Tuesday, 22 January 2019


By Jack Biddle

A prestigious yachting regatta that is held on a slightly smaller scale than the America’s Cup will be sailed in Whitianga this coming Saturday (10 November) when the Whitianga Waterways play host to the CRC Des Townson Memorial Regatta.

By Meg Tatton-Brown

After a significant drop in interest in 2015, no team from Mercury Bay participated in any of the Thames Valley Hockey Association competitions during 2016 and 2017. That changed the beginning of this year when Rachel Smith, a Whenuakite School parent, asked fellow Whenuakite parent, Shane Rasmusen, if he was interested in coaching a Mercury Bay hockey team. Shane used to play competitive hockey and is an experienced coach.

It’s time to review the district's Reserve Management Plans (RMPs). Reserves are much-loved features of this district, providing opportunities for recreation, as well as a general sense of open space where people can enjoy the simple things such as a picnic with family and friends.

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Have you made any New Year's resolutions for 2019?

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.