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The common sense of farmers not often in local authorities’ actions

Jacobsen Contracting (Paeroa) received the same treatment and quite recently a farmer (Patetonga District) was clobbered to the tune of $40,000 for similar action and in the Bay of Plenty, a land holder was hit with fines for clearing mangroves from the back of his section to the tide line. The irony of that situation, the Council, after the prosecution, used the path the land holder had cleared to go in and clear mangroves. Referring to Bas Noeli’s, in that same area, there was a general flood and all along the western side of the range from Matamata to the tip of the Coromandel Peninsula,...

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Where has the time gone for you?

Well, I can shelve that one. No need to think about it now, but the second episode, which is about ‘Time,’ confronts the viewer with the fact that sooner or later, inevitably time will bring us all down – dust to dust kind of theme.  Yuk – not a comforting thought at all. This has started me thinking of my journey through time. How quickly the years have gone. So much I have forgotten. I rummaged through my memory to find memories that are still clear. I found a few which are clear as yesterday focused on world events. On November 23, 1968, when JFK the President of America was assassinated....

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Easter egg hunts very popular

It was a grand time for the children who participated in the Whitianga clue based hunt. 0ver 200 children arrived at The Informer office over the period of two hours on Easter Saturday afternoon to collect their Easter bag and clue sheet which would lead them to different destinations in the town where their sheets were stamped and they received an Easter treat. Once the children had all squares on their sheet stamped, they raced back to 14 Monk Street for their Easter egg prize. A BIG THANK YOU to PAPER PLUS, HARCOURTS, STIHLO FASHION and HAIR SALON, i SITE, BAYLEYS and WHITIANGA FOOD MARKET...

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Get ready, because A Taste of Matarangi is just around the corner!

For those eager to secure their spot at the festival, time is of the essence. Online ticket sales will close on Friday, 5 April @ 5pm, ensuring no one misses out on the opportunity to indulge in this. After this date, limited tickets will be available for purchase at the gate for $40 per adult. Transportation to the event is made convenient with various options available.  Whether you prefer to drive yourself or opt for alternate modes of transportation, rest assured that getting to the festival will be a breeze. Make your travel arrangements in advance to ensure a smooth and stress-free journey...

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Matarangi Homes – Local building company adding to Matarangi

Crawford has been building locally for over 18 years and is the leader of all things to do with the building. Mark is the Project Manager of each build and takes care of all the liaison with the subcontractors, manages sales and the client’s needs. Michelle ensures all of the client’s selections are followed to the letter, the general accounts, marketing and details re furnishings and décor if required. Soon, Crawford’s daughter, Trinity, will be assisting Michelle and it will become even more of a family team business. Crawford, having lived and worked on the Peninsula since 2006, knows the...

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New Wellness Store after close of Health 2000

It is going to be The Wellness Store for business owner, Ritu Tomar and for the Mercury Bay area. Ritu is going to open her new store on Easter Monday, 1 April. She is a veteran of Health 2000 having worked with them for 14 years. She also has her full overseas qualifications as a pharmacist. I had an opportunity to go back to pharmacy but I could not go back to straight pharmacy work because I grew to love more traditional medicine with natural health. I could see how this approach helps people. I bought my own Health 2000 store in Kohimarama, Auckland over 3 years ago so I have learned...

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Apology from Editor

By way of an alternative perspective, The Informer also included Part One of an article – ‘Untangling the conservation and ethical dilemmas of big game fishing,’ by Shaun Lee. The second article has caused some debate and consternation and a complaint from the Director of the very successful Kubota Billfish Classic Competition who stated he and many in the Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club are hurt by publishing this article. Please note, no harm was intended by including the article in the paper. With all good journalism editors have a responsibility for their papers to give a voice to as many...

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Message from Hon Scott Simpson

It’s also great to hear that Chorus are expanding the country’s fibre network and the Coromandel electorate is set to receive a substantial portion of this latest programme. It means more of our communities will have access to fast and reliable broadband, which has become essential to modern life. It’s going to take 12 or 18 months before the work is completed but more than 2,000 local homes and businesses across Pauanui, Wharekaho, Kuaotunu, Te Mata, Onemana, Little Bay, Opoutere, Kerepehi, and Whiritoa will benefit from this investment. In Parliament, we’ve recently concluded four consecutive...

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More water woes – destroyed habitats

The Cawthron Institute employs over 200 people and has over 100 scientists employed. This institute could place six scientists in each Regional Council in New Zealand and still have a few left over. Do you know what? I was right there is another one. It is the Callahan Innovation with at times 422 employees, 200 scientists and you guessed it – all working diligently to build a ‘competitive and innovative economy’ for yours and my wellbeing. The Regional Councils in addition, employ their own scientific staff. In every organisation from top to bottom, to aid future development for the...

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