Monday, 17 February 2020


The Whitanga Lions Club celebrated charter member and retired electrician, Shirwin Lee’s 50 years as a Lion on Thursday last week. The dinner celebration was attended by current and former members of the club, and several of Shirwin’s family and friends.

On Tuesday last week the Mercury Bay community awoke to the sad news that Senior Constable Pat Doak, known to everyone as “Policeman Pat,” passed away. He was 62 years old.

The Thames-Coromandel District Licensing Committee (DLC) has approved an application by Kaloti NZ Limited to for an off licence premises at 23 Albert Street, Whitianga on Thursday last week. The premises will be Whitianga’s ninth off licence premises and fifth bottle store.

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