Myjanne Jensen, Editor of the Northland Age, loves hearing the stories of people from all walks of life and feels it is a privilege to be able to share their experiences with the world.
Born in Australia (of Māori-Danish descent) I have more than 15 years of media experience spanning across print, radio, video and digital, as well as experience in public relations and corporate communications. My deep-held curiosity about human behaviour is ultimately at the core of why I became a journalist. I absolutely love hearing the stories of people from all walks of life and feel it is a privilege to be able to share their experiences with the world. I see creating awareness about various issues is my way of giving back and serving my community. I also have a knack for making people feel at ease and safe to be vulnerable and share with me often sometimes the most intimate details of their lives. With that privilege comes a huge amount of responsibility and I take great care to tell their stories with sensitivity and respect. Finally, I love exploring quirky and "taboo" topics and am inspired by journalists such as the BBC's Louis Theroux who push the boundaries of storytelling.
World-class haka theatre performance coming to Northland stage
Taurite is all about oneness and finding balance in our busy world.
Sports charity calls for donations of sports gear in time for Christmas
With many feeling the high cost of living, all sports items are welcome, says ReSport.
Sports tournament celebrates 40 years of community
Whānau gather to mark 40 years of Piri Wiremu Mokena Sports Memorial Tournament.
Te Tai Tokerau seat narrowly held by Kelvin Davis, special votes yet to counted
The Labour MP is narrowly in front in the Te Tai Tokerau seat.
Far North waka ama paddlers put Te Hiku on the world stage
The paddlers represented Waka Ama NZ who came out on top at this year's event
Kerikeri beekeepers' love of honey in tough market
The couple practice sustainable beekeeping, tying into the wider theme of Bee Aware Month.
"If you’re having a good hair day, you can take on the world!”
PJ's Hair Studio's kaupapa is when people look good, they feel good.
Rising star reporter loves telling stories through te ao Māori lens
The Hui's D'Angelo Martin was once told he'd never go far with te reo Māori.
Election 2023: Would-be MPs make pitches to Northlanders
All party candidates except for two were present on the night
Pouto farmers sink teeth into reviving dentistry in Dargaville
The Pouto Peninsula couple want to give back by providing the much-needed health service
Kāitāia Christmas parade organisers say event at risk
Poor crowd behaviour, lack of resources risk shelving popular community Xmas event
'I think the future of film is up here now': Stars turnout for Far North TV screening
The TV series, Far North, has already been sold to audiences around the world.
The new hauora Māori clinic is open to all Te Hiku residents currently without a GP
People from around the country turn up to celebrate opening of Kāitāia's Te Whare Oranga
Groundbreaking all-Māori health clinic takes on GP waitlists
Kaitāia's new clinic will help fill the gap for the thousands without a GP.
Community comes together at Matariki to honour road death victims
Road safety advocates, community providers honour those who have died from road accidents.
Hundreds turn out to official re-opening of Far North church
Ahipara's St Clements Church has officially re-opened following years of restoration.
Kaitāia College choir 'impressed, delighted and captivated'
The Ngā Reo o Kaitāia choir made a big impact at the top choir competition.
Breakthrough tech set to make waves in failing treatment plant
The Taipā sewage facility will trial a small electrocoagulation (EC) technology unit.
Kaitāia Community Airport group want airport lease
The airport working group say they have what it takes to manage Kaitāia Airport.
'Let us never forget their sacrifice': Thousands brave cold-snap to commemorate Anzac Day
As dawn breaks Northlanders commemorates the country's fallen soldiers.
Fatal hit-and-run victim was highly respected kaumātua
Billy Pomare has been named as the victim of a hit-and-run in Kaitāia.
Te Hiku cannabis start-up’s push to legalise cannabis by end of 2024
Cannabis expert says legalisation debate a clash of beliefs/values versus science.
Transformation Project co-design model has potential to be used across Aotearoa
This is a breakthrough for wastewater treatment.
Kaitaia's Torque BJJ academy members fight their way to gold and silver
Far North Jiu Jitsu fighters take out top spots at national competition
World Cup winner Krystal Murray welcomed home by excited crowd in Kaitāia
The Black Ferns prop received a hero's welcome in the Far North with a homecoming parade.
International Polynesian FIBA basketball tournament kicks off in Kaitaia
Kaitaia hosts an international basketball tournament this week.
Far North local business wants to help whānau in need grow their own kai
Grow Your Own Northland wants whānau to do just that with their own kai.
First of its kind holistic community-led recreation and sports hub
New community hub by locals, for locals set to be a game-changer for the region.
Calls for youth centre, better mental health and addiction services to support children and whanau
Calls for a holistic approach to the issue of social deprivation in Kaitaia.
'Some kids are really struggling in our community' says Kaitaia resident
Two small children in Kaitaia found eating food scraps out of rubbish bag.
Volunteer-run info centre in Mangonui looks forward to busy summer season
The info centre is now located across from the famous Mangonui Fish Shop.
Call for better safety measures on Far North roads shared with logging trucks
Shane Hunt says Fisher-Riley Rd not fit for large logging trucks.
Blue sheep, goats and man's best friend turn out for Paparore School fun day
Favourite pets on display at Paparore School's Agricultural Day
Kaitaia students treated to top-class army band performance
NZ Army Band tours Northland schools
Mangamuka Gorge closure: 'This will happen again' says Far North deputy mayor
The Gorge's future looks uncertain with alternate routes likely to be sought: Ann Court.
Karikari resident hopes to reach whānau of Te Kao elders who met the Queen
Yerkovich wants Te Kao descendants to know story about their tūpuna visiting the Queen
Firefighters save man trapped on car roof in raging torrent
Mopping up set to begin today after more than a month's rain in 48 hours in some areas.
Kaitaia College's Jazz Waka receive bronze in 2022 KBB Music Festival
The Kaitaia College jazz ensemble is considering international opportunities.
'Historic' occasion for Far North league as Waipapakauri Bombers defeat Otāngārei Knights in grand final
TRL grand final draws huge crowd at Waipapakauri Domain at the weekend.
Awanui defeat Eastern United in tit-for-tat grand final
Awanui's assistant coach says the Mangonui grand final was their best game of the season.
BOI businessman and pilot to stand for Far North mayor
Joshua Riley says he is part of a growing group of people who are fed up with FNDC.
'It's not feasible for other operators to open' says Kerikeri Aged Care director
The aged care sector crisis bubbles on, despite pleas to government for change.
Residents clean up mess of stolen car stranded at Ahiparapara beach
Ahipara locals take it upon themselves to remove stolen car from beach
Northland sun shines bright as Ricky Houghton is laid to rest
Hundreds gathered in the Far North to farewell Far North rangatira Ricky