25 Jul 2023

Around the motu : John Freer in Coromandel

From Nine To Noon, 10:45 am on 25 July 2023
Regional Spotlight - Coromandel Cathedral Cove.

Regional Spotlight - Coromandel Cathedral Cove. Photo: Supplied

A  comprehensive look at how Coromandel Peninsula is coping in the face of continuous bad weather. Cathedral Cove which is one of New Zealand's major international tourism destinations has been closed for more than five months due to slips. John says business communities have not always worked cohesively across the region but now this is occurring on the back of the storm recovery efforts. Roading is still a big issue and has commenced on SH25A - the Kopu Hikuai Road - with the construction of a bridge across the summit slip. Meanwhile SH25 still shows its vulnerability with the most recent storm. And Mercury Bay Area School has a new principal and with it comes new initiatives including tackling absenteeism.



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