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Author: The Informer

New Zealand’s finest classical trio comes to Thames…..then Whitianga

The NZTrio coming to Thames 5 May will have a replacement pianist for Somi Kim who will be on parental leave – Ashley Brown, Somi Kim and Amalia Hall. Sarah Watkins (absent) will be the guest pianist. Described as a “national treasure” and “New Zealand’s most indispensable ensemble” (William Dart, NZ Herald), NZTrio – He Taonga Wairere, is renowned for its eclectic repertoire, outstanding talent and warm kiwi stage presence. Any preconceptions of classical music being stuffy or intimidating are smashed by edgy repertoire, venue ambiance, and post-concert manaakitanga. Bringing together...

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Mautohe Cathedral Cove a ‘no news’ News Update

Cathedral Cove access before the walk to the beach collapsed and the cave structure was damaged. There have been lots of meetings of key stake holders and selected persons and groups but to which the media  has not been invited and definitely not informed by email or notice of any progress.  So, the whole understanding of community engagement has changed. Some weeks ago, after a lot of coverage in the Informer and on wider media and on Coromandel  CFM about the lack of progress, The Informer gave DOC one entire page to tell their side of things at no cost to them. They requested the space...

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Speaking up about the LTP

About turn on Rock Walls Rock walls, so long anathema to TCDC and to other local  Government authorities with ‘soft structures’ being the ‘preferred option’ no matter what the situation. Evidence to show that soft structures don’t work has been glaring.  They cannot withstand the tide of lashing storms. Now there seems to be an about turn on this policy in the name of preventing the effects of Thames’ Climate Change, at an almighty cost to the ratepayer.    This proposal for coastal protection works to mitigate rising sea levels around thames is  simply unfair. The proposed capital expenditure...

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From Wharekaho – Simpsons Beach

Item 1. ‘It’s their problem not ours’ A district wide roading network under the care of TCDC – this relates to a very small area of roading – with little traffic. The main road is SH25 which is under the care of NZ Land Transport (Waka Kotahi) and has issues that they seem reluctant to rectify.  (Two major ‘bumps’ in the road, which when hit by trucks and trailers, significantly rock the foundations of the homes they pass). We have had no support from TCDC with addressing these issues – just the usual to and fro of “that’s their problem, not ours,” which is repeated back...

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COROMANDEL RESCUE MISSIONS

04.03 Whitianga A boy involved in an accident while playing. He was flown to Waikato Hospital in a moderate condition. 07.03 Kennedy Bay A male patient in his 60s suffering a medical complaint. He was flown to Waikato Hospital in a serious condition. 09.03 Cooks Beach A male patient in his teens involved in a motor vehicle accident. Transportation to hospital by helicopter wasn’t required. 09.03 Whitianga A female patient in her 70s suffering a medical condition. She was flown to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition. 11.03 Whenuakite A female patient in her 30s suffering a medical...

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Music and colour from Filipino community coming this Friday night

This show is full of variety from solo contemporary to pop band and great dance tunes. There is hardly a person who doesn’t sing and/or dance in the Flipino community. This is their very first show and they invite everyone in Mercury Bay and further to come and enjoy. Bong, who is very often the sound and lights technician assisting Kaspur and Molly for lots of the special shows, will be finally doing a show for his own family and friends.  The range of acts and the colour and energy will be amazing. Bring friends and make this coming Friday a full house. Tickets from PaperPlus or at the door...

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Marguerite Muellers exhibiting Whitianga Art Group Feature Artist

Marguerite’s art invites you to interpret her water colour scenes. The Whitianga Art Group is a casual, friendly group of people who love art, who are very good at art and together they work with a wide variety of different styles and mediums many at a very professional level. I have been living in Whitianga for 35 years,” says Marguerite. “My whakapapa is in Germany and my river is the Rhine. Early in my childhood, I spent my evenings scrutinising and sketching my father’s face while he was watching the news. I loved that – the impressionists became my favourite artists. As a trained psychotherapist,...

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