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'It’s like an adventure' Family sailing across the world embrace Whangārei life
The voyage has not been without its challenges.
'They just bring joy to people':' Meet the man making a living out of blowing bubbles
He has three Guinness World Records.
It's not your average animal farm: Meet the couple building a unique paradise
The effort is worth it when the couple see looks of 'absolute delight and huge smiles'.
One man's drive to help Whangārei’s homeless leads to world stage
Pehi is representing his country again.
'I’ll be happy when...'Dr Libby returns to Whangārei to help us enhance quality of life
'I want to offer people ways to feel better when they might not know how.'
Tiri shipwreck once the beating heart of Radio Hauraki
The derelict remains of the floating pirate radio studio lie on Matakohe-Limestone Island.
'They are just boys that want to cook ' High school turns out top chef men
"It's definitely a sign of the times that things are changing."
Bream Head Scenic Reserve a success story as petrels bounce back
It has been a successful year for reserve workers as grey-faced petrel chicks take flight.
A love of dinosaurs unites two strangers across the ocean
From overseas pen pals to married with children - a couple's story for Valentine's Day.
Goodbye piggy bank, hello SquareOne, thanks to Northland dads
Teaching kids to save money in a cashless world.
Events may be cancelled but there's still plenty to do around the region.
Let's be tourists in Whangārei!
Business owner handing over the tools after 30 years
Respected outboard veteran relinquishes tools to capable hands.
Wheels and water and finding love: Meet the Whangārei Town Basin residents
A glimpse inside the lives of the Whangārei Town Basin marina residents.
Families enjoying annual camping holiday at Treasure Island
Aucklanders love our camping.
Sea Eagle II's quiet return to the harbour causes stir
Sea Eagle II a welcome sight from tops of mountains, aircraft and the harbour.
Whangārei bus service dropped after year-long trial
Summer Beach Bus service doubling this year but long-term service is a no-go.
Hospital staff find sustainable use for discarded socks.
Bright cheerful socks for Open Arms recipients
''We want to put the joy back into families' Christmas lights trail proving popular
Residents want to bring joy back to families after hard year.
Community project to provide fun for Onerahi kids delayed
New Onerahi pontoon not likely before Christmas
How you can make this Christmas special for children
Filling shoeboxes with goodies for needy children
English lifeboat relaunches with new lease on life in Northland
A boat built in England in 1980 and now refitted has a new lease on life.
Influenza, RSV and Covid all expected next winter as borders reopen
Leading epidemiologist concerned over return of influenza next year.
Kiwi North's current exhibition exposes Northland WWII secrets
Few Northlanders were aware of what happened on home turf during WWII until now.
Remembering the heroic, gallant US soldiers who endeared themselves to Northlanders
Northlander remembers when the "cruel, ruthless enemy" were on our doorstep.
Northland Short story competition comes alive again
Writing community in New Zealand is in good heart.
Waipū Welcomes You barn inspires unlikely friendship
Art and friendship arise from the paddock
Restaurant signifies first step of future Whangārei harbourside town centre
Young Whangārei couple seize opportunity to bring harbourside dining to locals.
Celebrated artist's designs can soon be worn on Northland feet
Hundertwasser odd sock trend gains traction over 20 years later
'For a long time I was too scared to speak': The stigma of Covid-19
Twenty-eight Northlanders have contracted Covid-19 – here one of them shares her story.
Northland still far from reaching 'traffic-light system'
Northland businesses "elastic really stretched", says tourism leader.
War only show-stopper of Whangārei A&P Show before Covid
A&P Show organisers say they're cancelling the December event to keep tamariki safe.
Six-month refit at Whangārei's Port Nikau comes to an end for Sea Eagle II
World's largest aluminium yacht leaves Whangārei after six months.
Covid level uncertainty leads to further event cancellations
The list of Whangārei events cancelled due to Covid uncertainty is growing