48 days ago

Consultation: Oruku Landing Conference and Multi Events Centre

The Team from Whangarei District Council

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:
👉 www.wdc.govt.nz...

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?

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1 day ago

To-day's demonstration

Tel from Central Whangarei

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,

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20 hours ago

Garden & art tour this weekend

Stephen from Central Whangarei

Hi
We went to this today, which luckily I spotted was on. Bigger and better than last year. $2 well spent. On tomorrow too.
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