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Businesses offering better work perks as staff expectations rise
Staff are demanding more work-life balance and businesses are rising to the challenge.
Community fed up with drinkers at park near children's playground
'They think it’s their garden bar': Dozens of bottle caps and broken bottles can be seen.
Struggle to feed extra mouths: Northlanders grateful for SPCA's free mobile desexing clinic
The SPCA's mobile desexing clinic saw hundreds of animals desexed in Northland.
Brynderwyns four-lane highway plan: Govt commitment welcomed
Northland leaders praise coalition’s commitment to four-lane alternative route.
'Pressure is going to be great': Far North aged care facilities find solution to growing skills shortage
Far North aged care facilities find solution to recruit staff in a region of high demand.
Food safety experts share tips for eating safely outdoors this summer
Food poisoning cases spike in summer - here are the top food hygiene safety tips.
'They were in shock': Car crashes into sushi restaurant
Police are investigating after a car ploughed through a Kerikeri restaurant shop front.
'She has to go everywhere with me': Pet chicken frequents job sites and cafes in Whangārei
Northlander Clark Ha has a special bond with a chicken called Yuki.
'Hospice had our back': Family praises support service as calls for more funding rise
Northland hospice services are facing tough decisions due to cost-of-living pressures.
'The isolated north': Business leaders call for urgent investment in critical road infrastructure
Northland businesses are rallying to get better state highways for the 'isolated north'.
Great day for 2023 Kerikeri Half Marathon, but popular Kerikeri Street Party postponed
A little rain didn't dampen the spirits of Kerikeri Half Marathon runners and walkers.
Road to be resurfaced one year on from $1.2m roadworks after failing quality standards
Kerikeri Rd in the Far North has to be resurfaced a year after work was done.
Summer spike in bad dog behaviour sparks reminder about canine etiquette
Northland councils see a spike in complaints about bad dog behaviour every summer.
Calls for accountability for shoddy roads grow as motorists tire of forking out
Waka Kotahi hasn't accepted any claims for vehicle damage in three years.
'This is the tipping point': Fears businesses won’t survive another Brynderwyns closure
Northland leaders say the next Brynderwyn closure will be the final straw for some.
Two-month closure of the Brynderwyns up for consideration
Waka Kotahi has confirmed it proposes to close the Brynderwyns in Northland - again.
The life-saving pothole which prompted woman to seek medical treatment
Joanne Phillips wouldn't have sought medical care if it wasn't for a Far North pothole.
'Massive benefits': Businesses praise four-day work week, wish they'd done it sooner
More Northland businesses embrace the change and only regret they didn't do it sooner.
'These are our precious children' Jason Kerrison gets behind concert for mental health
The musician is proud to be involved in the initiative.
‘Insanely cheap and healthy food’: No regrets for couple who moved to Aussie
Northland couple have no regrets about moving to Australia.
'Our roads need more attention': Leaders back petition calling for state highway improvements
Road maintenance should be the 'number one priority'.
Gym members take on Aussies at Gold Coast Turf Games
'I can’t fathom how well we’ve done.'
Secure your trampolines: Wild weather lashes Northland
Northlanders should batten down the hatches on Sunday afternoon due to wild weather.
'He stood strong' Northlander praised for performance during RWC final
It wasn't the desired outcome, but Northland should be proud of the World Cup final.
From zero to 100: How to avoid injuries this summer, according to experts
A Northland physio and personal trainer offer tips on preventing injuries this summer.
Huge wake-up call: Mum helping others after breast cancer diagnosis
'We're so busy we stop listening to our bodies.'
Residents call for urgent action to stop roaming and aggressive dogs
Calls for more animal control staff and penalties for dog owners after fatal mauling.