Monday, 24 September 2018


Thames Coromandel District Council’s new online building consent system will be going live on 18 June. They want to make the transition to the new online system as smooth as possible. They will be available for any guidance and assistance anyone may require.

There are so many great charities in New Zealand that it makes it all the more special to be nominated and voted the most trusted brand by the public poll conducted by Readers Digest. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter is a lifesaving emergency service, supported by local trusts, is there when people really need help. It is fantastic that this is recognised by the people of New Zealand. When accidents and medical emergencies occur the service is there 24/7 – getting medical assistance to a patient at the scene within an hour increases the patient’s chance of making a full recovery by up to 80%.

The Whitianga Community Services Trust (WCST), better known as Whitianga Social Services, has a new manager. Funding coordinator, Peter van der Putten and treasurer, Lydia Anthony assumed responsibility for management of the organisation after Jenny Wolf, the previous manager, resigned towards the end of last year.

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Do you like the way the completed phase one of the Whitianga town centre upgrade (Albert Street between Blacksmith Lane and Monk Street) is looking?

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.