Northland

Man who died at Whatuwhiwhi beach named

Police are now in a position to release the name of the man who died on Sunday 15 October, 2017 at Whatuwhiwhi beach. He was 61-year-old Gyuhyeok Park of Karikari, says Constable David Reynolds. "Police extend their sympathies to Mr Park’s...... Read More

Preparing for cable landing

Mangawhai is closer to becoming the New Zealand landing point for the Hawaiki Submarine Cable on its journey from the United States to Australia. The $500 million, 15,000km cable will traverse the ocean from Oregon, United States, to Sydney, Australia,...... Read More

New era for arts

Dargaville and Mangawhai artists and locals came together at the newly renovated Muddy Waters Gallery to celebrate the Dargaville opening of the Kaipara Art Awards exhibition last Friday. After being at the Mangawhai Artists Gallery for the last two...... Read More

No contact stalls pipeline investigation

Despite repeated attempts, Northland Regional Council has still not been able to contact the owner of land where the Marsden pipeline ruptured. The pipe broke last month, disrupting fuel supplies from the Northland refinery and causing dozens...... Read More

Pair charged with fraud over disappearing $1m

Two trustees of a Māori-owned forest in the Far North have been charged with a million-dollar fraud. Stephen Henare, 60, and Margaret Dixon, 59, who are brother and sister, are facing a total of 11 charges after a Serious Fraud Office investigation. The...... Read More

Kaipara mayor resigns in ’shock move’

In a shock move and without explanation, Kaipara Mayor Greg Gent has handed in his resignation, effective on November 15th, just over a year since his landslide election in the October 2016 local body poll. Mr Gent told the Kaipara Lifestyler on Monday...... Read More

Slip closes Great Short Walk

The Mangawhai cliff top walk in Northland has been closed until further notice following slips in April and again this month. Department of Conservation’s Abi Monteith says they were hoping to reopen the track by late spring but for the time...... Read More

Mangawhai’s good sort

Steve Green is Mangawhai’s technology guru fondly known as the ‘computer chap’ and his tireless help around the community earned him a spot as One News’ ‘good sort’ of the week. Before retiring in Mangawhai 10 years...... Read More

Outdoor ‘capital in the making’

Kaipara District Council has moved to bring a bigger share of millions of dollars in income from New Zealand’s cycle and walking trail visitors into the district with the adoption of a strategy cited as creating “the walking-cycling capital...... Read More

Rates case goes to appeal

A court date has been set for the Northland Regional Council to challenge the recent High Court order that left five years’ worth of Kaipara rates and penalties, worth more than $14 million, in limbo. After NRC asked for an urgent hearing, it...... Read More