Northland

Attacker jailed 15 years after Kaitaia rape

Wiremu Abraham has been sentenced following a long-running investigation into a frightening rape incident in Kaitaia in 2003. A female victim, who was aged 34 at the time, was disturbed by Abraham in her home while she was sleeping with her children,...... Read More

Katikati teenager makes contact with family

  A Katikati teenager reported missing after not being heard from since Wednesday, has been located.   Sky Taylor-Eynon was found in Dargaville overnight, reports TVNZ. After nationwide reports of her being missing, Sky made contact with...... Read More

Body found on Northland beach

A body was found this morning in Northland. Police were called after a man’s body was found on Mangawhai Heads Beach around 11:30am this morning. The man had been swimming before he was found unresponsive by members of the public. Attempts...... Read More

Island Racing divisions swell as entries roll in

The Island Racing divisions at CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week have attracted so many entries, organisers have had to create an extra division to accommodate the number of boats. The new Island Racing F division has been created to reduce the number...... Read More

Dive squad to join search for man missing in Whanganui River

The police dive squad is being brought in to continue the search for a man missing in the Whanganui River. The man was reported to be in distress in the river near the Whanganui Airport just after 7pm yesterday. Police, Coastguard, surf lifesavers...... Read More

Fire risk in Northland high

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is urging Kaipara and wider Northland residents to think twice about lighting rubbish fires as temperatures soar and grass and vegetation dry out, with fire crews attending several scrub and rubbish fires already this...... Read More

Woman charged after violent attack on 92-year-old

Northland Police have arrested a woman following an investigation into a "violent" home invasion in Kawakawa last week. A 92-year-old woman was attacked by two people who then stole property from her address. Detective Senior Sergeant Rhys...... Read More

Protesters consider police action after rodeo confrontations

Protesters at a rodeo in Whangarei are considering asking the police to prosecute spectators who pushed and verbally abused them. Warning: strong lanuage. Six anti-rodeo activists bought tickets and entered the Mid-Northern grounds at Kokopu Block...... Read More

Body found at Whangārei Falls

The police dive squad has recovered a body at the Whangārei Falls, where they have been searching for a man since yesterday afternoon. The man went under the water and failed to surface at about 5pm while swimming with friends. The scene has been...... Read More

Search continues for missing swimmer

The search for a missing swimmer in Northland will resume this morning. The man failed to resurface while swimming at Whangarei Falls yesterday afternoon. A police dive squad will resume their search this morning. Whangarei Falls was closed overnight,...... Read More