Friday, 07 August 2020


Targa Bambina this month in Mercury Bay

Targa Bambina this month in Mercury Bay

The Targa Bambina Rally is coming to the Coromandel later this month. Thames Coromandel District Counncil says people need to be aware there will be some road closures.

The Targa Rally prides itself on being the "Ultimate Road Race" and the Coromandel gives drivers a real challenge while providing some exceptional scenic views along the way.

The Targa series allows competitors to compile points over each race leg to arrive at a series champion. These legs are a few times a year and called Targa Bambina, Targa Rotorua and Targa New Zealand.

The Targa Bambina leg will take place through the Coromandel during the weekend of 15 and 16 May. Mercury Bay will see the following road closures -

Friday 15 May from 3pm to 5.45pm - SH25 (WHANGAPOUA Road), starting from its intersection with SH25 (Tiki Road at Coromandel), to finish by the Castle Rock Café, 300 metres from its intersection with Whangapoua Road and SH25 (Te Rerenga Kuaotunu Road).

Friday 15 May from 5pm until 9am Saturday 16 May - Whitianga. The Marina car park entrance through to the intersection with Blacksmith Lane will be closed allow rally cars to park overnight.

Saturday 16 May from 7.15am to 10.30am -. Pumpkin Hill SH25 (TAIRUA WHITIANGA Road and Main Road), starting at House No. 1032 A/B (750m South of its intersection with Hot Water Beach Road) to finish at its intersection with Ocean Beach Road (just North of Tairua). Includes intersections with Boat Harbour Road (No Exit), Kydd Corner Road (No Exit) and Paul Road (No Exit),

TCDC says traffic marshalls will be in place to manage traffic.


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