New skills in the district

The Dargaville Community Development Board hosted a new resident and business owners’ welcome event last week, showing that the Northern Wairoa is diverse in new skills and cultures. Organiser and board manager Lorraine Davidson said that the...... Read More

House catches fire in police shootout

A man suspected of shooting dead two women at a Northland address is believed to have died following a shootout with police. At approximately 10:50am this morning police were called to an address on Mount Tiger Road, outside Whangarei, after reports...... Read More

Three shot, two dead in Whangarei incident

Police say two people have died after three people were shot at a rural property in Whangarei. Police, including armed offenders squad, were called to the Mt Tiger Road property in Whareora around 12pm. "Two people are believed to have died...... Read More

Funding for waste project

The goal of reducing Kaipara’s waste output adopted by the Love Kaipara project has had a boost of $135,000 from the government, in addition to another $30,000 in grants over three years from the Kaipara District Council. The KDC money in turn...... Read More

Hospice marks quarter-century

Hospice Kaipara will celebrate the 25th anniversary of providing palliative care in the Kaipara with a function in the Dargaville Town Hall on July 28. In 1990 Dargaville district nurse Mary Munn recognised the need for a support group for people living...... Read More

Police warn over online scams

Dargaville Police have noticed an escalation in reporting of online scams in which people have lost money. The most common complaint is paying for goods online and not receiving them, says Sergeant Garth Mackay.  Most websites have a dispute...... Read More

Lakes group seeks feedback

Friends of Kai Iwi Lakes are encouraging members of the public to make submissions on the Northland Regional Council’s Draft Navigation Safety Bylaw for Kai Iwi Lakes that is open for public consultation until Wednesday, August 2. “There...... Read More

SH25A, Coromandel Peninsula, closed following slip

State Highway 25A, Kopu-Hikuai Road, Coromandel Peninsula, is closed in both directions due to a slip. Police were alerted to the large land slip, which is approximately 50 metres wide and blocking both lanes, at 6pm tonight. It has occurred...... Read More

Kaipara house values increase

House values in the Kaipara district rose by 24.3 per cent in the last 12 months to June meaning the average house price in the area is now $520,852 the highest in Northland. Quotable Value registered valuer James Steele says the strong growth...... Read More

Green light for emergency building

The Tinopai Volunteer Emergency Services now have a building consent for their emergency services centre to get underway but need help raising the extra funds to get started. Once the building is complete it will house the Tinopai rural fire truck, accident...... Read More