Tuesday, 19 November 2019


Having accepted an offer to participate in a year-long Rotary youth exchange to the Netherlands next year, Mercury Bay Area School Year 12 student, Cara Bosman, will be expanding the already-growing MBAS international footprint.

At the annual model train show at the Whitianga Baptist Church last week, residents and visitors had the opportunity to see a unique collection of kauri steam trains. There isn’t another collection quite like it anywhere in the world and it’s only the second time that the collection has ever been on public display.

Earlier this month, the Mercury Bay Skatepark Trust (“MBST”) and Thames-Coromandel District Council appointed international company, Convic, to design the new skatepark that’s earmarked to be built at Taylor’s Mistake in Whitianga.

After 57 years of serving the Whitianga community in a host of different ways, 85-year-old Vernon John (Jack) Cooper closed the doors of the building at 2 Monk Street, Whitianga for the final time in December last year.

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