A thousand of them are taking part in Sunday's National Ride for Road Safety.
An elderly man operating a glider in Kaikohe was killed on Thursday evening.
Police say they are making enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding the man's death.
Biosecurity officers aren't winging another fruit fly invasion, ramping up checks on yachts.
Police were notified of the discovery on the rocks on Wednesday.
Attempts to divert traffic around the Far North created further problems.
Three people were killed in a crash on the Northland road.
Michael D Higgins will attend a powhiri at Waitangi, then he'll tour the Treaty grounds.
Drivers returning home from the long weekend should take care.
A fire in gorse at Waitapu Bay in Northland covers about three hectares and there are houses in the area.
The first batch of fuel is flowing through the Marsden Point pipeline.
She died when she was struck by a car on State Highway 12 near Ohaeawai.
The NZ First leader was too far behind to catch National's Matt King.
Fuel rationing has been partially eased, and flight cancellations are coming to an end.
Fuel rations will be lifted at the airport once the pipeline is repaired.
Despite suspending any new contracts the company has continued to chase business.