It comes amid concerns Northland is on the brink of drought.
The reality of an official drought looms for some areas.
Low rainfall has some farmers worried.
It appears to be a protest against the orchard's water usage.
Little rain is forecast in the next 10 days.
"Police didn't kid around."
The Bryde's whale became stranded near Dargaville on Tuesday morning.
Northland Council fears it could take years for the region to recover.
Huge delays are predicted as holidaymakers head home for work.
Have you seen a boat in an odd spot?
Police are advising motorists that diversions are in place.
Police say it appears the handbrake failed.
"We look out and there are two orcas swimming past us!"
The popular holiday hotspot is preparing for a population boom.
The roads are busy.
Keep it simple, says Phillipa Cooper.
The incident brings the holiday drowning total to four.
They were found unresponsive in the water.
They got into difficulty swimming.
The child sustained serious injuries.