Single vehicle crash Far North - SH1 Okaihau

One man is in a serious condition and has been flown to hospital following a single vehicle crash today at 12.30pm The crash was on State Highway 1, near Puketi Road. The Serious Crash Unit has been advised.   ... Read More

Man faces charges after Whāngarei house fire

A 33-year-old man is being charged in connection with what the police call a family harm incident in Whāngarei yesterday. Shortly after they were called to a Maunu Road house around 6.30pm, it caught fire. The police say a man who fled the scene...... Read More

Homicide investigation after baby found dead in Far North

A homicide investigation has been launched following the death of a female infant in the Far North. Northland Police said the baby was discovered deceased on Tuesday when they attended an incident at an address in Kaitaia. Acting Detective Inspector...... Read More

Child and mother dead after crash in Northland

A second person is dead as a result of a weekend crash on Whangarei Heads Road. A seven-year-old girl, who was critically injured in the crash, has died in hospital. Her mother was killed when the car driven by her partner hit a tree, on a left-hand...... Read More

Northland principals urge crackdown on parents over truancy

Some Northland parents are falsely claiming that they're homeschooling their children when tackled over truancy, a principal says. Northland has the highest truancy rates in the country, and principals are urging the Ministry of Education to crackdown...... Read More

District economic plan outlined

Kaipara’s grant of $28.2 million from government coffers means the district’s needs have “reached the highest levels” of government and the funds will be stretched as far as possible to benefit the region, according to Mayor...... Read More

Drought impacting Kaipara kiwi

The Department of Conservation is issuing a public warning to be vigilant in areas of the Kaipara and Northland where kiwi inhabit. It suspects the hot summer is hardening the ground making it difficult for kiwi to forage. Kiwi use their bills to...... Read More

Meningococcal clinics set up in Northland high schools

The Northland district health board is setting up vaccination clinics in all of the region's high schools to ensure everyone eligible for meningococcal W jabs gets them. A mass vaccination campaign was launched in December, after three deaths in...... Read More

Firefighters battle large blaze in Northland

Fire and Emergency crews are battling a large scrub blaze at near Ahipara, west of Kaitaia in the Far North. Emergency services were called at about 1.23am overnight to a large scrub fire covering about five acres above Shipwreck Bay. Three houses...... Read More

New state houses for the elderly in Whangarei

Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford today officially opened eleven new state homes in Whangarei designed to cater to the elderly and those with limited mobility. The one-bedroom homes on Maunu Road, in the suburb of Woodhill, are less...... Read More