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

Cyclone Hola expected to hit NZ Monday morning

Tropical Cyclone Hola is forecast to hit the upper North Island in the early hours of Monday morning, but the tides could be in New Zealand's favour, says MetService. The storm is currently near the Loyalty Islands, with wind gusts of up to 185km/h,...... Read More

Fatal crash in Far North

Two people have died and another person is seriously injured following a two car crash just north of Kaeo on State Highway 10 around 2:20pm. The injured person is being airlifted to Auckland Hospital. The road remains blocked in both directions and...... Read More

One person dead in Hikurangi crash

One person has died following a crash in Hikurangi late last night. Emergency services were called around 11:40pm following a single vehicle crash on Mountain View Road. A male has died at the scene and two others were treated by ambulance. The Serious...... Read More

Tegel to consult on chicken farm

Poultry producer giant Tegel will be holding a public information forum in Dargaville on its planned broiler chicken farm at Arapohue, after being approached by Northland’s National MP Matt King. Tegel has confirmed it will hold this forum on...... Read More

Driver involved in fatal crash sentenced

The driver of a crash which claimed the lives of three people in 2016 has been sentenced. Russell Stewart, 50, was sentenced in the Whangarei District Court to four months community detention and disqualified from driving for one year. He...... Read More

Police seek Louis Carnachan

Police are looking to locate 31-year-old Louis Carnachan who has seven warrants to arrest in relation to the manufacture and supply of methamphetamine and supply of pseudoephedrine. Detective Senior Sergeant Lloyd Schmid says Carnachan is a senior...... Read More

Witnesses sought for Kerikeri assault

Northland Police are investigating a serious complaint where a young female was allegedly assaulted in the Kerikeri Domain on Monday February 19. The 16-year-old girl was approached by two other females around 1.50pm and assaulted. "The offenders...... Read More

Last chance for Tegel submissions

Submissions regarding the Tegel Broiler Chicken Farm proposed for Arapohue close on Wednesday, March 7. The Northland Regional Council had received 27 submissions, with four in favour, at the time of writing. Te Kopuru residents, Faith McManus and...... Read More

Police call for Kerikeri witnesses

Northland Police are appealing for witnesses after a "driving incident" in Kerikeri yesterday. The incident, involving two vehicles, happened at approximately midday on Wednesday and allegedly involved erratic driving. A...... Read More