Tuesday, 22 January 2019


By Stephan Bosman

The Mercury Bay Boars Rugby League & Sports Club celebrated their 10-year anniversary last weekend with a dinner on Friday evening at the Mercury Bay Bowling Club in Whitianga, a “past v present” league game on Saturday afternoon and their senior prize-giving on Saturday evening.

By Jack Biddle

I surprised myself recently when I discovered I have been an Informer contributor for just on six years. Wow, how the time has flown!

Over my time with The Informer I have had the privilege to meet some wonderful people from all walks of life and all with a unique story to tell. Many of those people have left a lasting impression on me for all the right reasons.

By Jack Biddle

Last Saturday’s Flight Centre K2 Road Cycle Classic marked the 17th anniversary of the event labeled by many as being one of the most scenic (and possibly the toughest) one day cycle races in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Mercury Bay youth sailors took to the water once again last Wednesday and joined the adult keeler fleet for a stunning evening of coastal sailing. As the conditions were much lighter than the previous week, the coaches decided to train the juniors on monohulls rather than catamarans. 

After three years of planning and fundraising, the new St John Mercury Bay South Ambulance Station in Hahei was formally opened last Sunday afternoon. Among the dignitaries were Coromandel MP Scott Simpson, Thames-Coromandel Council Mayor Sandra Goudie, TCDC Councillors Murray McLean and Tony Fox and Richard Blundell KStJ, patron of the St John Northern Region.

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