Whangarei Leader

Gloves on for gang fight

Te Kai Po Ahuriri will strap on the gloves on Saturday.

Gang chapter leader says he's turned his life around.

Nursing a family affair for the Cuddy's

Melanie, Kim  and Honey Cuddy have a mutual interest in nursing,

Nursing is a family affair for the Cuddy family.

Cat lovers oppose management plan

Northland Cats in Balance spokesperson Klaus Kurz and his cat Simba. He says responsibly owned cats can help with ...

A Russell cat lover says humans are more to blame than moggies for their part in endangering wildlife.

New post delivery vehicles hit Whangarei streets

Postie Ron Walters says the new delivery vehicle is easy to use.

New electric post delivery vehicles hit the streets of Whangarei.

Indigenous artists gather to share art

Printmaker, Jasmine Horton will travel to America as one of five Northland artists to attend the Gathering of ...

Five Northland artists will travel to Washington State next month to attend the "Tears of DukwibahL" gathering.

Rival gangs stage fight night video

Te Kai Po Ahuriri, captain of Stormtroopers Outlaw chapter, will take part in the fight night at the Portland Recreation ...

Former Black Power member says the event is to ease tensions after gang killings but some aren't convinced.

Analytical minds for scrabble wanted

Allie Quinn and Cicely Bruce love a good game of scrabble.

Whangarei scrabble players reckon it's a competitive game enjoyed on an international basis.

Portfolio of images tells a Whangarei story

Photographer Natalie Guest's book details history of the Hatea River and images of the loop at its best.

A Whangarei photographer's portfolio for a diploma paves the way for a published book.

Entries closing soon to "The Pick"

Kayla Tatttey holds numerous  'The Pick' entries.

Entry to The Pick', an entrepreneurial competition in Whangarei, is closing soon.

Paid parking at Town Basin

With the exception of one hour free parking in front of the playground,  parking at the Town Basin will be paid metered ...

Paid parking will replace free parking at the Town Basin in Whangarei.

Giving a voice to NZ's rape victims

Jade Le Grice has shared her story of sexual assault.

Hundreds of sexual assault survivors wanted someone to talk to, 50 of them will feature in a soon to be released book.

Residents urged to have their say

Whangarei District Council  is urging residents  to have their say on a number of issues.

Whangarei council is urging residents to have their say on draft waste minimisation plans and other issues now open for submissions.

Whangarei cleans up in agriculture competition

Youth Affairs and Education MInister Nikki Kaye with Grace Moscrip and Cara Doggett at the National Teen Ag prizegiving.

A female duo from Whangarei Girls High School won first place by 50 points in the highly competitive TeenAg Grand Final contest held at Fielding. 

Help provide a safe youth space

Volunteers help provide the services offered by Whangarei Youth Space.

More voluntary help is needed to support various youth activities in Whangarei.

Final checks ahead of Hundertwasser build

This model showing how the Hundertwasser Cnetre will look from the waterfront.

Whangarei District Council looks for a formal liaison group with Hundertwasser groups.

Mother: Playground is dangerous

On one side the Hatea  River is close the playground area.

A Whangarei mum claims the close proximity to a river and a busy car park makes a popular playground dangerous.

Exhibition is a homecoming for Trudi

Whangarei artist Trudi McGin is staging her first solo exhibition in August.

A Northland woman uses her 'between jobs' downtime to become an exhibiting artist.

Wartime women in rich colour

Land Girls and Lifesavers Exhibition will be on at the Yvonne Rust Gallery.

Land Girls and Lifesavers is the subject of new exhibition at the Yvonne Rust Gallery.

Second stadium with disabled focus mooted

Alan Agnew wants the old Countdown building turned into a  sports centre specifically for  the disabled and the elderly.

Resident says Whangarei needs a "one stop shop" which focused on the sporting needs of the disabled and elderly.

Rare plants on show in Whangarei

Guy Bowden (left) and David McDermott  discuss progress.

Northland 's endangered plants are on show in a bespoke Whangarei garden.

Youth need someone to believe in them: Youth worker

Youth coach Victor Dunn-Schwenke is upskilling  so he can provide a better advocate voice for Northland youth.

A Whangarei local man is on a mission - to advocate for the district youth population.

Air patrol set for new plane

Northland Coastguard Air Patrol pilot Murray Miskelly.

The Coastguard Northland Air Patrol is seeking a new aircraft.

'True Tales' a social history of a district

Don  Goodall with the newly released 'True Tales" book.

A social history of Whangarei's south-western region written by the people who lived it.

Proposed bylaw open for submissions

Have your say on proposed new bylaw governing water-based activities at the Kai Iwi Lakes by August 2.

Have your say on water-based activities at Kai Iwi Lakes.

Top Art exhibition on show for one week

The touring 'Top Art' exhibition  will be on display  at the Geoff Wilson Gallery in July.

The touring Top Art exhibition will be at Geoff Wilson Gallery for one week only in July.

General rate hike of around 3.9 percent

The Whangarei District Council have set their rates for the year.

Whangarei residents can expect an overall rate hike of around 3.9 percent on their general rates.

Inaugural firing of new kiln expected

Local artist/sculptor Peter Brammer.

New kiln at the Quarry Arts will soon be ready for first firing.

National legislation on cats not favoured

While cute and cuddly, cats are believed by many to be a huge threat to New Zealand wildlife.

Whangarei District Council will not vote in support of LGNZ remit for national legislation on cats.

Good rapport helps band pull off win

Winners of the  Northland final of Smokefree Rockquest was
Kamo High School band A08.

Three month-old Kamo band wins regional Smokefree Rockquest final.

Shane Jones is Winston's man video

Shane Jones and Winston Peters in 2015.

Once dubbed the 'Minister of Porn', Shane Jones is returning to Parliament with NZ First.

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