A diverse field of competitors from countries such as New Caledonia, Finland, Australia, Japan and throughout New Zealand tackle this weekend’s opening round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) being held in Whangarei from 18 to 19 May.
This week’s International Rally of Whangarei in association with the Brian Green Property Group brings a financial boost to rural community groups as the event traverses roads across the Whangarei and Kaipara districts 18-19 May.
Local support in Northland has been a driving force behind the preparation of this year’s seventh International Rally of Whangarei.
The Northern Advocate understands Whangarei is in prime position to be chosen as one of the six or seven host cities for the 2015 Fifa Under-20 World Cup, with just a few loose ends to be tied up.
Whangarei hosts only international rally event in New Zealand for 2013
The International Rally of Whangarei on May 17-19 will attract more than a billion television viewers worldwide.
Whangarei football fans should find out in the next few weeks if some of the world's top young stars will play in the city in the 2015 Fifa Under 20 World Cup.
A Whangarei food, wine and music festival pulled in thousands of people happy to fritter one of the laidback last days of the late summer.
Council will be holding public meetings to find out what the community thinks about potential local government reorganisation in Northland.
Returning to Whangarei for the seventh consecutive year will be teams and drivers from multiple countries here to contest the International Rally of Whangarei, the opening round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship, from 17 to 19 May.