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Man charged with manslaughter after death in Kaikohe

A 21-year-old man has been charged with Manslaughter following the death of a 57-year-old man in Kaikohe on Friday night.

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Fundraising will help Tutukaka Marina purchase the device which sucks up marine litter.

Northland marina to get seabin to suck up ocean litter, in New Zealand first

The device is capable of sucking up micro plastics, surface oil and pollutant spills.

It's been a wet and wild start to the day in the south.

Heavy rain set to hit much of the upper North Island with Northland bracing for thunderstorms

MetService warns surface and flash flooding could be caused by this type of weather.

Northern Corridor Improvements proposal will connect the Hobsonville, Northwestern and Southwestern Motorways.

Motorists travelling between Auckland and Northland set for months' of night-time closures

The Northern Motorway will be closed for road works five nights a week.

Northland to prepare for a drenching as severe rain warning issued

MetService is advising residents to be aware of possible surface flooding and to be careful on the roads.

Auckland ferry service suspended as heavy rain set to saturate upper North Island

MetService has issued a severe weather warning for Northland, Auckland, and northern Taranaki

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Driver dies in vehicle crash in Northland

Police remain at the scene of the fatal crash near Nukutawhiti and ask motorists to be patient.

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Man now stable after Whangarei assault

Two ambulances attended the incident.

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Six helicopters were used to fight the fire at Titoki while crews continued efforts on the ground.

Watch: Bushland near Whangarei left smouldering after huge blaze rips through area

Temperatures in the region are forecast to climb again today.

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Annike Tauro''s home town being the criminal capital on TV spurred her to try and do some good for others in her community.

'Maori are clever' - Kaitaia woman starts Facebook support page to infuse self-esteem into her community

When Annie Tauroa saw a news story about her town being the criminal capital of NZ she knew she had to do something.

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Kaikohe to host festival in protest at Ngapuhi event being shifted to Whangarei

Kaikohe residents are disappointed the Ngapuhi festival is leaving town.

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In separate incidents this year two parents have died attempting to help their children.

'I realised this is really bad' - Experienced swimmer talks of harrowing experience trying to save drowning children in Far North

Last week a father died at a Far North beach after attempting to save his children from the water.

The affected area begins north of Hokianga Harbour and extends down to Pouto in Kaipara.

Lifting of shellfish biotoxin warnings mean NZ free of alerts

MPI say shellfish are now safe to eat for areas of Northland and Bay of Plenty.

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Heavy rain started beating down in Whangamata at 3pm this afternoon.

Concerns over king tide flooding in coastal areas as wild weather slams into North Island with worst yet to come

Much of New Zealand is anticipating a severe storm already battering the North Island.

To cut in or not cut in – that is the question.

Holiday traffic expected to cause headaches north of Auckland and in Waikato

Motorists are being reminded to stay patient and expect delays.

Map showing Cable Bay, where one person has drowned this afternoon.

Man dies in drowning incident at Northland's Cable Bay

Another person is critical condition and two others have moderate injuries.

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Professional pilot Dean Voelkerling and friend Paul Rawiri died when the home-made plane they were in crashed on New Year's Day.

'Very sad day for aviation' - Former colleague of light plane pilot says he was an 'all-round nice guy'

Dean Voelkerling died in a crash on a dairy farm at Pouto near Dargaville yesterday.

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Two people died when the light plane crashed on a dairy farm at Pouto near Dargaville in the Kaipara District.

Man killed in Northland plane crash was rescue helicopter pilot

Two people died after the aircraft crashed on a dairy farm near Dargaville.

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Two people died when the light plane crashed on a dairy farm at Pouto near Dargaville in the Kaipara District.

Two people dead in microlight plane crash in Northland

The accident happened at Pouto, near Dargaville.

Person critically injured after car crashes into fence in Whangarei

St John Ambulance say the victim has been transported to Whangarei Base Hospital after the accident in Kensington.

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Emergency services were called to the scene in Waiharara shortly before 8am.

One person dead in Far North crash

St John Ambulance confirmed the fatality after the accident at Waiharara, north of Kaitaia.

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Te Hapua is one of our most isolated settlements and that’s just how locals like it.

'I wouldn't swap it for anywhere else' - Te Hapua locals love 'fuss-free' town

The Far North town is home to around 200 people, most of those being Maori.

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One person dead following single vehicle crash in Northland

Another three people involved in the crash have injuries which range from moderate to serious.

Five-year-old dies after being hit by car in Whangarei

St John said they were alerted to the incident around 2pm.

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Maori on the Karikari Peninsula are introducing a two-year rahui at Matai Bay.

Iwi ban on seafood gathering takes effect at popular Northland beach

Community members will be patrolling Matai Bay and neighbouring Waikato Bay.

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Whetu Rutene said the iwi’s two-year ban on taking seafood from the popular Northland beach is barely enough to replenish stocks.

Iwi impose ban on fishing seafood at popular Northland beach: 'The barren-ness is very real'

Coordinator Whetu Rutene says the two-year ban, or rahui, is hardly enough.

Raw video: Paramedic lowered onto fishing boat to help man who smashed head after falling down stairs

The man was injured off Whangarei Heads and flown to hospital in a serious condition.

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