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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+00:0012 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+00:005 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+00:006 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+00:0023 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+00:0029 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+00:0023 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+00:0018 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+00:001 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+00:0016 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+00:0012 March, 2018|