Sunday, 31 May 2020


A group of brave Mercury Bay locals have been credited with saving the lives of two tourists who got into difficulty when swimming in extremely challenging conditions at Hot Water beach last Friday morning.

Two weeks into the Covid-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions, many local businesses are eyeing up Queen’s Birthday weekend as an opportunity to boost cashflow after what most have described as a steady start to the new normal for staff and customers.

Members of the Kuaotunu community, in collaboration with Coromandel artist Rebekah Pearson, have transformed the Blackjack Reserve public toilet block from bland to beautiful with a specially designed mural reflecting the area’s stunning surrounds.

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