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Maki Herbert

Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

Other candidates in: Te Tai Tokerau

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Census extension for Gabrielle-affected rohe

The census has been extended to June 1st for regions affected by Cyclone Gabrielle. Photo / Nick Reed / NZME
Stats NZ says areas hammered by Cyclone Gabrielle will have the survey period for the 2023 Census extended.

"Cabinet agreed yesterday to funding an extension and amendments to the census operation to assist with delivering a successful 2023 Census in areas impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle." Government Statistician and Stats NZ Chief Executive Mark Sowden said.


Moko Tepania to run for Far North mayoralty

First-term Far North District councillor Moko Tepania has confirmed he is running for mayor in the upcoming local body elections. 

He says the time has come for someone to unite the towns and communities of the region, especially with the introduction of Māori seats this year.

'Dealing with a wave of destruction' - agencies reflect on meth waste water results

New wastewater data has shown an increase in methamphetamine in the last quarter. Hotspots include Northland, Waikato and the East Coast.

Although Te Hauāwhiowhio o Otāngarei Trust chief executive Martyn Kaipo isn’t surprised by the findings, he says the increase has been creeping up for some time.

His biggest concern is the effect meth is having on tamariki in his area with some as young as eight being used to distribute and deal meth. He says most of these tamariki come from meth-ridden homes.

Adam Blair goes home to coach under 18s against Warriors

Adam Blair goes home to Te Taitokerau to coach the local under 18s in a game against the Warriors in Whangarei.

"I'm here supporting the beautiful game of rugby league, grassroots as well," Blair says.

Former Warrior Louis Anderson filled Blair in on the day's events, "We've got the Northland boys, the 16s and 18s playing against the Warriors."

"I mean it's massive. Those of us involved in rugby league know it's the best sport and to have the presence of ARL (Auckland Rugby League) or the Warriors up here gives a lot of support to the community here.

New Covid cases in Kaikohe as Te Whānau o Waipareira gets to work in Northland

Today the Ministry of Health confirmed that there are five new cases in Northland today. Four of the cases were notified after the Ministry's 9am data collection cut off, and will be included in Tuesday's data. Two of the new cases are in Kaikohe and are self-isolating at home.

The ministry also confirmed the first Covid related hospitalisation in Northland. Director General Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said the patient at Whangārei Hospital is a six-week old baby.

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