Whangamata Pontoon Extension and Main Wharf Repairs
Whangamata Pontoon Extension and Main Wharf
An extension to the Whangamata pontoon
will provide access for up to four extra boats. The $13,000
addition to the existing pontoon allows lower tide use for
small to medium boat owners and safer access for all
Urgent repairs on the Whangamata wharf have been
completed, with the replacement of three piles and flanges.
The cost of the repairs came to $23,000. "A review of the
coastal infrastructure right around the Coromandel is
underway," says Garry Towler, Area Manager for
"The review is long overdue,"
Mr Towler added. "The reason many people visit the
Coromandel is to get out on the water, so the condition of
the facilities needs to be fit for purpose and
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>