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Cyclone Oma could be on its way to New Zealand, but either way, temperatures are set to drop.

Flood warning as Cyclone Oma 'streaks' towards New Zealand

Auckland and Northland are in the firing line.

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Watch: Mysterious condom-like sea creature lurking off NZ's coast

The diver who captured the footage didn't get closer for his own safety.

One of Northland's most popular holiday destinations may be closed because of environmental concerns.

Mermaid Pools 'devoid of any life'

Visitors to the popular pools have been leaving rubbish behind, including women's sanitary items.

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Northland's Mermaid Pools littered with urine, cigarettes, sunscreen

"They were pristine at one time, and not too long ago."

Watch: Jim Morgan's heartbreaking goodbye to his beloved dog Sandy.

Dog that attacked 95yo Northland man impounded

Jim is now so fearful of being attacked again, he's refusing to walk outside.

Watch: Jim Morgan's heartbreaking goodbye to his beloved dog Sandy.

95yo Northland man attacked by dogs again - on the same street

Jim Morgan put his dog Sandy down just 54 days ago after a savage attack. Now it's happened again.

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Trial begins for Northland policeman accused of sexual offences

He has pleaded not guilty.

Waipū School's Board of Trustees chairwoman Catherine Munro says the school is working through the situation.

Waipū principal's house raided in meth, firearm bust

She says she had no idea her home had been used for criminal behaviour.

A fire is blazing on the maunga perehere pa site near Ahipara in Northland.

Homes evacuated as scrub fire rages in Northland

Conditions were too dangerous for crews to fight it in the dark.

A similar great white shark.

Claims of great white shark near popular Northland swimming spot

It may have been attracted by Kingfish in the area of water.

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Rain and humidity on the way for North Island

The Northland region is forecast for some rainfall after a dry summer so far.

The Te Paki sand dunes.

Korean tourist crushed by tour bus in front of traumatised family

The 68-year-old was run over sandboarding down dunes in Northland.

It was a heated moment in an otherwise smooth ceremony.

Waitangi: Woman escorted away after verbal rampage at politicians

It was a heated moment in an otherwise smooth ceremony.

Don Brash told The AM Show he appreciated the invitation to speak at this year's Waitangi gathering.

What Don Brash plans to say at Waitangi

He's been assured he "won't leave the place in a coffin".

In September 2018, The Government announced an investment of $152.7 million in the Gisborne/Tairāwhiti region for several major projects including upgrades to the roading network, airport and the Titirangi Summit.

Govt invests $82 million in regional employment boost

The cash injection is aimed at getting Māori and Pasifika into work.

Simon Bridges told The AM Show he thinks Shane Jones is trying to buy votes.

$100m for Māori landowners 'complete waste of money' - Bridges

He said Shane Jones is "wasting his time".

A mother bottlenose dolphin is swimming in the Bay of Islands carrying her deceased calf.

Grieving dolphin carries dead calf on her back

DoC says the mother needs space as she grieves the death of her calf.

House prices around the country are on the way up.

Average house prices reach all-time national high

Eight regions soared to their highest average asking prices ever.

The proposed upgrade will allow faster trains carrying larger export containers, forestry and tourism services to travel between Auckland and Whangarei's Northport.

Peters, Jones try to get ball rolling on Northland rail promise

"The hardest thing is getting the money," the Deputy PM admitted.

The Honeymoon Valley Waterfall is popular in summer.

'Such disrespect': Northland waterfall closes after it's polluted by nappies

The landowners are sick of cleaning up other people's mess.