Thursday, 22 October 2020


When recently tasked with writing about her hero, Te Rerenga School student, Maddie Corles, didn’t need to look very far. Her family experienced a dramatic and sudden change to their lives after her dad, Andy, suffered a life-changing injury in a car accident six years ago. Thanks to Te Rerenga School for allowing us to republish Maddie’s story (which was originally published in the school newsletter).

In order to help voters on the Coromandel Peninsula decide which candidate to vote for in the general election of 17 October, we asked the Coromandel Electorate candidates to provide us with their answers to a number of questions. Six of the candidates responded to us. Below are our questions and the answers we received. The answers are listed alphabetically, according to the candidates’ surnames.

There have been quite a few opportunities for anglers in the Mercury Bay area to get out on the water lately, especially early in the morning before the wind gets up. It’s pretty good news now that it’s school holidays, with plenty of snapper being caught too.

Seventeen Mercury Bay fitness enthusiasts participated in an Olympic Weightlifting Level 1 Workshop at the Whiticross WOD gym in Whitianga last weekend. The workshop was presented by New Zealand weightlifting Olympian, Richie Patterson.

Despite the fact that the Mercury Bay Under 15 rugby team drew their Thames Valley final 26 all against Waihi College on Saturday last week, they are competition champions, both on paper and in the hearts and minds of their supporters.

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Blackjack Surf is a local surf shop located in Albert Street, Whitianga.


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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.