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Local Focus: Submissions sought on mangroves management

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:00:06 +1200

They're about the size of a ping-pong ball and these mangrove seeds are at the root of a big issue that's been spreading across the Whangamata harbour for more than a decade. Local resident John McCombe has lived in the area for...



Coromandel protected from worst of flu disaster by border controls

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +1200

When New Zealand's worst public health disaster swept through the country 100 years ago, killing thousands, many people wondered why we hadn't simply closed our borders with a strict quarantine, like Australia did. The influenza...



Rockfall blocks one lane of SH25 near Whiritoa with warning continuing

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:11:26 +1200

A rockfall that dropped a boulder the size of a car onto State Highway 25 between Whangamata and Waihi has forced the closure of one lane. The area is located around 4km south of Whiritoa, with the northbound lane closed for the...



Kiwi connection: The true story behind the 'charity' tourists

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 08:46:52 +1200

The tourist who sparked controversy after eating at a soup kitchen in an attempt to travel the country without spending any money has spent much of his life in New Zealand. Enoch Orious and his German partner Anna made headlines...



Police seek witnesses to fatal Waikino crash that killed pregnant teen

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:09:20 +1200

Police are appealing for witnesses of a fatal crash in Waikino which resulted in the death of pregnant teen Kelsey Runga. The serious crash unit is investigating the two-car collision, police said. A female dog called Stormy ran...