It’s down the drains for the Coromandel Town main street upgrade 25 September 2019 Drainage work is the focus of the next stage in Coromandel Town’s main street improvement works. Our contractors Downers, have started with the drainage from the corner of Wharf Road and Charles Street, installing manholes and stormwater pipes up to the corner of Wharf Road and Tiki Road on the Four Square side. There will also be a second drainage crew starting next Monday doing the same thing from Woollams Ave and Kapanga Road intersection. "Both crews will work on the same side of the road to minimise disruption to road users" says Steve Bremner our Council's Project Manager. “The works will continue throughout the school holiday period, but there will still be vehicle and public access to shops. We are doing our best to keep disruption to a minimum,” says Mr Bremner. Last week archaeologists from Sian Keith Archaeology uncovered some artefacts in a trench line during construction, which will not affect the schedule for the work, to meet the completion date of 20 December. (Pictured right - This morning’s stakeholder meeting at Weta Cafe) "We had another great turn-out from businesses and the public to this week's stakeholder meeting. We thank the community for their feedback so we can continue to work on improving our strategies," says Matt Kofoed, our Customer and Stakeholder Liaison for Downers. Our next weekly stakeholder meeting will be at Coromandel Cafe on 2 October at 9am. You can also email Matt.Kofoed@infrastructurealliance.co.nz or phone: 027 540 9752 with any queries. You can also talk to our Council's Community Manager for Coromandel Town, Margaret Harrison - email@example.com or 07 868 0200. New Weta Cafe seeking experienced workers during the Coromandel Town main street works (Pictured above - Brenda Barclay on the left hand side and her staff) Every week we're profiling a business in Coromandel Town that is affected by the roading improvements. This week we spoke to Brenda Barclay and Ross Simonds, who are the new managers of the new Weta Cafe in Coromandel Town. Brenda and Ross have both have worked in hospitality for many years. Before managing Weta Café, Brenda was working as receptionist at the Driving Creek Railway and before that she owned two cafes in Whangarei. Ross has been working with Southern Hospitality for over 15 years and has had many years’ experience in hospitality management. "We decided to move here to be with family and for a change of location, we love working in hospitality, which we have done it for many years," says Brenda The Weta cafe opened three weeks ago in Coromandel Town and the team are seeking experienced baristas and kitchen staff to start straight away. If you are interested in joining the team, send them a message on their Facebook Page. Or phone 029 201 3928. Or if it’s just refreshments you’re after, pop in and visit Weta Cafe for lunch, or a delicious wellness shot, with all fresh ingredients. You can also select a variety of dishes off the menu to make it suitable for your dietary needs. There are takeaway options, along with their cabinet food also made on site.