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'Pretty horrendous': Fire near Ahipara spreads; Far North Mayor fears for homes as 100 properties evacuated.

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WeatherWatch: (AUG 12) Topsy-turvy spring week
Northland Age

WeatherWatch: (AUG 12) Topsy-turvy spring week

We hardly had a winter this year and now the spring weather pattern has arrived early. The week ahead looks spring-like with a number of fronts, lows and highs. WeatherWatch.co.nz also has the forecast for the rest of August – including the chances of snow at our main ski fields.

 Movie Trailer: Pain and Gain
Northland Age

Movie Trailer: Pain and Gain

Based on a true story, "Pain & Gain" follows a group of bodybuilders who engaged in a campaign of kidnapping, extortion and murder in Florida. First told in an article from the "Miami New Times," "Pain and Gain" will be directed by Bay and will star Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Courtesy: Paramount

UFOs' filmed near Napier?
Northland Age

UFOs' filmed near Napier?

NZ Herald reader Martin witnessed 3 bright red lights in the sky (Aug7) just after 7.00 p.m. They seemed to drift along before moving away and "I could see them getting fainter until they disappeared. This lasted for about 2 to 3 minutes". It was a still night and they did not make a sound. Martin took a short clip on his phone which he sent to nzherald.co.nz. They appear white in this clip.

Horse goes wakeboarding
Northland Age

Horse goes wakeboarding

A love of horses and wakeboarding has seen a Northland equestrian duo combine raw horse power with the exhilarating watersport. Good mates Chloe Phillips-Harris, a full time horse trainer in Kawakawa, and Nikita Osborne, a vet and horse rider in Kerikeri, have trained a wild Kaimanawa horse to gallop through the surf with a wakeboarder skimming along behind.