25October, 23

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 [...]

28September, 23

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 [...]

28September, 23

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 [...]

25September, 23

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 [...]

31August, 23

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 [...]

30May, 23

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 [...]

20October, 20

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 [...]

19February, 20

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 [...]

7November, 19

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 [...]

15October, 19

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 [...]

18September, 19

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 [...]

5September, 19

Minister ‘finishes the job’ on Russell Wharf

Minister for Regional Economic Development Shane Jones today laid the last few licks of paint on railings at Russell Wharf in the Bay of Islands, symbolically completing a $1.281m renovation and upgrade of the iconic [...]

29May, 19

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. [...]

18April, 19

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 [...]

12December, 18

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 [...]

5September, 18

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 [...]

23July, 18

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 [...]

29May, 18

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 [...]

23May, 18

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 [...]

18May, 18

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 [...]

12March, 18

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). [...]

13February, 18

Airport expansion work to begin in April

Bay of Islands Airport owner and operator Far North Holdings says it hopes to start work at the end of April on expansion of the terminal building there. Work to modernise the facility is [...]

11August, 17

Dawn blessing for next phase of marina expansion

A dawn unveiling ceremony at Bay of Islands Marina in Opua today conferred the blessing of tangata whenua on 149 new marina berths and work which will start soon on the next phase of the [...]

11July, 17

Temporary parking at Opua launch ramp

Far North Holdings is warning that a temporary parking area will replace parking next to the Opua boat launch ramp between August and mid October 2017, while the main area is resurfaced and marked out. [...]

15June, 17

Far North Holdings invests in Hokianga tourism growth

Far North Holdings has entered into a commercial agreement with the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Hokianga to redevelop and expand its accommodation. The Far North District Council’s commercial arm is to build 10 high-end units [...]

3April, 17

Airport expansion delayed

Construction of the proposed new terminal building at Bay of Islands Airport near Kerikeri has been pushed back a year to April 2018 to future-proof the airport against the potential introduction of new security requirements [...]

1March, 17

Paint sales frame bigger picture

Opua-based Bay of Islands Marine Painters has been recognised by a leading supplier of anti-foul paint for “unheard of” growth in the use of its product, an indicator of significant growth in the region’s marine [...]

17October, 16

Plans in hand for Bay of Islands airport expansion

Planning is under way to expand the terminal building at Bay of Islands Airport near Kerikeri and to modernise facilities there. Owner and operator Far North Holdings hopes to start construction in the second [...]

10November, 15

Summer disruption expected at Opua launch ramp

Far North Holdings is warning of significant disruption at the Opua boat launch ramp. Construction work on the Bay of Islands Marina expansion project has restricted the amount of vehicle and trailer parking space available [...]

6October, 15

Marina expansion blessed

The Bay of Islands Marina expansion project at Opua was blessed today in a formal ceremony conducted by Reverends Hirini Parata of Moerewa and Glenys Davis of Kawakawa. Construction started today and is expected to [...]

13August, 15

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 [...]

5August, 15

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 [...]

15June, 15

Opua Station

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15June, 15

Love Opua

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6June, 15

New projects to be outlined at Love Opua public meeting

Organisations behind the community-driven Opua Masterplan will present their visions for the town and unveil the first development projects at a public meeting to be held in the Opua Community Hall between 7pm and 10.30pm [...]

28March, 15

Kaitaia urged to make full use of new air service

Kaitaia residents have been urged to use their new air service to Auckland or risk losing it either partially or completely. The stark warning was issued today by Far North mayor John Carter at a [...]

3March, 15

Winning skills spotlight opportunities in boat-building

A 20-year old boat-building apprentice employed by Far North Holdings has come second in a national boat-building competition. Todd Leahy from Opua was part of a team drawn from marine businesses around the Bay of [...]