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A Northland police officer has been charged with historical sex abuse.

Northland police officer charged with sex abuse 3 hours ago

The man will appear in the North Shore District Court in January 2018.

Police are working to notify his family.

Man dies in water in Bay of Islands

A man has died in the water near Opua Wharf in Northland's Bay of Islands.

Shane Jones.

Work-for-the-dole by any other name - Jones

Shane Jones is adamant he'll push through a work-for-the-dole scheme - but it might be called something else.

Marijuana garden with close up of big leaf

Cannabis crops booming in ideal growing conditions

Even criminals are taking advantage of the sunshine, say police.

Lance O'Sullivan.

Ban pokies to reduce child poverty - Lance O'Sullivan

The high-profile doctor says getting rid of pokies will save lives in poor areas like Northland.

They say politicians aren't "showing the leadership and courage that's required".

Northland community leaders say the Govt has failed them

They say politicians aren't "showing the leadership and courage that's required".

Dr Lance O'Sullivan, Haami Piripi, Marihi Langford and Dee-Ann Wolferstan talk to The Nation.

Fixing Northland

Dr Lance O'Sullivan, Haami Piripi, Marihi Langford and Dee-Ann Wolferstan talk to The Nation.

Can Moerewa recover?

What happened to Moerewa?

The far north town was all but decimated by the closure of the meatworks in the 1980s.

Police are now appealing for the public's help in their investigation into the cause of the crash.

One dead in Northland crash

A person has been found dead in Northland on Saturday morning after rolling their car in a single-vehicle crash.

The incident happened in the early hours of the morning.

Pedestrian dead after being hit by car in Far North

A pedestrian has been killed after being hit by a car in the Far North.

Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson shares beautiful NZ holiday on Instagram

She's taking some time out for rest and relaxation in Russell.

Northland

Horse riders want motorists to slow down

A thousand of them are taking part in Sunday's National Ride for Road Safety.

The glider was found late Thursday evening, and the occupant was dead.

Glider flyer found dead

An elderly man operating a glider in Kaikohe was killed on Thursday evening.

Police, Death

Man's body found at Mangawhai Heads

Police say they are making enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding the man's death.

Queensland fruit fly.

Air Force on the hunt for unwanted fruit flies

Biosecurity officers aren't winging another fruit fly invasion, ramping up checks on yachts.

Northland

Person found dead at Whangarei Heads

Police were notified of the discovery on the rocks on Wednesday.

Police car

Two dead in accidents near Towai, Waimate

Attempts to divert traffic around the Far North created further problems.

Three people died in a major crash on State Highway 1, south of Whangarei.

Police warn of 'notorious' stretch of road

Three people were killed in a crash on the Northland road.

Michael D Higgins and Jacinda Ardern.

Irish president to visit Waitangi

Michael D Higgins will attend a powhiri at Waitangi, then he'll tour the Treaty grounds.

Heavy rain and thunder is set to hit much of the North Island on Monday.

Heavy rain, thunder to hit North Island

Drivers returning home from the long weekend should take care.