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Dream Whitianga waterfront lifestyle

Nestled along the Coromandel’s picturesque Whitianga Waterways is an unmissable opportunity for those seeking waterfront luxury. Marlin Waters is now offering a final release of properties within an exquisite enclave of 65 breathtaking villas. In a prime location just minutes from the beach and local amenities, whether you’re staying for a long weekend or a lot longer, these lock-up-and-leave designs focus on both comfort and style, all meticulously designed with modern living and relaxation in mind. “They’re both 171m2, with three bedrooms, a master with ensuite plus a second bathroom, a...

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Amazing renovation of heritage home Seaview Villa – Coromandel

This Heritage listed home, constructed circa 1905 (Some locals maintain the original dwelling was actually constructed in 1895 ?), the once pride and joy of the Darling Family, who owned the home for five generations until recent times. It is now, reluctantly, but determinedly being sold by the current owners. Just as you can see from the outside appearance, inside the home still displays all the majestic charm of yesteryear, but with modern love and care. Entering the home, you find yourself immediately charmed by the retained ambiance of the original build – high ceilings, grand mantels lovingly...

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Steeped in local history

One such property located in Te Rerenga, 1246 Whangapoua Rd, is steeped in local folk law and history. Built originally in the 1800s as a mine manager’s house, when gold was being processed in a neighbouring property. This closed somewhere in the early 1900s. The grounds of which I am told, are now used as a reserve. The property was bought by a private couple in approximately 1911 and converted to a hotel. Serving the drovers and Kauri millers of the time. The area was known for its thriving kauri milling industry. The Kauri tree at the corner of the home is said to be over 200 years old....

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One such property located in Te Rerenga, 1246 Whangapoua Rd, is steeped in local folk law and history. Built originally in the 1800s as a mine manager’s house, when gold was being processed in a neighbouring property. This closed somewhere in the early 1900s. The grounds of which I am told, are now used as a reserve. The property was bought by a private couple in approximately 1911 and converted to a hotel. Serving the drovers and Kauri millers of the time. The area was known for its thriving kauri milling industry. The Kauri tree at the corner of the home is said to be over 200 years old....

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Local development on the land

The location of unique topographical features of Whitianga and Mercury Bay has been a driving factor to allow Whitianga Waterways to grow and develop a wide variety of opportunities and offerings for people to make their home in Whitianga (this is true of Pauanui also).  I am talking about offering people a vision of what it is like and could be like to live in this region.  When they visit I want them to get a glimpse of that vision or when they read or hear about it, I want the to explore tat vision further. Come and live here is my invitation. The subdivision of land is a basic step towards...

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Erosion and no action – Part One

Warren and his wife live on Buffalo Beach Road (also SH25)  just near the Boating Club (now on stilts). They have a big home often visited by their adult children and their families. Warren Harris or Wozza as he is known to his friends, is a long-time resident of Whitianga, Patron of the Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club and an active member of the wider community. I am not on my own. Many locals feel the same. They realise that, but when they feel that they cannot take any action to secure the future of their homes, and months go by, and nothing is done by authories, we need to speak up. I bought...

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Motor caravaners have new park

Mike cut the ribbon to open their new park located in flat open ground land at the end of Debenham Drive, beside SH25A backing onto the Whitianga Airport.   A good number of motor caravans were parked up, a marquee well-resourced for meals was set up for a BBQ and many of the freedom motor caravaners were enjoying the new location. The previous member-only location at 301 Joan Gaskell Drive which they had enjoyed for many years was generously leased to them by Whitianga Waterways Ltd. (WWL).  In June 2023, WWL notified all members that they would soon begin to develop...

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