Helen Castles

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Recent rain flooded crucial access roads and left some remote communities stranded.

Northlanders demand action to fix their unsealed roads

Recent rain flooded crucial access roads and left some remote communities stranded.

01:06
Grace Morgan was admitted to hospital with a wide range of symptoms, which doctors initially thought could be measles

Northland teen warns others to know signs of toxic shock syndrome after her frightening experience

Grace Morgan, 16, was diagnosed with the potentially-fatal illness, associated with tampon use, in July.

01:52
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.

Billboards in Whangarei, including those of Huhana Lyndon which have been attacked.

Police complaint made after Whangarei by-election candidate's billboards attacked

Huhana Lyndon has had nine billboards destroyed or damaged in two weeks.

02:11
Four Northland MP's are set to take up ministerial roles in the new government.

Hopes high for Northland economic boost with incoming coalition tipped as win

Four Northland MP's are set to take up ministerial roles in the new government.

01:48
Chappy Harrison was a senior worker for the Ministry of Social Development in Kaitaia when he was accused of sexually harassing a 14-year-old girl.

'I loved you oi' - Kaitaia social worker allegedly messaged teen sex abuse victim

Chappy Harrison is on trial for sexual assault of a girl who was 14 at the time.

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Chappy Harrison is alleged to have sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl while he was a senior social worker in Kaitaia.

Award-winning social worker stands trial on child sex charges in Northland

The 46-year-old accused has pleaded not guilty to all five charges.

01:55
An error in the sign means visitors have been misinformed for decades over the distance between Cape Reinga and Bluff.

Distances on iconic Cape Reinga yellow sign set to change after tourists expose inaccuracy

The inaccuracies mean visitors have been mis-informed for decades.

01:34
America's Cup legend Sir Russell Coutts is sharing his knowledge with some keen amateurs.

Far North yacht club out to prove sailing not just a rich man's sport

America's Cup legend Sir Russell Coutts is sharing his knowledge with some keen amateurs.

01:55
Carrington Jade bought the local campsite two years ago and plan to lease reserve land with plans to create the country's biggest tourism resort.

Whatuwhiwhi locals protest council's agreement to lease reserve land to Chinese developers

Locals are arguing no one should be making money out of the pristine public property.

01:32
The group of seven men terrified local McDonald's staff in a frightening smash-and-grab last night.

Watch: Bandits smash into Kaikohe McDonald's with axe, brandish gun at staff as they raid tills

Local police say the smash-and-grab was done and dusted in under 90 seconds.

01:11
Philanthropist Ricky Houghton says the move would 'reconnect whanau back to their futures so they can live without outside state interference'.

'This community is in crisis' - Northland community leader calls for State of Emergency over deprivation

Ricky Houghton says unemployment is as high as 85 per cent in some communities.

'We went there with nothing' - two Northland boys return home from Muay Thai Youth World Champs with medals

Manu Tepania, 13 and Lfah Trego, 10, were among 30 Kiwi youths selected to go to Bangkok.

02:03
The multi-million-dollar expansion of the marina is complete and is expected to draw sailors making landfall.

Opua marina expansion a boost for local businesses

The multi-million-dollar expansion of the marina is complete and is expected to draw sailors making landfall.

01:57
Some Northland brigades are relying on neighbouring crews to answer 111 calls due to a lack of staff.

'People may lose their lives' – some Northland fire brigades critically short of volunteers

Some Northland brigades are relying on neighbouring crews to answer 111 calls.

02:23
Davis has lived most of his life in the far north and supporters say that background will help him make a difference.

Kelvin Davis as first Maori Labour deputy leader a victory for electorate

Davis has lived most of his life in the far north and supporters say that background will help him make a difference.

01:25
Leah Cameron doesn't excuse her friend's behaviour, but wants people to understand him.

Northland gunman's final text: 'This life is a continuous struggle without end or point and I'm done with it'

Leah Cameron says Quinn Patterson suffered from deep depression and needed help.

00:40
Reporter Helen Castles is in Whangarei with the latest on the shooting of two women on Wednesday.

Why did he do it? New details still emerging on Northland double shooting

Reporter Helen Castles is in Whangarei with the latest on the shooting of two women on Wednesday.

01:50
The group is competing to land some big fish without even leaving the beach.

What snow? Northland anglers enjoy the best of the outdoors in the Far North

The group is competing to land some big fish without even leaving the beach.

00:22
The National Torpedo Tournament is in its ninth year and sold out within 12-hours.

Hardy fishers brave the cold in bid to reel in the big catch in Far North fishing competition

The National Torpedo Tournament is in its ninth year and sold out within 12-hours.

00:26
Tyla-Mia Foster won the under-13s race against more than 30 student.

Far North's 'Flash' beats off competitors from top schools to win North Island U-13 Secondary School Cycling Champs

Tyla had never been on a bike until eight months ago - now she's upsetting the fancy schools.

02:03

Sentencing begins for owner of Northland lodge who drugged, spooned and took photos of guests

He was arrested in 2014 after two German backpackers became suspicious.

01:52
Massey High and Mt Roskill Grammar battled it out on a virtual playing field, to win the first ever Secondary Schools Gaming Championship.

Pro video gaming reaches NZ shores as newly-crowned national champ prepares for career overseas

Vinson Feng trains seven hours a day on a virtual battlefield - and it's finally paying off.

00:45
Investigators used every trick in the book to track those allegedly behind the $14m drug haul.

Man accused of smuggling cocaine in horse head statue says 'greed got the better of him'

The man says he was offered $50,000 to help bring a piece of art work into New Zealand.

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