Monday, 21 January 2019


By Stephan Bosman and Jordan Gower

This month, the Mercury Bay Speedway Club is celebrating 30 years since the original Mercury Bay Raceway Club was formed in September 1988. It’s a bittersweet milestone.

On Friday 10 August, an American jury awarded Dewayne Johnson, a 46-year-old Californian man, USD289 million in a court case against global agrochemical company, Monsanto.

By Jordan Gower

Opito Bay resident and author, Brenda Sewell, is a wealth of stories from “back in the day." She has just completed her third book containing some of the best of her memories of Opito Bay.

By Pamela Ferla

My interview with Tairua School’s principal Brendan Finn starts with delicious chocolate cake. The icing on top says “Congratulations Coromandel Principals,” which fits nicely with the topic of my interview - the Coromandel Community of Learning. Two slices later and Brendan started to explain this innovative initiative aimed at benefiting students and their teachers.

For many motorcyclists, the start of spring marks the real riding season and Motorcycle Awareness Month. Thames Coromandel District Councli supports the Ride Forever safety initiative as many motorbike riders enjoy the Coromandel Loop. Whether you ride or drive, everyone plays a part in motorcycle safety.

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Have you made any New Year's resolutions for 2019?

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