Monday, 06 July 2020


Many businesses were prospering when the Covid-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown was announced. Now, five weeks later, it’s an entirely different situation. Despite the government’s Wage Subsidy Scheme, for many business owners the lockdown was worse than running into a brick wall. It was more like running into a bulldozer and being pushed backwards.

The Informer/More FM-initiated petition to reinstate a rescue helicopter on the Coromandel Peninsula, at least over the busy holiday periods, is closing on Thursday this week (30 April). More than 40,000 signatures have already been counted.

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Cathedral Cove Dive and Snorkel

Scuba diving, snorkelling and PADI dive courses around Cathedral Cove. Daily trips for certified divers, scuba and snorkel gear hire, cylinder tests and more.


Do you plan to “Support local/Buy Local” wherever possible during the Covid-19 recovery period, even if it means paying somewhat more for items you could have purchased online from outside the wider Mercury Bay area?

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.