Northland News Briefly: TEEKS Wins Big at Rolling Stone Music Awards; no scallop season this year

The Northland Teeks soul sensation has been named Best New Artist in the Rolling Stone New Zealand Award. Photo/NZME

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The Northland Teeks soul singer added to his many accolades by winning a major award at the Panhead Rolling Stone New Zealand Awards.
Teeks was named Best New Artist at the awards, which took place in Auckland on Wednesday night. Teeks was also a finalist in the Best Single category for his song Younger. LAB won Best Album for their long drive LAB; Six60 won Best Single for Pepeha and the Rolling Stone Global Award went to Lorde. The next issue of Rolling Stone New Zealand includes an article on the nominees.

Don’t touch the scallops
While scallop season traditionally begins on September 1, catching scallops in most of the Northland region is prohibited until further notice. According to MPI Fisheries, by respecting the closure, people will be doing their part to help the fishery rebuild and secure a sustainable future. Recreational anglers are encouraged to download the NZ Fishing Rules app, which works off phone reception. Anyone aware of suspicious fishing activity can contact MPI on 0800 4 POACHER or [email protected]

$15,000 won in the ‘Rei
A Lotto player from Whangārei was among 14 players from across the country who each won more than $14,000 in Lotto Second Division in Wednesday night’s draw. The ticket, sold on MyLotto in Whangārei, fetched $15,116 for its holder. The winning lotto numbers were 8, 13, 14, 24, 31 and 33, with bonus number 35 and Powerball number 4. Powerball was not hit on Wednesday and will be worth $10 million on Saturday.

barge break-ins
Several cars were broken into at Barge Park during an elementary school cross-country race on Wednesday. Police said they have received two reports so far of the property being stolen from cars parked near Kowhai Park Rd. Witnesses of suspicious activity or anyone with useful information can contact police on 105.

Media and ceasefire
An agreement between Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union has been reached as a way forward in the current collective bargaining impasse. Home Affairs Minister Jan Tinetti met FENZ and NZPFU on Tuesday, where it was agreed that the parties would enter into facilitated mediation, all strike notices would be suspended and no further industrial action would take place, FENZ withdraw the request for facilitated bargaining through labor relations. Authority, and no further public comment will take place. The agreement is in effect until September 30.

Clothing exchange
A free ‘Clothes Swap’ will take place on Sunday at ONONENESIX on Bank St, Whangārei. The event starts at 12:30 p.m. Anyone with a bag or more of clean, portable clothes is welcome. The event aims to promote sustainable fashion, and those who wish to donate but are unable to attend can message the host through the ONONEESIX Facebook page, where the event is listed.