The Northern Advocate brings you a selection of its Premium stories from 2020 for your reading pleasure during the Christmas / New Year holidays. Here's some of our features writer Jenny Ling's work from 2020.
Eating around the world in Northland
With New Zealand's borders firmly closed to the outside world due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, residents have had no choice but to explore their own backyards.
The Northern Advocate's Jenny Ling tracked down eight of Northland's most delicious international cafes and restaurants to celebrate this diversity.
Big plans for Kerikeri's Old Packhouse Market
The Old Packhouse Market has become a popular hub for the community and an attraction for out-of-towners. Reporter Jenny Ling talks to owner Judy Hyland on the eve of the market's six-year anniversary.
Northland coffee connoisseurs open up about the addictive brew
Ah coffee. Where would we be without you? Reporter Jenny Ling looks at what is behind Northlanders' love of our favourite morning brew.
Summer fit: Experts reveal top tips on staying active in Northland
With summer practically upon us, now is a great time to dust off those sneakers, bikes and skipping ropes. Reporter Jenny Ling asks Northland fitness experts how to get motivated and fit without spending a fortune on expensive gyms and equipment.
Charities call on Government to help reduce period poverty
Period poverty is a big issue affecting many girls and women in Northland. Reporter Jenny Ling investigates the local solutions to a growing problem.