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Far North boat-building milestone reached at Opua Marine Hub

A local boat-building milestone was reached in Opua today with the launch of what is believed to be the largest vessel built in the Far North in recent times, a 60-tonne commercial fishing boat commissioned by Nat and Adam Davey of Russell-based Medea Fishing Company. The 22.25m commercial bottom-lining vessel called ‘Manakai’, meaning ‘spirit [...]

2020-11-17T21:17:02+13:0017 November, 2020|

Statement: Kellet Street, Opua

Our plans for the Kellet Street site were first presented to the community back in 2015 at a meeting of the local community group, Love Opua, at which Community Board members were present. In March 2018 we spoke about it again, at another community meeting. In May 2018 we issued a news release in [...]

2020-10-21T20:32:42+13:0020 October, 2020|

Paihia waterfront set for multi-million dollar facelift

Far North Holdings is set to implement parts of a long-shelved plan to develop the waterfront at Paihia in the Bay of Islands. It has received $8m from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) to build breakwaters that will protect waterfront infrastructure, including the town’s wharf and main road, and utility services such as sewage [...]

2020-07-30T10:45:45+12:0030 July, 2020|

PGF funding secured for infrastructure at Ngawha Innovation and Enterprise Park

Far North Holdings has had commitment from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) for a second round of funding in support of the proposed innovation and enterprise park the Far North District Council-owned company aims to develop near Kaikohe. The PGF has committed $19.5 million to fund site preparation, roads and drainage. The PGF’s latest round [...]

2020-07-13T11:51:04+12:0013 July, 2020|

Opua land sale to help fund economic development near Kaikohe

Far North Holdings has sold most of its land holding on Kellet Street in Opua to a residential developer. The land is consented for low-density, high-quality residential development. No further details of the buyer are available at this stage. The company is restricted by contract from publicising this information. The company will not reveal the [...]

2020-03-11T10:22:48+13:0011 March, 2020|

Level 4 water restrictions: Waitangi, Paihia, Opua, Kawakawa…

Far North Holdings and Bay of Islands Marina will implement the following measures in response to the Level 4 water restrictions announced for Waitangi, Paihia, Opua, Kawakawa and Moerewa today: Commercial boat operators using our facilities have been instructed by Far North District Council not to wash vessels. One of the two supplies of potable [...]

2020-02-19T17:24:43+13:0019 February, 2020|

Resource Consent received for Kellet Street residential project

Details to be discussed at community meeting on 30 November Far North Holdings has received the Resource Consent from Far North District Council that it needs to progress its proposed residential development on Kellet Street. It has also received the necessary Earthworks Consent from Northland Regional Council. Resource Consent was initially received on 20 August [...]

2019-12-10T20:46:05+13:0014 November, 2019|

Update: Paihia and Opua marine infrastructure projects

Paihia Wharf Work on the $4.698m Paihia Wharf upgrade project, contracted to United Civil, is now expected to be complete in late January. We expect the four new pontoons on the new South-East extension to be operational by Christmas, with just finishing detail work taking place in January. Wherever possible this work will be scheduled [...]

2019-11-07T17:15:46+13:007 November, 2019|

First plan published of proposed Ngawha business park

Far North Holdings has had “significant interest” in the innovation and enterprise park it hopes to establish near Kaikohe. The company has published for the first time a plan of the proposed Ngawha Innovation and Enterprise Park indicating progress in discussions with organisations involved in glasshouse horticulture, renewable carbon products, native timber drying, housing trades [...]

2019-10-15T16:34:11+13:0015 October, 2019|

Opua Wharf access

Response by Far North Holdings to misinformation circulated on social media: Far North Holdings cautions the residents of Opua against relying on the rumour mill, both on and off social media, for accurate information about the company and its activities. We are happy to answer any queries directly, through any of the multiple communication channels [...]

2019-09-18T15:35:41+12:0018 September, 2019|