CFM Local News 29-12-2023
Written by John Freer on December 29, 2023
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 noted people riding on footpaths having little regard for pedestrians, Dave saying he had concerns that someone was going to get seriously hurt.
Water restrictions are now in place for Hahei and Onemana due to the pressure on bore supplies. The use of hoses, sprinklers and garden irrigation systems can only be used on alternate days – this determined by even numbered properties on even numbered calendar dates – the same for odd number addresses.
With two nights until the only public New Year’s Eve fireworks display on the Coromandel Peninsula, Tairua Pauanui Promotions continue to seek donations to assist with the cost of the event. A Givealittle page has been set up to take donations, beside the fireworks the money also goes towards engaging safety professionals and equipment for the harbour staging.
An initiative for people wishing to establish a business or do something for themselves in the Hauraki district. Labelled Elevate Hauraki, the opportunity is available to undertake a six-week, part-time, in-person programme aimed at providing information about starting and running a successful business. Applications close on January 21 with the first course being held in February.
Holiday activities continue tomorrow and through the weekend, the Thames Market opens at 8am in Grahamstown, Pauanui has its unique Colour Chase run which starts in Kennedy Park at 10am. The Kauaeranga Visitor Centre is open daily for its summer fun. On Sunday from midnight all eyes will be skyward at Tairua and Pauanui as the annual fireworks display is launched.