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Focus: Far North Mayor fears for homes as 100 properties evacuated

'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
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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.

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.