Sunday, 24 February 2019


By Stephan Bosman

David Hall, a kitchen installer at Mastercraft Kitchens in Whitianga, has become the first person in New Zealand to obtain a micro-credential. Handing David his achievement certificate on Wednesday last week at the Mastercraft factory in the Moewai Park industrial area, Warwick Quin, the CEO of the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO), said David is the first of tens of thousands of New Zealanders who will obtain micro credentials.

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.

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Is freedom camping a problem on the Coromandel Peninsula?

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.