Keep up to date with the latest news from Whangarei
Pacifika Fusion turnout bodes well
Published 25th March, 2015
A larger-than-expected turnout at the Pacifika Fusion Festival in Whangarei should be even bigger next year with the likes of Savage and Shortland St stars likely to add more colour to the occasion.
Visitors vote with their feet, wallets
Published 14th January, 2015
Northland (Whangarei) is riding a five-year summer holiday high, with tills ringing at record levels, campgrounds full and a tourism leader labelling the region as the new playground for Aucklanders.
School to boost design industry
Published 1st December, 2014
Whangarei is to get a splash of colour when 45 students fill a new design college in the CBD, after the Government dished out $250,000 in funding to boost Northland's opportunities in creative industries.
Website among NZ’s best
Published 14th November, 2014
A Whangarei-based web company has been ranked 20th in the NZ Deloitte Fast 50 for its furious growth in the last 12 months.
Hopes high to secure games
Published 11th November, 2014
The success of the Kiwis and Samoa rugby league test at Toll Stadium has boosted Northland's hopes of hosting the British and Irish Lions in 2017 and Super Rugby and NRL matches.
Whangarei’s walking loop and bridge gets Maori name
Published 25th June, 2014
Maori names reflecting connection with the land and a "pathway of opportunity" and a nod to one of the city's marine industry pioneers will make up the names of Whangarei's central city walking and cycling loop and connecting bridge across the Waiarohia Stream.
Whangarei New Zealand’s first fully-fibred city
Published 9th May, 2014
Whangarei has today become the first city in New Zealand to be fully-fibred under the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband initiative, Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has announced.
Social and economic boost should be seized
Published 11th April, 2014
Whangarei is on the cusp of 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to boost economic and social development, with the local ultra-fast broadband network just weeks away from completion.