Monday, 20 May 2019


The Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve is a great place to see fish in the marine environment. However, as more people visit the reserve, a problem is emerging that can cause serious issues for the fish, for swimmers and for snorkelers.

Real estate data released by property website for December 2018 indicates that the Coromandel remains the third most expensive region in New Zealand in terms of the average property asking price. The average asking price on the Peninsula increased by 6.1 per cent compared to November last year to $709,570. The national asking price in December last year was $673,043, up three per cent on the month before and up 1.9 per cent on December 2017.

Mercury Bay Area School science teacher Thomas Everth is spending part of the summer school holidays developing an experiment that will enable school students to investigate questions relating to plant growth in a CO2-enriched environment.

Each Saturday in January beginning at either 11:00am or 2:00pm, the public is invited to attend a behind the scenes tour of the Mercury Bay Museum. For only $10 a person, you are treated to a 30 minute-experience of all the museum’s hidden gems that aren’t on public display.  

Leanda Hunt, event organiser of the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust, estimates that his year’s Concert in the Vines, held on Friday last week at Mercury Bay Estate in Cooks Beach, has raised approximately $25,000 for the Auckland and Coromandel Westpac Rescue Helicopters. “I’d say we had more than 700 people at the concert,” says Leanda.

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