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Northland’s $33.8m ultra fast broadband rollout

Published 31st January, 2017

The Government's move to extend the ultra fast broadband fibre network further in to Northland is expected to provide a significant boast to the region's economy

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Northland’s business and consumer confidence highest in nearly three years

Published 23rd January, 2017

"In Whangarei we have got strong population growth, the dairy sector is picking up, we've had a record tourism spend ($1.025 billion in the year to November), interest rates are low"

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Tourism dollars keep coming in for Northland

Published 17th January, 2017

Tourism dollars spent in Northland continue to climb rapidly with latest figures showing $86 million injected into the region's economy in November last yea

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Whangarei Airport overhaul complete

Published 15th December, 2016

A $1 million upgrade of Whangarei Airport is now complete, allowing the airport to host more passengers and accommodate larger aircraft.

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Maori tourism pilot launches in Whangarei

Published 14th December, 2016

Cultural performances and history of the land and awa will be on offer as part of a Maori tourism pilot involving a Whangarei marae.

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Tourist spend tops $1b in Northland for the first time

Published 7th December, 2016

Earnings from Northland's booming tourism industry have topped $1 billion a year for the first time with a noticeable increase in visitors from new overseas markets flocking to the region.

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Bold, quirky, wonky - Hundertwasser-designed art centre sample opens in Whangarei

Published 17th November, 2016

It's a wonky structure with a mish mash of colours, typical of Hundertwasser.

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Locals picture Whangarei harbourside in a whole new way

Published 26th October, 2016

Ancient camera technology is being pitched as a way to bring new life to Whangarei's harbourside.

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Whangarei gains a new tourist attraction

Published 25th October, 2016

Northland has a brand new iconic tourist attraction. Friday 21 October Te Kakano (the Seed) was officially opened at the Town Basin in Whangarei.

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Women now hold majority on WDC

Published 10th October, 2016

Sheryl Mai, champagne glass in hand, says she is "overwhelmed, rapt and thrilled" with the election outcome.

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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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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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