Northland police have seized luxury items including a 10.3m launch, two Harley Davidson motorcycles, a hot rod and a BMW car during a raid.
Weather over the next few days should "put half a smile on farmers' faces", says meteorologist Daniel Corbett.
Spare a thought for those trying to refresh the country's largest kauri, it's taken them about two weeks' work with a hose.
A body has been found at a Northland beach, believed to be that of a Russian man who went missing while swimming more than a week ago.
The search for a missing Northland swimmer has been scaled back after sonar scans of the coast failed to find his body.
A 67-year-old Dutch tourist attacked in his campervan in Northland was able to wrestle a baseball bat from two men and fight back.
A search is under way for a 34-year-old Auckland man missing off a Northland beach.
South Island farmers are coming to the aid of their drought-stricken counterparts in the north, sending them excess straw to feed livestock.
The Far North District Council has apologised over its decision to allow British TV show Top Gear to film on Ninety Mile Beach.
The Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has declared the Upper North Island to be in dro
The Bank of New Zealand has announced a six percent overdraft facility up to $100,000 for farmers affected by drought.
Northland will probably be just the first region in the country declared to be in a state of drought.
Tristram Clayton spent the day with a Northland farmer to discover if the drought declaration will make a difference.
The Government has officially declared a state of drought in Northland.
A state of drought has officially been declared in Northland by the Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy.
Northland farmers are set to find out if they will get a drought declaration after weeks of hot, dry weather.
The 19-year-old woman badly burned in an explosion at her house near Whangarei has died in hospital.
Northland farmers, concerned that an official drought is close to being declared, claim the Government is leaving them high and dry.
The explosion which tore through a Northland house, badly burning a 30-year-old woman, blew out the windows some distance and could easily have hurt bystanders, the local fire chief says.
A scrub fire which broke out in Northland's Waipoua Forest has now been contained.
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