Scooter rider killed in Northland crash

A crash between a scooter and pizza delivery vehicle has left one person dead in the Northland area. Police are appealing to the public for anyone who may have witnessed a crash at the intersection of Dent and Norfolk Streets in Whangarei last night. At...... Read More

Te Anau’s final flush

A public appeal for alternative suggestions for the future disposal site of Te Anau's wastewater has so far come up empty. Last month the Southland District Council (SDC) released criteria for landowners in the Te Anau basin who may want to offer...... Read More

Milestone for local nurse

Rosemary Child has worked at the Dargaville Medical Centre as a nurse for 35 years. The centre recently celebrated this milestone with her. “After leaving school I was encouraged to get into nursing by my family. I wanted to be close to my home...... Read More

Suspected norovirus outbreak at Whangarei Hospital

Eleven patients have been isolated at Whangarei Hospital after a suspected norovirus outbreak. The ward, for elective and acute orthopaedic and multi-trauma patients, has been closed to new admissions and visitors will be restricted. The Northland District...... Read More

Stolen beehives found in Northland

Beehives stolen from the Bay of Plenty valued at around $35,000 have been recovered in Northland. A search warrant was carried out in the far North earlier this week, 80 live hives believed to have be stolen from the Western Bay of Plenty area were...... Read More

Warehouse robbery guilty plea

A man charged with multiple offences in the armed robbery of The Warehouse in Dargaville in which more than $242,000 worth of jewellery and nearly $28,000 in cash and cheques was stolen, has admitted the offence. Kaipara Anderson,18, appeared in the...... Read More

Great short walk

Some of New Zealand’s finest tracks are set to become part of a new network of Great Short and Great Day walks which includes Kaipara’s Mangawhai Cliff walk. Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry announced...... Read More

Whangarei’s rural fire fighters honoured

Whangarei’s rural fire volunteers were officially honoured at a special presentation by Whangarei District Council last week. Rural Fire Services were previously a Council responsibility until July 1 this year, when Fire and Emergency New Zealand...... Read More

Councillor resigns over lack of NZ citizenship

A Whangarei district councillor has resigned after discovering she is not a New Zealand citizen. Councillor Jayne Golightly was elected to the Denby Ward at the last council elections. She was born in the UK, came to New Zealand as a baby, and only...... Read More

Swimming skills upgraded

Te Kopuru swimming club members recently took part in the first session of a stroke development and analysis course, from visiting SwimEd educator Sharon Burger from Whangaparaoa. The course was held in Te Kopuru and Dargaville. Five Te Kopuru members...... Read More