Thursday, 13 August 2020


Slashed wage costs, fewer building projects and more borrowing were all on the table when the elected members of Thames-Coromandel District Council met on Tuesday this week to debate how to reduce a proposed 10 per cent rates hike to something more palatable for beleaguered ratepayers.

Well-known Wharekaho resident and Ngāti Hei kaumātua, Joe Davis (pictured), has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List released on Monday this week. Joe received the award for his services to Māori and conservation.

This is issue 900 of The Mercury Bay Informer. The first issue of the paper appeared on 4 March 2003. Without a name, much of the front page was taken up by a competition to name the paper.

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Mobil Whitianga

Mobil Whitianga is conveniently located at the corner of Joan Gaskell Drive and SH 25.


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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.