Pollution fines remain unpaid

Fines for ‘dirty dairying’ on two properties near Dargaville, totalling $225,000,  have gone unpaid after a court heard  the companies charged have no assets. Farmers David and Frances Webster and the companies Clear Ridge Station...... Read More

Sharing agricultural knowledge

Kiwi expertise has been revolutionising the Filipino agricultural sector through a multi-million dollar recovery programme with aid organisation Tearfund. The move comes after super typhoon Haiyan struck in 2013 and Tearfund CEO, Ian McInnes, will...... Read More

Pouto farmers win top title

Pouto farmers Dan and Gina Duncan have won the prestigious 2018 New Zealand Share Farmers of the Year competition, bringing the cup back to Kaipara and Northland for the first time in 22 years. As well as the top New Zealand title they also collected...... Read More

Council fails to recover $50,000 in ’dirty dairy’ case

Northland ratepayers are out of pocket by at least $50,000 over a dirty dairy prosecution. Waiotira farmers David and Francis Webster were fined $225,000 in the Environment Court in 2016 for what the judge called one of the worst cases he had seen...... Read More

Man charged following double fatal Northland crash

Police investigating yesterday’s double fatal crash in Pukenui have today charged a person in relation to the incident. "A 28-year-old male is facing two charges of aggravated careless use causing death and one charge of aggravated careless...... Read More

Fatal crash in Northland

​​​​​​​Northland Police and emergency services are in attendance at a serious crash involving two vehicles on Houhora Heads Road in Pukenui. One person has sadly died at the scene. Two people are being transported to hospital with serious...... Read More

Hearing set for chicken farm

Hearings on an application by processing company Tegel to build the largest broiler chicken farm in New Zealand with a capacity to stock up to 1.3 million chickens on just over 250 hectares of land at Mititai, Arapohue, will be held from August 8 at...... Read More

Matakohe bridge construction begins

As a $23 million, 2.5 kilometre highway realignment takes shape, the Matakohe skyline is dominated by massive crane — the smaller of two cranes at 100 tonnes which arrived from the South Island where it was used in the Kaikoura earthquake recovery...... Read More

Police praise locals following Northland incident overnight

Police would like the acknowledge the efforts of quick-thinking local residents who came to the rescue following a frightening incident overnight in Whirinaki, Northland. Two females were walking home at around 1am when they spotted a vehicle parked...... Read More

Retailer fined for selling tobacco to a minor

A Whanganui retailer has been fined $500 by the Ministry of Health for selling tobacco products to an under 18-year-old. The infringement notice was issued following a recent Controlled Purchase Operation carried out by MidCentral Public Health Services...... Read More