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Man waits nearly two years for life-changing hip replacement
266 Northlanders have waited more than 12 months for their orthopaedic surgery.
Historic Māori partnership brings jobs, health services into Far North
Māori health partnership has created 77 new jobs in the Far North.
Meningococcal cases in Northland: How to protect kids from dangerous infection
Four cases of meningococcal disease were detected in Northland in the last month.
Five fruit and veg daily 'bare minimum': How to boost nutrients on your plate
How to get more veges into your diet.
Patients might have to pay up or lose family doctor after funding shortfall
Funding increase of 3 per cent doesn't cover the cost of running a practice, GPs say.
High-income families less likely to get children jabbed
10 per cent of parents declined to have their children vaccinated.
'Disgusted': Two anglers caught with 138 snapper, boat seized
The pair's catch was nearly seven times the daily limit.
GPs spat on and sworn at as healthcare pressures mount
Long working hours, staff shortages and financial restrictions puts GPs under the pump.
Northland housing prices crack $900k after strongest quarterly growth across NZ
A 7.9 per cent growth over the past quarter saw the average property value rise to $906k.
'Intelligent' wahine with 'awesome sense of humour' celebrated for business success
He Puna Mārama CEO Raewyn Tipene is being celebrated for her business success.
'The Covid guy': Whangārei teenager keeps community in the know
The Whangārei Boys' High School graduate has over 11,800 followers.
Feeling the heat: 'Talk is cheap, we need to act '- youth have mixed feelings about climate change
Northland's youth are speaking out about their thoughts on climate change.
The 90% Project: NZ's most vulnerable region lagging behind in vaccine rollout
Northland well below national vaccination rate.
'Māori traditions are part of any workplace environment': NorthTec boss
NorthTec CEO Toa Faneva talks about how learning te reo can help people's career.
Historic bar admission sees registry officer celebrated on marae
Northlander Langdon Bradley joins the Whangārei court after long and trialling journey.
School's threat to shame playground vandals on social media
Public welcome at school - but public shaming possible for those who vandalise.
Rescue team save 18 kiwi from drought-stricken island
Fourteen kiwi died on the Motuora kiwi creche island during the drought.
Best of 2019: Beached monster manta ray stuns scientists
Scientists have travelled to the Far North after the sea surrendered a 4.3m manta ray..
Best of 2019: Dark future of Whangārei city centre
There are 48 empty shops in the Whangarei CBD.
Community charged after landlord requests removal of EV station
The EV charger was installed five years ago by Northpower.
Vaping on the rise in Northland schools, survey finds
The Cancer Society has released a survey that indicates more kids are smoking at school.
Photos: Te Tai Tokerau proves te reo alive and well in the region
Parade in Whangārei about showing "that te reo is here to stay" organisers say.