Author: John Grant

Police have this morning confirmed that one person has died following a fire in Whitianga yesterday. Emergency services were alerted to the fire on Cholmondeley Crescent at 5.20pm on Sunday. Tragically a person was located deceased inside the building. A scene guard has been in place overnight, and Police will be working with fire investigators [...]

At a meeting of the Hauraki and Thames Coromandel District Council’s on 26 and 31 October respectively, both of our local Council’s voted in favour of the establishment of Māori wards in each of their respective Districts. This decision was in the case of the two councils, made by a vote of the council and […]

Conservation Minister Tama Potaka has made the reinstatement of the walking access to Coromandel’s Cathedral Cove/Te Whanganui-a-Hei before next summer a priority. The track to the famous beach – renowned for its natural rock arch feature – was severely damaged by extreme weather events in January and February 2023. The Department of Conservation (DOC) staff […]

Six residents from an aged care residential facility in Whitianga have passed away during an outbreak of Influenza that occurred at the Whitianga residential care centre between 28 January and 8 February this year. The property is owned and operated by Oceanic Healthcare and their spokesperson; Shirley Ross, Director of Clinical and Care Services for […]

Waikato Police have launched Operation Smelter, targeting a group of prolific offenders responsible for multiple aggravated robberies and commercial and retail burglaries in the district. The operation has had immediate success, with arrests made, charges laid, and stolen goods have been recovered. On Wednesday 10 January Police executed a series of warrants in Hamilton and […]

A Tairua fisherman left Tairua on his 40ft launch to do some game fishing had logged his trip with Coastguard and expected to spend at least a day enjoying great fishing conditions, instead just after hooking a marlin, he fell into the water and had to watch while his launch that was in gear and […]

Probably one of the luckiest survival stories for some time comes from a fisherman from Tairua who spent 23.5 hours in the water. The 61 year old from Tairua was out fishing by himself  on his 40 foot boat when he hooked a fish he though to be a Marlin. What then happened is still […]

MetService has issued a weather outlook for the next several days and New Year’s Eve is looking wet, very wet in places. MetService’s  latest New Year’s Eve forecast suggests the weather may see us ushering in 2024 indoors this year. From mid-afternoon tomorrow, Sunday 31 December, the muggy weather will give way to showers, building […]

This New Year, Waikato Police encourage people celebrating to enjoy themselves, but to be sensible, look after your mates and make sure everyone gets home safely. Police will be out in force across the Waikato through New Year, enforcing liquor ban areas, especially across holiday hotspots like the Coromandel. Each New Year, Whangamatā swells with […]

The following is reproduced from NZTA’s website on tips to make your holiday on the Coromandel a little safer. Summer means trips to the beach, festivals, parties and to BBQs with family and friends. It’s also a busy time on our roads. Look after yourself and your mates so everyone can get to where they’re […]

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