May 24, 2022

LB Collision Repair Group takes prime position at Port Nikau

Local business Louie Berkers Collision Repairs has expanded into its new premises in Port Nikau, Whangārei.

Whangārei’s global maritime training qualification

February 11, 2022

Whangārei global maritime training qualification underway

A globally-recognised maritime training qualification being offered in Northland for the first time is open for enrolments. The first intake started on 1 February and ran for seven days during which time participants have been armed with personal survival skills at sea.  Training 4 Safety is the first Northland business to deliver the training, which …

Stunning waterfront opportunity in Whangārei

January 18, 2022

Stunning waterfront commerical opportunities in Whangarei

We are excited to announce the first sections of the wider Port Nikau development are now available for purchase. Waterfront commercial opportunities like this are rarely seen on this scale on the open market with three freehold titles totalling 29,476sqm on Port Road, Whangārei – a stunning location close to Whangarei’s CBD and State Highway …

December 23, 2021

Port Nikau Masterplan with Construkt

Urban planning company Construkt has partnered with Reyburn & Bryant to perfect and produce a Masterplan for the new Port Nikau development, which the Whangārei District Council has given the go-ahead. The plan will eventually provide over 1,200 homes adjacent to a harbour-side town centre, in the 67ha of former port land to create genuine …

An impression of the new $12 million CAL Isuzu truck dealership to be built in Whangārei

December 22, 2021

New $12 million Isuzu truck dealership coming to Port Nikau

As Port Nikau expands and grows so does the pool of businesses looking at moving to Whangārei. New Zealand’s largest Isuzu truck dealer is expanding in Whangārei with plans for a new $12 million facility in the Port Nikau development. Tenders for the big construction will open soon with work due to begin mid-2022 with …

December 7, 2021

The future of the New Zealand marine industry

With the arrival of Covid into New Zealand in 2020, the marine industry prepared for choppy waters ahead and a decrease in demand. However, the opposite occurred, with boat sales soaring as lockdown restrictions were lifted. Demand and prices continue to climb as we head into summer 2021. While there is no official data for …

November 8, 2021

Tide Restaurant Opens in Historic Tide Gauge building

The opening of Tide at 325 Port Rd signifies the first step of the future town centre for the Port Nikau development area, a new harbourside residential suburb within 5km of Whangārei. Partners and chefs Paige Cowie and Brad Revell recently leapt at the chance to make this historically-significant building into a unique seafood-themed restaurant. …

Sea Eagle II flies Whangārei nest - world's largest aluminium yacht may yet be back

October 23, 2021

Sea Eagle II departs Whangārei

In April this year, the world’s largest aluminium yacht arrived in the Whangārei Harbour. The triple 62.5m high mast Sea Eagle II has been moored at Port Nikau since finishing off her maiden voyage and sea trial all the way from the Netherlands. Sea Eagle II’s arrival caused a touch of concern when its 62.5m …

Douce France Leaves Port Nikau

October 10, 2021

Whangārei farewells Douce France

A volley of horns could be heard across the Whangārei Harbour earlier this week, farewelling one of the largest sailing catamarans in the world. The catamaran, Douce France, had been on the hard at Port Nikau for six weeks, undergoing the five-yearly maintenance. The boat was then heading to Opua to clear customs before carrying …

Bay 2 Port Whangarei Marine Centre, New Zealand

July 26, 2021

Oceania Marine expands its yacht support services

With the expansion of berthage for large yachts at Port Nikau and a new 120 yacht marina under construction, Port Nikau has become an ideal destination for superyachts, especially those who are looking for an extended stay for refit and maintenance work.  As a result Oceania Marine, Port Nikau’s neighbours, is expanding its yacht services …

Project manager Scott Davies-Colley and Wharf manager Blair Smeal at the new pontoon with Senses in the background.

July 20, 2021

Whangārei to host luxury vessels

Port Nikau has recently completed their $1.2 million 50m long floating pontoon which allows for on-water refits of luxury boats. The completion of this project further adds to Whangārei’s growing superyacht service industry. The pontoon can moor four vessels of up to 65m and since May 2021 has attracted three international superyachts, including Senses, Douce …

Integrated Marine Group opens operations in Whangarei

April 25, 2021

Integrated Marine Group Support

Integrated Marine Group has recently opened an office in Whangārei to support an influx of maritime clients in Port Nikau. Over the course of 2021 the company managed three refit projects at the Port Nikau site, on board 59m Senses, 81m superyacht Sea Eagle II and 31m superyacht Altair. Integrated Marine Group Managing Director Mark …

Senses, a 59-metre vessel weighing almost 1000 tonnes, is currently sitting in a slipway (boat ramp) at Ship Repair NZ's Port Rd site in Whangārei.

February 9, 2021

Senses $45 million superyacht 

The redevelopment of Whangārei’s boatbuilding infrastructure at Port Nikau has enabled the Whangārei marine industry to score New Zealand’s most expensive and most impressive $60 million refit this year. The $45 million superyacht Senses is 59 metres and weighs almost 1000 tonnes. The superyacht is currently sitting in a slipway at Ship Repair NZ’s Port …

Tony Davies-Colley and wife Clare hold plans for a massive development at Port Nikau

March 23, 2018

Port Nikau to be transformed

Plans are in progress for a massive 88-hectare development in Whangārei, including the construction of more than 500 homes to cater for the region’s population boom. The Whangarei District Council last year approved the Port Nikau Environment Master Plan submitted by Port Nikau Joint Venture Partners, co-owned by Tony and Clare Davies-Colley. After the first …

Port Nikau-Integrated Marine Centre

November 13, 2017

A Surge in Super Yacht Visits to Port Whangārei

Port Whangarei has transformed over the last decade into an important marine service centre for a wide range of maritime clients. Over the years due to increased demand, the port’s facilities have been re-purposed and more support services established to make it the high-traffic marine hub it is today! There has recently been a major …