Thursday, 21 January 2021

WHITIANGA WEATHER

Support appears to be growing for a government subsidised public bus service for Whitianga that would improve access to services and reduce isolation in particular for older residents and people with disabilities.

A very proud Lance Williams had the honour of handing over the Bayden Williams Memorial Trophy for the first time on Saturday evening last week at the Tairua-Pauanui Sports Fishing Club after the Gull Classic, the first competition of the newseason, drew 132 anglers out to compete in glorious sunshine.

The Mercury Bay Museum formally opened their new “In Our Backyard” exhibition on Thursday evening last week. The opening was attended by supporters of the museum and many of those who were involved in putting the exhibition together.

When recently tasked with writing about her hero, Te Rerenga School student, Maddie Corles, didn’t need to look very far. Her family experienced a dramatic and sudden change to their lives after her dad, Andy, suffered a life-changing injury in a car accident six years ago. Thanks to Te Rerenga School for allowing us to republish Maddie’s story (which was originally published in the school newsletter).

In order to help voters on the Coromandel Peninsula decide which candidate to vote for in the general election of 17 October, we asked the Coromandel Electorate candidates to provide us with their answers to a number of questions. Six of the candidates responded to us. Below are our questions and the answers we received. The answers are listed alphabetically, according to the candidates’ surnames.

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