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Skully has made a mysterious return.

Hamilton fire truck reunited with 'Skully', but he's missing one thing

He's back - mysteriously.

A transformer being struck by lightening.

'Possibility of tornadoes': Power outages, fierce winds expected for parts of NZ

Thunderstorms, possible tornadoes and power outages are expected.

Northland

'Creepy' doll stolen from Northland museum, returned 'scalped' days later

"It was like something out of a horror movie."

Ulakai Fakaosilea and Jeremiah Iusitini appeared in court last year.

Decades behind bars: Pair jailed after New Zealand's largest-ever meth bust

It relates to the import of 501kg of meth at Ninety Mile Beach.

The man is accused of killing the two-year-old.

New details revealed about man accused of killing 2yo in Mangawhai

His trial began at the High Court in Auckland on Monday.

Prepare for hail, gusty winds, lightning and thunder.

Weather: Auckland braces for potentially severe thunderstorms

The wild winter weather is set to hit the North Island - hard.

Leeann Scott

Human remains identified as Northland woman missing since 2014

Police are continuing their enquiries into the circumstances of her death.

Hi-Cane is legal - but could lead to serious health issues.

Northland kiwifruit orchards under the microscope for toxic spray

Locals claim the dangerous chemical isn't being contained.

Watch: The Health Minister defends not taking up Pfizer's offer of 30,000 vaccines.

Pharmaceutical giant confirms health ministry didn't take up extra vaccines offer

But the Health Minister insists the Government's response has been a "success".

Northland

Possible human remains found in Northland, police investigating

They're believed to have laid in the bush for several years.

Watch: Lance O'Sullivan blasts health officials over handling of deadly meningococcal outbreak.

Plans for 200 mobile medical clinics in vulnerable areas

Dr Lance O'Sullivan is behind the move.

Police

Illegal guns seized in massive Northland drug bust

Police said the four-day sting involved more than 150 staff and searches at nine properties,

Northland

Man critical after six hours in water

He has been transported to hospital.

A broken pou.

Road to popular surfing spot shut after pou vandalism

"The fact it's been damaged in such a malicious way is very upsetting."

Northland iwi, Te Rarawa, is incredibly disappointed by the vandalism.

Iwi left devastated after sacred pou vandalised

The carved wooden post was erected almost 10 years ago.

Watch: The Government is to spend $1.4 billion on road safety improvements.

'Get real NZTA': Proposal to slash Northland speed limits slammed

"It's not the speed limits it's the idiots on the roads!"

Oakleigh, Northland.

One dead after serious crash in Oakleigh, Northland

Police have confirmed two others are injured.

Watch: A news report from summer on the state of the pools.

Government announces $12m boost for tourism infrastructure

$1.1 million will go towards Matapouri, which is struggling with increasing visitor numbers.

Watch : Edward O'Driscoll speaks to Troy Kingi.

Northland singer's new album explores colonialism through reggae

Troy Kingi is aiming to release 10 albums in 10 years.

Maungatapere Berries Director Patrick Malley pictured with Berryfruit Manager Aroha Heta.

Boost planned for high-tech hydroponic berry growing operation

Northland is to become the hydroponic horticultural capital of NZ.