Northland

Quick thinking leads to arrest

Three people have been arrested in relation to the aggravated robbery of a supermarket in Kaiwaka. Police apprehended the three alleged offenders in Maungaturoto after information was provided by several members of the public. “We’d like...... Read More

Sportsville opens in grand style

The Kauri Coast Recreational Society (KCRS) is delighted to announce that the much-awaited Sportsville Dargaville multi-purpose sports facility at Memorial Park will open to the public on Saturday, 29 September. A huge opening day has been planned,...... Read More

Moerewa stabbing victim named

Police can now release the name of the man who died following an incident at an address in Moerewa on Saturday evening. He was Richard Bristow, aged 57 of Moerewa, says a police spokesperson. "A woman has been charged with murder in relation...... Read More

Woman charged in relation to Moerewa homicide

A 46-year-old woman will appear in Whangarei District Court this morning charged with murder following an incident in Moerewa over the weekend. A name release for the victim is expected later today, says Detective Senior Sergeant Rhys Johnston. "Police...... Read More

Three stabbings overnight, two fatal

There were three stabbings in different parts of the country last night - two of them fatal. They happened in Christchurch, Hawke's Bay and Northland. The police said a woman was killed and two men were critically wounded in the Christchurch suburb...... Read More

Work starts for Hundertwasser Art Centre in Whangārei

Work's begun in earnest this week on Whangārei's Hundertwasser Art Centre. Contractors have finished demolishing the old Harbour Board building on the site and started driving the piles. A spokesman for the $28 million project, Greg Hayes,...... Read More

Investigation launched after fatal stabbing.

A homicide investigation has been launched following the fatal stabbing in Moerewa las night. Emergency Services were called to an address at 8.45 pm. Inspector Dene Begbie says a 57-year-old man died at the scene. “A women is currently assisting...... Read More

Person dies after being stabbed in Far North

A person has died after being stabbed in the Far North on Saturday night. Police were called to a Moerewa address at 8.45pm. A police spokesperson says on arrival a person was found to be in a critical condition. “They died at the scene a short...... Read More

Māori musicians celebrated

Tauranga's Ria Hall is one of many Maori musicians to be walking away victorious at this year’s Waiata Māori Music Awards. The singer-songwriter who hails from all three Tauranga Moana tribes including Ngati Ranginui, Ngai te Rangi and Ngati...... Read More

Stock tracing imperative

Around 200 interested people from the local farming community met at the Dargaville Town Hall last week to hear from representatives from MPI, Beef + Lamb NZ, Dairy NZ, Federated Farmers and the Rural Support Trust on the topic of Mycoplasma bovis. Biosecurity...... Read More