Tuesday, 22 January 2019


When Mercury Bay resident, Katarina Lee, visited her mother one sunny afternoon in August this year, their conversation took an unexpected turn. This is Katarina’s recollection of what happened that afternoon.

Tuia – Encounters 250, is a nationwide commemoration taking place during 2019 and 2020 to mark 250 years since the first meetings between Māori and Europeans during James Cook and the Endeavour's 1769 voyage to Aotearoa New Zealand.

By Jordan Gower

In July 2014, Andy Corles’ life changed drastically as a vehicle accident left him without the use of his legs and most of his upper body.

Andy is a fighter, though, and four years on he hasn’t let his injuries slow him down. This coming Saturday (27 October), Andy will hand cycle the 86km K1 section of the K2 Cycle Race from Tairua to Coromandel Town.


A lot of boat tote tanks and fishing gear stolen over Labour Weekend throughout the area. Please store valuables as safely as possible to make it harder for thieves to steal your gear. Leaving dive gear and fishing equipment in boats overnight is definitely not recommended at the moment and please let us know if you see anyone acting suspiciously.

By Stephan Bosman

The Mercury Bay Business Association (MBBA) would like to see a significant part of the Te Ara O Hei Walk completed and in use before the Tuia Te Powhiri commemorations (commemorating the 250th anniversary of the explorer James Cook’s arrival in Mercury Bay in 1769) in October next year.

By Pamela Ferla

Offbeat Theatre Company’s latest production, “Blind Eye,” was last week on stage in the Coghill Theatre in Whitianga. I attended the play on Thursday evening.

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

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