Our People & Personnel 


Len Brown(centre), the first Mayor of the Auckland Supercity, was in Whangarei to meet his Northern counterparts - Northland Regional Council Chairman Craig Brown, Far North Mayor Wayne Brown(RHS), Whangarei Acting Mayor Phil Halse and Kaipara Mayor Neil Tiller(LHS.

Opua businessman and yachtie Chris Hornell has been named the Northland Sailor of the Year for 2010.The 42-year-old Opua Cruising Club member and owner of the Bay of Islands Marine Centre was nominated for the annually presented Northland Regional Council award by the Northland Yachting Association. 

18-year-old Cody Yerkovich from Kaitaia was crowned Miss World New Zealand 2010 at a formal event held at Sky City. Auckland
Six feet tall and of Maori and Pakeha descent, Ms Yerkovich was chosen unanimously by a panel of distinguished judges headed by Maureen Waaka who was Miss New Zealand in 1962.


Northlanders and visiting Canadian fans turned out in force to welcome the Canadian Rugby team to New Zealand. The official team welcome and capping ceremony took place on 5 September, 2011 at the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds - the birthplace of New Zealand. Paihia Primary School children joined a throng of fans and dignitaries who welcomed the Canadian Rugby team following the official welcome and capping ceremony inside Waitangi’s Whare Runanga (meeting house).


Northlanders show their support for Taniwha Skipper and centre Jared Payne. The Northland captain was one of the most exciting attacking players in this year's ITM Cup.

Alistair McIntyre, aka Doug the Digger, receives his award from Whangarei MP Phil Heatley. Alistair was one of nine Northlanders to receive recognition for their community service in the Kiwibank Local Heroes Award. Alistair McIntyre is the man behind the Doug the Digger project, which educates children about the construction industry through books.