Today was a really special day, one that has been over 30 years in the making. It was the first time that we were allowed to occupy our new home which is being built by Far North Holdings at the end of the wharf. A key driver for the new premises was to be able to do maintenance in a safe and dry environment and maintenance started today.

Our new Trustee, Dion Prime came down just around dawn to bless our new whare and clear the space ready for us to use. Russell also had a few words to say about all the people who are taking care of the ship and making sure that she continues to provide amazing experiences for our young people in Tai Tokerau Northland.

We’d also like to acknowledge Hokianga builder John Robinson and his crew who have done a fantastic job to build us our new home, not to mention all the other tradies who have been part of the build. We thank you all for your great work.

There’s still a bit more to do, and we look forward to the official opening towards the end of September.