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$870m windfall: Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis still to come forward
Bonus Bonds investors are yet to make contact with the scheme as it's wind up continues.
Minister won't back down on her position not to arm police officers
Poto Williams says the communities she represents don't want armed police.
10-month wait: Woman reunited with Canadian husband following immigration U-turn
Her partner was initially refused a work visa due to having multiple sclerosis.
Lucky strike: Whangārei retailer sells winning scratchie and Lotto ticket
Sunnyside Foodmarket in Kamo sold a winning Lotto ticket and scratchie in one week.
Councillor Stuart Bell resigns six months before election
Councillor quits, saying aspects are 'completely at odds with values I hold personally'.
Minister on regional transport chairman: 'He's had his day'
Pair have contrasting views about the four lane highway between Whangārei and Auckland.
Unusual earthquake swarm strikes off coast of Northland
Northland has had 24 earthquakes in the past month.
Ruakaka fisherman Northland's fourth suspected drowning
Local man wading out to retrieve his fishing nets when it appears he got into difficulty.
Police Dive Squad called in search for missing swimmer
The search will resume with the Police Dive Squad on Saturday.
Woman issues warning after narrowly avoiding email scam
Pat Fowler has a warning for others.
Candlelight vigil for Grace Millane and other violence victims to be held in Whangārei tonight
The vigil will be held at the Canopy Bridge at 8pm.
Support sought for plastic-free foodstore in Whangārei
The campaign aims to raise $30,000 to get the shop up and running in Whangarei.
SH1 speed camera clocks up $2.6m in fines in six months
This speed camera clocked more than 24,000 speeding vehicles in the first half of the year
'Friendly' injured turtle found on Whangārei footpath
Found in central Whangārei with a broken leg, a friendly little turtle has a new home.
Whangarei woman parasailing to celebrate 104th birthday
Ella Bayes is celebrating her 104th birthday in unique style.
An elderly man collapsed, no one went to help for 20 mins
Good Samaritan fuming at motorists who drove by and didn't bother to help.
Two thirds surveyed have no idea what WDC is responsible for
Whangarei District Council looking to leave baggage and 'council' behind.
Cash, cigarettes taken in aggravated robbery of Gull station
The Gull service station in Raumanga was robbed by two men, one armed with a weapon.
Message in a bottle miracle: from Whangarei to Spain
The bottle had washed up on a Spanish beach eight years later.
Viagogo no go: More victims of Bruno Mars ticket scam
Letia Hauraki paid about $140 for each ticket - but was told they had been cancelled.
Adorable siblings raise money for late sister who had 'broken heart'
Siblings raffling off giant Toblerone to raise money for heart kids charity.
Charlie's Challenge: rare life-threatening brain tumours
Charlie is a giggly, loving, 5-year-old but her family are in limbo.