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Turning up the heat: Firefighters escalate strike action with work stoppages
Northland firefighters plan to strike after rejecting FENZ negotiations.
Young Kaikohe man brings healthy homes into the north
An extraordinary 21-year-old has won an award for his Kaikohe housing initiative.
'They've listened': U-turn on Waipū road plans praised
Waka Kotahi has taken on the recommendations of the Waipū community for its new SH1 plan.
'A major structural problem': Safety concerns close Parua Bay wharf
Reactions to Parua Bay wharf in Whangārei Heads being closed have been mixed.
Critically acclaimed photo exhibition to open at Whangārei Art Museum
Display of historical photos of Northland churches opening at Whangārei Art Museum.
The state of our health system - how did we get here?
The health system was already struggling before the pandemic began - why?
Hiked fee to play at public stadium puts off amateur sport
Local sports teams are dismayed they can no longer afford to play at Semenoff Stadium.
Pharmacies ask for patience as free masks and RATs fly off shelves
There have been 162 new Covid cases in Northland over the last 24 hours.
Whangārei's Rainbow community seeks support against hate
A burnt-down building and a library protest are among the concerns of the LGBT+ community.
Minister 'should be wearing a mask' - top doc on Kelvin Davis
MP maskless at Northland marae the day before the Govt begs people to wear masks indoors.
Fresh Covid-19 wave hits Northland - hospital ward closed
Masks and Rapid-Antigen Tests will now be free in a bid to fight the virus.
'I left the navy to become a drag queen': Anita Wigl'it brings her tour to Whangārei
Drag star Anita Wigl'it talks the story of her life in her new stand-up show.
The Big Wet: Northland roads closed, trees down and power out
Wild weather hit the North overnight, bringing down trees and flooding roads.
'Delinquent behaviour': Businesses seek council cash for show of force in CBD
Crime in Whangārei centre "destroying our wonderful city centre", says business lobby.
'They really want female employees': Northland girls scouted at infrastructure event
Infrastructure companies lined up to meet eager young Northland females yesterday.
'Frantically busy': Covid and flu twindemic hits Northland
A Whangārei GP says this winter's flu is just as severe as the Omicron Covid variant.
It's here: Twindemic of flu and Covid, patients in tents and corridors
A double drub of flu and Covid has patients waiting in the cold at Whangārei Hospital ED.
Robert Webb talks giant petrel and other 'oddball' birds in Northland
Northland bird expert explains why more seabirds seem to be washing up on land.
'There's a lot of vigilante talk': Ram raids keep business owners up at night
Northland business owners are having sleepless nights after two ram-raids in one weekend.
Whangārei Torpedo 7 ram raided less than two months after opening
Torpedo7 is the latest store to be ram raided in Whangārei.
Cost-saving tips for Northlanders by Northlanders: Food, fuel and more
Top tips which could save you hundreds of dollars as the cost of living rises.
Share a grin: Free toothbrush campaign for Northland kids in need
A new charitable programme is under way to address the poor oral health of Northland kids.
Is Northland about to become New Zealand's peanut paradise?
The first official trial for Kiwi-grown peanuts has been smooth sailing in Northland.
Whangārei residents stumped over huge deciduous council trees
Another road of nuisance trees is plaguing Whangārei residents.
More international students sign up for NorthTec nursing
Nursing placements are increasing in Whangārei to meet the growing demand for nurses.
Inspiring the next generation - Black Ferns give Whangārei a taster ahead of games
The Black Ferns strapped their boots on for an open training at Pohe Island.
Tikipunga rugby field back in action after community effort
Tikipunga community rallies together to revitalise sports fields for kids.
Great Minds: 1 in 5 Northland youths have mood disorder
Psychiatrists and youths talk about how to improve young Northlanders' mental health.
Whangārei family combats food prices with pumpkins
A Ngunguru family is feeding its community with an abundant pumpkin harvest
Treats and tea with Jo Seagar for North Haven Hospice
Celebrity foodie visits Whangārei for Hospice Awareness week and a range of events.
Growing local artists: Sculpture Northland hits Whangārei Quarry
Whangārei Quarry Garden is hosting an event for plant and art lovers alike from Friday.
'Survival mode': Inquiry finds Omicron response put disabled people at risk
Human Rights Commission inquiry finds disabled people put at risk by NZ's Omicron response
Arborist stumped over no protections for Northland's native trees
Local arborist speaks out against relaxed rules around chopping down native historic trees
International Rally of Whangārei speeds across finish line
The International Rally of Whangārei wraps up after a speedy few days.
Waipū clinches tight win in premier rugby against Old Boys Marist
Our photographer captured the close Waipu vs Old Boys' Marist game at Caledonian Park
Preparing for the last supper: Jo Seagar on why hospice matters
Celebrity chef has an honest conversation about death for Hospice Awareness Week.
From the passenger seat: The International Rally of Whangārei 2022
The 2022 International Rally of Whangārei kicks off and our reporter is in the hot seat.
'My hero': Firefighter daughter reflects on her inspiring mother
'Someone would say, 'there's a fire up in the hills!' And our mum would be running out...'
Portia Woodman on 200 tries milestone and learning to love losing
Northlands Portia Woodman is now a Women's Sevens top all-time try scorer
A decaying system: MoH data shows Northland children's teeth worst in NZ
Why do Northland children have the worst teeth in the country when dental care is free?
Find out how you can commemorate Anzac Day this year in Northland
Check out this list of planned Anzac Day commemorations around the region.
A slice of orange: Northland finally leaves the red traffic light behind
The forecast for the weekend is orange as Northland reacts to the change in Covid setting.
Minimum wage chases rising inflation, small businesses struggle to keep up
As minimum wage increases chase rising inflation, are middle earners being left behind?
Shakespeare festival a triumph after performances in Whangārei park
Students rise to the challenge of performing outdoors for drama festival in Whangārei.
Northland Shakespeare Regional Festival goes outdoors
Northland has a high calibre of Shakespeare performers.
'Hallelujah': Benefit increases welcomed by struggling Northlanders
From April 1, the Government is increasing several benefits and income allowances.
Enchanter tragedy: Students pen letters to families of men who died
Tikipunga Primary students have writen letters to families of the Enchanter trip victims.
'Freedom': Whangārei man Steve shares life with guide dog as part of puppy appeal
The Blind Low Vision NZ Guide Dog Puppy Appeal's goal is to raise $600,000 on March 25-26.
'We can start the healing process': Northlanders react to Government overhaul of Covid restrictions
Northland is 'moving in the right direction', say those impacted by Covid restrictions.
'Most extreme I've done': Rescue chopper pilot tells of dangerous night flight in storm to save five people on Enchanter
Northland Rescue Helicopter pilot speaks about the Enchanter fishing boat rescue operation
Flooding and power outages as Northland recovers from a night of wild weather
Winds of up to 105kmp/h were recorded in the region overnight.
'No option anywhere': first-home buyers burned as Whangārei's affordable suburbs disappear
Young families are struggling as house price inflation hits Whangārei's affordable suburbs
Why is my RAT test negative? Rapid antigen tests explained
The advantages and pitfalls of the new Covid 19 detectors: Rapid Antigen Testing or RATs
Northland couple converts Slovakia barns into refugee shelters
The Kaitāia couple will open the doors to fleeing Ukrainians.
Calling foster families: Animal rescuers pushed to their limits
A busy summer season has Northland animal rescues calling for more foster families.
'A hard journey': Northland businesses ready to welcome tourists
Staff shortages won't stop Northland businesses from welcoming international tourists.