29 Jan 2024

Thames-Coromandel deputy mayor on success of reopening of SH25A

From Morning Report, 7:43 am on 29 January 2024

A Coromandel leader says the reopening of a major road in the district has made a huge difference for businesses, residents and visitors.

State Highway 25A, a major thoroughfare over the peninsula, re-opened in late December after extreme weather damage caused an 11-month closure.

Local businesses suffered, with losses of more than $90 million in trading.

Cafe and bars are saying the trade has improved dramatically.

Thames-Coromandel deputy mayor Terry Walker spoke to Corin Dann.