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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 [...]

2018-03-16T13:27:39+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|

Far North Holdings invests in Hokianga tourism growth

Far North Holdings has entered into a commercial agreement with the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Hokianga to redevelop and expand its accommodation. The Far North District Council’s commercial arm is to build 10 high-end units on adjacent land which it will own and lease back to the hotel. Construction is taking place in two phases. [...]

2017-12-01T11:30:24+00:00 15 June, 2017|

Airport expansion delayed

Construction of the proposed new terminal building at Bay of Islands Airport near Kerikeri has been pushed back a year to April 2018 to future-proof the airport against the potential introduction of new security requirements for domestic airports in New Zealand. In light of the possible new requirements, airport owner Far North Holdings has had [...]

2017-04-06T12:12:23+00:00 3 April, 2017|

Paint sales frame bigger picture

Opua-based Bay of Islands Marine Painters has been recognised by a leading supplier of anti-foul paint for “unheard of” growth in the use of its product, an indicator of significant growth in the region’s marine services sector. Propspeed, which supplies an anti-foul paint for boat propellers and running gear, says Bay of Islands Marine Painters [...]

2017-12-01T11:30:24+00:00 1 March, 2017|

Plans in hand for Bay of Islands airport expansion

Planning is under way to expand the terminal building at Bay of Islands Airport near Kerikeri and to modernise facilities there. Owner and operator Far North Holdings hopes to start construction in the second quarter of next year if building consent is obtained and the tendering process is successful. Building work is expected to [...]

2017-12-01T11:30:24+00:00 17 October, 2016|