Northland

Police officer facing sexual assault charges

A senior police officer in Northland is facing criminal charges after sexual assault complaints. Police say they have investigated historical sex allegations against the officer and charged him with two counts of indecent assualt and one of sexual...... Read More

Biotoxin warning in Northland

A warning to not collect or eat shellfish has been placed by the Northland District Health Board which stretches along the West Coast from Taranaki to the Hokianga Harbour through to Tauroa Reef Point. At this stage this warning does not include the...... Read More

Race to finish SH 1 north of Kaikōura

Workers rebuilding State Highway 1, north of Kaikōura, are racing to finish the job, with just one week left until the grand reopening. The South Island's main transport corridor was devastated during a 7.8 magnitude earthquake last November,...... Read More

Fighting methamphetamine

Community members from Tinopai gathered at the Tinopai hall to meet with health service providers and other professionals recently to discuss the use of methenamine in the area. Iwi based health service provider Te Ha Oranga is helping to lead the...... Read More

A post from the past

Running a semi-permanent garage sale, to raise funds for local community projects can have some surprises when loads are dropped off by well-meaning donors, and a supporter of The Den in Maungaturoto, local actor, Peter Matheson, is no exception. A...... Read More

Rescue service in new hands

Since the early 1990s, when he was still an apprentice in the automotive trade, Ross Gillespie has been waiting for a phone call. Not a specific customer ringing for his services as a panelbeater — but the call to action which means someone,...... Read More

Mothers, children put up in ’filthy’ Far North motel

Young families facing homelessness in Northland say Work and Income is paying for them to stay at a local motel that should not be operating, let alone housing children. A severe housing shortage in the Far North means some families are taking whatever...... Read More

Mumps confirmed in Kaipara

The Northland District Health Board is appealing to parents to ensure their family is up-to-date with immunisations after eight confirmed cases of mumps in school-aged children from the Dargaville community. These confirmed cases now bring the number...... Read More