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Cocurullo's are Local

There are many people around Whangarei, who care about buying and supporting local business in Whangarei. Alex from Fastsignz has come up with a great way of identifying these businesses, with his catchy new logo.

This Logo has the ‘L’ with the companies name and “Whangarei love it here” on it.  Cocurullo’s a proud local IT repair company along with many other companies in Whangarei will be displaying this new logo.

Alzheimers Northland with Simon Gault

Alzheimers Northland, on Saturday the 6th of April at Barge Park in Whangarei, will be holding the Annual Fund Raising Dinner with Simon Gault, and top chef Shane Yardley.

Tickets $165 each will give you a chance to win a trip for two to Queenstown worth approx $3,000.  A great night for a great cause, a four course dinner prepared by top chef Shane Yardley, a 45minute masterclass from Simon Gault and $50 and $100 luckly dip draws.

Interested and want to know more? Contract the offices on 09 4387771

Northland Youth Theatre Pledge

Have you been to a Northland Youth Theatre Performance?  Would you like the chance to goto a Northland Youth Theatre Performace?

In February 2013 the Northland Youth Theatre are putting on a show called the Odyssey, it is based at the Quarry Arts Centre, 21 Selwyn Ave in Whangarei.

There will be shipwrecks, prophecies, battles, muses, feasting, bicycles, and BBQs!

Hobbit in Whangarei for Project Promise

The Rotary Club of Whangarei South, have organised the first evening screening of the Hobbit, in Whangarei, with proceeds going to benefit Project Promise.  All tickets can be purchased from the Whangarei BNZ Bank on the corner of Bank Street and Rust Ave.

It will be loads of fun, but you will need to be in quick as tickets are selling VERY fast, there are only 200 tickets.

Cartoon - Land Sales in Whangarei

This cartoon, drawn by Steve Pike, talks about the rising debt that the Whangarei District Council has ($161 million), and was drawn just after the submissions to the Council’s Draft Long Term Plan and Budget in May.

There are some question over the way the Whangarei District Council plans to fund the increasing debt and that was brought up in many of the submissions.  However this cartoon shows the CEO, Mark Simpson, thinking outside the box to the selling of council land, as was proposed in the Draft Long Term Plan.