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Minister starts airport terminal construction project

Minister of Regional Economic Development Shane Jones drove a digger bucket through the old Bay of Islands Airport building today to mark the start of construction of a larger and more fit-for-purpose terminal. His demolition effort was watched by members of the construction team, Kipa Munro of Ngāti Rēhia, deputy mayor Tania McInnes, and [...]

2018-05-31T14:41:03+00:00 29 May, 2018|

Plans submitted for new housing units in Opua

Far North Holdings has filed a resource consent application with the Far North District Council for the ability to develop and sub-divide 17 sites located along Franklin, Baffin and Kellet streets in Opua. An application to Northland Regional Council for earthworks consent has also been filed. The company says no decisions have yet been taken [...]

2018-05-23T09:49:54+00:00 23 May, 2018|

Plans published for consultation on Russell Wharf building

Far North Holdings has published plans and options for the proposed re-construction of the Russell Wharf building.Documentation, building plans and a survey of Russell Residents can be downloaded below in advance of community meetings to be held at the Russell Town Hall on 5 July.People are invited to submit questions in advance of the meeting to [...]

2018-05-18T14:12:26+00:00 18 May, 2018|

Ministry of Education commissions new Kaitaia office

Far North Holdings (FNHL) has been commissioned by the Ministry of Education to build a new area office in Kaitaia, on the site of the car-park the company owns at the corner of Redan Road and Commerce Street. The Ministry plans to move into the new building in December this year. Aspects of the [...]

2018-05-02T16:35:44+00:00 1 May, 2018|

Four more Far North economic development projects receive government investment

Four more economic development projects championed by the Far North District Council’s commercial trading and asset management arm, Far North Holdings, are to receive $6.724 million of government funding from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) launched by the Minister of Regional Economic Development, Shane Jones, last month. They are: a new terminal at Bay [...]

2018-05-07T11:51:41+00:00 16 March, 2018|

Statement – FNDC public consultation: Russell Wharf

Far North District Council is consulting with ratepayers across the district about whether to transfer ownership of Russell Wharf from Council to Far North Holdings Ltd (the Council-owned ‘delivery vehicle’ for Council’s commercial activities). The proposed transfer forms part of the Long-Term Plan (2018-2028) on which Council is currently consulting with ratepayers. The question [...]

2018-03-12T16:43:33+00:00 12 March, 2018|

Far North economic development projects win funding boost from Provincial Growth Fund

Two economic development projects championed by the Far North District Council’s commercial trading and asset management arm, Far North Holdings, are to receive almost $7 million of government funding, primarily from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) launched by the Minister of Regional Economic Development, Shane Jones, in Gisborne today. They are: a new interpretive [...]

2018-02-26T10:53:03+00:00 23 February, 2018|

Airport expansion work to begin in April

Bay of Islands Airport owner and operator Far North Holdings says it hopes to start work at the end of April on expansion of the terminal building there. Work to modernise the facility is expected to be complete by December, in time for the start of the peak tourism traffic. Passenger numbers have grown [...]

2018-02-13T11:43:53+00:00 13 February, 2018|

Dawn blessing for next phase of marina expansion

A dawn unveiling ceremony at Bay of Islands Marina in Opua today conferred the blessing of tangata whenua on 149 new marina berths and work which will start soon on the next phase of the marina’s expansion project. Four pou were unveiled, along with a commemorative anchor stone and a touchstone representing local hapū Ngāti [...]

2017-12-01T11:30:24+00:00 11 August, 2017|

Temporary parking at Opua launch ramp

Far North Holdings is warning that a temporary parking area will replace parking next to the Opua boat launch ramp between August and mid October 2017, while the main area is resurfaced and marked out. The gravelled surface of the car park will be replaced with a full tar seal as part of the Bay [...]

2017-07-12T22:56:37+00:00 11 July, 2017|