Free lunch-time Key Note presentation by international speaker, Mikal Nielsen.

“Just divorced! Mid-life crises! What’s next?
How about backpacking Africa? Never done backpacking… don’t even have one! So why not?
Well, maybe because it is a huge place? Ah well, just start one end and take it from there.
Done! 30 countries, in 20 months, 45,000 km land travel with a small backpack and on a shoestring budget.
Life changing all right!”

This free key note presentation is about that journey, physically, mentally and emotionally, along with 10 life changing insights and leanings to inspire others.
Mikal is a public speaker, executive & team coach, author and founder of Mind Mechanix.
Further details on Mikal can be found on:

Whangarei Business Womens Network

Monday 18 November 5.30-8.30pm
Business Unplugged – “The real deal about the highs & lows of a seasonal biz”
presented by Kate Malcolm from Dive Tutukaka
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End of Year Funding for Women’s Leadership Development Available

Available through Women & Leadership New Zealand (WLNZ) to women in NZ to support their participation in a professional development program.
Up to $7,000 scholarships available.
How to register
At this stage, Expressions of Interest are being sourced until 6th December via this link:


Northern News, Bay Chronicle and Whangarei Leader want our community to SHOP Local this Christmas

The aim is that in the lead into the Christmas shopping season, Northern News, Bay Chronicle and Whangarei Leader will champion local town retailers and urge our many readers to Shop Local. We are working alongside 2Degrees on this –  PLUS, WAIT – there’s more!! We are running a competition for a local business to win a $20,000 media spend package.

  • Reach Northland’s largest audience in time for Christmas;
  • 50% Off normal Advertising rates;
  • Book four spaces and go into the Draw to WIN a $20,000 Media Ad Spend;
  • Support our Local Retailers.

Click here to read more


The Cooking Collective

The Cooking Collective is where you can learn to make new and exciting food in the first-rate kitchen facilities of NorthTec’s Apprentice Restaurant! Open to everyone and anyone, NorthTec’s professional chefs will teach you the tips and tricks of the industry. All ingredients are provided, you only need to bring yourself, some friends and laughter! Classes start this week and run until the end of the year. For more information and to sign up visit


Sport Northland Ray White Hatea Loop Challenge

Thursday 5th December @ 6pm
Sport Northland is proud to present the Ray White Hatea Loop Challenge, with a splash of colour! A 4.8km run/walk event for workplaces to have fun, participate and challenge one another.
While navigating the course, participants will pass through 5 colour stations getting covered in vibrant coloured powder as well as witnessing some local on course entertainment to keep you moving.
It doesn’t stop there; upon crossing the finish line, participants will be treated to a live band, so kick back, relax, get some bangers on the BBQ and celebrate your workplaces achievements.

For more details see the website, entries now open online