He was bitten on the arm and hand before paddling back to shore.
It comes after a fire in the town on Sunday morning.
Flights from Auckland to the Northland city will start at $99 one way.
A contract for the merger of two air ambulance services in the North Island is close to getting the sign-off.
Police say the Kerikeri assault was a "cowardly and unprovoked attack".
Forest & Bird has released footage showing the declining state of Russell State Forest.
Everything seems business as usual until 40 seconds in.
A homicide investigation has also been launched in Moerewa, where a second stabbing took place.
The costly move to boost the local economy will create just three jobs.
The controversial businessman wants to bring an extra 10,000 visitors to the region each year.
Lance O'Sullivan says the schools help Māori achieve.
Their quality of life is being likened to living conditions in Bangladesh.
MPI won't reveal which farm it is, but has informed the neighbours.
He had initially encountered police in July, before failing to stop again on Saturday.
On Saturday evening, he entered a Ruakaka petrol station with a gun.