The following is reproduced from NZTA’s website on tips to make your holiday on the Coromandel a little safer. Summer means trips to the beach, festivals, parties and to BBQs with family and friends. It’s also a busy time on our roads. Look after yourself and your mates so everyone can get to where they’re […]

By John Freer Acceptance of the regional biking strategy across both the Coromandel Peninsula and Hauraki districts, will now enable a pathway to developing tracks and opportunities. This from Laurna White the Thames Coromandel District Council’s Group Manager Community Outcomes. During the past 12 months a number of organisations, clubs and community groups have had […]

With more rocks and debris having fallen from Cathedral Cove’s iconic arch, local Iwi Ngati Hei have now imposed a rahui on the site. DOC Coromandel Operations Manager Nick Kelly says his team was alerted to the latest rockfall at the beach – which is thought to have occurred on Monday, it was spotted by […]

By John Freer The Hauraki Coromandel draft cycle and bike strategy, currently out for public feedback, could increase the region’s cycling economic impact by 47 percent. This is one of the reasons given for the importance of the proposal which, currently for the east coast alone, contributes $8.4 million each year. Outlining the strategy and […]

A dramatic sea rescue took place on Friday 20 nautical miles offshore from Whitianga. Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter  Crew  were tasked by the Rescue Coordination Centre at approximately 11am on Friday to approximately 20 nautical miles offshore Whitianga to assist with the search and rescue of a male patient in his 20s suffering a medical […]

By John Freer One of the regions most significant tourist attractions, the Hauraki Rail Trail, today received a significant boost with restoration and development funding to the tune of $3.7 million. A very happy rail trail trust CEO, Diane Drummond, told CFM that the money would be used to reinstate damage caused by storms earlier […]

The controversial proposed Tairua Skatepark is now the subject of a judicial review. The action has been lodged in the High Court by Preserve Cory Park Domain Incorp, a society which represents the majority of property owners directly neighbouring the proposed skatepark site. The review is against Thames Coromandel District Council. The design plans for […]

By John Freer There is a new tourist attraction in the Karangahake Gorge being The Aviator. The man behind the project is Craig Saunders who has moved his flight simulator experience from Mount Maunganui and relocated them to a café at Karangahake in the Gorge on SH2. For the flight and pilot junkie or those […]

By John Freer Ideas and thoughts are being run up the mast as the Mercury Bay Boating Club looks to save not just its historic clubhouse, but its entire club. During the past week the club has demonstrated the power of community involvement by saving the building from the advancing foreshore, ensuring the highly successful […]

The new Thames Coromandel District Council is being asked to unlock a further half a million dollars for the proposed Tairua Skateboard Park

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