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Horse riders want motorists to slow down 2 hours ago

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.


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.

The fire covers about three hectares.

Fire at Waitapu Bay in Northland

A fire in gorse at Waitapu Bay in Northland covers about three hectares and there are houses in the area.

Inquiries are continuing (file)

Man drowns on Karikari Peninsula

A man has drowned on the Karikari Peninsula in Northland.


Heavy rain across North Island

The dreary weather is spanning most of the upper North Island.

Marsden Point

Fuel now flowing through repaired pipeline

The first batch of fuel is flowing through the Marsden Point pipeline.

NZ police

Hit-and-run death in Northland

She died when she was struck by a car on State Highway 12 near Ohaeawai.


Peters loses Northland electorate

The NZ First leader was too far behind to catch National's Matt King.

She had voted early but now it won't count.

Call for change in electoral laws after woman's death

She had voted early but now it won't count.

Auckland Airport.

Fuel crisis: Flights back to normal

Fuel rationing has been partially eased, and flight cancellations are coming to an end.

An image of a jet plane taking off

More flights cancelled at Auckland Airport

Fuel rations will be lifted at the airport once the pipeline is repaired.


Fuji Xerox investigated for Government business breach

Despite suspending any new contracts the company has continued to chase business.

Lance O'Sullivan

Why Dr Lance O'Sullivan wants to cut health spending

The NZer of the year is making a serious bid to be Health Minister.