Despite the financial and emotional stress, founder Summer Johnson knows she's making a difference.
Oral health in Northland is so poor lives are being put at risk, with one person admitted to intensive care each fortnight.
Otago beat Northland four tries to one to go to the top of championship table.
"It's literally no good to anyone else, but to us it means everything."
The death is not being treated as suspicious.
One person's been flown to Whangarei Hospital after a crash on State Highway 1 at Waipu.
A number of reservoirs in the region could provide up to 880 new jobs.
Thieves have been stealing avocados from orchards and reselling them in other parts of the country.
On Monday, the doors of the office were barricaded shut by a protester.
The region was struck by a drought last summer.
Despite the cost, she's in unbearable pain.
Police and the Independent Police Conduct Authority will investigate what happened.
Winston Peters says the money was announced as part of a larger package months ago.
"We were incensed with it."
The commission is investigating how the pamphlets ended up in EasyVote packages distributed to a Northland family.
Two men received home detention sentences for having sex with a 15-year-old.
"I want amputation... at the moment I've got a constant, never-ending pain."
It's an electorate that sees a stark contrast between wealth and poverty.
The new project could also help ease the spike in tomato prices seen during winter.
A lack of permanent housing in the North means whānau are forced to stay in transitional housing for up to a year.