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Whitianga Festival of Speed a Roaring Success
By Cathy Vercoe,
6:31 PM Sun 11 Apr 2010
Whitianga turned on a fantastic weekend for the Festival of Speed as the town roared into life with spectacular displays of powerboats, cars, planes, offroad vehicles, bikes and, believe it or not lawnmowers! The town resounded with the sound of roaring engines, throbbing V8s and the smell of high octane fuel. ...[more]
Spectacular Power Boat racing in Whitianga Festival of Speed
By Cathy Vercoe,
6:16 PM Sun 11 Apr 2010
Whitianga turned on a fantastic day for the NZ Offshore Powerboats when they raced in Mercury Bay as part of the Whitianga Festival of Speed. The Rayglass New Zealand Offshore Powerboat Championship was held in near perfect conditions with light winds, brilliant sunshine and a gentle one metre swell. ...[more]
Going to the Whitianga Festival of Speed this weekend - Read this!
8:53 AM Wed 7 Apr 2010
Just three days to go until the Festival of Speed – have you booked your accommodation yet? If not, please visit www.whitiangafos.com and click on accommodation tag. Here's all you need to know about attending the Whitianga Festival of Speed this weekend ...[more]
Offshore Powerboats set to rampage at the Whitianga Festival of Speed
By Cathy Vercoe,
8:34 AM Wed 7 Apr 2010
Fast and furious racing can be expected again from the Rayglass New Zealand Offshore Powerboats as they compete in the scenic but challenging waters of Mercury Bay during the 2010 Whitianga Festival of Speed being held this coming weekend. Last year's race saw boats flying over a two metre swell, providing plenty of excitement and entertainment for the spectators along the foreshore. Last year ...[more]
'Absolutely Positively' action packed Wellington Offshore Powerboats
By Cathy Vercoe LuvMyBoat.com,
10:21 AM Mon 29 Mar 2010
The talking was done on the water with the Bakewell-White designed Team Doosan winning by half a lap from Team 3 and one lap from Fairview Windows and Doors. It was a race was full of action and some near disasters, with Fairview completing a 360 degree barrel roll on lap 3 to land the right way up. It was amazing that the crew managed to get the boat going and made a creditable third place. ...[more]
Whitianga Festival of Speed to continue despite tragedy
By Paul Shanahan,
8:06 PM Wed 24 Mar 2010
The Whitianga Festival of Speed is on track to be the biggest thrill seeking weekend on the New Zealand events calendar, despite the tragic death of Stace Hopper, scion of the Festival’s major sponsor, Hopper Developments Limited. ...[more]
Whitianga Festival of Speed: Big Boat race - Two for McGill??
By Paul Shanahan,
7:49 PM Wed 24 Mar 2010
Was Bruce McGill a one show wonder or will he be able to uphold Riviera’s reputation and repeat the 2009 Whitianga Festival of Speed big boat race win? The word around the docks is that he is quietly shivering in his sea boots, knowing the competition may have got his measure this time. ...[more]
Stace Hopper tragically killed in an aircraft accident
By Paul Shanhan, Marsden Cove ,
9:23 AM Sat 13 Mar 2010
Stace Hopper was tragically killed in an aircraft accident at Marsden Cove yesterday (March 12, 2010), Stace was the eldest son of Leigh and Gwen Hopper. Hopper Developments Ltd is a well known family owned land development company, perhaps best known for canal housing projects at Pauanui, Whitianga and Marsden Cove (Whangarei Harbour). He was raised in Orewa and attended local schools and consequ ...[more]
Entries rolling in for the Route 66 to Marsden Cove
By Paul Powney, Auckland ,
5:56 AM Mon 1 Mar 2010
Entries for the Route 66 to Marsden Cove, this weekend are now coming in. The race starts this Friday.
Jointly hosted by Richmond and Onerahi Yacht Clubs, the race is scheduled to start on Friday 5 March 2010 at 3pm off Westhaven and a record fleet is expected for the fourth year this race has been run. ...[more]
Whitianga Festival of Speed: We’re going boat racing – you’re invited
6:40 PM Sun 14 Feb 2010
New Zealands biggest boat racing event is continuing to gather momentum..
The Whitianga Festival of Speed will take place again on April 10 & 11, 2010 at Whitianga on New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula. ...[more]
$180mill of coastal property made in a day at Marsden Cove and Pauanui
By Sail-World, Marsden Cove ,
8:34 AM Sat 26 Dec 2009
December 21. 2009 was a big day for New Zealand’s biggest private coastal land developer. With the opening of two new stages; one at Marsden Cove and the other at Pauanui Waterways, Hopper Developments have released around $180 Million worth of new residential coastal property onto the New Zealand market. ...[more]
New Year’s Eve concert at Marsden Cove marina plus fireworks display
By Sail-World.com, Auckland ,
10:23 AM Fri 25 Dec 2009
Marsden Cove is putting on a free New Year’s Eve concert in the marina with a great fireworks display.
Live bands including renowned Soul / Blues guitarist Billy TK Junior will be performing on a floating stage. It will be a great place to safely moor and enjoy the music. ...[more]
Northland Boat Show 2009 - The tide has turned
By Event Media, Marsden Cove ,
4:18 PM Fri 13 Nov 2009
'The best boat show in years' is how the crew managing the Northland Boat Show at Marsden Cove has described it. It was a pleasant surprise given the hard economic times we’ve experienced. Michelle Kirkpatrick, Marsden Cove’s Sales Manager said some past exhibitors were slow to respond to Marsden Cove’s invitation and her crew naturally anticipated a smaller turnout this year. ...[more]
Marsden Cove expands and offers a free Runabout with new sections
By Colin Preston, Auckland ,
3:03 PM Thu 12 Nov 2009
Large crowds visited the Northland Boat Show at Marsden Cove Marina last weekend entertained by live music, helicopter rides and sea trialing boats. Exhibitors reported good sales and keen interest in the boats and gear at the third free entry boat show to be held at Marsden Cove. There are more events coming to the popular and expanding resort ...[more]
Free entry to the Northland Boat Show at Marsden Cove this weekend
5:47 PM Thu 5 Nov 2009
The Northland Boat Show 2009 will be held at Marsden Cove Marina, near Whangarei, this coming Saturday.
Entry is free for visitors.
If you are buying or selling a boat? This is one event you should not miss. It will be the only boat show where the majority of craft displayed are available for sea trial and comparison. ...[more]
Marsden Cove provides free berthage for race to Whangarei
By Paul Powney, Auckland ,
3:39 PM Mon 19 Oct 2009
Richmond and Onerahi Yacht Clubs have revamped the annual yacht race formerly known as the Lombardini Marine Route 66, The event will start on Friday 5 March 2010. This will be the 5th running of this increasingly popular race and the original naming rights sponsor Lombardini Marine is joined by Marsden Cove Marina who will provide berthage ...[more]
Buying, selling or exhibiting? Don’t miss the Northland Boat Show!
By Sail-World media,
10:34 AM Tue 13 Oct 2009
Buying or selling a boat ? Or do you want to Exhibit at this popular show? Don’t miss the Northland Boat Show Nov. 7 & 8 2009. The Northland Boat Show at Marsden Cove Boat Show just continues to grow in popularity with every year it is staged. Marine industry sources say the Northland Boat Show now rates as one of the top three boat shows in New Zealand ...[more]
Nothing stands still at Marsden Cove, action aplenty this summer
7:39 AM Thu 1 Oct 2009
If you were inclined to ask what’s on the Marsden Cove agenda for this summer it would almost be better to ask what’s not on the agenda, because it would be a very small list. Marsden Cove is fast establishing its reputation as a coastal tourist and destination of some significance through events that have the potential to draw large numbers of visitors. ...[more]
Marsden Cove is new venue for penultimate round of NZ offshore
By Kate Gordon, Auckland ,
7:52 AM Tue 14 Apr 2009
NZ offshore competitors delighted with new venue for championships.
With the race circuit set just a few hundred metres out from the marina, competitors will go past nearby One Tree Point and up into Whangarei Harbour, offering excellent viewing of the race for spectators. ...[more]
Whitianga Festival of Speed gets underway this Friday
By Sail-World.com and Whitianga FOS,
3:59 AM Mon 30 Mar 2009
Destination Mercury Bay in conjunction with Events Whitianga have confirmed dates for a Festival of speed next weekend April 4 & 5 2009.
Fast boats, cars, motorcycles and aircraft will all be part of the action.
It is hoped to have many of the participants arrive on the evening of Friday April 3.
Getting to Whitianga will be part of the fun and many may use the travel aspect of the event ...[more]
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