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Northland police officer to stand trial on sex charges

The officer, who has name suppression, has pleaded not guilty to sexual violation and indecent assault.

The Kubota tractor was stolen from the Kaiwaka Sports Association.

Low-speed tractor chase ends with 15yo being tasered

Is this the most Kiwi police pursuit ever?

Iwi members of Ngāti Manuhiri ki Ōmaha all descend directly from one woman, Rahui Te Kiri.

Iwi trust shouldn't have sold land, members claim

There's trouble in paradise, reports The Hui's Mihingarangi Forbes.

Northland brothel 'The Bach' is struggling to find workers as they can't advertise online.

Northland brothel 'The Bach' denied advertising online

It's a legitimate business and now they are struggling to get workers.


Several people injured in Far North car crash

Three people are seriously injured after the two-car collision.

Ricky Houghton has been honoured for his work.

Why Kaitaia's local hero believes in miracles

Ricky Houghton is on a mission to help those who can't help themselves.

Shane Jones spoke to The AM Show after hearing news The Warehouse in Kaikohe was set to close.

Kaikohe Warehouse to stay open

Thirty-three staff members are no longer facing redundancy.

A Northland Powerball player has won $8.3m.

Northland Powerball player wins $8.3 million

Two other winners scored a third of a million each.


US citizen arrested after two die in Northland crash

A car crossed the centre line on a highway near Kerikeri.

"I'm doing everything in my power to stop you from seeing the things I've seen."

Two dead after head-on crash in Northland

A driver and their passenger were killed near Kerikeri.

Police were at the scene at 4am.

Man shot dead by police north of Auckland

Police shot a 29-year-old man approaching them, armed with a weapon.

World War I ended in November 1918.

NZ's oldest regional RSA turns 100

The country's oldest regional Returned Services' Association turns 100 on Friday.


Dramatic footage shows SH1 in Far North wash away

Stranded motorists were given some relief on Monday when a private road opened.

A washout left a gaping hole in SH1 near Kaitaia.

Police escorted convoys to bypass Far North washout

A gaping hole in State Highway One near Kaitaia is days away from being repaired.

Flooding in the culvert below tore a 20-metre wide, five-metre deep hole in the road.

Destroyed Northland highway had just been checked

Crews and heavy machinery have been working to restore it as soon as possible.

Around 20 metres of State Highway 1 north of Kaitaia was wiped out in the rain.

Northland's SH1 washout blamed on underfunding

A Far North councillor says the region's roads have had barely any seal in the past decade.


Heavy downpours causing havoc across country

Thousands in the Far North will remain cut off from the rest of the country until mid next week after a downpour washed away a chunk of State Highway 1.


Crash puts two in hospital

A person has been left with life-threatening injuries and a second is seriously hurt.

State Highway 1 about 40km north of Kaitaia is washed out.

Washout cuts off tip of North Island

There's a gaping hole in State Highway 1 about 40km north of Kaitaia.

Lance O'Sullivan - no fan of pokies.

Support for Lance O'Sullivan's proposed pokie ban

The high-profile Northland doctor isn't letting up on his anti-gambling crusade.