Mikaela Collins is a reporter for the Northern Advocate
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New Year Honours: Bishop of Te Tai Tokerau, Te Kitohi Pikaahu recognised
Bishop Te Kitohi Pikaahu said the New Year Honour was humbling.
Turbulent childhood no barrier for Whangārei scholar
Skyla Anderson-Wynn will study law as well as arts and commerce at university next year.
'I am a mana wahine': A journey from trauma to lawyer
Kristina Green says it's okay that it's taken 20 years to get her life on track.
Survey shows principals lack confidence in Oranga Tamariki
The survey showed 44 principals said there has been no dramatic improvements since CYF.
Water saving needed as reservoirs fall low after storm damage
While storm damaged treatment plants are back in action, the reservoirs have fallen low.
John Stone signs off after 38 years as an Advocate photographer
John Stone has many tales to tell after working at the Northern Advocate for 38-years.
Mullet in the Park: Jack Goodhue's mop pink and permed
The fate of the rugby star's mullet was decided by the public at the Kerikeri event.
Boarding school scholarship gives kids a 'new lease on life'
Boarding school helped one ex-student go from being needy to a strong young man.
Mixed feelings about proposal to hike teachers' registration fees
Some aren't happy with the increase, others say it is necessary.
Pod of pilot whales spotted, locals asked to report sightings
The pod was last spotted close to shore off Marsden Point yesterday.
Principals speak about violence and threats in schools
Principals say they need a range of support measures to cope with mounting violence.
Whangārei student gets into Stanford PhD programme
Only about 15 graduate students are accepted by the PhD programme each year.
Watch: Great white shark chews motor as family fish
Reece Samuels has been diving for 27 years but has never seen a shark so curious.