Sunday, 23 February 2020


Earlier this month, the Mercury Bay Skatepark Trust (“MBST”) and Thames-Coromandel District Council appointed international company, Convic, to design the new skatepark that’s earmarked to be built at Taylor’s Mistake in Whitianga.

After 57 years of serving the Whitianga community in a host of different ways, 85-year-old Vernon John (Jack) Cooper closed the doors of the building at 2 Monk Street, Whitianga for the final time in December last year.

From a qualified barber and a banker with a lovely wife and two children to a Catholic priest, Father Tony Delsink, the priest of St Patrick’s Catholic Parish in Whitianga and St Mary’s Catholic Parish in Tairua, has packed multiple lives and many experiences into his 75 years.

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Blackjack Surf

Blackjack Surf is a local surf shop located in Albert Street, Whitianga.


Did TCDC do the right thing to make Whitianga subject to a total watering ban during the busy summer holiday season?

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.