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‘Te Kakano’ Folly opens as Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Maori Art Gallery

Published 26th September, 2016

Whangarei’s dynamic new attraction, the Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Maori Art Gallery takes its first step towards reality with the opening of its ‘folly’ Te Kakano (the seed) next month.

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Ethnic Football Festival to foster migrant relations

Published 23rd September, 2016

The inaugural Ethnic Football Festival takes place on October 22 at William Fraser Memorial Park, Whangarei.

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Motels booked out as thousands visit Whangarei for Nga Manu Korero

Published 22nd September, 2016

With a few thousand people in Whangarei for an event hailed for promoting te reo Maori motels are reaping the benefits as schools fill the rooms.

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At the forefront of the industry

Published 19th September, 2016

Aaron not only still works for Cook Costello but he is at the forefront of the industry, fully utilising the potential of the 12d civil software - primarily used for civil design such as earthworks, roading and stormwater.

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Festival keeps cash flowing to coast

Published 16th September, 2016

This year's Tutukaka Coast Winter Festival has increased turnover in local businesses, helped retain key staff, encouraged repeat visits during summer and brought the local coastal community closer together

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Thor star Chris Hemsworth is a Lord of the Rings fan

Published 16th September, 2016

When a tall, buff man with an Australian accent walked into a second-hand bookshop in Whangarei the observant staff member thought "you're hot, you look like Thor".

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Festival keeps cash flowing to coast

Published 16th September, 2016

This year's Tutukaka Coast Winter Festival has increased turnover in local businesses, helped retain key staff, encouraged repeat visits during summer and brought the local coastal community closer together

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Lions tour taiaha presented to Whangarei

Published 6th September, 2016

There will be more than pride on the line when the New Zealand provincial barbarians take on the British and Irish Lions in Whangarei next year.

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Theatre collective’s community hub to continue

Published 30th August, 2016

Whangarei's Company of Giants are able to keep on saying yes.

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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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