Keep up to date with the latest news from Whangarei
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.
Maccas scrambles for North eggs
Published 23rd July, 2015
There are 45,500 chooks roaming around the 50-acre (20 hectare) farms of Otaika Valley Free Range Eggs near Whangarei - chooks which have become a fundamental part of McDonald's plans for the future.
Lions kicking off in Whangarei
Published 13th July, 2015
Beware: the British and Irish Lions are coming. Whangarei is set to be awash with noise and colour in June 2017 when the city hosts the first game in the British and Irish Lions 10-match tour of the country.
New Zealand’s unmissable aquatic adventures
Published 14th May, 2015
With the world’s tenth longest coastline and an interior riven with more than 180,000km of charted rivers, it’s no surprise that New Zealand’s cup is overflowing with watery adventures. Surfing, kayaking, rafting, diving, snorkelling, sailing, and even swimming with dolphins or seals, there’s plenty to immerse yourself in.
Rally benefits will motor on
Published 20th April, 2015
"The benefits of that exposure for Whangarei will continue for a while - with the television coverage to more than a billion people around the world," Mr Childs said.
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.