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Surfer attacked by shark off Northland beach

He was bitten on the arm and hand before paddling back to shore.


Bitterly cold snap heading north

It's over a month into spring and winter refuses to let go.

There are ten fire crews at the scene.

Waipu main centre closed due to risk of asbestos

It comes after a fire in the town on Sunday morning.

What laws govern cannabis and how much has thinking changed towards it?

New Zealand's cannabis hotspots revealed

Auckland confiscations have been trumped by other regions.

Flights from Auckland to the Northland city will start at $99 one way.

Small airline to battle Air NZ on Whangarei route

Flights from Auckland to the Northland city will start at $99 one way.

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust

Air ambulance services agree to merge

A contract for the merger of two air ambulance services in the North Island is close to getting the sign-off.


Elderly man pushed out of own car by hitchhikers

Police say the Kerikeri assault was a "cowardly and unprovoked attack".


Northland forest under threat if 1080 not dropped - Forest & Bird

Forest & Bird has released footage showing the declining state of Russell State Forest.


How this video of a normal NZ street scene takes a wild turn

Everything seems business as usual until 40 seconds in.


Murder charge laid over Christchurch stabbing

A homicide investigation has also been launched in Moerewa, where a second stabbing took place.

Robert Reid speaks to The AM Show

Union worried about Kaitiaia's future after mill layoffs

"Kaitaia needs major manufacturing."

Watch: Anna Bracewell-Worral reports on Shane Jones's $2.4 million spend.

Jones defies advice to splurge $2.4m on Kawakawa centre

The costly move to boost the local economy will create just three jobs.

Mr Lee gained permanent residency to New Zealand in 2015 under the investor category.

Korean spiritual leader bases global empire in Kerikeri

The controversial businessman wants to bring an extra 10,000 visitors to the region each year.

Lance O'Sullivan on The AM Show.

Māori MPs who don't back charter schools 'should be ashamed'

Lance O'Sullivan says the schools help Māori achieve.

Ricardo Menendez-March and Ricky Houghton on The AM Show.

Northland's homeless 'living in buses and cow sheds'

Their quality of life is being likened to living conditions in Bangladesh.

MPI won't reveal which farm it is.

Mycoplasma bovis found on Northland farm

MPI won't reveal which farm it is, but has informed the neighbours.


Man appears in court after death of 2yo in Northland

He's been charged with assault on a child.

A police car.

Man who allegedly fired shots at police arrested after failing to stop, again

He had initially encountered police in July, before failing to stop again on Saturday.


'Heavily disguised man' wanted in Northland robbery

On Saturday evening, he entered a Ruakaka petrol station with a gun.

A leopard seal was shot repeatedly on a Northland beach.

Police identify teens who allegedly shot seal in face

They say four young people killed the leopard seal at a Northland beach.