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Watch: Northland rail upgrade to cost $1.3b, but Northport expansion needed to get value for money.

Northland rail plan: National demands more details

"We need to have a clear rationale on why you want to spend $1 billion on rail going north."

Watch: Justice Minister Andrew Little was called out for not setting a specific target to reduce the Māori prison population.

Budget 2019: $98m for Māori-focused prison initiative

Māori in high security settings will have better access to rehab services.

NZ police car

One dead, several hurt in Far North crash

The road toll this year is tracking well ahead of last year's.


'We will have deaths': Fears measles outbreak could kill Northland kids

"I can't predict how out of control it will get, but with our low vaccination rates... there is a big risk."

Watch: Are you in New Zealand's luckiest Lotto region?

'We can't wait to help out': Selfless couple plan's to share $5.5m Lotto win

"Sharing the winnings is the most important thing for us... this prize is a gift."

The State Highway 1 and Settlement Rd intersection.

Driver killed in Northland truck crash

The Serious Crash Unit is at the scene.

Sociologist Jarrod Gilbert on The AM Show.

Three men with possible gang ties arrested in Northland

Tensions have been rising after the shooting of a gang kingpin.


Large transformer fire, maintenance, cause power outages across Auckland, Northland

Around 22,000 people were left without electricity.

Missing woman Bridget Simmons

Family of missing woman issues heartbreaking plea for information

She's been gone for two months and police hold 'serious concern'.

Feijoa's are muched loved in New Zealand, but as Lloyd Burr found out, they are hard to find  in London.

Northland feijoa orchards devastated by fungal disease

There's concern it could spread to surrounding areas.

Keriana Te Paa shared photos of the animal and explained it had been left for dead early Friday.

'Extremely devastated': Owner of horse shot dead overnight appeals for information

It is believed the attack wasn't random.


Fisherman's close encounter with a great white shark

"It was coming right out of the water, so we could see her and she could see us."

Tohe Tatai and Cheeka had a special bond.

'It was horrific': Northland family finds pet chicken's dead body hung on gate

"Is it my fault? What have I done? What have I missed?"

Silhouette Meth Drug Pipe with lighter.

Providing hope in the heart of Northland's meth crisis

A unique new programme is showing results but without funding, its future is unclear.

Shane Jones on Newshub Nation.

'Garden variety Kiwis' don't care about logging case - Jones

National says he should resign, but he says no one cares.

The Gibsons' furry visitor making himself comfortable.

Fur seal makes himself at home on Whitianga couple's couch

"I was like, 'oh for God's sake, you're just taking the p*ss here. This is ridiculous!"

Watch: Duncan Garner talks to Shona Whitehead.

Why a Northland community has to fundraise for meningococcal vaccine

"Vaccinations should be free to all children."

The death of Janaia Fairburn has hit her family hard.

Woman had no idea she was helping at crash site of dead cousins

"I'm glad I didn't know at the time it was my baby, because she was damaged so much."

police car

Taranaki crash kills two

Helicopters were dispatched, but the occupants died at the scene.

Glass showered Shane Reti's vehicle in a hail of deadly fragments.

Freak accident sees sunroof explode into MP's car

Glass showered Shane Reti's vehicle in a hail of deadly fragments.