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Public in for ‘nice surprise’

Published 26th August, 2016

A good deal of head scratching and intricate work has been going on behind a builders' wrap at Whangarei's Town Basin.

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Citrus boosts spirits in the wintry south

Published 24th August, 2016

At the end of July more than six tonnes of excess citrus fruit was collected by Whangarei's Lions Clubs to be sent to Christchurch where not much of the winter fruit grows.

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Keeping up the good Workspace

Published 18th August, 2016

The concept of a shared work space office in Whangarei is catching on fast with plans brewing for a second site in Northland.

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Football tourney focuses on migrants

Published 15th August, 2016

An upcoming football tournament in Whangarei will form a platform for the migrant community to learn about the work police and other agencies do and how to access their services.

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International enrolments surge

Published 15th August, 2016

More overseas students are coming to Northland to study, with international enrolments doubling at one provider.

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Northland in line for warmest winter

Published 10th August, 2016

Northland is heading for its warmest winter, and year, on record after July produced some record high temperatures in parts of the region.

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Group to perform at Italian festival

Published 14th July, 2016

Whangarei kapa haka roopu Hatea head to Italy at the end of the month for Estate Internazionale del Folklore 2016 - an international folk festival in Castrovillari, southern Italy.

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Digit Team up to code - shortlisted for national IT award

Published 12th July, 2016

A team of Northlanders who have been teaching young and old computer coding through a school and marae have been shortlisted for a national IT excellence award.

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North really ‘winterless’ this year

Published 27th June, 2016

A weather expert is predicting the "unbelievably warm" spell currently being experienced in Northland will last until the first week of July.

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2017 British and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand - Facility impresses scribes

Published 21st June, 2016

Journalists from abroad are taking in the Northland sights ahead of the 2017 British and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand. Coming from England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland, the four journalists wanted to get a gauge on Toll Stadium and the sights around the north of the country.

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Culhams ready for SkyCity contract

Published 21st June, 2016

A Whangarei business has come out on top of controversy surrounding Auckland's $402 million SkyCity Convention Centre.

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Northland leading the way with Transportation Alliance establishment

Published 1st June, 2016

Chair of the Northland Mayoral Forum and Whangarei Mayor Sheryl Mai today announced the establishment of a collaborative alliance for transportation and roading services to the communities of Northland.

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Meet Maureen Green, NZ’s ‘brom queen’

Published 1st June, 2016

Maureen is also one of New Zealand's most celebrated bromeliad breeders and collectors with an international reputation for her 'Karamea' series of cultivars, bred by her at her Maungakaramea home and nursery in Whangarei.

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Aussies parkrun visitors soak up Loop experience

Published 23rd May, 2016

Recent visitors to Whangarei, Kerry Bray from Cronulla in Sydney, Vin Martin from Melbourne and Anne-Marie and Paul Loader from Launceston in Tasmania all stopped off overnight in Whangarei just to add the Whangarei parkrun event to their New Zealand visit.

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Hundreds attend Maori economic hui

Published 19th May, 2016

A conference dubbed "Powering up the Maori Economy in Te Tai Tokerau" was "more than a talkfest", presenters and iwi leaders promised.

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