Author: John Grant

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Police have acknowledged that the vast majority of those attending Beach Hop behaved, but have called out a minority for what they described as unacceptable and disappointing behaviour that resulted in twelve arrests and 13 drivers being caught for excess breath alcohol. Police said that Waikato has seen its fair share of fatalities on the […]

Exciting news has been released this morning about a new walking cycling track and bridge that will connect Tairua and Pauanui. A number of groups have come together to formalise a proposal for a new crossing linking Tairua and Pauanui with a 15km trail. A 120-metre suspension bridge across the Tairua River will be the […]

  The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has advised that the sealing of the bridges new deck will be postponed from this coming week to the following week. The change which has been driven by weather forecasts that are not looking promising for sealing work, means that the bridge which was to close Sunday through […]

By John Freer The group set up to review the design of the proposed Tairua skateboard park will have its first meeting today (Friday), but according to Thames Coromandel District Council staff, public and the media will not be allowed to attend. The reason, according to council, is to allow for free and frank discussion. […]

If you thought the rise in crime is impacting only our larger metropolitan area, then it’s probably time for a reset in those thoughts. The latest crime statistics have been released and Thames Coromandel is showing a whopping 26% increase in property crimes for the 12 months ended September. The increase for all of New […]

Story by John Freer Residents of Onemana woke this morning surprised to find a light aircraft parked on a fire break alongside Tuna Place. At the same time they were heaping praise on the pilot who undertook an emergency landing in the single-engine Cessna on Thursday morning, saving the lives of himself and his two […]

Details on this breaking news story are still being clarified and further detail will provided as it comes to hand. What we know so far is a plane on a commercial flight from Tauranga travelling to Great Barrier Island yesterday with a pilot and two passengers onboard made an emergency landing at Onemana after an […]

Here is our latest update at 3:30PM   Road Closures   SH25 Hikuai to Tairua due to flooding near the one lane bridge SH25 Hikuai to Whangamata due to a slip 1km north of McBeth Road Hikuai Settlement Road closed due to several areas of flooding Kennedy Bay Rd is closed from Driving Creek Rd […]

Rugby halfback Richard Judd has long declared his desire to return to Thames and give back to the club and people who helped launch his career. But after the weekend, Juddy as he is known to his team mates, might just put that return on hold. On Saturday as a member of the Wellington Lions, […]

On Saturday the carcass of a 16 metre dead sperm whale was washed up at Matapaua Bay approximately 14km north of Whitianga. Department of Conservation in consultation with local iwi decided that Matapaua Bay was not an appropriate burial location and the whale was towed the 11.5 kilometres to Wharekaho Beach adjacent to the Ngāti […]

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