Thursday, 21 January 2021

WHITIANGA WEATHER

Getting any major event to the starting line is a bit of a marathon in the ever-changing COVID-19 climate, but Tairua’s Trail & Tides, featuring the 21km Twin Peaks Challenge, is one that is poised to get off and running in just under two weeks’ time.

The junior members of the Mercury Bay Boating Club enjoyed an unforgettable evening last Saturday when they gathered for a BBQ and listened to the adventures of Elana Connor, a remarkable blue water sailor from San Francisco.

The Taputapuatea footbridge and walkway next to Buffalo Beach, Whitianga, was recently opened with a karakia by Ngāti Hei kaumatua, Joe Davis.

Notwithstanding a beautiful start to last week, the weather and sea conditions deteriorated significantly in the last few days and kept most people off the water. Just a few very keen fishers tried their luck in the lee of the islands over the weekend.

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