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Feeling the heat: Droughts, storms and higher temperatures predicted
Rise in temperature will be the most significant effect of climate change for the region.
'Everyone is going to become immune to Covid: There is a hard and an easy way'
Dr Alley talks about vaccinating rural communities, new vaccines, boosters and pregnancy.
Three Waters: Mayors disappointed and outraged over Mahuta's mandate
Minister Nanaia Mahuta confirmed the Govt will create four publicly owned water entities.
Hapū-led pest control projects cracks down on possums, pigs with $2m funding boost
Hapū, community and councils join forces to eradicate pests in Kaipara.
Rescue team save 18 kiwi from drought-stricken island
Fourteen kiwi died on the Motuora kiwi creche island during the drought.
Boatie couple helped to bring islands back to life
Malcolm and Helen Shaft help keeping Urupukapuka and other islands pest free.
Overseas boaties thank Whangārei for hospitality during lockdown
Boaties launch meet-and-greet event in Town Basin this Saturday.
Victory for GMO opposition: NRC votes to reverse position
The council has voted to reverse its predecessor's decision and include a GMO policy.
Dry gardens to be irrigated with treated wastewater
The resource consent is only applicable during water restrictions.
Dargaville celebrates 35th Field Days with unique culinary treats
NRC will hand out venison jerky with a watermelon salsa at this year's Field Days.
Where nature takes precedence – tackling pests on Hen and Chicks
A group of four heads out to the archipelago for 10 days at a time to eradicate weeds.
Northland woman helps Australian wildlife hurt by bushfires
Bridget King from Kerikeri was part of a rescue team saving animals in Australia.
Ruakākā resident upset about council's seawall plan
Several pōhutukawa trees might be removed to build the seawall along Princes Rd.
Three pet dogs and two cows die of 1080 poisoning around Hukerenui
Regional Council has launched investigations after three dogs and two heifers died.
On the hunt with a trapper: 'You have to think like a possum to kill a possum'
"Possums are fussy eaters. They only eat the best of the best."
Two newborn fairy terns push up population of endangered bird
Two chicks, one at Mangawhai and the other at Pakiri, hatched on Thursday.
Lack of vets in South Pacific draws Whangārei volunteers to Tonga
They'll do health checks, desexing, vaccinations, parasite treatment and operations.
New medical technology links rural patients to ICU specialists
Northland hospitals first in the country to get new telemedicine system.
Ruakaka and Kaikohe scrub fires spark safety message from firefighters
"People need to be extra vigilant at this time of the year."
Luxurious yachts anchor in Whangārei boosting local economy
Graeme Hart's $50 million superyacht J'Ade in for maintenance.
Elusive mudfish given fighting chance by Hikurangi students
Their habitat is the shrinking Hikurangi wetland.
Best of 2019: Plastic pollution in Hātea Awa third highest in country
Most of the litter found is plastic items and food wrappers.
Sand excavation at Matapōuri to restart despite stark opposition
From 30 submissions the resource consent application received, 17 opposed the plans.