Tuesday, 14 July 2020


“Live within your means” was the instruction to Thames-Coromandel District Council at an Annual Plan consultation meeting in Whitianga last Wednesday, where the public demanded plans to lift rates by an average of 9.98 per cent be scrapped.

Paul Kington, chairman of the Otama Reserves Group, is not only excited about their progress the past 12 months, he is also keenly looking towards the future. “We’ve recently become an incorporated society and we’re seeing the impact our predator control efforts have on the reserves in and around Otama Beach, especially the Otama wetland,” he says. “Bitterns are among the birds we spot more often at the wetland now. In a way the bittern became our mascot.”

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