Monday, 17 February 2020


Mike Davis is a man who loves projects and managing them through from start to finish. That attitude was put to the ultimate test recently when he decided to take himself off all cancer medication and get on with preparing for his final farewell.

Joan Smith from Tairua was recently spotted up on her roof trying to sort out Santa. He wasn’t stuck in her chimney, but he was shrivelling up in the strong winds battering her home on Windsor Drive.

With the help of local maritime history buffs, David Langdon and Ron Morgan, Informer contributor, Suzanne Hansen, has been delving into the history of some of the 51 ships known to have foundered around Mercury Bay between 1831 and the early 1980s. This week she gets up close and personal with the Fiery Star.

As they do every year, the Hahei community gathered on Friday evening last week to celebrate the achievements of several members of the Hahei Volunteer Fire Brigade. On the lawn in front of the Hahei Community Centre, Ian Carter, Hahei Chief Fire Officer, presented several brigade members with three-year certificates, five-year medals and additional two-year service bars.

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