Northern Advocate, The (Whangarei, New Zealand)



Latest documents

  • Pro surfers pay homage to Slater

    An emotional Kelly Slater has called time on his legendary surfing career, with current world No1 Griffin Colapinto saying all surfers owe him for his contribution to the sport.


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  • Warriors sign prize recruit

    The Warriors have announced the singing of James Fisher-Harris.

  • LETTERS Passing the buck over rough sleepers

    The ineptitude of Whangarei District Council is highlighted in your article on the plight of rough sleepers in our city (Advocate, April 15). This council can spend $60 million of ratepayers money on a new building Te Iwitahi (apparently to serve the community), that is not even fully occupied, and yet it cannot even make a mere $60,000 available to help re-open the now boarded up Old Boys’ building to provide much needed shelter during the winter for those sleeping rough in our city. Whilst there exists a women’s refuge there is no such place for men. As has been pointed out in the past, Almond Court on Dent St, which would have been ideally suitable, was destroyed by council and they refuse to open up the now disused facilities in Forum North.

  • Four finalists to vie for Dairy Woman

    Michelle Ruddell, who runs a large-scale dairy farm near Whangārei, is one of four women in the running to be the Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year.

  • ON THE ROAD Brynderwyns are on the national political radar

    It has been a great season but grass growth is slowing down and it was obvious that 16 mouths would not make it through the winter on a small hectare of grass.

  • Aussie Starc struggling to live up to his price tag

    At some point Kolkata Knight Riders may have to decide if they can afford to wait for Mitchell Starc to find form.


    Quiz1How many toes does an ostrich have on each foot?

  • Top netballers put on notice

    New rules saw more 2-minute suspensions dished out in one round of netball’s ANZ Premiership on the weekend than across an entire typical season.

  • EDITORIAL Wellington’s mega tunnel is surely just a pipe dream

    Picture the scene: a capital city with pedestrianised streets, bustling shops, affordable housing sprinkled through inner laneways while a mega underground tunnel diverts noisy traffic away.

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    Auckland Airport is hosting job fair with around 2000 positions on offer and its chief executive Carrie Hurihanganui is well placed to know what it takes to get one of them....

  • Getaway driver for robbery’s jail sentence cut

    A father sentenced to just over five years in jail after acting as getaway driver in a Whangārei bank robbery has had his jail term reduced....

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    The family of a man who was taken to Northland for burial against his wife’s wishes say it would have been inappropriate to cremate a man who had just received a full-face tāmoko....


    Some of us are double vaxxed and we’ve done our bit and OMG we really need a holiday. We want to see our loved ones....


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