Friday, 16 November 2018

WHITIANGA WEATHER

Wednesday 15 August will see primary school teachers across New Zealand go on strike. This will result in some school closures for the day. In Mercury Bay, both Whenuakite School (pictured) and Te Rerenga School will be closed.

The final of the Coromandel Peninsula Football League took place at the Mercury Bay Multisport Park on Sunday, with the Whitianga Red Devils taking on Hahei. The game promised to be a tight affair between two very talented teams, but that turned out to be an understatement as it eventuated to be one of the matches of the season.

The Scouts movement is a worldwide organisation dedicated to educating and providing adventures to young people. Scouts New Zealand currently has 16,000 members across five age sections - starting with Keas (from age five) and going all the way through to Rovers (from age 18), with Cubs, Scouts and Venturers in between.

Mercury Bay Area School is considering the introduction an enrolment scheme, meaning only students living in two proposed school zones (one zone for Year 1 - 8 students and a more expanded zone for Year 9 - 13 students) will be guaranteed entrance into the school. MBAS principal John Wright provides more information about the proposal.

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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.