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Moturua Island archaeological dig unearths moa-bone fish-hooks, tools and structures

Dr James Robinson, the lead archaeologist, says the project has revealed astonishing evidence of Polynesians settling in Aotearoa seven centuries ago.

Victim of home invasion, 92, 'thrilled' to be reunited with her treasured possessions

A calling card given to her by her late husband 75-years-ago was among the items taken from her Northland home.

Bay of Islands mansion built for drug dealer Mr Asia on the market again

The property had an asking price of $6.9 million in 2016.

SAFE 'disgusted' by footage from rodeo after altercation

Activists were trying to film the Northland event, but supporters were not happy.

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The holiday drowning toll is half that of last years – but water safety experts are urging caution.

Surf life savers out in force educating Kiwi beach-goers on water safety

Lifeguards are giving lessons in CPR and what to do if someone is choking.

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With only 40 left, DOC were surprised to see eggs in nests this season.

Aotearoa's rarest bird, fairy tern/tara iti, gets boost in numbers

Only around 40 of the native birds are thought to be left but some new chicks have hatched recently.

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Elderly widow left hospitalised, 'extremely shaken' after home invasion in Northland

The 92-year-old's home was ransacked by two strangers who initially asked for fuel.

Police appeal for witnesses after driver accused of fleeing officers causes head-on crash

The incident occurred on State Highway 10 in Northland early Saturday evening.

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Body of missing fisherman found in Northland

The 65-year-old was reported missing this afternoon after not returning from a Hokianga Harbour fishing trip.

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Local MP and doctor, Shane Reti is lobbying for free vaccinations for all Northlanders under 20.

Meningococcal vaccine should be provided for all Northlanders under 20 - local MP and doctor

Dr Shane Reti says there are enough vaccines to go around despite what the Ministry of Health says.

One dead in crash involving truck and motorbike on SH1 in Northland

Police say State Highway One is expected to be closed for some time.

State Highway One reopens after serious crash involving caravan north of Auckland

A woman was critically injured and has been airlifted to hospital.

Stabbed police dog declared fit to return to duty

Twenty-month-old Caesar was stabbed twice during an alleged armed robbery in Northland on December 22.

Police probe fatal New Year's Eve house fire in Northland

One person died at the scene at Waimamaku in the Hokianga.

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From today 25,000 meningococcal vaccines will be handed out in Northland, following three deaths.

Officials took 'way too long' to act on Northland Meningococcal W outbreak, MP says

There have been seven cases of Meningococcal W in Northland this year, leaving three dead.

Caesar, a 20-month-old rookie police dog, was twice stabbed in the head while responding to a burglary call in Northland this morning.

Police dog stabbed twice in the head during Northland robbery expected to make full recovery

Caesar suffered two skull fractures after responding to a burglary call on December 22.

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Brace for heavy rain, strong winds, possibility of flooding in many parts of the North Island today and Christmas Day

The top of the country is expected to be the worst affected area, MetService warns.

Boy critically injured after coming off dirt bike in Northland

The boy suffered multiple injuries in the incident, at a rural property near Kaiwaka at 1pm.

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Ngāpuhi voted overwhelming against a proposal to move forward on a Treaty deal with a disagreement within the iwi for years over just who should have the mandate to negotiate.

Ngāpuhi vote against proposal to move Treaty negotiations forward

Who should negotiate with the Crown has divided Ngāpuhi for decades and couldn't be decided this week.

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Those who knew the 52-year-old are determined to show there were many in the community who cared about him as they rally around to look after his beloved dogs.

Locals band together to care for much-loved dogs of homeless man killed in Whangarei assault

Those who knew Eddie Townsend, 52, are determined to show there were many in the community who cared about him.

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Caesar, a 20-month-old rookie police dog, was twice stabbed in the head while responding to a burglary call in Northland this morning.

Photos: Hero police dog Caesar 'recovering well' from stab wounds, police say

Caesar and his handler, Constable Josh Van Der Kwaak, have only been partners for two weeks.

Reduced jail time for Kaitaia man who drugged and indecently assaulted backpackers

Michael Harris was jailed for eight years in 2017 after preying on young men staying at a hostel he managed.

Police lay drink driving charge over fatal incident near Whangarei

Police said in a release yesterday that it was believed the woman may have fallen from a car on Whareora Road.

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Two people dead after separate vehicle accidents in Northland

The fatalities occurred in the Bay of Islands and Whangārei.

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