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Pets and animals

When you rescue a sea bird

Summer is in full swing around the Coromandel region and the beaches are welcoming thousands of visitors, some more unusual than others!

Food and Drink

Nook – inspired by The Fillery

Georgia Gilsenan-Fitzgerald has brought her environmental ethos to Nook, her new business. She opened Nook, at 24 Albert Street, nestled between Ball and Co and gathered co, in the second week of December.
Food and Drink

Blueberries for Health: The tastiest one’s are grown in Coroglen

Personal: My health condition has had me searching for foods which will stabilize and support my health. Health gurus have various suggestions but they all agree on the health benefits of one food – blueberries. Consequently, for a year now I have been having some blueberries as part of my breakf…
Travel and Adventure

Motor caravaners have new park

The Chairman of the Hauraki-Coromandel Branch of the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association, Murray Bennett, had a rather auspicious event to lead and host on Saturday afternoon, 16 December in Whitianga

Fitness and Wellbeing

Time for a Thai massage

 “My husband and I came together, then we came again,”says Maggie.  “We have been here a year. We come from Taupo; and we loved the move.  Chang Keaw does an amazing job.  I come out with very happy feet. As well as that, I am hosted with ginger tea and the ambience of the tiger balm aroma is so …
Travel and Adventure

Cathedral Cove IS the destination

Ken Hindmarsh is excited about this coming summer. The company that he shares with his wife, Lesley – Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, was ten years old last week.  
Fashion and Beauty

Adrion Atelier – a fashion name to watch

Dress designer Adrion Williams is new to Mercury Bay, and he’s designing and making high class couture in a farm shed. Born in South Africa, Adrion learned seamstress skills at his mother’s knee, and went on to study fashion in Capetown.

Bake-athon to Fill Bellies

On a recent Saturday, 16 amazing ladies came together at the Mercury Bay Area School kitchen to make more than 1,400 Christmas Mince Pies, a popular fundraiser that Bellyful Whitianga is running for the fourth time this year.