Tuesday, 14 July 2020


Professional and in-kind support included, the Mercury Bay Skatepark Trust has raised $163,000 for the new skatepark to be developed on Taylor’s Mistake in Whitianga. That is approximately $13,000 more than the trust was required to raise as the community’s contribution to the project.

The Coromandel’s More FM/Informer-supported petition to return a Whitianga-based rescue helicopter to the Coromandel Peninsula, especially over the peak holiday periods, has last week reached 30,000 signatures. This milestone was achieved in less than six weeks.

Following a full Thames-Coromandel District Council meeting on Tuesday last week, it was announced that Coromandel ratepayers are facing an average rates increase of 9.98 per cent, equating to a higher rates bill of, on average, $287 per property.

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