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Congratulations and appreciation have been extended to former Whangamata Medical Centre owner Dr Michael Miller, who in the New Year’s Honours list has been awarded a QSM for services to rural health. After arriving in the town, in 1995 Dr Miller developed Whangamata’s first purpose-built medical facility. He also founded the Whangamata Community Health Charitable […]

Following successful public Christmas events in Thames, Paeroa and Waihi, the holidaymakers have made a welcome return to the Coromandel Peninsula. Jeni  Ashman of Coromandel Town told us that the town was pumping, and it was the busiest she had seen it. Her comment about happy tourists all enjoying buying, eating, drinking, swimming, fishing and […]

MetService has issued a weather outlook for the next several days and New Year’s Eve is looking wet, very wet in places. MetService’s  latest New Year’s Eve forecast suggests the weather may see us ushering in 2024 indoors this year. From mid-afternoon tomorrow, Sunday 31 December, the muggy weather will give way to showers, building […]

This New Year, Waikato Police encourage people celebrating to enjoy themselves, but to be sensible, look after your mates and make sure everyone gets home safely. Police will be out in force across the Waikato through New Year, enforcing liquor ban areas, especially across holiday hotspots like the Coromandel. Each New Year, Whangamatā swells with […]

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 […]

People riding bikes around holiday spots and not wearing helmets is a recipe for a potential serious accident. As a result, authorities are calling on everyone riding a bike, even over short distances, to wear a helmet. Whangamata Community Board chairman, Dave Ryan, has witnessed several people riding through his town without helmets. He also […]

With Fire and Emergency NZ declaring a Restricted Fire Season for the Coromandel Peninsula through until early February, warnings are being issued as the region dries out. FENZ has also banned the use of private fireworks within Thames-Coromandel District during this period – it excludes already planned and approved public fireworks displays such as Tairua […]

There was another accident causing serious injury on Hauraki/Coromandel roads that happened just after midnight last night on SH2 Netherton. Police were notified just after midnight of a single-vehicle collision on SH2, Netherton. Emergency services including Police, Fire, Ambulance and the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter attended the scene of the single vehicle accident. St Johns […]

A busy day for Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust on their first day of being based on the Coromandel for summer yesterday. No sooner had they arrived yesterday, the Westpac Rescue – Auckland Helicopter was called to a job in Whitianga. At 9:05am crew were tasked to assist a male patient in his 60’s suffering a […]

Popular local Onemana Rural Fire Chief – Jo Adams spent Christmas day a little differently to most other people, he along with a couple of firefighters from Whiritoa, were fighting the fire on Matakana Island. He went to the Island in the ‘beast’, his well equipped Unimog on Christmas eve. At that time the fire […]

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