Whangārei has been offered $60m from central government to help build a conference and multi-events facility on the Hātea River waterfront.
We've put as much detail as possible, and a feedback form here:
Catering for functions, events and performances, the Oruku Conference and Multi-Events Centre would be able to host 1,000 people standing, 750 seated and 650 for banquet seating.
The entire project, including the centre, roading, wastewater and path upgrades, a boardwalk, seawall, plaza, ferry terminal and new bridge across the Hātea River could cost up to $123m.
We need to hear from you by 18 November 2021 about whether you’d like this project to go ahead or not. There’s a lot to weigh up - what do you think?
Join them at the official opening for this special 6 week art exhibition featuring our very own Northland Society of Arts artists from all over Northland!
Wander in and fall in love with some Northland Art
UPDATE: The new traffic light system will affect the upcoming opening we are intending to hold for the Members Summer Exhibition, and because we had around 80 people attend last year, the event the organisers have decided to make the event an entry with a vaccine passport.
Please, if you do 'intend to attend' the opening on Tuesday with us, be prepared to show your vaccination passport at the door.
If you do not wish to attend, the gallery will be open Tue-Fri 10am - 4pm and Sat/Sun 10am - 2pm for any visitors.
Did you know that 30% of your power bill comes from heating hot water?
This summer we're asking as many people as possible to fill in a quick survey that gives you some great energy-saving tips AND go in the weekly draw to win a $200 grocery voucher.
There was a small demonstration in Whangārei to-day. It consisted of a few people claiming their freedom not to be vaccinated. Aside from vaccines not being compulsory, I have nothing against them demonstrating. They were not causing a nuisance and freedom of speech is important. It is even more important that we defend freedom of speech for groups with whom we disagree. Mind you why they want their children to die coughing up blood and mucus is beyond me but nevermind.
However there was one thing that I found annoying. One of the demonstrators was flying the He Whakaputanga flag. I support their right to demonstrate and I support their right to put their point of view. Basically if they want to stand up and say, "We are a load of ignorant numpties." then fair play to them. But they do not have the right to say, "All Māori are numpties." Before flying the United Tribes Flag, they should seek permission and I am confident that it would not be given,