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Thursday, January 19, 2017


Whitianga fire ‘hot, fast and intense’

Fire crews at the Comers Road bush fire south of Whitianga are damping down the many remaining hot spots but have the fire well contained. Police and... read more

Ecstasy importer faces life sentence

A 21 year old Tauranga man who pleaded guilty to importing the class B drug ecstasy, is facing a maximum sentence of life imprisonment when he appears... read more

Whitianga fire damaged being assessed

The full extent of the damage caused by the fire near Whitianga is being assessed as well as the needs of Comers Road and Wilderland Community residents. “We... read more

Spark user unable to access TCDC website

The Thames-Coromandel District Council is asking locals who are having problems accessing its website for patience while staff correct the problem. In... read more

Whitianga Police appeal for common sense

Whitianga Police are appealing to locals to use common sense in the wake of the large scrub fire just south of the town. Around 100 hectares, six homes... read more


Mayoral Fund created for fire victims

“I loved my little house.” Sadly, the little house on Comer Road which Helen Lee loved so much is... read more

Ammonia leak caused by faulty valve

An ammonia leak caused by a faulty valve has led to several Mount streets being shut down. Employees of Realcool... read more

Aerial checks for kauri dieback

A new round of aerial checks for kauri dieback disease is due to get underway over the Coromandel Peninsula, Hauraki... read more

Police hunt Landis Hodge

Members of the public are being asked to keep their eye out for Landis Hodge. The 41-year-old has several warrants... read more

Matatoki locals urged to conserve water

Matatoki locals are being asked to conserve as much water as possible as the Matatoki Stream - the main source... read more

Fire could burn for days

Firefighters have renewed their efforts this morning against the large scrub fire which has destroyed four homes... read more


Whitianga devastated by fire

Around 100 hectares and six homes have been destroyed by a fire which broke out south of Whitianga yesterday. The... read more


Unidentified creature from the deep

A boogie boarding adventure at Kulim Park turn into a mystery when Murry Milgrew stepped on a strange creature. Sandy... read more


Putting your best foot forward

Scott Simpson Coromandel MP It's really important that our children get the best start in life and that means ensuring they are able to go to more

Making a positive difference in meaningful ways

Scott Simpson Coromandel MP I know how our local communities value strong social services – and particularly health services – more

Rice is a nice autumn snack

Dazz Switalla Flavour Secrets No.1 The Strand Chef There is always some form of rice in the pantry. Recently, more

Weight loss and food addictions

Leigh Elder Eat for keeps  This week we take a look at weight loss resistance, a problem which affects many people. Generally men lose more


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