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Cafe takes wrong turn
Several months of work refurbishing and setting up a new business, in the former Swinging Cow Cafe at the SH12/Brynderwyn turnoff, lasted barely eight months for former Auckland couple David and Mel Jordan.

What appeared to be a new, light and bright cafe was obviously not paying the bills and after shutting shop around March 20, the closed sign on the door meant exactly what it said as the English couple apparently returned fairly rapidly to the UK.

While visitors to The T Junction Cafe gave great online reviews, the till was obviously not ringing loud or often enough, and the Jordan’s left the area without warning.

Sources say negotiations are already underway with possible new operators for the cafe.

Art space available
The One Tree Point committee of Creative Northland is now accepting entries for its second annual working exhibition scheduled for January 27-28, 2018.

Entries, open only to Whangarei area residents, will remain open until September 30 and must be accompanied by three images showing samples of work.

The exhibition will be held in the large marquee at Marsden Cove.

All mediums of work will be considered, and just 50 spaces are available so not all entries will be able to be accepted. Entry forms are available from Roger at lynnro@xtra.co.nz or Don at gillanddon1@gmail.com, $40 fee per 6m booth.

For more info contact Abbey Cameron, Regional Marketing and Communication, Creative Northland, 021 791 575.

UFB coming to Waipu
Northpower has started building Waipu’s ultra-fast broadband fibre (UFB) network.

The project will be completed in January 2018 with 501 businesses and residential premises able to connect.

There could be some disruption to parking and traffic for a few days in The Centre this week from June 27 while crews install fibre infrastructure.

Locals can register their interest for UFB

would love you to connect to the Waipu UFB network by pre-registering your interest now at northpowerfibre.co.nz/waipu.

Over the next few months locals can also expect a knock on their door from one of the Northpower Fibre team to help you with any queries you have about connecting to the network.

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