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Monday, February 18, 2019


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Winter bowls escape to our Island!

Friday, January 18, 2019


If you’re like many bowlers and love to travel during winter then Norfolk Island should be your destination!


In August 2019 the Norfolk Island Bowls Club will be hosting the NIO Classic Triples Bowls Tournament - a great time to bowl, catch up with friends and enjoy escaping winter on a fabulous Norfolk Island holiday.


If you regularly travel and bowl with friends please let me know if you have 10+ in your group as there are some great discounts we can pass on to you. Also, if you’re a solo traveller or couple, you will also be welcomed as the Club can help to match you up with other players to form a team, subject to available players (men’s or women’s) .


Contact Joyce Judd at joyce@travelcentre.nf or on 1800 1400 66 for an Information Pack with full details and accommodation choices.


Join us in August for the NIO Classic Triples Bowls Tournament – and have a great holiday (escaping winter!) on Norfolk Island.

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Norfolk Island NIO Classic Triples Bowls Tournament

Friday, December 21, 2018


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Southern Lightscapes Photography Workshop

Friday, December 07, 2018


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Norfolk Island Country Music Festival

Friday, November 16, 2018


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Keeping the Community Informed - Sussan Ley

Thursday, October 25, 2018


Dear residents

I am looking forward to visiting the Island which I can now confirm will be from 12-16 November 2018. My trip will include a visit to key tourism destinations, including the Norfolk Island National Park and the Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area (KAVHA). I know that KAVHA is a massive drawcard for national and international tourism, and that many tourists say that this is the main reason they become interested in visiting Norfolk. I would like to hear more about the community involvement and collaborative partnerships that have a positive impact on the sustainability of KAVHA going forward.


In good news for tourism, the custom-built passenger transfer vessels are on track to be delivered to Norfolk Island in mid-2019 in readiness for the 2019-20 cruise ship season. The vessels will be used to transfer passengers from the ships to the pier at either Cascade or Kingston. This will mean that cruise ships don’t need to use their own boats and should increase the numbers of cruise ship passengers that can visit Norfolk Island.


The first of the three vessels is nearing completion, with sea trials happening in the coming weeks. Design is also underway for the modifications to the roads which are necessary for the safe movement of the vessels to and from Cascade Pier.


I am disappointed to hear that the Pacific Explorer was not able to disembark passengers onto the Island last week. Cruise ship visits are a huge economic opportunity for the community and a fantastic time to showcase the local heritage and culture. I hope the new passenger transport vessels may assist with more frequent visits from cruise ship passengers.


I understand there are several projects that are likely to start in the Kingston area in the coming months. Some of these focus on improving the appeal of KAVHA to tourists.


Across the road from the golf club, a damaged roof of the duplex will be replaced, using Norfolk pine shingles. This is a great opportunity to showcase the traditional trades of Norfolk Island.


Preparations are underway to improve access to the disabled toilets near Slaughter Bay, which will improve the visitor experience to KAVHA. 

A project aimed at replacing old and poorly functioning sewage transfer and storage infrastructure in Kingston will also commence soon. This project will improve the quality of water flowing into Emily Bay, helping protect the health of residents and tourists who swim in the area. The reduction in pollution will also help protect the environment in the Norfolk Island Marine Reserve. 


The retaining wall at Cemetery Bay will also be rehabilitated, using timber and other materials that are similar to the existing structure.


Don’t forget that Round 3 of the Building Better Regions Fund closes for applications on 15 November 2018, and with $45 million earmarked for tourism-related ventures, I encourage Norfolk Island organisations to consider submitting an application. This funding opportunity has the potential to drive economic development, create local jobs and grow stronger partnerships across the community. I encourage interested applicants to speak with the Administrator about their application. 


As always, I encourage you to contact the Administrator’s office should you have any questions or concerns, or a particular matter on which you would like an update.


Lastly, I am very pleased to be able to visit Norfolk Island next month. During this time I would like to meet as many people as I am able to. I will make time to meet with individual residents. Please contact Eric Hutchinson, the Administrator, if you would like to meet with me.


Sussan

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2018 Norfolk Island Fly-In

Thursday, October 25, 2018


There’s been a buzz quite literally in the air this week with the sights and sounds of model aeroplanes being flown around the island by our local and 33 visiting model aero flyers from Tingalpa, Rockhampton and RANS Model Aero Clubs – also a flyer from Thailand! Here for the 2018 ‘Norfolk Island Fly In, Allen Danvers Challenge’ they’ve had a brilliant week of flying all around the Island.


Participating flyers brought over a range of electric planes and gliders for flying this week, all especially freighted over. There have not only been planes both big and small but also a para motor glider (complete with parachute); a quad copter with a 4 motors controller that can flip, roll – and get up to speeds of 160kmph! We can’t wait to see some of the imagery from a DJI Mavc quad with inbuilt camera that has taken footage over Kingston and the Island during the week.


Over the past six years the success of this annual event means it has become the highlight of the year for many flyers and each year more and more flyers participate. One of the reasons it works so well is that Norfolk Island is a pretty unique model-aero flying destination due to the variety of places to fly from according to conditions and that are all only 5 - 10 minutes away. Flying locations this week included early mornings at Kingston, each afternoon at Cemetery Bay, Ball Bay and on private properties. The guys would like to especially thank David and Margaret Buffett and Mat and Natalie Christian for use of their land.


As hosts for the week the local Norfolk Island Model Aero Club organised not only a great week of flying but also socialising with plenty of time to catch up with friends. From Helen and everyone at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre we wish the Tingalpa Model Aero Club and other Club members a good trip home today. We certainly hope to see you all back next year for another fabulous Norfolk Island Fly In, Allan Danvers Challenge.

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Time To Book Your Vets Tennis Place

Thursday, October 25, 2018


Maybe you’re feeling the same as we are that this year is flying by much too quickly and Christmas will soon be here which means that it’s just 6 months the Cheryl Tennis Club once again hosts their Vets Tennis Championships in April 2019. And right now is the time to book your spot!


10 night Holiday Packages have been prepared allowing you to participate in opening and farewell events, play your games and also enjoy any non-tennis activities you’d like to join. This is also a great week for non-playing family and friends to join you on a Norfolk Island holiday together and they are welcome at all social events  as tickets can be separately purchased. Importantly that means of course they can also be there to cheer you on during your games!


Contact Maria Massey today on 1800 1400 66 or email maria@travelcentre.nf for an Information Pack filled with accommodation choices and from there a $200 deposit will secure your place!


If you have a group of 10+ (including players and non-players), let Maria know as depending on where you choose to stay, one person’s accommodation will be for free!

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VETS Tennis Championships

Thursday, October 25, 2018


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2019 Bounty Fours Bowls Tournament

Friday, October 19, 2018


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