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Bay of Islands Marina clinches top Asia-Pacific accolade

The Bay of Islands has the best international marina in the Asia-Pacific region according to the Marina Industries Association (MIA), the organisation representing the marina and related service industries in this part of the world. Bay of Islands Marina in Opua won the award last night at the association’s 2019/2020 Club Marine Marina of the [...]

2019-05-29T15:10:21+12:0029 May, 2019|

Far North Holdings acquires Opua Industrial Estate

Far North Holdings has acquired the Opua Industrial Estate on State Highway 11, just south of the town. Ownership transferred at the end of February. The move gives the company additional flexibility to accommodate local businesses at every stage of their growth and development. Opua Industrial estate is a logical fit for the company because [...]

2019-05-07T16:23:31+12:0018 April, 2019|

Update: Russell, Paihia and Opua marine infrastructure projects

Russell Wharf Work on the $1.281m Russell Wharf upgrade project, contracted to Bellingham Marine, will start on Friday April 26 and is expected to last until the end of August. The Provincial Growth Fund has contributed $1.114m to this project. Work will start after Easter and avoids interfering with the operation of the wharf during [...]

2019-05-29T15:13:07+12:0022 March, 2019|

PGF to fund early work on specialist business park near Kaikohe

The Provincial Growth Fund will pay for preliminary work around the establishment of an innovation and enterprise park on State Highway 12 east of Kaikohe. The $890,000 funding will help develop a business case study, site assessment, preparation of applications for a private plan change and resource consents, and initiating discussions with potential occupants, tenants [...]

2019-03-15T17:39:47+12:0015 March, 2019|

Update: Russell and Opua marine infrastructure projects

Russell Wharf Far North Holdings has appointed Bellingham Marine to undertake the upgrades planned for Russell Wharf. Work on the $1.25 million project, paid for with a grant from the Provincial Growth Fund, is expected to start in March next year to fit in with the contractor’s work programme and avoid interfering with the [...]

2018-12-12T15:54:14+12:0012 December, 2018|

New building will boost Hospice revenue in Northland

A donated goods processing centre and retail outlet being built by Hospice Mid-Northland on its Kerikeri Road site is largely complete and set to open within the next few months. The innovative insulated panel building is one of only three in the District and will help the organisation potentially to earn an extra $100,000 a [...]

2018-09-06T10:52:06+12:005 September, 2018|

Maritime car-park in Paihia to be re-designed; Williams Road car-park to be repaired

Significant restructuring of the Maritime car-park in Paihia will cause disruption there between 20 August and 23 September. Council’s commercial trading and asset management firm Far North Holdings is changing the layout of the area to improve commercial vehicle flow, boost traffic safety and enhance pedestrian access to the wharf. The traffic island in [...]

2018-08-06T16:10:40+12:006 August, 2018|

Decisions reached on Russell Wharf

Most submissions to a public consultation process on a building to replace the existing, non-compliant kiosk on Russell Wharf have favoured redevelopment, with design-option A emerging as the preferred choice. Far North Holdings received 139 submissions as part of its voluntary consultation process involving the Russell community. Of these, 85 (61 percent) indicated that they [...]

2018-07-23T14:47:21+12:0023 July, 2018|

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 [...]

2018-11-26T16:23:24+12:0029 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+12:0023 May, 2018|