Northland

Man charged following Kaikohe death

A man has been charged with manslaughter following death of a 58-year-old man. Police enquiries have continued into the death Christopher Vujcich, who died following an incident in Kaikohe on Friday evening. A post-mortem examination was conducted...... Read More

Man charged for death of Kaikohe man

A man has been charged in relation to the death of a Kaikohe man, after an incident in the Northland town on Friday evening. Christopher Vujcich, 58, died in Bay of Islands Hospital this morning. "He had been involved in an altercation with another...... Read More

Northland road closed after fatal crash

Police are currently at the scene of a fatal crash on Managakahia Road, near Nukutawhiti in Northland. A vehicle has crashed and the driver has sadly died at the scene. "There was no one else in the vehicle," says police. "Emergency...... Read More

Campaign aims to stop ’period poverty’

A community-led campaign in Northland wants to lift women out of 'period poverty', one cup at a time. The Tukau Legacy Fund is encouraging women in Kawakawa and Moerewa to use menstrual cups as an alternative sanitary product. They have partnered...... Read More

Rare hatch

One of New Zealand’s rarest birds, the New Zealand fairy tern has been boosted by a chick successfully hatching at Mangawhai and the first chick of the 2017/18 breeding season. With a total population of approximately 40 birds, the New Zealand...... Read More

Fishing contest boosts school funds

The 18th annual Tinopai Fishing Competition lived up to its reputation as a family day out ‘par excellence’ last Saturday, both out on the harbour and later in the Tinopai School grounds, where plenty of fish were weighed in and prizes handed...... Read More

Northland scrub fire contained

Six helicopters and dozens of firefighters have managed to contain a fire that ripped through 133 hectares of scrub in Northland. The fire broke out near Wright Road, north west of Whangarei, on Thursday at about 3.30pm. Eight crews from Whanagrei and...... Read More

Young sailors on board sailing competition

Several young sailors from the Bay of Islands have jumped at the chance to race on board ‘big boats’ at CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week later this month. The youngsters, from the Bay of Islands youth sailing programme, are looking forward...... Read More

Helicopters battling uncontained Northland fire

Four helicopters have been called in to help fight a scrub fire in Northland. Fire and Emergency said the blaze, on Wright Road north-west of Whangarei, had not yet been contained. The fire covers between 15ha and 20ha of scrub. Ground crew are helping...... Read More

Girl airlifted after leg impaled by cut branch

A girl who impaled her leg at Rakino Island is one of five people assisted by the Auckland Westpac Rescue helicopter on Wednesday. A spokesperson for the helicopter says the incident happened before 2pm. "A crew was called out to assist a girl...... Read More