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If you're going into the water this summer, be prepared for what's in there with you.

Shark attack in Northland

The victim suffered injuries to his arm and leg.


Council investigating pōhutukawa tree poisoning in Opito Bay

Residents are devastated the trees have been poisoned.


Watch: Pod of dolphins re-floated by Northland locals

Four dolphins out of the pod of 40 had stranded

Meningococcal vaccines had to be flown in to Northland for an urgent immunisation programme.

Ministry of Health missed 7 'red flags' in meningococcal outbreak

Whangarei MP Shane Reti says the ministry took its "eye off the ball".

Lance O'Sullivan has called for the country's 20 DHBs to be cut down to just one or two.

Cheaper GP visits won't solve health access problems - O'Sullivan

"There's not enough doctors and nurses to see [patients] in the first place."

Eleven pygmy whales died in Northland.

Whale stranding spree remains a mystery

Large tides? Spring weather? Climate change? The experts aren't sure.

Moving the port from Auckland could cost $4 to $5.5 billion.

Jones claps back at Collins, Auckland Council over port move criticism

"Judith cares zero about managing emissions, so that's just political froth."

Moving the port from Auckland could cost $4 to $5.5 billion.

Govt ignoring Auckland Council over port move - National

Judith Collins has put Shane Jones on blast, claiming he's caused a major rift between the Govt and council.


65yo Northland man killed in boating incident

His body was found in the Ruawai River.

There were two separate whale strandings on Monday.

Doomed Northland pygmy killer whales down to one survivor

The heartbreaking decision was made to euthanise the rest.


Lance O'Sullivan unleashes over deadly meningococcal outbreak

"I get f**ked off to see another brown kid in NZ dying from a f**ked up health system."

There were two separate whale strandings on Monday.

Attempt begins to refloat pygmy killer whales off Northland beach

Twelve whales were stranded on Ninety Mile Beach on Monday.

On Monday, an immunisation programme for Northland was announced.

Mother of student who died from meningococcal B calls for nationwide vaccines

A free immunisation programme will begin in Northland in December.


One dead in Northland crash

The two-vehicle accident happened on State Highway 12 .

Video: A dead whale that washed up on the shores of Indonesia had more than 1000 pieces of plastic in its stomach.

Sperm whale dies in Northland

The whale became stranded on Friday afternoon.


WoFs are 'stupid', claims mechanic who had WoF licence revoked

The NZTA has disallowed Rodney Wilson from issuing warrants after a car he inspected had a fatal crash.


Mechanic denies giving fatal crash car improper inspection

Rodney Wilson denies NZTA's allegation that his garage "failed" a crash victim.


Tattooed Northland man's mugshot goes viral

'Devast8's brother' has some distinguishing features.

Shane Jones on Newshub Nation.

Shane Jones shoulders the blame for seedlings screw-up

Can't take the glory without accepting responsibility for mistakes, he told Newshub Nation.


Mum of teen beaten to death on Queen St sympathises with killer's family

"There are no winners in this tragedy."