growing northland

It has an abundance of natural resources, a temperate climate, a unique heritage, unparalleled standing in this country's history and proximity to New Zealand's largest city. So why has Northland remained one of New Zealand's poorer regions? Identified as a surge province it has now been allocated $150 million so far from the Provincial Growth Fund.
In the first of a three-part series into what this means for the region Lindy Laird looks at how the North was shaped.

Erupting from the land

Visitors heading north from the Auckland hinter belt find themselves in another world, Northland - Te Taitokerau.