DOC to monitor dolphins after stranding

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is keeping a close eye on a pod of dolphins in the Far North after four stranded on Tokerau Beach this morning. Local residents successfully refloated the animals. Once the dolphins were about 20 metres offshore...... Read More

Good news for motorists

Kaipara motorists are enjoying the drop in fuel prices at the pump after reaching around $2.40 a litre for 91 in September this year. The current average price in the district is $2.11 a litre. AA Petrolwatch spokesperson, Mark Stockdale, attributes...... Read More

Emergency vax clinics open in north to combat menW

An emergency vaccination campaign begins in Northland today to combat the deadly new 'W' strain of meningococcal disease. There have been 29 cases nationally - seven of them in Northland, and three of those fatal. The first 10,000 doses of...... Read More

Charges laid over cows beaten with pipe

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has filed charges against an individual after receiving footage in June this year of a Northland sharemilker hitting cows with a pipe and other implements. MPI's manager of compliance investigations, Gary...... Read More

Northland meningococcal outbreak sparks warning

With an outbreak of Meningococcal disease, type W, in Northland, the Ministry of Health has begun rolling out a targeted vaccination programme. The programme is aimed at children aged 9 months to 4 years, and those aged 13 to 19 years in the Northland...... Read More

Continuous thunder across parts of northern NZ

A very active widespread area of thunderstorms is currently crossing the upper North Island, affecting Auckland, Waikato and Northland, some with continous rolling thunder - like in Auckland's west. The front is connected to a change in wind directions,...... Read More

Parents willing to pay over $100 for meningococcal vaccine

A Northland doctor says his practice is seeing dozens of concerned parents wanting to pay for their children to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. A free immunisation programme against the virulent W strain of the disease will begin in the...... Read More

Armed dairy robbery in Northland, two men arrested

Police have charged two Northland men following an investigation into an armed robbery at the Waipapa Superette on November 10. The men, aged 21 and 22 years, were arrested by Police following search warrants this morning in Okaihau and the nearby...... Read More

Body recovered after Ruawai boating incident

Northland Police are investigating a sudden death near Ruawai this morning, following the discovery of a 65 year old man’s body in the Ruawai river after a boating incident. The death has been reported to the Coroner, says Senior Sergeant...... Read More