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The Ministry of health has confirmed that we have a positive case of Covid-19  located on the Peninsula in Thames. Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki is providing services with a pop up testing facility now available at Rhodes Park in Thames. The testing centre will remain open today till 7pm and will reopen at 9am […]

We have heard of a positive Covid case in Thames this morning. This has not yet been confirmed and we are waiting  Ministry of Health and Waikato DHB to confirm details. We have no other information other than it involves a family who are based in the Thames area. For weeks we have been hearing […]

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency have sent a media release advising that urgent repair work is needed to the Hikuai River bridge on SH25 and this is scheduled for tomorrow 10 November and will result in closures in both directions for up to 30 minutes at a time. This will take place between 9:30am and […]

Thames Coromandel is potentially heading into uncharted territory unless vaccination rates can lift and lift quickly. The Peninsula is at 74% of people aged 12 plus who have had 2 doses and 84.4% with 1 dose. To reach 90% with double doses, we need another 4201 people people to receive their second jab. That’s 16% […]

Mercury Bay local resident Grahame Christian has been fighting for over two years to clear his name and the reputation of the company he founded in 1993 – Smart Environmental Limited. In August 2019, NZME as the owner of NZ Herald published two articles concerning Smart Environmental Limited and its founder and then Managing Director, […]

The NZ Transport Agency has today issued a media release advising that a two-way bridge over Boundary Creek (approximately 22km’s north of Thames) is to be reduced to a single lane for safety reasons from 15 November. The bridge deck and beams, known together as the superstructure, are ageing due to sea salt spray and […]

Nanaia Mahuta has today said that it will be mandatory for Councils to adopt the Three Waters reforms and signals another shot across the bows of New Zealand democracy. The announcement was made by Nanaia Mahuta today and signals a full steam ahead approach to reform the management and control of the three waters, being […]

Waikato Police have arrested three people in relation to large quantities of cannabis found in Matamata and Piako. Roughly nine kilograms of dried cannabis buried in underground storage pits were dug up by Police executing a search warrant at a rural Matamata property on Tuesday. As well as the buried cannabis, hundreds of immature cannabis […]

The Minister for Local Government, Foreign Affairs and Associate Minister of Maori Affairs and Local MP for Hauraki-Waikato will be joining Rex on ‘Our Coromandel’ this coming Monday  11 October 2021. We have been providing extensive coverage recently on the ongoing debate regarding the Three Waters Reforms and Minister Mahuta is the Minister responsible for […]

The Hikuai Bridge in its current state is safe, regularly inspected and receives continual maintenance. Contractors were on site Monday to complete repairs to the damaged section of the bridge. This followed numerous posts and comments over the weekend and some dramatic pictures of the bridge in disrepair. The nature of the interim repairs to […]

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