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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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Meet the man who mapped all 22 of New Zealand’s Great Rides.

Meet the man who mapped all 22 of New Zealand’s Great Rides. Download the app and ride the trails! Lorna Thornber 05:00, Jan 26 2019 on Stuff As far as work stories go, Gary Patterson’s are pretty impressive. A cartographer specialising in cycle tracks, it’s his job to make uncharted territory chartered. He and his trusty lightweight …

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Mural Blessing

This past Saturday afternoon there was an interview facilitated by Rawiri Love which included Adrienne Tari (General Manager of the Pou Herenga Tai Trail) and Shane Makiri who operates Twin Coast Adventures (Bike hire and accommodation). The event was the cycle trail mural blessing at the corner of Broadway and Wihongi St.  WOW! Love this …

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RV Explorers shining the spotlight on the Twin Coast Cycleway

NZMCA backs the regions with new Motorhome TV series celebrating growth of Motorhome tourism New Zealand’s regions are getting much-needed support thanks to a new mainstream TV series backed by the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association. RV Explorers, a six-part series, debuts on Choice TV on Saturday, October 13 th and heads off the beaten …

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