Northland

Stock tracing imperative

Around 200 interested people from the local farming community met at the Dargaville Town Hall last week to hear from representatives from MPI, Beef + Lamb NZ, Dairy NZ, Federated Farmers and the Rural Support Trust on the topic of Mycoplasma bovis. Biosecurity...... Read More

Bands oppose chicken farm

New Zealand punk rock legend Jed Town of the X Features and the newly-formed Kaipara-based group Swamp Brothers will perform alongside other New Zealand artists at two upcoming fundraising concerts to oppose the proposed Tegel chicken farm. Swamp Brothers...... Read More

Pesticide 1080 an emotional issue

Protestors raised banners and signs in support of the nationwide march to stop the use of the pesticide 1080 in New Zealand. Dargaville residents and visitors tooted their support as they drove past the Kaipara District Council building on Sunday. Local...... Read More

Calling for new cops

The New Zealand Police Force are looking for people who care about keeping Northland safe and will hold a recruitment hui at Dargaville High School on September 12. Recruit supporter, Sarah Hewitt-Wihongi, says this hui will provide information for...... Read More

Second women dies after head on crash in Waimauku

A second person has died in hospital following a crash on State Highway 16 in Waimauku. The head-on crash on Wednesday August 29, saw two women driving separate vehicles, suffer critical injuries. A police spokesperson says a 64-year-old women died...... Read More

Mycoplasma bovis confirmed in Northland district

Biosecurity New Zealand today confirmed a property in Northland has tested positive for the bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis. It's the first time the disease has been found in this region.  The infected property is a dry stock beef...... Read More

Kauri disease reversed

Significantly positive results have been reported by Plant and Food Research scientists — a year on from instigating chemical injections into kauri trees infected by dieback disease in Trounson Kauri Park. The MPI-funded trials have shown that...... Read More

Police hunt man with distinctive tattoo

Police are appealing to the public to help them locate 24-year-old Te-Moananui Aakiwa Tauhara-Hoeta who has a warrant to arrest in relation to dishonesty offending.  He has a distinctive Tribesman tattoo on his left cheek, ‘Amarlia’...... Read More

Trooper returns home

The body of fallen Special Air Service trooper Adrian Raymond Thomas was welcomed with a moving haka at his former high school Ruawai College. Adrian’s niece, Kiriana Ruffin, spoke to the packed school hall of her uncle’s life including...... Read More