Following their Branch AGM and a Special General Meeting it is with great regret that the Whangarei Branch has made the hard decision to close.
It operated for more than 52 years with an amazing level of support from a wide range of dedicated and enthusiastic members. Hundreds of hours raising money, holding stalls at A&P shows and other public events in Northland, led to the success of hostels in Whangarei. That success is a tribute to all those involved over such a long period, many of whom have formed life-long friendships.
In recent years the Whangarei Branch was chaired by Harry Guitry, with Gilbert Whalley as the Secretary. A huge thank you to all members involved in the Branch – YHA is all the better for and truly appreciates your efforts.