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Friday, 28 June 2024

Matariki Celebration

Matariki is the Pleiades star cluster and a celebration of its first rising of the year marking the beginning of the new year in the Māori lunar calendar. We're celebrating with various special offers and events across Whitianga.

Friday, 28 June 2024

Matariki Celebration

Matariki marks the beginning of the Māori new year. We're celebrating with various events and special offers across Mercury Bay.
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Eat your way through Whitianga!

Whether it's deliciously fresh local dishes with a choice of relaxed, intimate and fun surroundings, or classic fish and chips takeaways on the beach, you’ll never run out of great food to try in Whitianga.

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Whitianga has one of the best backyards in the world that Kiwis from all over New Zealand love to visit!
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Whitianga beckons vistors with things to do night and day, rain or shine – making it a great destination for the whole family. 


Matariki Stargazing

Sport & Recreation

Climb out of bed early to celebrate the newest holiday in Aotearoa New Zealand by watching Matariki rise in the dark sky over Kūaotunu with a group of expert stargazers. 


A new and exciting three-day cinematic event at the Mercury Twin Cinemas in Whitianga. The event will include internationally acclaimed works by the best and brightest of our Coromandel filmmakers, as well as films about the Coromandel, making it a must-attend for all film lovers and artists. 


Augustin Gallery


My Gallery will be open over Matariki Weekend, daily 10am – 4pm

Other times I am open most weekends Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, daily 10am – 4pm

Or contact me by phone or house door knock

Look forward to see you, Peter Augustin


Ice Skate Tour Whitianga

Sport & Recreation

The Ice Skate tour is back in Whitianga this June! Discos and curling competitions there's something for the whole family!


Mercury Bay Rugby Home Games

Sport & Recreation

Head down to the 'Lyons Den' this winter and support the Mercury Bay Rugby teams in this winter's home games.

Initiated by the Hauraki Gulf Forum, this hui is an opportunity to share information among Hauraki Gulf communities responding to Exotic Caulerpa infestations and those proactively engaged in surveying for and mitigating against Exotic Caulerpa.

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Latest Articles

Mercury Bay News

Keep up-to-date with the latest Whitianga news, updates and local information.

June 18, 2024

Cynthia Daly interviews Olivia McDonald, who was partially sponsored by the Whitianga Lions last year to help get to an international soccer competition in Dallas, Texas. Read about her trip and the four-year scholarship Olivia has now secured to study in Nebraska.

Kat Neilson-Jones
June 17, 2024

Matariki is being celebrated on 28 June in 2024. Are you unsure what Matariki means and what its origins are? In this article we take a look at what Matariki is, where a star cluster fits in, and we’ve got nine ideas of how you could celebrate with your friends and family.

Cathy Klouwens
June 08, 2024

You’re invited to immerse yourself in the compelling history of Gallipoli through the eyes of iconic New Zealand actor Mark Wright in his one-man play, "Voices from Gallipoli." This powerful production vividly brings to life the origins of the ANZAC spirit. Tickets are on sale now for the Whitianga performance on the 14th June. 

Suitable for all ages and genders.

Cathy Klouwens
May 29, 2024

This month you have a chance to win a $50 voucher so you can indulge in an unforgettable dining experience at Marina Bay Eatery and Bar.

Wāhi Tukurua - Mercury Bay Resource Recovery Trust
May 28, 2024

New Zealanders use over 295 million single-use cups every year, with around 250,000 used in Mercury Bay alone. Enough to stretch from Whitianga to Tairua! 

Now there is a move in Mercury Bay to add our name to the list of communities saying ‘No’ to the SUC (Single Use Cup). Catch the team from Wāhi Tukurua (Mercury Bay Resource Recovery Centre Trust) at the Whitianga Market on King’s Birthday weekend to learn more.

Kat Neilson-Jones
May 27, 2024

The Whitianga Lion's Art Expo is being held in the Whitianga Town Hall from opening night, Friday May 31 until Monday, June 3 with money raised, from a percentage of the art sold and donations all going to Project Mammogram. Read more about the event in this article.

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