Tuesday, 20 August 2019


Update on the conditions in Mercury Bay

Update on the conditions in Mercury Bay

Power is still out in the entire Mercury Bay area, from Whangapoua to Whenuakite and also in Cooks Beach, Hahei and Hot Water Beach. Power is expected to be restored by 5:00pm today.

State Highway 25 between Whitianga and Tairua and the Tapu-Coroglen road are both now open. State Highway 25 is still closed at Hikuai.

Both the Telecom and Vodafone mobile phone networks are still out, but repairs are underway.

The storm last night caused widespread damage across Mercury Bay. Some properties lost their roofs, trees were uprooted and Buffalo Beach and Brophy’s Beach in Whitianga suffered significant erosion damage.



Should Waikato DHB fund the provision of some public healthcare services in a new multi-service medical facility in Whitianga?

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