Northland

Concerns growing for missing man

People in the Tauranga area are being asked to keep an eye out for a man who has been missing since Monday. Warren Quaife, 31, has not been seen since Monday, June 18.  His family are concerned and are appealing for information on his whereabouts.  Quaife lives...... Read More

Operation Ghost: 22 arrested

Guns, methamphetamine, cash and cannabis have been seized as part of Operation Ghost. Following three days of search warrants across the Northland District, Northland Police - with assistance from Tāmaki Makaurau Police and National Organised Crime...... Read More

Northland senior police officer faces another sex charge

A senior Northland police officer faces a fresh charge of unlawful sexual connection. Detective Inspector Kevin Burke has denied two charges of indecently assaulting a woman and two of unlawful sexual connection. At the High Court in Auckland today,...... Read More

One killed in SH1, Northland, crash

One person is dead following a crash between a car and truck this morning. Senior Sergeant Darren Sullivan says police will remain at the site of a serious crash involving a car and a truck on State Highway 1 in Waipu. "Sadly, the male driver...... Read More

Serious crash on SH1 in Waipu, Northland

    Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on State Highway 1 near Waipu, which occurred shortly before 9am. "The crash involves a truck and a car and we understand there are serious injuries, however we are unable...... Read More

Northland on thunderstorm watch

A low pressure system over the far north of the country will bring rain with heavy falls to some northern regions today, says the MetService. There is also an associated risk of significant convection of embedded in the rain bringing a moderate risk...... Read More

Jail sentence for paua poacher

Ministry for Primary Industries is sending out a reminder on the severity of illegal gathering and selling of pāua, after a man was jailed for paua poaching offences. Kaitāia man William Rini Wikitera, 42, received a year-long jail term when he was...... Read More

Marae takes on poultry producer

Kapehu Marae leaders and about 20 Arapohue residents went head to head with chicken producer Tegel Foods at a heated consultation hui, including a street protest, in Auckland last week. The hui, called by Tegel but without consulting the marae, was...... Read More

Harbour watchdog endorses plastics ban

The Integrated Kaipara Harbour Management Group — IKHMG — has given a ringing endorsement to growing action against plastics pollution, with bans on supermarket single-use plastic bags, and corporates signing up to the New Zealand Plastic...... Read More

Protest over forestry ’mess’ in Northland

Neighbours of a Northland forestry development want assurances it won't create the sort of mess the pine harvest has caused in Tolaga Bay. A small group demonstrated near the site of the government's launch last week of a forestry joint-venture...... Read More