Cove Opening A Positive Move for Entire Region

Written by on March 3, 2024

By John Freer

In simple terms the Mercury Bay Business Association has been banging away for months endeavouring to get action on the reopening of land access to Cathedral Cove.

So, when Conservation Minister, Hon Tama Potaka, announced on Friday that the track and cove would be open for next summer, people like Ray van Beynen and Lynda Grant would have savoured the moment.

Thames Coromandel Mayor, Len Salt, was quick out of the blocks saying it was great news and acknowledging the concerted effort put in by the community and business operators to ensure their voices were heard in Wellington.

Ray described the move by the Minister as being great for not just Mercury Bay, but the entire region.

He said the association would now work closely with its stakeholders, and local Department of Conservation staff, to ensure the goal was achieved.

Ray urged DOC to do the same so that the clear directions of the Minister were carried out.

“It will take a big team effort from everybody.”

Hear our interview with Ray by opening the link below.

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