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Lake Ōmāpere is known as the 'food basket of the North'.

Stinky lake free of toxins

The algae bloom is actually suffocating other life in Lake Ōmāpere, not poisoning it.


Rangatahi Court a chance to change lives - judge

It operates within the Youth Court system, but in a marae setting.

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Hope for the return of the 'dawn chorus'

There's a new plan to wipe out pests in Northland's Russell Forest.

The AOS is at the scene.

Ahipara gunman: School goes into lockdown

A man carrying a firearm has fired several shots in Ahipara.

The water of Lake Ōmāpere and the nearby Utakura River, which flows out to the Hokiānga Harbour, has turned highlighter green, topped with thick white foam and a foul stench.

Lake Ōmāpere turns green and smelly with algae bloom

The nearby rivers are also topped with thick white foam.

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'Northland Māori don't just want jobs, we want careers'

New initiative encourages students to consider a wider range of post-school options.


Father and son killed in Northland crash named

They died after a petrol tanker and car collided.

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Wet weekend forecast across New Zealand

It's time to batten down the hatches and get out the hot chocolate.

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Father and son killed in Northland petrol tanker crash

They died after the tanker collided with a vehicle near Whangarei.

Rain over the North Island at around 7am on Friday.

North Island set for downpour

A severe weather warning is in place for Northland.

A Ngāpuhi elder's brief protest at a public Waitangi church service has been called disrespectful.

Waitangi protest disrespectful - former NZ First MP

A Ngāpuhi elder's brief protest at a public Waitangi church service was disrespectful, the former Waitangi National Trust's chairman Pita Paraone says.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern used her historic speech at Waitangi's Te Whare Runanga to speak of the distance between Māori and Pākehā, and her hope for change.

PM's historic speech: The distance between our houses, Māori and Pākehā

Jacinda Ardern said she hopes her child will see change.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is spending five days at Waitangi this year.

Waitangi Day disagreements should be embraced - Ardern

"I see that as part of our celebrations and something we should feel proud of."

Dame Patsy's welcome took place at the Treaty Grounds' Te Whare Rūnanga upper marae on Sunday.

Dame Patsy given Waitangi welcome

Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy has been welcomed to Waitangi with a powhiri at the Treaty Grounds marae.


Ardern promises to listen, work together

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited Karetu Marae on her second day of a five-day visit to Northland for Waitangi Day celebrations.

The woman's death will be referred to the coroner.

Drowning at Taharoa Domain

A 37-year-old woman has drowned in water at Taharoa Domain in Northland.

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Car rolls on Ninety Mile Beach

One person is dead and two others have been critically injured.

The sheep were stolen from a Landcorp farm before being killed, mutilated and dumped in a lake.

Stolen sheep carcasses dumped in popular swimming spot

Northland swimmers made a horrifying discovery at 'Coca Cola Lake'.

The works are in preparation for the Northern Corridor Improvements project, scheduled to start later this year.

Auckland commuters face motorway closure

Beginning on Sunday, motorists travelling between Auckland and Northland are set to contend with months' of night-time closures of the Northern Motorway.

Police say an upgraded charge is possible.

Man charged over fatal Northland fight

A 58-year-old man has died after an altercation in Northland.