David Fisher is a senior journalist for the New Zealand Herald who has twice been named New Zealand’s Reporter of the Year.
David Fisher started as a journalist in 1989 and has worked in community, provincial and national newspapers in New Zealand and abroad. He has won a number of journalism awards, twice been named New Zealand’s Reporter of the Year and been made a Press Fellow to Wolfson College at Cambridge University. You can contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Tooth fairy' fined $7k for making dentures for desperate locals
Tooth fairy Claire Wihongi-Matene was fined for low-cost unlicensed denture service.
Fatal dog attack: Family of elderly Moerewa woman 'devastated' by 'tragic loss'
The woman had reportedly spent her entire life in the Far North community.
The switch in mood in Northland’s final election debate that got candidates talking
Debates in Northland have been called 'feral', 'misogynist' and 'racist'.
Fatal crash probe slammed after police case against tourist driver collapses
New inquiry into police investigation highlights slew of failures in double-fatal crash.
Hipkins tells Northland - your roads aren’t up to scratch (and neither were schools or hospitals)
Prime Minister Chris Hipkins says North has been underfunded for years.
Northland, the politics of belief and ‘Nimby’, ‘misogynist’ and ‘racist' voters
Can Labour's Willow-Jean Prime hold onto a seat her party has won only once since 1938?
Locals free injured men after chopper rolls during take-off
Two people were in the aircraft when the incident happened at Whangaroa about 3.20pm.
Red tide that swept Northland could be swallowed by blue wave this election
A new poll puts National's Grant McCallum well ahead in Northland.
Clairvoyant who 'conned' $19m Lotto winner: Claims of debts emerge
Kim Helmbright created an aura of trust among those who befriended her.
David Fisher: Luxon hits the pre-campaign trail to build political muscle
OPINION: The smell of the election is in the air as National's leader meets the people.
Council says sorry for error showing massive rates hikes
'They couldn't run a bath': A ratepayer's blast at the Far North District Council.
Town square plan boost after artist moots a shift of mosaic mural wall
Kaitaia's mosaic wall could be moved, says artist.
Fixing main street - move to legally force owners of shabby buildings to sharpen up
The owner of an earmarked building told the Age he will bring his building up to standard.
‘Sting’ in the tail sees PGF projects needing ratepayer cash
Shade sails at Kaitāia park reveal hidden cost behind North's $800m cash grab.
Tension in relationship between Far North mayor and council chief
Praise for departing chief executive - mayor won't discuss relationship.
Far North mum keeps the whānau fed, despite financial constraints
Shantelle Puru's careful budget faced ruin when $50 was lost in the supermarket carpark.
The man behind NZ's 'stop co-governance’ rallies and his property dispute with Māori
Evangelist Julian Batchelor's latest meeting to be targeted by anti-racism protesters.
Thieves pinch street artist’s collection of crochet creations
Leo Stirling's crochet collection of woolen artworks were stolen while he slept.
10 days with no power, seven days trapped - life inside an isolated Northland valley
David Fisher walked into the isolated valley cut off from the world by Cyclone Gabrielle.
Dargaville evacuation call: Rural chaos with crops ruined and dairy farms dumping milk
Dargaville reeling amid new evacuations as farmers count the cost.
Digger driver owed $6m tells court to sell council's offices to pay debt
Northland's Jimmy Daisley signed a deal with council and says it reneged.
Cyclone Gabrielle: The town isolated by slips, wild weather
Mangamuka is cut off from its closest centre and residents are counting the cost.
Festival atmosphere as 15,000 turn up for Waitangi Day amid warnings of racial division
Waitangi Day began will calls for unity, ended with a big party.
Waitangi Day 2023: Political leaders call for a united front at this year's dawn ceremony
Thousands at Waitangi dawn powhiri as country welcomes national day.
Watch: 'Hands off' - kaumātua removed after interrupting Waitangi service
An elderly man interrupted official proceedings at Waitangi this morning.
Politicians at Waitangi wrestle with the rules of not talking politics - then mostly do so anyway
Requests to skirt politics brought awkwardness and eloquence.
Waitangi 2023: Hipkins urges Kiwis to not be afraid to discuss Maori-Crown relations; Luxon labels Treaty 'a little experiment'
Parliamentarians have formally been welcomed to Waitangi.