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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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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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