog's surgery

Hannelise La Lagadec and Kambi make a great team.

A therapy dog is recovery from lifesaving surgery thanks to donations to a Givealittle page.

Study helps Whangarei woman towards her dream

Eloise Neeley has a passion  for teaching.

An award-winning former student is getting close to her dream of tutoring business classes at NorthTec.

MPs lament jet fuel crisis

Deputy PM Paula Bennett says the incident has "cut NZ off from the rest of the world".

Digger gaffe could cost Auckland economy millions as Deputy PM accepts incident is "embarrassing".

How selling my house made me nuts

Four weeks of selling my house has sent me pop-eyed crazy. I was disbelieving when people told me this might happen.

OPINION: A house auction is basically an unpopularity contest, writes Leah McFall.

Norovirus outbreak up north

There will be no new admissions to Whangarei Hospital orthopaedic  ward following an outbreak of norovirus. Visiting ...

11 patients have been isolated at Whangarei Hospital, with norovirus widespread in the community.

Helping those with hearing loss

Support children like Emma and Chloe Slagter of Springfield near Whangarei and hold a Loud Shirt event.

Loud Shirt day helps children like Chloe and Emma achieve their full potential.

Great white spotted up north

A 5.5m great white shark was spotted by a diver in Whangarei Harbour last Thursday. (FILE)

Diver jumped into the water near Whangarei. He recognised the fin coming towards him straight away.

Council appeals quashing of rates

Heather and Bruce Rogan of Mangawhai, Northland, have been in a long running dispute with the Kaipara District Council ...

Northland Regional Council will appeal the High Court decision on legal status of rates.

​Student says voyage great experience

Gerrard Prendeville, Rai Tautari, Ondine Waddle and Peter Rogers-Jenkins alongside the Spirit of New Zealand.

Ten day voyage a life time experience for Tikipunga student.

Carer shares Alzheimer's tips

Community Advisor for Alzheimer's Northland, Maria Nicol, wants people to better understand how to communicate with ...

A community advisor for Alzheimer's Northland hopes that more people will better understand how to communicate with those who have the disease.

Northland's kiwi safe ecological corridor

NRC biosecurity specialist Pete Graham, Kiwi Coast Coordinator Ngaire Tyson and NRC chairman Bill Shepherd pictured with ...

Partnership hope to achieve nation's first large-scale kiwi-safe 'ecological corridor' in Northland.

Diagnosis no barrier for Whangarei naval officer

Royal New Zealand Navy officer Lieutenant Dan Crawford will compete at the  Invictus Games in Canada.

Royal New Zealand Navy officer Lieutenant Dan Crawford says the Invictus Games are about showing that no matter what your limitations are you can still achieve your goals.

Auckland Council is Kiwi as

Ward councillor for Waitakere Penny Hulse said she was born in South Africa but was now a New Zealand citizen.

You must be a New Zealand citizen to be a councillor - but all you have to do is tick a box.

Ratepayers fight the law - and win video

Heather and Bruce Rogan have been accused of trying to dodge their rates bill but they say it's a matter of principle.

Taking on the council over a "rates bomb" comes at significant personal cost for the grey-haired activists of Mangawhai.

Northland farm a winning gem

Calf rearing is a family affair on Okaihau Pastoral.  Jenima Foster is assisted by her daughter-in-law Arlene and her ...

Years ago, Joe and Jenima Foster often drove past a dairy farm in the Bay of Islands and would remark at how nice the property looked.

Good line up for Whangarei half marathon

Last year's winner Harry Linford cruises past some of the on course entertainment.

Entries to the ACC Whangarei Half Marathon are closing soon.

Couple want heavy traffic banned from Whangarei city centre

Heavy truck and trailer units using this busy uncontrolled intersection is seen as dangerous by nearby residents.

A Whangarei couple say the number of heavy vehicles travelling inside the city perimeter is not only dangerous but compromising lifestyle.

One year on for Habitat partner family

Dana Phillips says their Habitat home has been life changing for her family.

A Whangarei family has had their life significantly changed after they moved into their Habitat home one year ago.

Citizen surprise: councillor resigns

Councillor Jayne Golightly said she had "absolutely no reason" to question her citizenship before.

Distraught Whangarei councillor steps down after learning she is not a NZ citizen.

Volunteers needed for Whangarei RDA

Shaycon Thomas riding Stella is lead by Joanne Thomas.

Waiting list for rider's due to high numbers and lack of volunteers at Whangarei RDA.

Stolen car smashes into dairy

A smash and grab raid on The Korna Store in Whangarei is being investigated by police.

A trio of thieves used a stolen car to smash their way into a Whangarei dairy and make off with cash.

Old Countdown building under contract

The old countdown building at Kensington is now under  contract for purchase. The building has been empty since 2014.

The former Countdown building at Kensington is under contract.

Alexia's larvae plastic disposal farm

Fifteen-year-old Alexia Laybourn's Greenie Grub project won four awards including Best in Fair and Best Investigation ...

Investigatinga moth larvae bio-degrading plastics wins Alexia a successive science fair title.

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