Sunday, 24 February 2019


A contribution by Moira Cursey of the Waikato Biodiversity Forum

Predator Free 2050 (PF2050) is an ambitious goal to rid New Zealand of the most damaging introduced predators that threaten our nation’s natural taonga and economy.

By Jordan Gower

Rhys Nicholas wandered down to The Informer’s office in Whitianga last Thursday, to talk about his upcoming adventure. And by “wandered” I mean he put on his favourite walking shoes (sandals are a more appropriate description), packed his tramping pack full of things, grabbed his hiking poles and walked from his home in Centennial Drive to our front door in Monk Street. He calls it “training.”

By Jordan Gower

Eight weeks ago, after some research, Whenuakite School students, Tinca and Kizzy Samson, bought two baby goats from a goat breeder near the Karangahake Gorge.With their school’s Pet Day coming up, Tinca (aged 12) and Kizzy (aged 10) both felt that a goat would be the perfect pet.

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Is freedom camping a problem on the Coromandel Peninsula?

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.