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ENVIRONMENT
This is an aerial view of Buffalo Beach and clearly seen is Mother Brown’s Creek or Taputapuatea Stream flowing down to the ocean. In this photo it was a tidal small river. There are storm water drains positioned to assist the overflow of water to and from the ocean and river in times of deluge.
Health

Life-saving service we can’t do without

Leith Jackson, Hangar Operations, next to John Stephenson
The service is grateful for the government’s support in helping cover our operational costs. The total cost of a mission is about $8,000 per hour. Specifically, Te Whatu Ora or ACC helps cover this cost dependent on whether it’s an accident or medical emergency.

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Community

A busy tool and machinery sale and an unclaimed World War 11 box

The Whitianga MENZSHED’s  raised over $2000 toward their new shed last Sunday, 18 February at their Tool and Machinery Garage Sale. It was busy and profitable and the space of their existing shed was a clear message to the community of just how much more space the MenZshed needs. It is estimated that the new shed will cost around $300k. The current shed is 70 square metres the new shed will be 360 square metres. “We need to raise a third of the cost ourselves before we can approach Lotto and other groups for funding,” said Glenn Schache, President of Whitianga MENZSHED. The group has rai…
Lynette Gee
STAN’S STUFF

Living in paradise, why think about a concentration camp?

I have been thinking about an Auschwitz Concentration camp story. It is a true story written by Viktor Frankl, one of the most influential psychotheraptists of the 20th century. I think about it when I sit on the Whitianga wharf, when I stroll the beaches at sunset, when I lay awake in my comfor…
The Informer

Through the Portal

Council Structure – another proficient way of working

There was an excellent letter in the 6th February edition of the Informer from Buddy Mikaere of Manaia. Buddy’s letter was in response to letters written along with others re follow up to an article I wrote criticising the process followed by Council when deciding to formalise the formation of Ma…
Trevor Ammundsen

Letters to the editor