Imran Ali is a Multimedia Journalist for the Northern Advocate
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'Fatal for the sector': Percentage of funding for Northland GPs revealed
Northland GPs hit out at Te Whatu Ora over funding shortfall.
Wildfires too painful to see unfold, says Northland-based Hawaiian
Death toll from Hawaii fires top 100
Commonsense approach still vital in Northland despite lifting of Covid protections
Community leaders in Northland are generally happy with the lifting of Covid protections.
Ill-discipline and two players in the bin proved costly for the Taniwha
The Northland Taniwha were thumped by Canterbury in Whangārei.
Kids go free at rugby's double header in Whangārei
Double header at Semenoff Stadium in the Bunnings Warehouse NPC
Melbourne Storm coaches and players may visit Northland later this year
Plans afoot for NRL club from Aussie to visit Northland this year.
Warning over lithium-powered batteries after rubbish trucks catch fire
Lithium batteries are catching fire on rubbish trucks in Northland.
All sealed up: Sea mammal's surprise morning trip to Bunnings
Staff resorted to using ovens and dishwashers to keep their unusual visitor contained.
Whangārei District Councillor Gavin Benney is NZ First's Whangārei candidate
Gavin Benney pledges to wage war on crime in Whangārei.
'You just can’t survive': GPs under pressure due to underfunding
Some GPs are dipping into their mortgages to survive.
'This time was worth $10,000': Panel beater pays out for car damaged by potholes
Motorist slams council and Waka Kotahi NZTA for the state of roads.
He bought his ute brand new - but was shocked to discover he didn't own it when it came time to sell
Waka Kotahi says registration of vehicle ownership is not the same as ownership.
Northland lab scientist fails in suspension battle
Lei Yang took Te Whatu Ora Tai Tokerau to the Employment Relations Authority
Ram-raid hotspot: Northland in top five regions for insurance claims
Commercial insurance claims for theft-related offences soar.
Kamo and Mid Northern square off in Northland prems rugby final
Prems rugby final on this Saturday in Whangārei.
Tamaiti Williams' whānau in Northland pumped up for his All Blacks debut
Tamaiti Williams reacts to being named in the All Blacks squad.
Police say woman killed in early morning Whangārei crash not wearing a seatbelt
A crane was needed to haul the woman's vehicle out of the creek where it landed.
Three yachties en route to Tonga rescued off Poor Knights Islands
The yacht is now adrift after the three men on board were rescued this morning.
Knights tame the Bulls in the RLN premier final in Whangārei
The Knights came out top of the pops over the Bulls in the RLN Premier final.
Rugby stoush: Breach of confidentiality and privacy issues behind team’s exclusion
The coach and players were gutted at being unable to finish the season on a high.
More than 1000 bed nights during the Black Sticks games in Whangārei
Black Sticks men's and women's teams to play Australia next month
High school students mingling outside preschool has parents worried
The behaviour of high school students has twice forced a childcare centre into lockdown.
Bulls to lock horns with Knights in the RLN premier final
The game is Knights’ skipper Chris Nahi’s last and he’s itching for a win.
Far North Holdings cops heat over plans for public housing in Hikurangi
Hikurangi residents pack hall to hear about community housing plans.
FNDC to adopt tikanga-based approach to move occupiers of land near Te Tii Marae
FNDC successfully seeks High Court order to move occupiers of reserve and accessway.
’We need a system that treats people with respect’: Calls to wipe welfare debt
Beneficiaries owe the Government $2.4 billion nationally.
Angry residents start petition against community housing development
Far North Holdings wants resource consent to build community houses in Hikurangi.
'He loved his children': Uncle pays tribute to doting father of two
The body of a man allegedly stabbed in the neck is to be taken to Te Kao.
Famed Northland horse trainer's future in limbo after Singaporean government decision
Horse racing to stop in Singapore from October next year.
'A bit of a hiccup': DemocracyNZ lose one third of its announced candidates
Matt King maintains his party is still united despite five candidates leaving.
Rugby: Moerewa keep playoff hopes alive with win over Wellsford
Missed opportunities cost Wellsford in Premier rugby.
Seaglider would dash Whangārei to Auckland travel time
Electric seagliders could operate from Whangārei from 2026.
Latest update on injured Whangārei yachtie in a Panama hospital
Plans are in progress to fly the seriously-injured sailor back to New Zealand.
Legal stoush: Women’s premier rugby team kicked out of comp amid conduct breach claims
Premier women's team booted out of the competition for breaches of the code of conduct
Club rugby: Wellsford give Mid Northern a fright before losing
Mid Northern scramble well in defence to hold out a rampant Wellsford.
Minister's explanation on higher fuel prices in Whangārei baffles mayor
Commerce Commission still looking at fuel price disparity in Whangārei and other towns
Northlander cheats death with a miraculous recovery
A bug paralyses Northlander who collapsed after India trip.
Ralph Correa recognised for advocating ethnic inclusion in Northland
'Without the community, we are a nobody.'
Nearly 1900 vehicles stolen in Northland in six months
Ten vehicles per day stolen, police data reveals.
From Pipiwai to a world title: Boxer Lani Daniels' historic win
The new IBF world heavyweight champion thinks her next big fight will be with the scales.
Sharks climb atop the points ladder in Premier rugby
Kerikeri turn on the screws to beat Hora Hora at home.