Book Review: He Whenua Rangatira

Book Review: He Whenua Rangatira

Review by Brad Mercer The Māori economy is a powerful player in the New Zealand economy, growing at 5% a year. It’s predicted to reach $100 in assets by 2030, having gone from $16 billion to $70m billion in just 20 years. This follows decades of government policies...
Sea level rise and climate change

Sea level rise and climate change

The Kororāreka – Russell Wharf Kaitiaki Trust and Resilient Russell Charitable Trust are encouraging a conversation in the community about climate change and the impact of sea level rises will have on our community. To kick this off, they are holding an event...
Classic boats, Coastal Classic

Classic boats, Coastal Classic

This weekend sees the 40th Coastal Classic Race arrive in Kororāreka Russell, but the bay has hosted many regattas in the past. Early written records of the Bay of Islands describe waka and longboats racing, enjoying and testing each other’s abilities. The first...
Either a Phoenix or a Fixture

Either a Phoenix or a Fixture

Russell Lights 2 July 2014, Updated 2022 Celebrations and festivals in Russell have a chequer board past – here one minute and gone the next. Our clubs are a bit the same – overflowing with members one year, struggling to pay the bills the next. Maybe...