Fatal crash at Awanui in the Far North

A man has died following a two-car crash on State Highway 10 at Awanui in the Far North.It happened just before 5:45pm east of Godinovich Road. The man was trapped and was freed with the assistance of Fire and Emergency. Unfortunately, he died at the...... Read More

Big fish no small fry

A 142.5kg striped marlin was caught near Baylys by local resident Ross Sherman, by hauling it in on a long line. While fishing for kahawai and snapper using a torpedo kontiki on Tuesday, March 20 , Mr Sherman and family noticed a large splash in the...... Read More

Man arrested after hunting dogs burned alive in ute fire

A Far North man has been charged with cruelty to animals after two hunting dogs were burned alive in a ute fire over the weekend. Detective Sergeant Rhys Johnston said the man, aged 25, was brought in to the Kaitaia police station last night by family...... Read More

Chicken producer fronts community

Protecting Kaipara’s designated outstanding natural landscapes was a key concern for Mayor Jason Smith and Councillor Victoria del la Varis-Woodcock at last Monday’s Tegel Information Forum organised by MP Matt King. Eight Tegel Foods Ltd...... Read More

Illegal dumping costing district

It cost Kaipara District Council, and in turn ratepayers, $39,900 to clean up illegal dumping during the financial year July 2016 — June 2017. According to a list from the KDC, some popular spots include Waihue Road between Dargaville and Parore...... Read More

Another fatal crash on New Zealand roads

Northland Police are saddened that another person died on New Zealand roads, after the motor vehicle crash on State Highway 12 at Paparoa. Police are working through the investigation as to how these two vehicles ended up colliding, and also to...... Read More

Alien Weaponry tells it like it is

It’s no surprise that Alien Weaponry have been invited by Prophets of Rage to open their show in Auckland next week. The three Northland teenagers grew up listening to Rage Against the Machine and Public Enemy, who make up 5/6 of the Prophets...... Read More

One killed in Northland crash

One person is dead following a crash in Northland. Emergency services are currently in attendance at a serious crash on SH12 near Paparoa, says a police spokesperson. "One person has sadly died at the scene. One person has sustained serious...... Read More

Yachties rescued after boat hits rocks

Two yachties stuck at sea off the Northland coast have been rescued after their boat ended up on rocks near Whangarei. The pair made a distress call shortly after 6pm on Saturday after running into rough sea conditions. They asked to be airlifted...... Read More

Stricken yachties face second night of swells

Two yachties stuck at sea will have to spend a second night in rough conditions off the Northland coast after four failed air and sea rescue attempts. Coastguard northern region said two people on 12-metre yacht made a distress call shortly after 6pm...... Read More