The teen's mum, Diane Coleman, says she has received messages from people wanting to help.
The family say whānau and police have been amazing support in the wake of the attack.
Northland's road toll sits at 13 deaths - only one more than the same time last year.
A cyclist has been critically injured in a crash in Ruakākā, Northland, this morning.
To spot a short-finned mako in shallow water is unusual but not unheard of.
A Whangārei man is devastated a boat he spent months refurbishing was destroyed on rocks.
St John treat more than 2000 Kiwis a year for an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
The man had sustained a serious cut to his leg that went all the way down to the bone.
Boaties who are no longer in danger can radio to cancel their mayday call.
Paraplegic Paul Wager's "amazing" wife Jodee vowed to dedicate her life to his bucket list
Northland rescuer says he was in right place at the right time.
Northland farmer Derek Robinson avoided a court imposed ban related to rodeo activities.
The mum is deeply upset her son went with two adults in their car when they suggested it.
Whangārei's Ruby Humfrey wants a shipping container for her teenager to use as a bedroom.
A teenage boy left in a serious condition after his rescue efforts was flown to hospital.
An intense inferno melted a luxury launch into the sea at the Bay of Islands.
More than 50,000 cases in a decade of Kiwis drink driving for at least third time.
September police shooting: man who tried to take officers lives sentenced
Emergency services rushed to the Tamaterau shoreline just before 1pm on Monday.
Michael Gardyne was imprisoned for drink-driving causing the death of Geoff Pearson.
Brent Ruddell was jailed for 15 years and five months for sexually abusing young children.
A school trip turned to a rescue drama after a student got stuck in a sea cave.
A woman first on the scene of a fatal road crash describes trauma at witnessing event
Whangārei electrician stuck on Domino's Pizza rooftop after thieves steal ladder
Kaiwaka's Tawhiri Littlejohn wants better decisions by Northland road users to save lives.
Little Dottie's grateful mum praises rescue crew, urges people to support fundraiser.
'He was always outdoors. He was our family seafood gatherer.'