Weekend's most read: Pregnant women refusing prenatal care after children taken by social services

More than 6000 children are in the care of Oranga Tamaraki – a 22 per cent increase from six years ago.

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Homicide investigation launched after man fatally stabbed in Northland's Moerewa

Police say a 57-year-old man died at the scene last night.

Contractors have to drive 75 steel tubes 33 metres into the ground.

Work starts for Hundertwasser Art Centre in Whangārei

The foundations will be supporting the largest earth-roof in the southern hemisphere.

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'We can't even break up a fight' - Teachers frustrated with restraint guidelines

It comes after tough new rules around restraining children were brought in last August.

Electrocution deaths of 11 cows on Northland farm prompts safety warning

They were killed on a Dargaville farm this week after a fallen power service line sagged onto a live 400-volt line.

Juken says its Kaitaia mill is losing money.

Jobs to be cut as forestry firm Juken upgrades Northland mill

The company's New Zealand manager said it would mean job losses among the 250 employed in the region, although it's not known how many.

The Department of Conservation has been trying to rescue an adult humpback whale which became entangled in ropes near Cape Brett, Northland.

DOC rescuers, helicopter unable to find whale tangled in rope in Bay of Islands

The department sent out whale entanglement response teams and a helicopter this morning.

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Student rushed to hospital after suffering injuries at Whangārei school

The incident occurred at Excellere College in Kamo.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested and charged with assaulting a child.

Police launch homicide investigation after two-year-old dies north of Auckland

A man appeared in North Shore District Court today over the incident.

Miss Hope was dealt a devastating health blow recently and her students wanted her to know how much they care.

Meet the Northland primary school teacher helping champion the environment while battling motor neuron disease

Ngunguru School's Lauren Hope is the brains behind the school's unique "Earth Ed" programme.

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Young female dragged into black ute in Whangarei, police appealing for witnesses

The girl was able to free herself and escaped from the vehicle whilst it was still moving.

Derek Browning will enjoy his 50th outing as the Northland mascot when his team opens the Mitre 10 Cup this week.

Northland Rugby's taniwha mascot bringing up emotional milestone

Derek Browning only has one rule after 50 games in the suit.

Wallace Te Ahuru is accused of funding a lavish lifestyle by defrauding the trust by over a million dollars.

Dapper clothes and a $130,000 BMW – man accused of defrauding Waitangi Treaty Grounds trust of $1.2 million dubbed himself 'Wallace the Tory' on social media

Wallace Tamamotu Te Ahuru of Kerikeri faces two charges of obtaining by deception and seven charges of using forged documents.

Pat Newman says he is part principal, part social worker, and that the problem is out of control.

Northland principal begs for funding to help kids escape P-related suffering - 'Help now or build bigger prisons'

Pat Newman says schools are "screaming out" for help dealing with the problem, but are being told there's not enough funding.

Man dies after falling from kayak near Whangarei

CPR was carried out after the man was rescued, but he sadly died at the scene.

Two men charged over spate of over 100 attacks on vehicles in Whangārei

Vehicles had tyres slashed or were set alight in June.

Four teenagers identified as those allegedly behind 'cruel' leopard seal shooting at a Northland beach

The protected seal was shot in the face as it lay on a Dargaville beach.

DOC made the decision to end the whale’s life after it became distressed, following failed attempts to refloat it.

Sad end for magnificent creature as stranded humpback whale put down on Northland beach - 'She didn't suffer'

DOC made the decision after nearly three days battling to get the whale back out to sea.

Dr Ingrid Visser of the Orca Research Trust spoke with 1 NEWS from Ripiro Beach.

Whale stranded on Northland beach for two nights will be euthanised

"This is a sad outcome and a decision not taken lightly," says DOC.

DOC and Project Jonah staff are trying to help the humpback near Baylys Beach in Northland.

Attempt to refloat bereaved humpback whale stranded on Northland beach unsuccessful

DOC and Project Jonah staff are trying to help the humpback near Baylys Beach in Northland.

For three years now, Northland’s He Waka Eke Noa has opened its doors to addicts fighting to stay sober.

Northland kapa haka rehab programme uses waiata to fight addiction - 'It’s taught me to open up my eyes to the world'

Northland's He Waka Eke Noa helps addicts "not pick up the pipe" through song, dance and camaraderie.

Apera-Hama Anihana owes creditors $150,000 and he's still in business.

Watch: Northland fraudster was forbidden from running a company in the first place

Apera-Hama Anihana owes creditors $150,000 and he's still in business.

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