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Author: Noel Hewlett

Where Mercury Bay is heading

Without question, we live in the best seaside settlements in New Zealand and Mercury Bay residents need to work hard to keep that distinction going. As an isolated region, I believe we must clearly establish Whitianga as the heart of Mercury Bay and move forward with a collective voice. I might add that after living and working in Mercury Bay for over 40 years I feel equipped to contribute in a meaningful way but wish to reiterate that the articles written are of personal options only. To look forward I feel we also need to look back and analyse some major achievements: • Roading network...

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Does the Public know what it is?

Thames Coromandel District Council’s Coastal Erosion Policy The voting on the decision was conclusive with three in favour and one against. I was the one who voted against it. At the time I was shattered by the decision that was made with no public consultation or research. Ironically, at that time in 2004 there had been two major events in Mercury Bay prior to this policy decision. Waterways – Hopper developments presented to TCDC in the year 2000, to save the houses from major storms. Despite everything that has happened over the past twenty years, we still have this ridiculous” Coastal...

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TCDC’s Coastal Erosion Policy

The voting on the decision was conclusive with three in favour and one against. I was the one who voted against it. At the time I was shattered by the decision that was made with no public consultation or research. Ironically, at that time in 2004 there had been two major events in Mercury Bay prior to this policy decision. Waterways – Hopper developments presented to TCDC in the year 2000, to save the houses from major storms. Despite everything that has happened over the past twenty years, we still have this ridiculous” Coastal Erosion Policy” in t TCDC which effects all their operations...

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