Friday, 20 September 2019


Buy Local Campaign

The town centre upgrade here in Whitianga is still well underway, with noticeable progress being made weekly.

Phase 1 of the upgrade (between Blacksmith Lane and Monk Street) is complete, and open to pedestrians and traffic.

Phase 2 of the upgrade (between Monk Street and Hannan Road) is also open to traffic and pedestrians, but final touches are still being completed.

Phase 3 Campbell Street and Monk Street) is still under development and is expected to be finished and open to public by November. Until then all businesses in this area remain operational and accessible to pedestrians.

During this part of the town centre upgrade, here at The Informer we have been trying to help and support local businesses with our “Buy Local” campaign. Every month this campaign is running, you could win a $100 voucher to spend with one or more of our advertisers. The campaign began in April and will continue until November.

To participate in the campaign is easy. Simply drop proof of your purchases (invoices or receipts) from any Whitianga business in the blue bin on the front verandah of our office (in Monk Street, Whitianga, next to the Thames-Coromandel District Council Mercury Bay Area Office). Please remember to write your name and phone number on your invoices and receipts.

In December this year, all the entries received during the course of the campaign will go into a second draw to win $500 to spend with one or more of our advertisers.



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The Mercury Bay Informer is a highly popular community newspaper, based in Whitianga. The paper is distributed throughout the Coromandel Peninsula, coast to coast from Thames to north of Colville.