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Whangarei first city to join Unicef’s youth initiative

Published 21st July, 2014

More play areas, youth-oriented events and making the streets safe for youngsters will be the focus of decision makers as Whangarei aims to become the first Child Friendly City in the country.

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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.

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Whangarei marae among first to connect to UFB

Published 12th May, 2014

A Whangarei marae has become one of the first to be connected to ultra-fast broadband.

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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.

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First fast-charge station for electric vehicles to open in Whangarei

Published 9th May, 2014

New Zealand's first fast-charge station for electric vehicles is to open in Whangarei today.

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Whangarei to host four U-20 World Cup bouts

Published 23rd April, 2014

Whangarei will host the next generation of football superstars with four games held in the city for the 2015 Fifa Under 20 World Cup.

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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.

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Races to light up night at International Rally of Whangarei

Published 4th April, 2014

Driving in the dark at more than 160km/h on winding roads may sound like a nightmare to some but will be all in a day's work for drivers at next week's International Rally of Whangarei, with night-time racing on Pohe Island.

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$125m data centre planned for Whangarei

Published 1st April, 2014

Northland Inc chairman Colin Mitten and a group of local businessmen are hatching an audacious plan to build a $125 million data centre in Marsden near Whangarei.

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National framework supports tourism focus for Whangarei

Published 31st March, 2014

​Whangarei District Council (WDC) and the Whangarei Visitor Group (WVG) are ready to play their part in building the $41bn tourism market in New Zealand by 2025.

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Hora Hora to get brand-new school.

Published 10th March, 2014

A multi-million dollar building featuring 10 new classrooms is being planned for Hora Hora School.

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Lottery Grants Board allocates $28 million to significant community projects, Min of Internal Affair

Published 6th March, 2014

The Lottery Grants Board has made a grant of $2 million towards the Hundertwasser Art Centre project in Whangarei

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City parks win world honour yet again, The Northern Advocate

Published 18th February, 2014

Whangarei's Parihaka and Hatea River Reserves have again been given an international Green Flag award that recognises well-managed, high-quality green spaces.

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Whangarei economy growing strongly

Published 22nd January, 2014

The recession is over with the economy showing a boost in growth.
Whangarei's GDP grew by "a robust 3 per cent" in the 12 months to September 2013, according to Infometrics.

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Rally of Whangarei a $5.6m boost for economy

Published 17th January, 2014

The International Rally of Whangarei should bring about $5.6 million worth of economic benefits to the district, an assessment has found.

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