Northland

Search for missing fisherman – boat reported found

The inflatable boat used by the fisherman missing since Thursday off the Karikari Peninsula in Northland has been found. The inflatable boat was found upright on the water by another boatie around 10.30 am on Saturday. Its discovery was reported to...... Read More

Couple chase stolen tractor in 20km/h pursuit

A Kaiwaka couple experienced quite a change in their usual routine when they recognised a stolen tractor being driven along the road outside their property. The orange-coloured Kubota B2710 was stolen from a shed at the Kaiwaka Sports Association complex,...... Read More

Roading decision ‘cuts lifeline’

The government’s decision to scrap the proposed four-lane highway from Wellsford to Whangarei cuts a vital lifeline and will have a significant negative impact on the regional economy, according to Northland MP Matt King and Kaipara mayor Jason...... Read More

Northland man missing for several days

Northland Police are seeking the public's assistance to locate 47-year-old Bryce Frecklington, who has been missing for several days. Bryce, who is from West Auckland, was last believed to be staying at a campground in Maitai Bay near Karikari...... Read More

Truckies say four lanes urgently needed on Northland highway

Road transport operators are echoing the disappointment of Northland councils that the government has scrapped plans to rebuild the road to Auckland. The National Road Carriers Association said it welcomed the safety measures the government had announced...... Read More

Popular tourist route in Bay of Islands to partially reopen

State Highway 11 between Kawakawa and Paihia will re-open to traffic twice a day - starting next week. The popular tourist route to the Bay of Islands has been closed since mid-February by a huge slip on Lemons Hill. The Transport Agency said from...... Read More

Hungry and exhausted penguins wash ashore

Unusually persistent easterly winds and rougher seas since Christmas, have brought feeding penguins closer to the Mangawhai shore. Unable to preen in the rough sea and breakers they have been arriving on the beach exhausted and often hungry. Some...... Read More

Dog owner sentenced for staving dogs

A Te Kopuru man has been sentenced to community detention by the Whangarei District Court for starving his three pet dogs. Te Wira Panapa has been convicted of ill-treatment of an animal and sentenced to two months’ community detention, ordered...... Read More

Mini-tornado claims roof

A mini-tornado tore the roof off a house last night and has left a number of properties without power in Te Kopuru. The Te Kopuru Volunteer Fire Brigade attended the call-out just after 9pm. “We secured the rest of the roof and covered up his...... Read More