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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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The challenge was abstract

Creating an abstract image is always fun. We can use light, texture, lines, shapes and our creativity to make everyday objects seem otherworldly. ‘Bubblelicious’ by Kate Beauchamp won first place. A soft and dreamy macro image of oil on water. First: Kate Beauchamp Second: Rose Barrett Third: Anita Ruggle-Lussy Photo of the month was won by Bevan Walker with a well-timed image of a Brown Booby. The bird is well focussed and with the background blurred, it stands out showing all the detail of the feathers, webbed feet and that fantastic expression, a rare visitor to our Shores. First: Bevan...

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$1.8 million in prizes at the Kubota Classic

Richard Kibby, of Agri Life Hamilton; Andrew Welch, of Central Motors Hauraki Plains; Tom Maxwell, director of the tournament and Robyn Kirby, of R&R Tractors. In the driver’s seat on the Kubota U48G excavator is Ian Massicks, the Kubota Marketing Manager. The excavator was a lucky draw prize donated by the dealerships, worth $112,557. It was won by the team ‘Nirvana’. Champion Team prize This year two teams tied for second place Champions, each receiving $82,652. The Biggest Billfish prize – $350,000. The winning team caught the biggest marlin on the first night of fishing...

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Coro Club – good food at Coromandel Peninsula’s only airfield café

“State Highway 25a reopening early was fantastic, and the fine weather conditions this summer saw lots of aircraft landing in Whitianga as well as many locals coming to enjoy the sunshine of the deck area while eating lunch and catching up with friends. In addition to the variety of baked and prepared in-house meal, savouries, speciality sandwiches and pastries, Nick also backs his Swedish heritage. He is continuing to introduce Scandinavian dishes to the menu. Dishes like the Swedish Toast Skagen (Prawn Salad) are now firm favourites for regulars. “It’s awesome seeing people take a chance...

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