90 days ago

Kidnap arrest after woman allegedly assaulted at Onerahi lookout

Melanie Earley Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Kia ora neighbours, a man has been charged with kidnapping and threats to kill after a woman was allegedly assaulted at Onerahi lookout. Detective Sergeant Dave Hamilton, Whangārei Police, said, the incident was said to have taken place on June 15. "A woman was allegedly grabbed and assaulted before she managed to hide in bush and alert a nearby resident for help,” Hamilton said.

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1 day ago

Have you had a problem with roaming, aggressive dogs?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

A Whangārei woman is so terrified of snarling, aggressive dogs that freely roam the streets that she no longer walks her grandson to school, instead spending about $30 a day on taxi rides. Whangārei District Council says there have been fewer dog attacks and complaints about rushing dogs this year, but more wandering complaints compared with the year before - and animal control have limited resources. Have you also had a problem with dogs? What do you think should be done about it?

2 hours ago

Win a Vegepod worth over $500.

Mark Stevens Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Until the 11th of October, purchase a regional newspaper or the Sunday Star-Times, find the daily code and go into win 1 of 100 medium vegepod and trolley stands. Find out more

7 hours ago

School holiday FUN for all the family

Alison Shrigley Reporter from Whangarei Leader

TOOOT TOOOOOT! Tomorrow is Club Day at Kiwi North's Heritage Park.
The weather report is looking great so we've got trains both big ($2.50) and small ($2) in operation tomorrow for some extra school holiday fun for the whole family.
The Rock and Gem Club will be opening their doors to display their giant gem and geology collection too.

If you can't make it tomorrow the big trains will be running Wednesday, Thursday and Friday both weeks of the holidays with the mini-trains each Wednesday.

For more info on what's happening these school holidays or if you want more info about these cool clubs check out our website www.kiwinorth.co.nz...