5000 people vaccinated in Northland for men-W

More than 5000 Northland children and teenagers have been vaccinated against the new W strain of meningococcal disease. That's a quarter of the number that Northland Health aims to immunise before 21 December. The disease has killed three people...... Read More

Kauri Museum has positive outlook

After significant budget cuts earlier this year, The Kauri Museum is now on track for a more successful year, reported Otamatea Kauri and Pioneer Museum Board chair, Mark Vincent, at the recent annual general meeting.  More than 40 people attended...... Read More

Passport missing following woman’s disappearance

The investigation into the disappearance of English tourist Grace Millane has revealed several of her belongings are missing, including her passport. Detective Inspector Scott Beard says an assessment has been made on the 22-year-old's belongings...... Read More

New rescue choppers for Auckland and Northland

The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust has completed the purchase of its second new state-of-the-art rescue helicopters for the Auckland and Northland regions, its chairman Murray Bolton announced today. The two new helicopters are AgustaWestland AW169s,...... Read More

DOC to monitor dolphins after stranding

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is keeping a close eye on a pod of dolphins in the Far North after four stranded on Tokerau Beach this morning. Local residents successfully refloated the animals. Once the dolphins were about 20 metres offshore...... Read More

Good news for motorists

Kaipara motorists are enjoying the drop in fuel prices at the pump after reaching around $2.40 a litre for 91 in September this year. The current average price in the district is $2.11 a litre. AA Petrolwatch spokesperson, Mark Stockdale, attributes...... Read More

Emergency vax clinics open in north to combat menW

An emergency vaccination campaign begins in Northland today to combat the deadly new 'W' strain of meningococcal disease. There have been 29 cases nationally - seven of them in Northland, and three of those fatal. The first 10,000 doses of...... Read More

Charges laid over cows beaten with pipe

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has filed charges against an individual after receiving footage in June this year of a Northland sharemilker hitting cows with a pipe and other implements. MPI's manager of compliance investigations, Gary...... Read More

Northland meningococcal outbreak sparks warning

With an outbreak of Meningococcal disease, type W, in Northland, the Ministry of Health has begun rolling out a targeted vaccination programme. The programme is aimed at children aged 9 months to 4 years, and those aged 13 to 19 years in the Northland...... Read More

Continuous thunder across parts of northern NZ

A very active widespread area of thunderstorms is currently crossing the upper North Island, affecting Auckland, Waikato and Northland, some with continous rolling thunder - like in Auckland's west. The front is connected to a change in wind directions,...... Read More