The View From Opoutere

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A Plea For Fire Safety

The recent devastating fire south of Whitianga has local fire chiefs pleading for extreme vigilance. The Coromandel region is tinder dry and resources are stretched dealing with the aftermath of the huge fire that tore through homes and bush – 21 hotspots…

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Merry Christmas! Here’s the latest…

Summer has arrived with the red blossom on the pohutukawas, dig out your togs, clean off the bbq and get ready for a terrific holiday season. It’s peak season here on the Coromandel, please take care on the Opoutere roads during…

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Labour Weekend Update

New TCDC Dog Control Bylaws There are changes to the previous dog control rules that ensure greater protection for Opoutere’s birdlife. To reflect the significance of the Wharekawa Wildlife Refuge on the sand spit at the entrance to the Wharekawa Harbour…

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“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” (Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina)

Too true! As the days get longer and warmer our attention turns outwards once more – to the garden, the beach, the forest, the community. POLITICAL PROJECTS Local Government Elections are held every three years, on Saturday 8th October 2016 you…

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Wild Weather Closes Roads

From the latest road information for the Coromandel: The king high tide is at 10am this morning, please DO NOT drive through flood waters. Here is the latest roading update: Road closures: SH25 Tairua township to SH25/SH25a intersection closed due…

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TCDC Warns of Tree Harvesting

Please take note of the following warning from the Thames Coromandel District Council: An area in the hills north-west of Whangamata is now being logged and we need people to stay clear of the pine forest area between Watts Road…

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New TCDC District Plan

The Thames Coromandel District Council has unveiled its new district plan. It can be seen here. This plan affects us all, it contains rules and objectives specific to our region and is the result of two years of consultation. The…

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