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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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Kids make their mark at academy

Published 2nd May, 2016

Whangarei's Otangarei suburb is producing regional and national representatives at a sports academy.

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Shelter canopy to be celebrated

Published 28th April, 2016

A few finishing touches are needed before Whangarei's flash new mall canopy is formally celebrated.

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Special freight firm to open in Whangarei

Published 28th April, 2016

Freight-forwarding company Famous Pacific Shipping is to open an office in Whangarei.

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Plastic bag-free Whangarei celebrates Earth Day at growers market

Published 22nd April, 2016

Plastic bag-free Whangarei is inviting the public to celebrate World Earth Day at the growers market on Saturday by using reusable bags.

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Motorsport: Youth and experience to fight it out in Whangarei

Published 18th April, 2016

The 2016 International Rally of Whangarei is set to be a battle between experience and youth.

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CEO drives Northport option

Published 4th April, 2016

Northport at Marsden Pt is the only realistic option to take over some of the cargo from Ports of Auckland, a regional development leader says.

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