Author: John Grant

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A $25 million grant allocation to help businesses in cyclone-affected regions to clean up and get back on their feet is a welcome boost to the Coromandel. “We really want to thank the government for listening to us as we shared what our business communities are going through, and addressing some very painful economic hurt,” […]

Nationals plans to scrap the unpopular three waters reforms will make a number of Coromandel rate payers very happy. National says if elected to govern the country it will repeal the legislation and leave the management and importantly the assets of the three waters in local council hands. National party leader Christopher Luxon was speaking […]

NZTA say that while a solution is still being worked on, the final resolution is around nine to 12 months away before State Highway 25A is fully re-opened in the Coromandel. During this time people will still be able to enjoy their favourite holiday destination by taking alternative routes and enjoy the scenery on offer. […]

Further evidence of the Coromandel reopening is the restoring of access for all vehicles now being able to drive the entire length of State Highway 25. Cars and trucks can now access all areas of state highway 25 with only SH25A remaining closed due to the major collapse of a section of the Kopu Hikuai […]

There are currently 5425 customers without power in the Coromandel.  Power was restored to the Tairua substation this afternoon. As it enlivens this evening, many of those customers are expected to be reconnected. Powerco Head of Network Operations Caz Haydon says although crews are hoping to reconnect as many of those remaining customers as possible […]

NZTA says travel to and from the Coromandel should be possible by tomorrow morning, providing there is no further deterioration on the roading network. In addition State Highway 2 between Paeroa and Waihi through the Karangahake Gorge should re-open by nightfall, restoring a key route in the East Waikato. “Contractors have made tremendous progress clearing […]

Powerco is continuing work to reconnect customers without power following widespread outages caused by Cyclone Gabrielle, however some customers will be off overnight as high winds and access issues hamper field crew efforts. As of 4:30pm there are 10,985 customers without power across Powerco’s network. Of these, Thames/Coromandel is the hardest hit, where 10,362 customers […]

Hauraki District Council Mayor Toby Adams has signed a declaration of emergency, at 3:39pm this afternoon, Monday 13 February 2023. A state of emergency can be declared when there is an event that might cause loss of life or property, which cannot be dealt with by emergency services in the normal fashion. Mayor Adams told […]

Update 10:03 Mercury Bay Area School have just asked us to release this – Our kura will be closed on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th February to ensure the safety of our school community. Staff will communicate with students what learning can be continued at home. We will not be moving to online learning as […]

Last night we lost our main link to our transmitter at McBeth Road. The issue is at the link site on Paul Rd Pumpkin Hill and requires a replacement Microwave link to be installed. This is up the large tower on Paul Road and obviously will not be happening in these conditions. We do have […]

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