Let’s honour our local heroes

The New Year’s Honours and Queen’s Birthday Honours lists recognise those New Zealanders who contribute to our communities.  They come from all walks of life and the contributions they make are as diverse and eclectic as the recipients....... Read More

Body of fisherman found in Northland

Search and rescue teams have found the body of a fisherman missing in Northland. The police were alerted just after five this evening, after the man failed to return from fishing at Motukaraka Point in Hokianga Harbour. The police, the Coastguard...... Read More

Serious crash on SH14

Emergency services are currently responding to a serious crash on State Highway 14, Wheki Valley, Whangarei District. Police were called about 3.30pm. It is reported a truck has rolled down a bank. Initial reports indicate there may be serious injuries. The...... Read More

One killed in Northland housefire

One person has been killed in a house fire in Northland. Police are investigating the fatal house fire that occurred in Waimamaku yesterday evening. "Police were called at 10.24pm to a fire at a residential address on Wekaweka Road. "One...... Read More

Firefighters battle to put out scrub fire in Northland

Firefighters will today continue fighting a scrub fire that has been burning since Boxing Day near Whangārei. Fire and Emergency northern communications shift manager Paul Radden says firefighters were preparing to swing back into full steam again...... Read More

Officials slow on Meningococcal W outbreak - MP

The MP for Whangārei has accused the government of being slow on the meningoccal outbreak in Northland, making the vaccine roll-out programme less effective. There have been seven cases of Meningococcal W in Northland this year, and three of those...... Read More

Bull killed after rodeo injury in Gisborne

A bull has been killed after dislocating its leg in a rodeo in Gisborne yesterday. Animal rights activists, who posted video footage of the incident on social media, said the bull's leg snapped with "a loud sickening bang" as it was being...... Read More

Police dog recovering well after stabbing

A police dog stabbed this morning is recovering well at a Northland veterinary clinic.   20-month-old Caesar was stabbed twice in the head this morning by a man who was resisting arrest.   "Both wounds have been stitched up and an X-ray...... Read More

Police dog seriously injured after being stabbed

A police dog is receiving treatment at a veterinary clinic after being stabbed during an incident in Parua Bay, near Whangarei, this morning. Police were called to reports of a burglary in progress at a Parua Bay home just before 6.30am. "A resident...... Read More

Police charge man following Whareora incident

Police have charged a man following an incident in Whareora, Whangarei on Thursday afternoon. A 34-year-old woman died at the scene on Whareora Road. Police have charged a 30-year-old male in relation to excess breath alcohol causing death, says police. "The...... Read More