Monday, 21 September 2020


An aquatic feat of more than usual endurance was performed by a plucky settler’s wife during a southeast gale at Mercury Bay.

It has been confirmed that residents of Omokoroa (pictured), 21km north of Tauranga, will be welcomed into the Coromandel Electorate this year although it is a reluctant move for some.

It almost sounds disrespectful to say that one of Mercury Bay’s most recognised fishing, diving and cruising charter vessels, the 48ft catamaran MV Whai, was initially conceived and designed around a couple of large sewage pipe off-cuts, but it’s a true story.

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Do you plan to vote in next month’s general election and referendums?

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.