Sunday, 26 January 2020


The creative and confident performances from four eloquent Mercury Bay Area School students ensured the school once again won the Thames-Coromandel Speech Cup the week before last. MBAS participates in the district-wide competition every two years and is a regular winner of the cup.

Scallop Festival Saturday dawned with a brilliantly bright and sunny day, matched by the great moods of the festivalgoers who lined up in the newly updated Taylors Mistake to check in and grab their wine glasses for an afternoon of fun. 

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