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Government contribution will inspire confidence in Hundertwasser project

Published 5th February, 2016

The government’s $4 million contribution to the Hundertwasser Art Centre and Wairau Māori Art (HAC) Gallery in Whangarei will inspire confidence in the project, says Northland Inc CEO David Wilson.

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Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan

Published 5th February, 2016

Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan, a foundation for future success

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New maternity suite gets ready to deliver

Published 4th February, 2016

Whangarei Hospital's new maternity building has gone over its expected delivery time but will be ready to deliver after its official opening later this month.

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Bridge for cycle track

Published 29th January, 2016

A safe walking and cycling link between Waipu township and the popular beach spot at the Cove will be a step closer, with the installation of a $170,000 bridge about to get under way.

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Solid engagement with city projects

Published 27th January, 2016

Whangarei District Council has deemed its first foray into "conversational consultation" a success, with more than 2000 people going online to view a series of inner-city revitalisation projects.

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Whangarei Korean dairy farmer sees potential in free trade deal

Published 19th January, 2016

A Northland man is a rare breed of dairy farmer in New Zealand.

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North takes out hot spot title

Published 14th January, 2016

Whangarei came out top of the country with the highest annual average temperature in 2015

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$38m boost to tourism spending

Published 25th November, 2015

Increased spending from international and domestic visitors has seen Northland's estimated tourism spend jump $38 million to $661 million, with the Australians spending the most in the region from March 2014 to 2015.

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Tourism industry set to expand

Published 25th November, 2015

Tourism experts say a new training college in Northland will expand the industry in the region making it a bigger earner than farming and could create up to an extra 300 jobs.

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Web firm booked on Deloitte index

Published 13th November, 2015

A man who runs his booming online venture mainly from Whangarei cafes says his type of business is perfectly suited for Northland, and adds resilience to the economy.

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Tourism honour for Jongejans

Published 9th October, 2015

This weekend, Jeroen Jongejans hauled in a massive national tourism award when he was named Tourism Industry Champion at the Tourism Industry Awards.

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Business couple find their true north

Published 9th October, 2015

It was while driving to and from their rented home at Marsden Point that Auckland couple Ondine Waddle and Peter Rogers-Jenkins, the new owners of Whangarei's Mitre 10 Mega, saw exactly where the business growth for their new enterprise would come from.

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Opening date set for mall’s $2.7m revamp

Published 2nd October, 2015

A celebration marking the opening of Whangarei's first "shared space" will be a light at the end of the tunnel for business owners affected by the $2.7 million revamp of Cameron St Mall.

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Endless Summer Festival call for Events

Published 30th September, 2015

Another Endless Summer is just around the corner, and festival organisers are now collecting event registrations for the Endless Summer Festival 2016.

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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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