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  • Northland-built boats head off to Aussie, Costa Rica October 18, 2016 News News - Two new custom-built deep-water fishing vessels leave Opua this month for delivery to owners in Melbourne and Costa Rica. The NorthCape 34 and NorthCape 40 boats were built by Bluefix Boatworks and mark a significant up-tick in business for the Northland boatyard. Bluefix, owned by Northlanders Brad and Charlotte Rowe, re-located to Opua last year ... read on
  • Plans in hand for Bay of Islands airport expansion October 14, 2016 News News - 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 quarter of next year if building consent is obtained and the tendering process is successful. Building work is expected to take ... read on
  • mick rasmussen of sherpa kids australia Out of school care franchise sets sights on Victoria August 25, 2016 News News - Out of school care provider Sherpa Kids Australia has signalled expansion plans for Victoria. It has appointed an area development manager to grow the franchise business and expand its presence in schools across the state. Michael Rasmussen has taken on the master franchise for Victoria following the success of his own Sherpa Kids local franchise. ... read on
  • Snow hampers start of kiwi egg collection season August 14, 2016 News News - Conservation experts are nervous about what heavy snow in North Island conservation areas will mean for the start of this season’s kiwi egg collection and incubation programme. This year the annual kiwi conservation milestone was met with significant snowfalls in the central North Island, hampering collection efforts and making foraging difficult for younger birds. Staff ... read on
  • War on predators: capture collective wisdom, Trust says July 28, 2016 News News - Hawke’s Bay-based conservation group Forest Lifeforce Restoration (FLR) Trust has welcomed the Predator Free by 2050 initiative announced by the government earlier this week. It says the target is achievable but that success will rely on collaboration and information-sharing on a scale not yet seen in New Zealand conservation circles and that few have dared ... read on
  • Refinery gantries to get new lease of life July 26, 2016 News News - Work starts next week on a three year project to restore jetty gantries at Refining NZ's Marsden Point refinery to pristine condition. Last refurbished in 2000 the two gantries which are used for unloading crude ships and uploading fuel product ships bound for New Zealand ports, have been subject to ‘fair wear and tear’ and ... read on
  • More talks needed on Auckland port study: Northport July 8, 2016 News News - Northport Limited has welcomed the Auckland Development Committee’s decision to refer to the incoming Auckland Council the conclusions and recommendations of its Port Future Study, released earlier this week. It is calling for further discussions in the interim to look at alternative solutions to growth issues faced by Ports of Auckland. The company believes the ... read on
  • Bankwest signs off on comms strategy June 23, 2016 News News - Western Australian banking icon Bankwest today signed off on a comprehensive stakeholder engagement plan developed for them by Due North PR managing director Peter Heath. The plan is integrated with Bankwest's community engagement and corporate responsibility programmes. It is also part of a fully-measurable external communication strategy developed by Heath to help Bankwest meet the ... read on
  • Sherpa Kids picks Due North to support Aussie growth May 16, 2016 News News - International out of school care franchise business Sherpa Kids has appointed New Zealand public relations firm Due North to support the firm's growth plans in Australia. Sherpa Kids is an international company which has its roots in New Zealand. It was set up 20 years ago when two Auckland mothers recognised the need for structured ... read on
  • Power station consents granted April 15, 2016 News News - Expansion of Top Energy’s geothermal power generation at Ngawha has been given the go-ahead following the withdrawal of challenges to the Environment Court. Top Energy chief executive Russell Shaw said concerns raised by Parahirahi C1 Trust, the kaitiaki of the geothermal field and pools at Ngawha, have been addressed and a joint Consent Order was ... read on