Thursday, 27 February 2020


Watching professional golfer, Hee Young Park, sink the winning putt in the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Victoria Open tournament (known as the ISPS Handa Vic Open) that was held in early February in Geelong Australia, was a moment Whitianga resident and successful former businessman, Rob Riedstra, will never forget.

Professional and in-kind support included, the Mercury Bay Skatepark Trust has raised $163,000 for the new skatepark to be developed on Taylor’s Mistake in Whitianga. That is approximately $13,000 more than the trust was required to raise as the community’s contribution to the project.

The Coromandel’s More FM/Informer-supported petition to return a Whitianga-based rescue helicopter to the Coromandel Peninsula, especially over the peak holiday periods, has last week reached 30,000 signatures. This milestone was achieved in less than six weeks.

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J.L. Connolly Whitianga Ltd

Registered Master Painters servicing The Coromandel for 15 years. We specialise in all aspects of painting and decorating and offer maintenance plans for residential and commercial buildings.


Did TCDC do the right thing to make Whitianga subject to a total watering ban during the busy summer holiday season?

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.