Diversions in place following serious crash in Northland

State Highway 1 is closed at Moerewa following a serious two car crash at approximately 7:30pm. One person is in a critical condition and is being flown to Auckland. Two other people have serious injuries and two have moderate injuries.  The Serious...... Read More

Dying man in Whangārei: ’We couldn’t move him’

The manager of a Whangārei accommodation park was woken early this morning by a man covered in blood and asking for help. The man died at the scene shortly afterwards, and a homicide investigation has been launched. Otaika Accommodation Park manager...... Read More

Shark attack survivor faces more surgery

The Whangarei surfer who survived a great white shark bite faces a second round of surgery on Sunday to determine the damage to his arm. Andrew "Nugget" Brough, 25, was attacked by the shark around 6pm on Friday at Baylys Beach near Dargaville. Andrew...... Read More

Homicide investigation launched in Whangarei

Around 12.30pm yesterday a male, who had sustained critical chest injuries as a result of what is believed to be a stabbing, arrived at the Otaika Motor Camp in Whangarei. Despite efforts to revive him, he died at the scene. Detective Inspector...... Read More

Man appears in court in connection with shots fired at police

A man has appeared in the Waitakere District Court today, in connection with the firing of shots at police officers yesterday. The shots were fired by a fleeing driver being pursued by the police all the way from Auckland's Southern Motorway to Rodney. The...... Read More

Two dead in Whangarei crash

Police have confirmed that two people have died at the scene of a crash near Whangarei, which happened around 3:50pm today. Three others have been transported to hospital with moderate to serious injuries. The Serious Crash Unit will be investigating...... Read More

Man taken to hospital after shark attack in Northland

A man has been attacked by a shark in the water at Baylys Beach, near Dargaville at around 6pm tonight. The man received moderate injuries and has been flown to Whangarei Hospital for treatment. Police remain at the beach and will be providing advice...... Read More

Wandering stock no threat

In the aftermath of a potential Mycoplasma bovis threat in Northland when wandering stock were placed into a neighbouring paddock for safety, Biosecurity New Zealand has reassured communities that systems are in place to mitigate against the spread...... Read More

Residents wary of roaming dogs

Dargaville locals are becoming increasingly agitated, and some fearful, as a result of the number of roaming dogs on residential streets and are expressing their frustration through social media. Comments and photographs have consistently highlighted...... Read More