Friday, 25 September 2020

WHITIANGA WEATHER

The Coromandel’s network of tsunami sirens is to be phased out over the next 18 months, but not before an alternative, suitable and effective alert system is in operation.

With a marked improvement in our weather, fishing is picking up and good numbers of boats are getting out. Snapper catches are improving, the tarakihi really are starting to come on in both size and number, and large trevally are back in our harbour, with some very good fish observed foraging under the main Tairua jetty in the evenings.

“All fairy tales must come to an end.” Those were the words of Simon Mills, coach of the Mercury Bay Area School First XV rugby team after the boys’ defeat at the hands of Paeroa College in the Coulter Cup semi-final on Saturday last week.

A 28ha block of public land on the outskirts of Whitianga has become the town’s newest hottest property with a queue of both commercial and community interests lining up to secure a chunk of the action.

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