Month: April 2019

Historic Kaikohe bank gets new life as cafe, hotel and backpackers

By: Peter de GraafPeter de Graaf is a reporter for the Northern Advocate A Northland couple didn’t want Kaikohe to lose another of its grand old buildings — so they gave up a quiet retirement and sank almost $2 million into its restoration. The BNZ building, built in 1916 on the corner of Broadway and Park …

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New owners Paula and Graham Grant have big plans for Wairere Boulders in South Hokianga

By: Peter de Graaf Peter de Graaf is a reporter for the Northern Advocate Paula and Graham Grant still can’t quite believe they were able to buy a piece of land they reckon looks like a national park. Many visitors share their disbelief. A few leave still convinced the Grants are caretakers hired by the Department …

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