Marina extension project ready to roll

The contract to build the second stage of the Bay of Islands Marina has been awarded to Total Marine Services, a New Zealand company with a branch in Opua. The $10 million project includes the land-based civil works associated with the expanded marina. Work will start in early September and is expected to take 18 [...]

2017-12-01T11:30:24+13:0013 August, 2015|

Major boost for Bay of Islands marine services ‘hub’ at Opua

Bay of Islands custom boat-builder Bluefix Boatworks is to merge with Ashby’s Boatyard in Opua and move its operation from Kerikeri to new, state-of-the art boat-building and paint shop facilities to be erected on Ashby’s premises. The company will shift its 10 employees to Opua, take on the five boat-builders who currently work there and [...]

2017-03-28T10:40:40+13:0013 August, 2015|

Barrier Air moves to Spring timetable

Limited demand over winter and customer feedback about departures and arrivals in the dark have prompted Barrier Air to drop one of its three week-day services between Kaitaia and Auckland. The airline plans to reinstate the third daily service in the summer or if booking numbers pick up before then. Barrier Air has also increased [...]

2017-03-28T10:40:43+13:005 August, 2015|