This Wednesday just past, I was privileged to attend the Kerikeri launch of Signpost North, a new online magazine covering the Bay of Islands and the Far North. Spearheaded by Sandy Myhre, a journalist with a lot of passion for the Northland region, Signpost North will be published monthly, and the first issue is available online now.
I also plan to be a regular contributor to the magazine. This month, on page 10, I discuss the results of the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Tai Tokerau Northland Growth Study and the viability of MPI’s focus on attracting large-scale investment to the region over fostering small- and mid-scale economic development within the Northland community.
I’ll be using my monthly column to open conversations with locals about issues like this; conversations that, in a region with few print outlets, we might not have had previously. In that way, at least, Signpost North fills an incredibly valuable role in the Bay of Islands and the Far North.