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Author: The Informer

QUESTION WHETHER THE EARTH HAS MOVED

Some ink has been spread across the written page since the correspondence between us and I had imagined, I would have an answer to my second question in the Letters to the Ed pages in the last two Informer issues  …but no. Considering the earth has moved concerning the article (front page The Informer, ‘Unified and Strong Message from residents and ratepayers” and changes have taken place, could there please be an update in print in 11 June 2024 issue that names the Ratepayers organisations that come under the umbrella of the Alliance which appears to primarily  be covering the eastern seaboard...

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Idea for promoting Whitianga

A recent Business Association meeting conducted an exercise asking people (about 60 in attendance) to find their best words to describe Whitianga – capturing the essence of the current and future Whitianga for all visitors. We thought that this response from a member of the public was worth a special place outside of Letter to the Editor. We thank Lynn for putting out her ideas. Please send in your ideas and words. For any of the towns on the Coromandel Peninsula. Ideas to promote Whitianga and Mercury Bay These sculptures are eye catching in the town of Derby in WA – population 3,500. They...

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The state of real estate

Shaun gave an overarching perspective on the state of Real Estate, not just a Bayleys one. Real Estate concerns all of us and The Informer asked Shaun if part of his presentation could be shared for a wider audience. Having taken us through the past market cycle for context, Shaun started by giving the audience an overview of ‘big picture’ elements driving real estate dynamics. 1. Inflation – headed in the right direction but still carries risk with food, fuel and insurances examples of ongoing challenges for differing economic factors. 2. Interest rates – Have now been stable for 12 months....

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The big kiwi party night

Roger Simpson and his team have organised a great night of entertainment for this Saturday night. The Coromandel Informer mistakenly put in its last issue that the entry fee was $20. That’s a mistake and also that his name is not Smith but Simpson. ENTRY IS FREE!!! The Mercury Bay Club welcomes everyone. Non-members of the club can be signed in by a Club member. Or better still, join the club. It is $25 only for a year and $40 for a couple. The excellent music for dance as well as singing along to, has been added to since last week with the addition of Filipino Kiwi Party Band (FKPB), a new...

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Two champion rock n rollers

Rob and Tyree Connor. They love dance. They compete, judge, train, teach and MC occasions for dance and have been doing it for decades. It is a hobby at which they have excelled together, but it is one they greatly enjoy as well as one in which they have won and also judged at a regional and national level. Rob’s intense and consuming life of auctioneering and real estate needed to ease, and Tyree knew her work as an eduction consultant and trainer in the agricultural industry could be done mostly online; so, a change of lifestyle for both of them was imminent. That brought Rob and Tyree...

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Two fishing competitions at Mercury Bay Fishing club

Ladies Blue winners. – Rebecca Trethowen – Heaviest Billfish; Kylie Phillips with Mark Phillips heaviest tuna for Rebecca and most tagged and release points trophy for their boat and team, Relief. Snapper Tournament Fishing started at 6.30am on Saturday, 1 June and was continuous through to 3.30pm Sunday, 2 June. It was a cash in, cash out prize plus $1000 worth of The Stunned Mullet vouchers. The ten winners all appear in the photo adjacent. Prizegiving  was 6.30pm at the Fishing Club on Sunday night. The Ladies Blue competition: The prizegiving was held in conjunction with the Snapper...

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A2B Signs– new owner and new premises

Lara Herbert is at home in her new A2B Signs premises. Lara and her partner, Warren, come from Rotorua, but they are not strangers to the area having holidayed at Otautu Bay near Colville for the last 15 years. “Where I worked in Rotorua in this field, my work was more automotive based,” says Lara. “It was very busy, and I never dreamed I would leave my job because I loved it. But when we saw tis opportunity, we thought, ‘why not?’ It is different, but yet it’s the same. Rotorua is a very different environment to Whitianga. We feel at home here. “I still love my motor sports,” says Lara. “I...

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Reflecting back in time

The photo above was taken just last week and the photo below is of the early Whitianga Hotel. He has been frequenting the hotel since the 1970s. He remembers the days when Whitianga was pretty much a holiday town and you could always find The Whitianga Hotel packed to the rafters on New Year’s Eve, with holiday makers singing along with guitars and enjoying a good time. Even the local constabulary standing outside the door, amicably keeping an eye on things, enjoyed the festivities. Those days were remembered for having a few drinks at the pub, buying a few roadies from the wholesale next...

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