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Tourist spend tops $1b in Northland for the first time

Published 7th December, 2016

Earnings from Northland's booming tourism industry have topped $1 billion a year for the first time with a noticeable increase in visitors from new overseas markets flocking to the region.

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Orcon continues Gig rollout to Whangarei

Published 7th December, 2016

Orcon launched Gig plans in New Zealand’s main metropolitan areas last month, and has now continued the rollout to Whangarei.

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Stability and sun bring businesswoman north to Whangarei

Published 30th November, 2016

In her search for a spiritual retreat and a little more light in her life, a UK woman eager to escape the quakes of the south said she has not just moved to Northland for the sun, but also the seismic and economic stability.

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Whangarei population increase the highest in over two decades

Published 18th November, 2016

Whangarei’s population has increased for the second year in a row, gaining 1,800 new residents in the year to 30 June 2016.

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Bold, quirky, wonky - Hundertwasser-designed art centre sample opens in Whangarei

Published 17th November, 2016

It's a wonky structure with a mish mash of colours, typical of Hundertwasser.

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Northland migration at 25-year high

Published 14th November, 2016

Whangarei had a net gain of 513 people as a result of permanent and long-term migration in the year to September, according to Statistics New Zealand figures.

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People from all over the world in Whangarei for opening of indigenous centre

Published 3rd November, 2016

Feet stomped on gravel and chants echoed during a rousing powhiri to welcome 22 United Nations delegates and indigenous people to Whangarei to mark the opening of the only indigenous centre in the Pacific.

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Locals picture Whangarei harbourside in a whole new way

Published 26th October, 2016

Ancient camera technology is being pitched as a way to bring new life to Whangarei's harbourside.

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Whangarei gains a new tourist attraction

Published 25th October, 2016

Northland has a brand new iconic tourist attraction. Friday 21 October Te Kakano (the Seed) was officially opened at the Town Basin in Whangarei.

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Women now hold majority on WDC

Published 10th October, 2016

Sheryl Mai, champagne glass in hand, says she is "overwhelmed, rapt and thrilled" with the election outcome.

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$50 million Helena Bay Lodge to open

Published 5th October, 2016

New Zealand's most expensive new residential lodge is in Northland and will open its doors to guests next month.

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Gold medal Paralympian Leslie keen for rest and recuperation back home in Whangarei

Published 5th October, 2016

Cameron Leslie, Paralympic champion set a new world record of 2:23:12 in the SM4 150m Individual Medley, shaving over two and a half seconds off his own mark.

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Grant brings Hundertwasser Arts Centre closer to target

Published 3rd October, 2016

A new grant of $1.8 million for the Hundertwasser Arts Centre project brings the money in the bag to only 20 per cent short of the target.

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Tourists spend nearly $1 billion in Northland

Published 3rd October, 2016

Northland's burgeoning tourism industry is showing no signs of slowing down, with latest statistics estimating visitors to the region spent nearly $1 billion in the year to August.

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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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