Local Business

By John Freer A champion may have been found for those wanting to get the Cathedral Cove reopened in the Minister for Tourism and Hospitality, the Hon Matt Doocey. He visited the site today, afterward being strong in his response to a question from CFM on where the closure of land access sat in terms […]

By John Freer Over recent days, CFM has spoken to several people who rely on the Cathedral Cove international tourism market. Hahei based, Phil Ander, holds real concern for the reputational damage being caused to the region’s international tourism product as a result of the on-going closure of the Cathedral Cove walking track. Phil quoted […]

It is a feature which Hot Water Beach Top 10 Holiday Park owners, Grant and Sheree Webster, have been contemplating for the entire time they have owned the park. Their Christmas present to themselves, holiday park users and then hopefully the wider community, is a new swimming pool complex. Weather permitting, and a few other […]

By John Freer It is renowned as one of the international tourist destinations on the Coromandel Peninsula, but the visitors are still not arriving, because they believe the access road is closed. This is the case for the Tapu-Coroglen Road, it is closed, but only once you are past the Rapaura Water Gardens. Unfortunately, Google […]

Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises operator, Ken Hindmarsh says the current level of information from DOC on the reinstatement of walkways to access Cathedral cove is extremely poor. He told CFM that “They appear to be hiding behind health and safety as a reason not to get on with it. There is no communication regarding the […]

By John Freer Reducing absenteeism at Mercury Bay Area School today took on a new approach. Students returning from the school holiday break have been introduced to new rules aimed at keeping them in class and engaged with learning. The change involves not just the school community, but also the wider business and retail community. […]

By John Freer Tairua has an inaugural business association. This from a meeting last night attended by representatives of more than 20 of the town’s businesses. Spokesman Peter Hunt said while the current reduced trading was one reason for the association being established, it was not the only reason. Peter said there was the anticipated […]

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