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Whangarei rape-accused pleads guilty

Radio New Zealand - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The man charged with attacking and raping a woman runner in Whangarei has admitted his guilt. Haydn Christy, 40 appeared in the Whangarei District Court yesterday, and pleaded guilty to multiple charges including abduction and sexual violation.

Man pleads guilty to sexual attack on jogger in Whangarei

New Zealand Herald - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The man accused of carrying out a vicious sexual attack on a woman during her early-morning jog in Whangarei has pleaded guilty to all charges against him and can now be named.

Whangarei roundabout completion in weather's hands

New Zealand Herald - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The scale of work being undertaken to create a roundabout on the corner of Western Hills Drive and Kensington Ave in Whangarei has been revealed in an aerial photograph. The roundabout is due to open in September or October, if the weather allows ...
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Auckland to grow the equivalent of Whangarei every three years in construction boom

Auckland - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Auckland to grow the equivalent of Whangarei every three years in construction boom. ALASTAIR LYNN AND NICOLE LAWTON. Last updated 07:08, July 27 2016.

Whangarei man rewarded for piracy fighting role in the Middle East

Auckland - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
A top defence honour has been awarded to a Whangarei-born air force sergeant for his work supporting anti-piracy operations off the coast of the Horn of Africa.

Whangarei musicians selected for national competition

Auckland - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Pianist John Ma is the third member of the Whangarei trio. Music teacher and conductor of Brioso Corde, Atsuko Fukuoka, will travel with the group to Auckland.

Tonnes of citrus fruit heading to Christchurch from Whangarei

Auckland - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
It's that time of year again, Whangarei's Lion's clubs are calling for citrus fruit to send to Christchurch. While citrus fruit grows abundantly in our backyards, the people of Christchurch aren't so lucky.

Whangarei woman shocked to be Miss Universe NZ finalist

Auckland - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
A place in the top 20 was definitely not what Whangarei woman Rebecca Hooker expected when she entered Miss Universe New Zealand.

Halberg Disability Sport Foundation help Whangarei boy onto trike

Auckland - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Halberg Disability Sport Foundation help Whangarei boy onto trike. DANICA MACLEAN. Last updated 14:11, July 22 2016. Rueben Leslie, who has cerebral palsy, loves riding his new trike, which he.

$5000 compo for dad wrongfully arrested

New Zealand Herald - ‎13 hours ago‎
ORDEAL: A Whangarei man was unlawfully arrested and was put in the cells at Whangarei police station. PHOTO/FILE. Whangarei police have paid out $5000 compensation to a man they wrongfully arrested and held in the cells at the station after an alleged ...

Top NZDF honour for Whangarei man's work in Middle East

Voxy - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant-General Tim Keating, has awarded a Chief of Defence Force's Commendation to Whangarei-born Air Force Sergeant (SGT) Nicholas Armstrong-Barrington. The award was presented to SGT Armstrong-Barrington at a ...

Local focus pays off for art museum

New Zealand Herald - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Chrisse Serville, from Kaiwaka, at the Whangarei Art Museum, which has had a record year for visitors. Photo / John Stone. Foot traffic through Whangarei Art Museum has increased 43 per cent this past year, bringing visitor numbers to 12,630. In the ...

Bold ideas to transform city

New Zealand Herald - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Fancy a dip downstream from this Whangarei landmark? Within 10 years you may be able to have one, if the council sticks to its vision for the city centre.
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Man airlifted to Whangarei hospital after Kaitaia stabbing

Voxy - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
A man has been airlifted to Whangarei Hospital in a serious condition following a stabbing incident in Kaitaia this afternoon.

City Grey Power backs neighbours in push to legalise medicinal cannabis

New Zealand Herald - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Otamatea Grey Power's Beverley Aldridge (left) and Kathleen Pattinson want cannabis legalised, despite never having used the drug, sparking a war of words with Grey Power's national body.

Fewer Maori have home ownership

New Zealand Herald - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Maori home ownership in Whangarei has plunged 25 per cent in the past 27 years and is now among the lowest rates in the country.

Backwards-travelling car dangerous

New Zealand Herald - ‎14 hours ago‎
HAVE A CLOSER LOOK: The dark coloured car on the left-hand side of this photo is travelling backwards in a line of traffic travelling on Maunu Rd.

Seven Northland houses positive for P

New Zealand Herald - ‎14 hours ago‎
Methamphetamine contamination is only one reason Housing New Zealand is cleaning up and selling a house in Newton Rd on the outskirts of Whangarei. The Newton Rd property was sub-let by the state housing agency to a health provider group which ...

Body shaming, abuse all part of model's online life

New Zealand Herald - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Whangarei woman Hannah Gough says it is not uncommon to receive regular online abuse from people she does not know - and she's not alone.
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Weekend weather warnings: gales and rain up north and snow down south - ‎8 hours ago‎
MetService has issued severe weather warnings for gales and heavy rain in parts of the North Island and for snow in the South Island.