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The Mercury Bay Informer

The Mercury Bay Informer is a Whitianga based print and online community newspaper, publishing the latest news and events for the Coromandel Peninsula's wider Mercury Bay area, including Whitianga, Pauanui and Tairua.

Whitianga's local voice, The Mercury Bay Informer provides a wide range of information and services to Mercury Bay residents and visitors, including community news, human interest stories, sport results, regular columns from a variety of local charities and community groups, useful information to tourists and visitors and regular and coming events. We also welcome contributions from readers, including guest articles, letters and photos.

For Mercury Bay businesses looking to connect with customers and organisations locally and further afield, we offer competitively priced advertising as well as our Mercury Bay Business Directory, which covers not only Whitianga, Pauanui, Tairua and the wider Mercury Bay area, but also businesses offering products and services Mercury Bay residents and visitors may find useful.

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Dune Restoration Planting

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Saturday 23 September,  9.00am Taputapuatea Reserve

Come along to a dune planting day in Whitianga. Help is needed in planting thousands of native sand-binding plants and grass species along the dune systems at Buffalo Beach, adjacent to the Mercury Bay Boating Club.

Bring your gloves and spades, a BBQ will be provided.

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'Interstellar Glamour' Brad Novak Exhibtion

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Bread and Butter Fine Art Gallery ipresents "Interstellar Glamour" an exhibition featuring the recent work of artist Brad Novak.

Meet the artist Brad Novak at the opening:

Saturday 23rd September 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bread and Butter Gallery, Albert St, Whitianga.

Free entry.

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Offbeat Theatre presents 'Glide Time'

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Offbeat Theatre Company presents Glide Time - A comedy by Roger Hall.

The Health Factory, 18 Coghill St, Whitianga. September 27 - 30th. 7:00pm. Matinee September 30th. 2:00pm

Tickets on sale at Paper Plus, Albert St, Whitianga. 

Adults $20, Under 19s and Senior Citizens $15

Cash bar opens at 6:30pm. Arrive 10 minutes before the ... Read more

International Day of the Older Person - Stepping into the future

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Thursday 28 September from 10:30am - 1:30pm at Crossroads Whitianga Church, Cook Drive.

This is a special event in Whitianga with free entry, entertainment and a free lunch provided to celebrate with our local older persons based here in Mercury Bay. 

“Stepping into the Future” is the focus of this year’s International Day ... Read more

A Night of Mayhem at Tairua Country Club

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Faulty Towers - Get your tickets now!
Saturday 30 September at 6:30pm at the Tairua Country Club, Main Road, Tairua. Buffet meal and show. 

This will be dinner theatre at its best.

Tickets $65 per person.

Email info@tairuacountryclub.co.nz or phone (022) 882 2079 to book. 

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Mercury Bay Lioness Club Garden Ramble

Saturday, 11 November 2017

The Lioness Club of Mercury Bay is planning a garden ramble for the weekend of 11 - 12 November this year.

At the head of the planning committee is Pat Lilley, a keen gardener herself. “We would like to ask people to start entering their gardens in the ramble,” says Pat. “Our plan is to sell tickets that will enable members of the public to visit ... Read more

Leadfoot Festival 2018

Saturday, 3 February 2018

The 2018 Festival promises to be packed with action and excitement, as the most glamorous racing machinery and famous motorsport competitors gather together for this annual internationally recognised hill climb event. Make your plans now. 

Four time IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon returns to the Leadfoot Festival in 2018.

Tickets are selling fast! Buy ... Read more

Whitianga Half Marathon

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Whitianga's first half marathon - Get your friends and family training and enter now for a day of fun and energy! 

The course is a fast and flat scenic loop around Whitianga and Mercury Bay, on both pathways and sealed roads. 

What you can expect:

A day filled with fun, excitement and great energy - whether you participate or ... Read more

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