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 […]

by John Grant What a gigantic week of news. We may only have around 30,000 permanent residents but we bat equal to other districts 2 or 3 times our size. It’s been such a week, news-wise, both good and some not so good news. First up was the news from the Hamilton Courts of the […]

MetService has issued a Heavy Rain Warning and a Strong Wind Watch for the Coromandel. Its been a relatively settled period of weather for the peninsula and it’s hard to believe that two months and 15 days have passed since the devastation of Cyclone Gabrielle. According to MetService, this coming event has aspects that are […]

A $25 million grant allocation to help businesses in cyclone-affected regions to clean up and get back on their feet is a welcome boost to the Coromandel. “We really want to thank the government for listening to us as we shared what our business communities are going through, and addressing some very painful economic hurt,” […]

Update 10:03 Mercury Bay Area School have just asked us to release this – Our kura will be closed on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th February to ensure the safety of our school community. Staff will communicate with students what learning can be continued at home. We will not be moving to online learning as […]

Road and Weather Update Sunday   Our first post and update on weather and roading conditions for Severe Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle now a category 2 Cyclone and soon to be ex-tropical cyclone as it moves further south. We had some intense peaks of rain overnight. A personal weather station in Thames recorded over 32.3mm of […]

This is the post we did not want to make. MetService have taken the unusual step of issuing a 62 hour Weather Watch. TTC Gabrielle will likely be a very significant event for an already saturated and fragile Coromandel and the watches are more than likely to be upgraded to warnings as the cyclone gets […]

Thames Coromandel District Council Mayor Len Salt has today declared a state of emergency for the district. The call comes after the region has become saturated by a storm front which has brought record amounts of rain over the past seven days. This rain event followed previous unprecedented weather events from November through into December […]

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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