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Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Lynda and Bob Lipsey, Jan and Chris Whitley, Dianne and Trevor Perrin, Barbara and Des Lee. If we had a flower for every time we thought of you, we could walk in our gardens forever.   ... Read More


13-06-18 aged 91 years.  Dearly loved husband of Doris, father and father in law of Glenis & Dennis, David & Suzanne, Leanne, John & Louise. Grandfather to Chrissy, Michelle & Nick, James, Billy and Stephen, Jasmine, Joshua & LeRoy. Great Grandfather...... Read More

Rosaline Diane Monteith–Callaghan

1/06/1945 -11/06/2018 Passed away at Kiri Te Kanawa retirement village in Gisborne on Monday June 11th early in the morning. Loving mother of Zoe and Tony in Scotland. Finally the suffering has stopped my dear sister, at peace at last, you are in our...... Read More


On 16th June 2018, aged 79 years. Dearly loved wife, mother and grandmother. Married to Brian for nearly 59 years. Mum to Joanne, Denise and Phill, Paul and Vanessa, Roger and Sara. Grandma to Lauren, Rebekah and Ethan; Sophie, Connor and Flynn; Harry...... Read More

Rip into it

 Young rippa rugby player Zacchaeus gives it his all as opponent Kate gets in on the action during a ‘Have a Go’ day hosted by the Northland Rugby Union. Around 80 year three and four students came out on the clear winter’s day...... Read More

Metal band takes top spot

The unique combination of Te Reo Maori and heavy metal has won a high school metal band with a Kaipara connection the number one spot on the New Zealand Music Chart with their debut album Tu. The band, named Alien Weaponry and made up of Bream Bay College...... Read More

Feedback sought on centre

The public are invited to have their say over a proposed community facility at Baylys Beach. Newly-elected chairperson of Baylys Beach Society, Cheryl Carmichael, says the new building will be a positive addition to the area. “This facility will...... Read More

Indoor tsunami sirens available

A new indoor tsunami siren is now available and creating a ‘wave’ of interest amongst Northlanders who live, work or holiday on the coast. The indoor plug-in sirens feature a loud alarm as well as a flashing blue light for the hearing impaired...... Read More

Self-reflection challenge

A ‘thought-provoking’ new exhibition has opened at the Muddy Waters Gallery in Dargaville where visitors are invited to visit and spend time in self-reflection, just as the artists have done in creating their works. Members of the Dargaville...... Read More

Local marae decline hui invitation

Five marae in the Northern Wairoa area have been approached by Tegel Foods Ltd for consultation over the company’s proposed broiler chicken farm at Arapohue with two declining the invitation. In addition to the disputed hui, held without consulting...... Read More