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Thieves set fire to stolen ute with dogs trapped inside 47 minutes ago

A Northland family has been left devastated by the cruel act.

Lance O'Sullivan wants pokies banned.

We're all paying for pokies - Lance O'Sullivan

He wants them banned, and the sooner the better.

One in seven New Zealanders have had a long-term affair.

More than a quarter of Kiwis are cheaters - survey

People in Otago were more likely to cheat.

Some Tauranga residents have evacuated ahead of Cyclone Hola's arrival.

What you need to know before Cyclone Hola strikes

The far north will bear the brunt of its "very potent burst of rain".


Two killed in far north crash near Kaeo

Another person has been airlifted to Auckland Hospital.

Cyclone Hola is expected to hit New Zealand on Monday.

Cyclone Hola moves toward NZ, expected to hit Monday

The upper North Island will bear the brunt of the weather.

The man died at the scene and two others were treated by ambulance staff.

Man dies in Northland crash, two injured

A man has died after an accident in Hikurangi in Northland while two people have been injured.

Hōne Heke cuts down the British flag above Kororāreka (Russell).

Northland hosts first official commemoration of NZ Land Wars

A mass haka expected to involve hundreds of people will start the pōwhiri at Te Tii Marae.

Spectacular footage shows the 6m-long creature swimming right under a group of jet skiers.

Bay of Islands jet skiers film rare visit by whale shark

Spectacular footage shows the 6m-long creature swimming right under them.

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.