One killed in Whangarei truck crash

One person has been killed following a crash with a truck in the Northland region. Police are in attendance at a crash involving a truck and another vehicle just west of the intersection at Otaika Valley Road and Cemetery Road, Maungatapere. One person...... Read More

Feds’ successfully stop ’unnecessary rules’

  Northland farmers no longer require resource consent for using hazardous substances on-farm.   Federated Farmers successfully took action to have the draft hazardous substances rules in the Whangarei district plan halted. "Farmers...... Read More

High school shines in report

Ruawai College has received top marks in an Education Review Office report after a visit to the school earlier this year. ERO reviews the performance of all New Zealand schools and early learning services around every three years, on how they ‘reach...... Read More

Court strikes out council case

The former chief executive of the Kaipara District Council Jack McKerchar is unlikely to face further action by the Kaipara District Council, after the Employment Court last week struck out the damages case against him. Kaipara Mayor Greg Gent says “it's...... Read More

Fan meets netball royalty

A young Maungaturoto netballer was at the heart of the action at last Wednesday’s ANZ Premiership match in Auckland after winning the chance to stand side-by-side with Stars captain Leana De Bruin and Mystics captain Maria Tutaia in front of a...... Read More

Wekaweka Valley saved by people power

People power has driven a campaign to save a piece of New Zealand’s natural heritage, with donations flooding in to buy 112 hectares of regenerating native forest in Northland. The campaign was run by the Native Forest Restoration Trust who turned...... Read More

Fourth arrest in Northland homicide case

Northland Police have made a fourth arrest in relation to the death of a Tribesman gang member in Whangarei last year. A 54-year-old man was arrested this morning as part of an investigation into the murder of John Henry Harris - known as John...... Read More

Last minute decision pays off

A last minute decision to compete in the Bay of Plenty Inflatable Rescue Boat long haul race was a success for three Otamatea High School students who took away a second placing. The competition which ran from Ohope to Mount Maunganui on May 6, covered...... Read More

Matakohe gets a makeover

Matakohe business owners have come together to intensively market the area and encourage more visitors to a variety of attractions, including The Kauri Museum. Elaine Gillespie from the Gumdiggers Cafe and Fired Earth Petting Farm, Vanessa Murch from...... Read More

From Mangawhai to Mongolia for funds

Empowered to help their Mangawhai community, Emma Kent and Corey Radford are taking on the Mongol Rally in 2018 to raise funds for the Mangawhai Activity Zone. The annual car rally covers 12,000 miles across mountains, desert and the steppes of Europe...... Read More