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Isaiah off to train in skateboarding in USA

Isaiah skateboarding at the Whitianga Skate Park. Isaiah, a student at Mercury Bay Area School and highly skilled competitive skateboarder, has been working hard for some time to raise the funds to fulfil this dream. He is very grateful for the help of the Whitianga and wider community. “I have had so much support from a whole bunch of people.” Isaiah practises at his local Whitianga Skate Park. It has been terrific for training and practising and now there is the new Tairua one as well. “At this skateboarding school, I can compare myself to the best skateboarders in the world and I wi…
Nonprofit, Charities, Fundraising

Whitianga community Menzshed project – We Need Your help

However, retirement for many is also a time of emotional and mental turmoil as they adjust to a life that no longer revolves around the routines, social connections, and expectations of a career. This change can unfortunately bring about feelings of social isolation, a lack of purpose, a decline …

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Local Business

A2B Signs– new owner and new premises

Lara Herbert has brought her 26 years of skills in screen printing, signage, logos, all kinds of designs, to Whitianga and the Coromandel Peninsula, as the relatively new owner of A2B Signs – Design and Print. Lara purchased the business late last year.

Local Business

Dazzly – A new innovative EASY WAY to get a website

After 10 years of being in the business of websites, Marcus Feeney and Lewis Anderson launched Dazzly – an innovative, extremely easy way for people to build their own websites, in-order to deliver the same high-quality websites and values at an extremely affordable price. We genuinely want to help as many people as possible.
Local Business

It’s all here in Whitianga

The night at the Basker Restaurant last Sunday with a fashion show and meal was for me seeing three generations in action. I share a little story about three genrations involved in cancer support in Mercury Bay.

Farming and Agriculture

Only a little – more is deadly

The previous issue highlighted the plight of the soils saturated with phosphate, nitrogen, cadmium and of course the herbicides. There is simply no need to keep heaving all of the above onto the land. The issue is to make available what is already there.
FARMING AND AGRICULTURE

It all remains in the soil – super phosphate.

Our family had been on the peat block 8kms west of Te Aroha for fifty years developing it from a barren infertile state with at first cattle, then cattle and sheep, finally in the finish a five hundred dairy cow farm.
Farming and Agriculture

Zero result – a waste of time and money

In the previous issue of my articles -12 December, 2023, I wrote how after twenty years or so, we, as farmers, were beginning to doubt the effectiveness of more and more super phosphate.  

Local Business

A2B Signs– new owner and new premises

Lara Herbert has brought her 26 years of skills in screen printing, signage, logos, all kinds of designs, to Whitianga and the Coromandel Peninsula, as the relatively new owner of A2B Signs – Design and Print. Lara purchased the business late last year.
Local Business

Dazzly – A new innovative EASY WAY to get a website

After 10 years of being in the business of websites, Marcus Feeney and Lewis Anderson launched Dazzly – an innovative, extremely easy way for people to build their own websites, in-order to deliver the same high-quality websites and values at an extremely affordable price. We genuinely want to he…
Local Business

It’s all here in Whitianga

The night at the Basker Restaurant last Sunday with a fashion show and meal was for me seeing three generations in action. I share a little story about three genrations involved in cancer support in Mercury Bay.

Nonprofit, Charities, Fundraising

Whitianga community Menzshed project – We Need Your help

For most men, after a lifetime of paid employment (or self-employment), coupled with the drive to pay off mortgages, and become financially independent; retirement looms as a time to slow down and spend more time doing the things they enjoy, but have not had the time available.
Fundraising

Pink Buns are back for Mother’s Day

This has got to be the sweetest, easiest to organise, Mother’s Day gift for children to give to Mum this Sunday. Yes, the Pink Buns are back!

Roading and Transport

The road signs do not lead to Whitianga

The summer weather was spectacular, the roads are much better, and the visitors have been back and spending money; that is, those visitors who could find Whitianga to come and spend their money. No thanks to our directional and promotional road signage.
Roading and Transport

State Highway 25 south of Whangamata closed by crash

State Highway 25 south of Whangamata closed by crash bringing live power lines down and blocking both lanes. Expect the road to be closed both ways for several hours. See police report below.