Northland

Police investigating death at Whangarei Hospital

Police are investigating the death of a man following an incident at Whangarei Hospital overnight. At around 9.52pm, Police were called to the mental health unit to assist with an unrelated incident. While Police staff were attending that incident,...... Read More

Community heroes awarded

At a recent ceremony held at the new Sportsville complex in Dargaville, the Kaipara Citizens Awards were presented to six finalists from 18 nominations,  for their extraordinary contributions to the district. “These awards celebrate the...... Read More

Local iwi takes blame for $160k tree planting botch-up

The local iwi have taken responsibility after about 400,000 seedlings bought by the government to plant in Northland went to waste after the land was too wild to plant on. Ngāti Hine has put its hand up with the trust chair, Pita Tipene, saying he's...... Read More

Rates case fails in court

The long-running saga of legal challenges over the payment of outstanding rates to the Kaipara District Council has failed in the Court of Appeal, which last week dismissed a case brought by Mangawhai ratepayers Bruce and Heather Rogan. The appeal...... Read More

Top prizes for local holiday park

Northland’s Kauri Coast TOP 10 Holiday Park has won its second Supreme Award at this year’s TOP 10 awards night and received recognition in two other award categories. The park performs well above excellence in customer surveys within...... Read More

Further improvements to Bay of Island Hospital

Health Minister Dr David Clark says a new outpatients and primary care facility at the Bay of Islands Hospital at Kawakawa will give people better access to the range of services they need. The Government is investing $7.1 million in Phase 2 of the hospital’s...... Read More

Te Aroha tramper rescued from Raetea Forest

A Te Aroha woman has been rescued after spending a night lost in the Raetea Forest. Police received a call Wednesday night from a 24-year-old Te Aroha woman who had become lost in the forest while walking the Te Arora trail. Due to...... Read More

Exotic birds take flight

After at least eight reported exotic bird escapes recently, the Northland Regional Council is asking people to report any sightings of Indian ring-necked parakeets, rainbow lorikeets or sulphur-crested cockatoos in the wild. Council biosecurity manager,...... Read More