47 days ago

Karikari Peninsula scrub fire doubles in size overnight

Caroline Williams Reporter from Northern News

A scrub fire caused by fallen powerlines on Thursday has ripped through 100 hectares overnight, leaving 11 people without power.
Four helicopters, 20 rural firefighters and a 12 tonne digger were working on the blaze and were hoping to have it under control by 4.30pm on Friday. It comes as mapping by NIWA revealed soils were "extremely" drier than normal and drought conditions were evident in some parts of Northland.
(Photo credit: FENZ)

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1 day ago

Did the smoke from the landfill fire effect you?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Saturday's fire in the Puwera Landfill produced a lot of smoke from the burning household rubbish. The fire has now been contained but were you effected?

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5 hours ago

What's On: Foxtail Rumble 50’s&60’s Music Event

Adrian from Albany Heights

1950’s & 60’s Rock'n Roll extravaganza. Toe tapping music, Hot Rods and light food available will make for a great afternoon in the countryside. Entry $15 p/p or $35 p/family
Foxtail Rumble 50’s&60’s Music Event
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1 day ago

How can we make our roads safer?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Sadly, one person died in an accident in Kaitaia on Sunday morning - thoughts go to friends and family. How do you think we can make our roads safer, to prevent such crashes occurring again?

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