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Social and economic boost should be seized

Published 11th April, 2014

Whangarei is on the cusp of 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to boost economic and social development, with the local ultra-fast broadband network just weeks away from completion.

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Races to light up night at International Rally of Whangarei

Published 4th April, 2014

Driving in the dark at more than 160km/h on winding roads may sound like a nightmare to some but will be all in a day's work for drivers at next week's International Rally of Whangarei, with night-time racing on Pohe Island.

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$125m data centre planned for Whangarei

Published 1st April, 2014

Northland Inc chairman Colin Mitten and a group of local businessmen are hatching an audacious plan to build a $125 million data centre in Marsden near Whangarei.

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National framework supports tourism focus for Whangarei

Published 31st March, 2014

​Whangarei District Council (WDC) and the Whangarei Visitor Group (WVG) are ready to play their part in building the $41bn tourism market in New Zealand by 2025.

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Hora Hora to get brand-new school.

Published 10th March, 2014

A multi-million dollar building featuring 10 new classrooms is being planned for Hora Hora School.

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Lottery Grants Board allocates $28 million to significant community projects, Min of Internal Affair

Published 6th March, 2014

The Lottery Grants Board has made a grant of $2 million towards the Hundertwasser Art Centre project in Whangarei

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City parks win world honour yet again, The Northern Advocate

Published 18th February, 2014

Whangarei's Parihaka and Hatea River Reserves have again been given an international Green Flag award that recognises well-managed, high-quality green spaces.

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Whangarei economy growing strongly

Published 22nd January, 2014

The recession is over with the economy showing a boost in growth.
Whangarei's GDP grew by "a robust 3 per cent" in the 12 months to September 2013, according to Infometrics.

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Rally of Whangarei a $5.6m boost for economy

Published 17th January, 2014

The International Rally of Whangarei should bring about $5.6 million worth of economic benefits to the district, an assessment has found.

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Whangarei has quickest net, The Northern Advocate

Published 17th December, 2013

Whangarei has leapfrogged every other town and city to have the fastest broadband in the country.

The revelation by global broadband statistician Net Index showed Whangarei has a nation-leading broadband speed of 24.67 megabit per second, followed by Christchurch at 23.47mbps and Wellington at 23.06mbps.

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Initial Research Finds in Favour of Growers Market, NorthTec

Published 6th December, 2013

This first survey aimed to find out what the local Whangarei community and visitors valued about the Grower's Market and early analysis reveals that the market enjoys strong support from its loyal customers.

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Quest banks on region with new apartments, The Northern Advocate

Published 18th November, 2013

A $9.5 million three-storey serviced apartment building with five shops on the ground floor and a carpark basement will be built on the corner of Bank and Cameron Sts in Whangarei.

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Gisborne-owned in Whangarei, The Gisborne Herald

Published 14th November, 2013

EASTLAND Port will establish a $2.5 million debarking facility at Whangarei, heading off nine other applicants for the Northland Port Corporation initiative.

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Northland local government - one voice, many communities, Local Government Commission

Published 13th November, 2013

The need for a single voice for Northland and for local communities to keep their special identities is reflected in a new model of local government proposed for the region.

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Northpower collects global fibre award, Northpower

Published 8th November, 2013

Northpower has been labelled an international stand-out in ultra-fast broadband fibre networks.

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