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Mind your step during the Coromandel Town main street upgrade this week

30 October 2019

Pavement along Coromandel Town's main street is getting some TLC (tender, loving, care) this week, starting from the Four Square and heading towards the Tiki Road intersection.

That means there will be some minor delays as traffic management continues to operate and a friendly reminder to watch where you're going while you're walking around town.

Vehicles can still access the bottom end of town (towards Coromandel Wharf), although it is down to one-lane, with stop-go in place.

"We are doing everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum and we thank you for your patience while we continue with this next part of the project which is undercutting the pavement," Steve Bremner, our Council's Project Manager.

"Our contractor, Downer, has been working hard and are still on track to meet the completion date in early December," says Mr Bremner.

As part of the works going on in this area there will be a water shut down on Thursday 31 October from 10pm - 1am.  All properties westbound from Tiki to Wharf Road including, Hauraki, Long Bay, Harbour View and Wyuna Bay Roads, Glenfern Drive, Huihana andRangituia Lanes, and Long Bay Motor Camp.

Please note other areas may experience lower water pressure and flow rates at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and every effort will be made to restore your service as soon as possible.

If you can’t make the meeting, you can email matt.kofoed@infrastructurealliance.co.nz or phone: 027 540 9752 with any questions. You can also talk to our Council's Community Manager for Coromandel Town, Margaret Harrison - margaret.harrison@tcdc.govt.nz or 07 868 0200.

Coromandel Fish and Dive excited to see new road completed in Coromandel Town 

Every week we are profiling an local business affected by the town centre works. This week we spoke to Des and Gail London, who have owned Coromandel Fish and Dive for four years.

The couple moved to Coromandel Town seven years ago, after living here for three years they then decided to buy the business. Before owning Fish and Dive, they owned a service station in Murupara, in the far North.

Des and Gail enjoy fishing in their spare time and getting outdoors.

"The business has been a huge success we are really happy with what we have achieved, although we struggle in the winter the lifestyle here is great and we are in love with the place," says Gail.

On the upgrade works: "I think what they are doing is amazing, the contractors have been amazing and the communication is exceptional. I often used to see people struggling to keep their car doors open as they tried to get out because of the huge slope on the road. You don’t think about the issue when it’s something that you see every day but when the road is done, this won't be a problem anymore," she says.

Come in and check out Des and Gail’s fishing store at 95 Kapanga Road. They have rods, reels, bait, tackle, dive gear, fills, and testing, everything you could possibly need for fishing and diving in the Coromandel. For more information phone 07 866 8797 or email des-gail@xtra.co.nz.

(Pictured below - Des and Gail's shop)

Official re-opening of the Coromandel Citizens Hall in Coromandel Town this Saturday

We're two days away from celebrations to mark the completion of the Coromandel Citizens Hall.

The Coromandel Citizens Hall, formerly the St George's Convent School (1897), has had a significant restoration over the past year, and we will be celebrating its official re-opening from 11am on Saturday 2 November. The celebration will include a blessing of the hall, speeches acknowledging the works and those that have contributed, followed by light refreshments.

Share the road with our cyclists as we prepare for K2

The Coromandel’s biggest road cycle race returns this Saturday, and it’s a timely reminder to watch out for cyclists and share the road over the weekend ahead.

It's one of the most popular sporting events in the Coromandel, travelling through sub-tropical forest, pacific coastlines, rural farmland and the pohutakawa coastline of the Hauraki Gulf.

More than 1100 cyclists are expected to take part in the MitoQ K2 Road Cycle Classic and associated events, being held this Saturday and will start in Thames.

Tips for safe driving around cyclists include:

  • Wait for a clear space before passing a cyclist on a narrow road.
  • At intersections, apply the same rules to cyclists that you would to any other vehicle on the road. Take care to indicate turns and check carefully for cyclists before turning at, or moving through an intersection.
  • Take extra care around young cyclists.

For more information on the event click here.

Council survey

Have you had a recent interaction with our Council? Whether it was on the phone, by email or in person at one of our customer service desks, district libraries, Thames Centennial Pool or one of our other community facilities – we want to hear from you. The survey only takes a few minutes and is anonymous. It’s part of a multi-council survey to help local government organisations across New Zealand improve customer experience.  The survey closes on 4 November.

Follow this link to take the survey, and thanks in advance: surveymonkey.com/r/ThamesCoromandelDC