The View From Opoutere

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Maungaruawahine Slip Planting

In early March torrential rain caused a significant slip on the side of Maungaruawahine. A large portion of the summit track was destroyed, houses on Ngahere Terrace were inundated with mud and rocks and a vast open slip face was…

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Queen’s Birthday Weekend Working Bee

A working bee is to be undertaken in the bush on Maugaruawahine to replant some of the area damaged in the slip a couple of months ago. Funding for this planting has been from the Honda Tree Fund utilising plants…

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Duck shooting season starts May 6

At sunrise on Saturday May 6 the 2017 duck shooting season gets underway. There are several areas on the Wharekawa harbour that are popular with hunters and their camouflaged maimais may not be visible to the casual observer. Please take…

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SAVE THE OPOUTERE YHA!

Update and important opportunity to contribute before the YHA NZ board meeting on Saturday 6th May Bianca Wildish Auckland, New Zealand Apr 30, 2017 — Due to the petition David and Bianca Wildish have been invited to present to the YHA…

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Weather Alert fromTCDC

MetService has issued a heavy rain warning for the Waikato and Southern Coromandel, with up to 155mm of rain this evening through to tomorrow morning. Large bursts up to 50mm per hour are expected, which can cause flooding in areas…

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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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