Teen trio surrender

Three teenagers, aged 14 to 16, who are accused of the violent robbery of the Kaikohe Discounter on October 24, surrendered themselves at the Kaikohe police station on Monday, and were charged with aggravated robbery.

Trapped man hospitalised
A man was injured after he was trapped between a logging trailer and a truck. Two fire appliances were sent to the accident that happened about 7.30pm on Wednesday at a weighbridge on Port Marsden Highway. Ruakākā fire brigade station officer Brian Weir said the man was trapped while loading a logging truck trailer on to a truck and was transported to Whangārei Hospital.
Show minus the cattle
Tomorrow's 176th Bay of Islands Pastoral and Industrial Show, at Waimate North, will feature all the usual trade displays, competitions, children's rides and entertainment, along with Savouring the Source, but there won't be any dairy, beef or calf club events, thanks to fears of spreading Mycoplasma bovis. Children have been invited to turn up with their pet lambs instead.

Suspects to re-appear
Two Northlanders facing a charge in relation to the death of a gang member will re-appear in February next year. Brezzin Anne Doyle, 39, and Chayce Hayward-Dodd, 27, are both charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder of Henry "John Boy" Harris in October 2016. Harris died after being dropped off at Whangārei St John Ambulance Station early on October 18 last year with a gunshot wound. Doyle and Hayward-Dodd are on bail and will re-appear in the High Court at Whangārei for a callover on February 21.


Armistice Day unveiling
A plaque will be unveiled at the site of a community planting effort which commemorates all those who served and continue to serve New Zealand on Armistice Day. In September, as part of Keep New Zealand Beautiful's clean-up week, 80 people joined forces to clean up and plant 700 trees and plants at Fishbone Park. The event was organised by F.O.R.C.E alongside Whitebait Connection, Whangārei District Council, Whangārei RSA, Te Uru Rākau, Keep New Zealand Beautiful and other groups. The ceremony will be held at the site this Sunday, on the Puna Rere Drive corner of Fishbone Park at 1pm.