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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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Delaney Davidson and his all new show Magic Lightbox

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Delaney Davidson is an exciting Kiwi-born international artist. Described as part wandering minstrel, part travelling salesman, Delaney is a cutting edge artist on the alternative Country/Americana music scene in NZ. 
Through the lens of his show Magic Lightbox, we get to experience a new view of his travels across NZ and Europe, stories told through an ingenious blend of live music and film. This guy is a must see! 

Magic Lightbox is yet another fabulous collaboration between Creative Mercury Bay and Arts on Tour NZ.

Thursday 23 November 7pm, Whitianga Town Hall

Tickets available at Paper Plus Whitianga or at the door.
Adults $20 18yrs< $10

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Hope Walk Whitianga

Saturday, 25 November 2017

HOPEWALK is a movement of hope. Bringing awareness to suicide and promoting prevention agencies/organisation. 

Saturday 25 November at 9:00am at Buffalo Beach Reserve, Whitianga. Wear yellow and walk along Buffalo Beach as part of the movement to create suicide prevention and mental health awareness. See www.facebook.com (search for "HopeWalk ... Read more

Paul Ubana Jones Live

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Music lovers in Mercury Bay are in for a treat when guitarist and singer, Paula Ubana Jones will be performing in the Whitianga Town Hall on Saturday 25 November.

Paul is arguably one of New Zealand’s best-known musicians. The Evening Post said, "Trying to describe just how good Paul Ubana Jones is, is like trying to define why the Mona Lisa is the most ... Read more

Mercury Bay Art Escape: Self Promotion Workshop

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Don’t miss Mercury Bay Art Escape’s self-promotion workshop for artists and creatives. The workshop includes, writing effective promotional material, social media methods, and learning techniques to make your promotions count. With writer Emma Darragh, artist Reina Cottier and Paul Bradley from Creative Waikato as the featured speakers

Date: Wednesday ... Read more

Whitianga Santa Parade

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Saturday 9 December at 12:30pm. Enter your float now! Entry forms available from Peninsula Cars and Commercials, 21 Campbell St, Whitianga and The Informer, 14 Monk Street, Whitianga. Phone Fiona Kettlewell on (021) 299 5506 or Ainsley Harris on (027) 925 1654. 

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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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