Author: John Grant

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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 […]

Road and Weather Update Sunday   Our first post and update on weather and roading conditions for Severe Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle now a category 2 Cyclone and soon to be ex-tropical cyclone as it moves further south. We had some intense peaks of rain overnight. A personal weather station in Thames recorded over 32.3mm of […]

With the Coromandel once again bracing for bad weather due to Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will closely monitor the slip site on State Highway 25A (SH25A) for further damage. Associate Transport Minister Kiri Allan visited the Coromandel and SH25A today to better understand the size of the job ahead. She was […]

The latest tracking models are indicating STC Gabrielle (cat 3) could be heading slightly further east of New Zealand. This track could help lesson the impact of the weather system however weather forecasters are all united in saying this will be a major weather event and everyone should take the time now to prepare. Gale […]

Iconic Coromandel visitor spot Cathedral Cove has been temporarily closed to the public due to an ongoing landslip and rockfall risk. You are still able to access the site by boat with a number of services still operating to the iconic tourist attraction. Department of Conservation Coromandel Operations Manager Nick Kelly says a large landslip […]

This is the post we did not want to make. MetService have taken the unusual step of issuing a 62 hour Weather Watch. TTC Gabrielle will likely be a very significant event for an already saturated and fragile Coromandel and the watches are more than likely to be upgraded to warnings as the cyclone gets […]

Businesses, trading across the Coromandel Peninsula, particularly those relying on tourism and hospitality, have been dealt another blow. For some, this time it could be terminal. It was not the weather, instead on this occasion it is Prime Minister Chris Hipkins, who virtually ignored the plight of Coromandel Peninsula’s economy while offering storm relief to […]

Thames Coromandel District Council Mayor Len Salt has today declared a state of emergency for the district. The call comes after the region has become saturated by a storm front which has brought record amounts of rain over the past seven days. This rain event followed previous unprecedented weather events from November through into December […]

A strong earthquake occurred at 5:39AM on Wednesday 4 January, 5km south of Te Aroha, making for a shaky start to the year for residents and holidaymakers at the top of the north. GNS Science received over 20,000 felt reports from the M5.1 quake which was preceded by a M3.9 five days before and followed by […]

By John Freer Boaties using the Tairua Harbour bar over coming weeks are advised to exercise absolute caution due to a sand build up across the entrance. A sand ridge has developed extending from the Tairua side, across to Pauanui, leaving less than 800mm of water at low tide. Subsequently, the channel has disappeared. The […]

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