Bay of Islands Kerikeri Airport hosts biennual Airport Emergency Plan (AEP)

Around 75 people have taken part in an important biennual safety exercise at the Bay of Islands Kerikeri Airport this week. Volunteer actors from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kaikohe, alongside emergency services, helped act out a simulated aircraft incident scenario as part of the Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) exercise on Tuesday (November 7). The [...]

2024-03-01T10:56:21+13:0013 November, 2023|

Annual Bay of Islands (BOI) Cruise Ship Conference

Far North Holdings Ltd was pleased to host the Annual Bay of Islands (BOI) Cruise Ship Conference at Copthorne Waitangi Treaty Grounds on October 5, which was attended by various industry partners, local hapū and Iwi representatives, as well as local community organisations and stakeholders. FNHL business development manager Irwin Wilson was the MC for [...]

2024-03-01T10:56:26+13:0025 October, 2023|

Paihia P7 Pier

Replacement works on the Far North's busiest pontoon are progressing well, with the project due for completion this week and in time for the start of the summer season. Far North Holdings Ltd (FNHL) commenced demolition works to Paihia's P7 Pier on Thursday (September 21) last week, which acts as a vital transport link between [...]

2024-03-01T10:56:32+13:0028 September, 2023|

Okiato Car Ferry Ramp

An urgent upgrade to a vital piece of maritime infrastructure at Kororāreka Russell is now complete, four days ahead of schedule. The Okiato Car Ferry ramp repairs project (scheduled to run from August 28- September 30) was officially finished on Wednesday (September 27) thanks to favourable weather conditions and an expert team of commercial divers. [...]

2023-09-28T16:18:41+13:0028 September, 2023|

A million dollars going into critical maritime infrastructure

Pēwhairangi- Bay of Islands has been a flurry of activity in recent months, with a million dollars being pumped into critical maritime infrastructure. In addition to the $400k Okiato Ferry Car Ramp repairs, Far North Holdings Ltd (FNHL) is investing a further $600k to replace a 25-year-old steel pontoon with a new modern concrete pontoon [...]

2023-09-25T18:45:03+13:0025 September, 2023|

Urgent upgrade nearing completion

An urgent upgrade to the Okiato Car Ferry ramp at Kororāreka Russell is nearing completion. The project, which commenced on August 28, has involved a team of specialist commercial divers working under water every night between 10.30pm and 5am to conduct repairs to the existing ramp. Far North Holdings Limited (FNHL) Maritime general manager Chris [...]

2023-09-25T18:41:22+13:0025 September, 2023|

Tai Tokerau set to benefit by around $27 million thanks to this year’s cruise ship season

Far North ratepayers and the wider Te Tai Tokerau economy are set to benefit by around $27 million thanks to this year’s cruise ship season. The 2023/24 cruise ship season will be the region’s biggest yet, with a total of 93 ships docking at the Bay of Islands between October 2023 and April 2024. This [...]

2023-09-07T13:51:48+12:006 September, 2023|

Kaitāia Airport – occupation decision

A decision to call off a planned occupation of Kaitāia Airport on Monday 4 September has been welcomed by Far North District Council and the airport manager, Far North Holdings Limited (FNHL). The occupation would have halted flights in and out of the airport, affecting regular passenger flights by Barrier Air, air ambulance flights by [...]

2023-09-03T19:29:20+12:0031 August, 2023|

Official opening of the Ngawha Innovation and Enterprise Park

Far North Holdings Ltd in association with Ngāti Rangi were excited to welcome distinguished guests, local iwi and hapū members, key stakeholders and the Kaikohe community to their Puanga Celebration on June 13. Around 250 people descended on the Ngawha Innovation & Enterprise Park on Tuesday to attend the blessing, opening and operation of [...]

2023-10-15T11:55:13+13:0015 June, 2023|

Official opening of the Matawii Dam

Far North Holdings Ltd would like to congratulate Tai Tokerau Water Trust on reaching a significant milestone with the official opening of the Matawii Dam on May 23. The opening signifies three years of work to create the reservoir in Ngawha for the benefit of local businesses, residents and as a back-up for Kaikohe’s [...]

2023-10-15T11:54:43+13:0030 May, 2023|
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