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Whangarei has quickest net, The Northern Advocate

Published 17th December, 2013

Whangarei has leapfrogged every other town and city to have the fastest broadband in the country.

The revelation by global broadband statistician Net Index showed Whangarei has a nation-leading broadband speed of 24.67 megabit per second, followed by Christchurch at 23.47mbps and Wellington at 23.06mbps.

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Initial Research Finds in Favour of Growers Market, NorthTec

Published 6th December, 2013

This first survey aimed to find out what the local Whangarei community and visitors valued about the Grower's Market and early analysis reveals that the market enjoys strong support from its loyal customers.

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Quest banks on region with new apartments, The Northern Advocate

Published 18th November, 2013

A $9.5 million three-storey serviced apartment building with five shops on the ground floor and a carpark basement will be built on the corner of Bank and Cameron Sts in Whangarei.

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Gisborne-owned in Whangarei, The Gisborne Herald

Published 14th November, 2013

EASTLAND Port will establish a $2.5 million debarking facility at Whangarei, heading off nine other applicants for the Northland Port Corporation initiative.

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Northland local government - one voice, many communities, Local Government Commission

Published 13th November, 2013

The need for a single voice for Northland and for local communities to keep their special identities is reflected in a new model of local government proposed for the region.

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Northpower collects global fibre award, Northpower

Published 8th November, 2013

Northpower has been labelled an international stand-out in ultra-fast broadband fibre networks.

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Editorial: Space is one to watch, The Northern Advocate

Published 7th November, 2013

Just over $2 million has been granted to a Whangarei trust that will provide a youth space in the city. It is arguably the most significant dollar investment in Northland youth this century.

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Clocks chime with UK website, The Northern Advocate

Published 5th November, 2013

Tourists keen to check out unusual attractions in New Zealand should head straight to Whangarei's Claphams Clock Museum, an influential UK travel website says.

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Gigacountry: the UFB up north, The National Business Review

Published 30th October, 2013

Whangarei can become an exemplar of what a fibre-rich city can truly be.

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Hard worker made deputy, The Whangarei Leader

Published 30th October, 2013

Women are leading from the front at the district council.

Newly elected mayor Sheryl Mai has made the shock announcement of councillor Sharon Morgan as her deputy.

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Car museum gears up for more tours, The Whangarei Leader

Published 23rd October, 2013

The Packard and Pioneer Museum in Maungatapere will this week start opening Thursday to Sunday for 2pm tours.

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Breeding breakthrough for kiwis, The Northern Advocate

Published 22nd October, 2013

For the first time in 50 years the pitter-patter of tiny kiwi feet could soon be heard in the Marunui Conservation Reserve, situated near the Brynderwyn Hills.

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Manufacturing plant tipped for Marsden, The Northern Advocate

Published 16th October, 2013

Census figures revealing a population growth spurt in Ruakaka could be a reflection of strong support for a new Marsden City, a project that may include a new manufacturing plant and an IT university and data centre.

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Orcas entertain in harbour, The Northern Advocate

Published 7th October, 2013

A close-up encounter with a pod of playful orca in Whangarei Harbour has been described by a Northland man as "one of the best experiences ever".

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Pacific cable contract signed, The Northern Advocate

Published 3rd October, 2013

US company TE SubCom has signed a contract with Hawaiki Cable to design and lay a submarine fibre-optic cable that will come ashore in Whangarei.

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