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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.

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The Coromandel Music Society presents Beatgirls

Saturday, 20 January 2018


The Beatgirls are a stage show bringing alive the music, fashions and dance of the eras they pay tribute to.  With a trio of singers, amazing choreography, outrageous costumes and wild wigs, the Beatgirls cover six decades of pop music

Whether it’s the two consecutive Olympic Games organisers’ events,  a private party, corporate events or outdoor concerts, such as the one the Coromandel Music Society, in conjunctions with the Music Kitchen, are proudly presenting on Saturday 20 January, the Beatgirls will grab your attention from their opening number and never let go.

They are performing only one concert on the Peninsula so don’t miss out – brought back from Wellington by public demand, after their sell out concert 2 summers ago. Tickets are available from the Coromandel Information Centre  (07 866 8598) or at the gate on the day. 


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Department of Conservation Volunteer Activity - Summer Program

Saturday, 20 January 2018

The Department of Conservation’s Summer Volunteer Programme is in full swing. The activities are designed to be both fun and help DOC with their conservation work. Until the schools start again in early February, people can look forward to building weta “hotels,” creating nature trails and helping to eradicate weeds at several reserves.

Thursday ... Read more

Whitianga Summer Concert 2018

Sunday, 28 January 2018

An amazing international line up of bands including The Orchestra starring former members of Electric Light Orchestra, Alanis Morissette, Colin Hay of Men At Work Fame and Fairground Saints.

Tickets have now sold out - ticket exchange set up on Facebook!
Tickets have now sold out for the Whitianga Waterways Summer Concert. 

For ... Read more

Leadfoot Festival

Saturday, 3 February 2018

The Leadfoot Festival will take place on Racing legend, Rod Millen’s ranch, Leadfoot Ranch outside Hahei on 3 and 4 February. The hill climb event will again feature IndyCar champion Scott Dixon among the participants.

"The Leadfoot Festival is a unique weekend bringing together a mix of classic cars, vintage motorcycles and motorsport legends. Tickets ... Read more

Whitianga Half Marathon 2018

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Whitianga's first half marathon offers a choice of scenic course options for adults and children.  Get your friends and family training and enter now for a day of fun and energy! 

The Whitianga Half Marathon Course

This is a fantastic course which follows the very scenic pathway looking out to the stunning Mercury Bay and then loops back ... Read more

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