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Whangarei Quarry Gardens newest attraction almost complete

Published 28th July, 2015

The Visitors Centre and Cafe at the Whangarei Quarry Gardens is approaching completion. The building will contain a cafe, public toilets, a reception area and a volunteers room.

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Work sails in for Northland marine industry

Published 28th July, 2015

Whangarei's marine industry is buzzing, with repair crews working on everything from tuna boats to ferries and a multimillion-dollar yacht conversion.

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Maccas scrambles for North eggs

Published 23rd July, 2015

There are 45,500 chooks roaming around the 50-acre (20 hectare) farms of Otaika Valley Free Range Eggs near Whangarei - chooks which have become a fundamental part of McDonald's plans for the future.

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Lions kicking off in Whangarei

Published 13th July, 2015

Beware: the British and Irish Lions are coming. Whangarei is set to be awash with noise and colour in June 2017 when the city hosts the first game in the British and Irish Lions 10-match tour of the country.

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Northland confirmed as site for $400m submarine cable landing

Published 13th July, 2015

A secret site near Whangarei will be the landing point for a proposed $400 million submarine internet cable linking New Zealand, Australia and the United States.

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Leadership tips shared as forum hailed a success

Published 8th July, 2015

One of Whangarei's rising leaders got a taste of "honest opinion" from some of New Zealand's top role models at the Aspiring Leaders Forum in Wellington.

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New Zealand’s unmissable aquatic adventures

Published 14th May, 2015

With the world’s tenth longest coastline and an interior riven with more than 180,000km of charted rivers, it’s no surprise that New Zealand’s cup is overflowing with watery adventures. Surfing, kayaking, rafting, diving, snorkelling, sailing, and even swimming with dolphins or seals, there’s plenty to immerse yourself in.

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Rally benefits will motor on

Published 20th April, 2015

"The benefits of that exposure for Whangarei will continue for a while - with the television coverage to more than a billion people around the world," Mr Childs said.

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Pacifika Fusion turnout bodes well

Published 25th March, 2015

A larger-than-expected turnout at the Pacifika Fusion Festival in Whangarei should be even bigger next year with the likes of Savage and Shortland St stars likely to add more colour to the occasion.

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Best people mix with others, says US yachtie

Published 25th March, 2015

Northland is the most culturally welcoming of all places, reckons American yachtie Bruce Bennett, who has cruised the world for almost two decades.

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Visitors vote with their feet, wallets

Published 14th January, 2015

Northland (Whangarei) is riding a five-year summer holiday high, with tills ringing at record levels, campgrounds full and a tourism leader labelling the region as the new playground for Aucklanders.

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Auckland the warmest main centre, Wellington the wettest in 2014 (Whangarei the warmest city)

Published 14th January, 2015

Whangarei, recording the highest annual average temperature of 16.1 degrees

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School to boost design industry

Published 1st December, 2014

Whangarei is to get a splash of colour when 45 students fill a new design college in the CBD, after the Government dished out $250,000 in funding to boost Northland's opportunities in creative industries.

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Website among NZ’s best

Published 14th November, 2014

A Whangarei-based web company has been ranked 20th in the NZ Deloitte Fast 50 for its furious growth in the last 12 months.

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Hopes high to secure games

Published 11th November, 2014

The success of the Kiwis and Samoa rugby league test at Toll Stadium has boosted Northland's hopes of hosting the British and Irish Lions in 2017 and Super Rugby and NRL matches.

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