Saturday, 17 November 2018

WHITIANGA WEATHER

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is advising SH25, Thames Coast Rd, will be open to one lane at 5pm Tuesday 17 July with stop/go traffic management in place. The road will then be closed daily from 9am to 4pm due to the clean-up of a large slip located at Ruamahunga just north of Otuturu Cresent in the Coromandel. 

By Jack Biddle

The Waikato Regional Council (WRC) are about to embark on a harbour and catchment management plan which will include around 54,000 hectares of land from Waitaia Bay and as far south as Sailors Grave. Included in the main objectives of the plan is the need to reduce sedimentation in rivers, harbours and estuaries, improve water quality, reduce flood risk for people, and to sustain the mauri of the catchment.

By Stephan Bosman

The wider Mercury Bay property market remains a seller’s market. Sales volumes for the first six months of this year (1 January to 30 June) are similar to the number of sales during the same period last year. The increase in property values have slowed down compared to 2016, when market activity was the highest since the property boom immediately before the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008.

 By Stephan Bosman

The Labour Party list MP responsible for the Coromandel, Jan Tinetti has spent the last few days travelling around different areas of the Coromandel Peninsula, listening to what the locals have to say. She popped into The Informer office on Monday this week, after meeting members of the Tairua Business Network in Tairua.

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