Friday, 25 September 2020


Unprecedented levels of support were shown for the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society and our local cancer support groups during this year’s Daffodil Day (held on Friday, 28 August).

Members of the Hamilton and Bay of Plenty branches of the Royal Aeronautical Society visited the aeroplane build programme of the Mercury Bay Student Aviation Trust (a joint venture between Mercury Bay Area School and the Mercury Bay Aero Club) on Wednesday last week.

When you meet Bo Boyd for the first time, what you see is what you get. There are no pretences, no mincing of words, he tells it straight and blunt. He’s the sort of man who offers a firm handshake as a meaningful greeting rather than an unnecessary ritual. But there’s a softness beneath that tough exterior. He is a man who still carries the scars of many years of hard work and is a great storyteller.   

The severity of the erosion of Buffalo Beach at the Mercury Bay Boating Club in Whitianga was quantified when the results of the first resurvey of the dune and beach area in front of the clubhouse was released. RMS Surveyors have been engaged by the Boating Club to carry out monitoring surveys following concerns about increasing rates of erosion along the dune face. The resurvey was done two weeks ago.

After an extended period of windy days, we finally got one or two days at the end of last week where anglers were able to get out on their boats and have a crack at catching some fish. Unfortunately the wind still got up a bit in the afternoon, so any thought of heading wide for a look was quickly quashed.

The Mercury Bay Pony Club held their 2019/2020 prize-giving on Saturday, 29 August. Club president, Andie Lusby, thanked the Whitianga Gun Club for providing the venue for the afternoon and Equine Super Goo, Whitianga Vets and Placemakers for their donations to the prize-giving raffle.

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