Beach Hop has captured the imagination of the young and old for many years on the Coromandel Peninsula– and this year is lining up to be no exception. Car enthusiasts and rock and roll lovers get ready as the Beach Hop Repco Beach Party returns to Whitianga on the 23rd March!
Mercury Bay News Blog
Children’s Day has been running since early 2000, and this Sunday 6 March is national Children’s Day. The purpose of the day is to provide a specific date in the calendar to encourage us all to take some time out as families, carers and friends to celebrate the children in our lives.
Mercury Bay Area School have started the school year with a brand new cutting edge website that will cater more effectively for the needs of its growing online audience.
You probably know someone who volunteers, or you are a volunteer yourself. Saturday 5th December marks International Volunteer Day. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the many volunteers in our Coromandel communities and to say, “cheers volunteers”.
Mediterranean Fanworm (Sabella spallanzanii) is an invasive species that poses an imminent threat to the waterways of Whitianga and the wider Mercury Bay. Currently the Fanworm is prolific in Auckland and has also taken hold in a number of other North Island regions.
On November 3 in 1769 Lieutenant James Cook arrived in His Majesty's Bark Endeavour in the Mercury Bay and observed the transit of the planet Mercury. Fast forward into the future and November 2019 will mark 250 years since he stepped ashore. Across New Zealand and Mercury Bay planning is underway to commemorate this sestercentennial. There will be a range of events in Whitianga and the wider Mercury Bay to celebrate Captain Cook's visit to the area.
It’s Conservation Week and the Department of Conservation theme for this year is “Healthy Nature Healthy People”. The week aims to get New Zealanders into the natural environment and to be more aware of the link between a healthy natural environment and their own health and wellbeing.
Halloween is getting ready to knock on your door this Saturday 31st October. There will be ghouls, ghosts, goblins, pumpkin people and scary fairies preparing to take to the streets for some fun, laughter and the promise of some prized sugar-laden treats.
There was certainly a sense of excitement when NZ Rally announced that round five of the 2015 New Zealand Rally Championships was coming back to Whitianga and the Mercury Bay for the second consecutive year.