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At one point a house was threatened.

Northland scrub fire contained

It took more than 30 firefighters and six helicopters.

The fire was still burning on Friday morning.

Out of control fire rips through Northland scrub

Firefighters are struggling to contain the blaze.

Wild weather has wreaked havoc across the North Island.

As it happened: Huge storm moves down the country

Meanwhile thousands in the North Island are still waiting for power to return.

Water swim kids

Father's tragic drowning a 'terrible tragedy'

Expert says take anything that floats - even an empty Coke bottle - when you're in the water.

One person has died in a water incident at Cable Bay, Northland.

Serious water incident in Northland

One person has died and another is in a serious condition.


Northland plane crash victim a helicopter rescue pilot

Dean Voelkerling led countless search and rescue missions.

Te Kopuru

Two killed after plane crashes in Northland

It crashed at Te Kopuru in Kaipara, police say.

Two people have been injured by stingrays in two weeks.

Warm waters bring two stingray injuries in as many weeks

An 11-year-old boy suffered a 'barbed' hand, while a ray pierced a diver's leg.

The clip has an extremely emotional soundtrack.

Donny Osmond celebrates 'bucket list birthday' in Northland

The 60-year-old says he'll cherish the time he spent in NZ "for the rest of my life".

A police officer turns traffic away as the Makawera river flows on the road between Invercargill and Wallacetown caused by torrential rain, Invercargill, New Zealand, Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Credit:NZPA / Dianne Manson

Fatal crash in Waiharara

A truck rolled in in the incident.

The driver was uninjured but the car surfer was flown to Auckland City Hospital with critical head injuries.

Car-surfer fighting for his life

A man is fighting for his life in hospital after car-surfing on the bonnet of a car in the Far North.


Summer rains continue across the country

Two areas will escape clouds and rain for sunshine on Wednesday.


Northland girls wow internet with stunning sidewalk performance

Their rendition of 'Who's Loving You' has gone viral.

The person died at the scene and another three people have injuries.

One dead, three hurt in Northland crash

A person has died and three others are injured after a single-vehicle crash at Maungatapere in Northland.


Digger that broke pipeline must be identifiable - lobby group

A Refining NZ report says unidentified machinery is to blame, but environmentalists don't believe that.

A French man has been arrested and faces life imprisonment.

No white Christmas for Northland after 24kg cocaine bust

A French man has been arrested and faces life imprisonment.

Northland's Maitai Bay.

Two-year rāhui at Maitai Bay comes into force

Sea-life at the popular Northland fishing spot needs a chance to recover.


Popular Northland bay to face seafood ban

The local community has declared a rāhui that will last until March 2020.

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

Northland police officer charged with sex abuse

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.