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Happy World Orca Day! Dr. Ingrid Visser is a one of a kind scientist - she's the founder of World Orca Day and of the Orca Research Trust the only research project dedicated to orcas in the South Pacific. July 14, is World Orca Day and in Dr Ingrid's words "it's a celebration of how [...]

This opinion piece has been written by Derrick Paull. He’s a former magazine writer and editor, Amateur Fishing guru and BBQ Pitmaster and on the executive committee of the New Zealand Angling & Casting Association. Listen to an interview aired on Coromandel’s CFM on Thursday July 14th with Derrick:  We live in a world […]

MetService is forecasting a wet leadup to and start of the school holidays, as a low pressure centre approaches Aotearoa New Zealand from the Tasman Sea, sending a broad band of rain over the country on Thursday and Friday. The band travels quickly to the east, but on Saturday a fresh burst of rain arrives […]

Our service clubs do us proud. Every day in so many ways they are out there supporting the community. The Rotary clubs from Te Aroha, Matamata, Thames, Morrinsville and Paeroa are joining forces to design and build shelters on the trail network. These are not just ordinary shelters but shelters in keeping with a rail […]

Aileen Lawrie has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Thames-Coromandel District Council effective from 1 August 2022. The recruitment process for the Chief Executive Role was managed by an independent executive search and recruitment service and a Chief Executive Appointment Panel made up of Mayor Sandra Goudie, Deputy Mayor Murray McLean […]

Rescue services including Coastguard and the Wespac Rescue Helicopter were called to the Aldermen Islands yesterday where a male in his 70’s had suffered a serious accident onboard a boat. The call came in to the rescue centre at about 1:55pm with a report that a man had suffered an accident and needed urgent medical […]

NZ Transport Agency advises State Highway 25 South of Coromandel Town will be closed during the day on 14 December. It will be closed at Kereta Hill, south of Coromandel, from 10am to 3pm to recover a  vehicle. The vehicle went off the road just below the Manaia Road lookout and the highway needs to […]

We will be publ;ishing this information that we receive from the Waikato DHB each day at about this time. All information on this page is sourced and provided by Waikato DHB unless otherwise stated. Please not that the Thames case is again referred to in this post. There were 11 new cases confirmed in the […]

This Severe Weather Watch applies from 3am tomorrow morning. A period of heavy rain for parts of northern and central New Zealand, also North Otago A trough is forecast to move southeast across northern and central New Zealand on Monday, preceded by a moist northeast flow and rain, then followed by unsettled northwesterlies. Heavy Rain […]

Anti – Three Waters Reforms – campaigner Benjamin Dunbar-Smith has announced 3 further meetings over the next few days as he tries to spread his views on why the proposed Government reforms should be scrapped. Meetings are to be held in Tairua on Friday night, then a midday meeting in Waihi on Saturday and finally […]

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