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What pandemic? Meet the Waihi Beach family that left the world behind
Steve and wife Krista flew to Greece in September 2019.
This town has two streets with the same name: Dave's on a mission to change it
Local asks for street to be renamed after late historical town figure's husband.
Investigation into claims Coromandel wetland cleared for housing development
The area is described as a threatened ecosystem and likely home to numerous species.
'Heartbreaking': The toll of four ram raids in four months
"It's not just the physical damage and costs but the impact on their emotional wellbeing."
Guardians of the land and sea: Te Puru students relishing kaitiaki role
Attendance up on days the education programme is run as students live and learn on beach.
Details revealed of mining company's tunnels under conservation land
OceanaGold is relying on mining under conservation land between Waihi and Whangamata.
Trial by Tandem: 70-somethings avoid divorce on 659km journey
Waihi couple's blog 'two old farts on a tandem' recounts countless carrot cakes along way.
Death on Tairua Bar: Coastguard launch warnings existed
Tairua-Pauanui Coastguard took 20 minutes to launch over sandbar, say witnesses.
'Why I do beauty contests': Shona the vintage pin-up grandmother
She will represent the Bay of Plenty in The Miss Pin Up NZ competition next month.
Eateries face anger from the unvaxxed, staff shortages
Manaia Kitchen and Bar loses six staff to vaccine mandate as it heads into busiest time
Plea for action as great white shark encounters surge
Waihi Beach and Bowentown locals fear for holidaymakers as encounters increase.
Confusion over level 4 borders frustrates Hauraki mayor
In uncertain times a small community turns to its council, but mayor says no answers given
$15k vet bill: Marijuana blamed for dog poisoning upsurge
Dogs poisoned in Pauanui, Tairua and Opoutere - cannabis and rat bait among causes.
Lockdown uncertainty: Mayor says Hauraki towns not part of Coromandel
Many people in Waihi, Waihi Beach, Ngatea and Paeroa are unsure about Coromandel boundary.
'There will be punch-ups:' Locals lash out over commercial scallop dredging during rahui
A formal proposal to ban the practice for two years is before the minister.
Tenancy law changes: Bach owners denied use of own property
Already tight rental market reduced further and knock-on effect to business.
'I felt the car lose control': Woman lucky to survive terrifying crash
I felt the car just lose control, and I knew right then, 'I'm going to crash' - survivor
Fisheries Minister David Parker seeks advice on rule change for pink maomao
Rahui in place for elusive reef species being targeted on the Coromandel and elsewhere.
Fish rage: Locals block wharf after fishermen filmed with 'thousands' of pink maomao
Residents block wharf and patrol for sightings of group with thousands of pink maomao.
Outrage after fishermen filmed with 'thousands' of fish in bins
'This is our community, we can't have this happening.'
From small Māori village to Queen's Birthday honouree: Iwi business leader acknowledged
It's time we take people out of the cities and bring them back again: Haere Mikaere
Paeroa company gets global interest in seaweed trials
Seaweed replaces petroleum based polymers in gels for burn wound dressings, drug delivery
'Boat rage' teacher quits: School community wants board to step in
Board of trustees called on to persuade teacher not to resign.
Squeaky toy helps find lost pups trapped on cliff edge
Volunteering from willing hunters, hikers and pet lovers of Pauanui and Tairua finds pups.
Caravan owners concerned as 'iconic' Coromandel campground sells
"This was our piece of paradise."
'Most Kiwi thing I've ever seen': Dog and lamb besties go looking for dinner
Dog Charles doesn't associate sheep Graham with chasing sheep, says unlikely duo's owner.
300 and counting! Kiwi sisters rack up triple century
Win spent long days at Takapuna Beach, says son Bruce, as his mum marks 100 years.
Whangamata fire: What caused it, two houses on evacuation alert
Twelve appliances, helicopter, police and ambulance at fire on outskirts of Whangamata
He stood up and yelled 'I'm okay' - family grapple with crash mystery
Waihi mourns motorcyclist Mike Bainbridge, who died in a crash near the town.
Record set straight on the true history of Paeroa's L&P bottle
Builder of the bottle lifts the lid on the attraction that draws thousands into town.
Winston Peters takes aim at 'prying eyes of Auckland' during announcement
Stand up to "prying eyes of Auckland" trying to stop progress on Coromandel, leaders told.
Whangamatā boardwalk halted - consent required after all
Construction has been halted until the issue of land ownership has been clarified.
Coronavirus: Waihī family grateful for chance to say goodbye
Hospice welcomes guidance allowing travel between regions on compassionate grounds.
'Working their butts off': Medical centres brace for pandemic
"The main thing is we are prepared."
Blow for small-town New Zealand: 17 jobs to go at Waihī mine
This has not been an easy process, says management.
'Like smashing up a graveyard': Ancient pōhutukawa poisoned
Community asked to be vigilant and report any similar attacks to the council or police.
'I just kept yelling and crying': Woman, 93, endures terrifying ordeal
She lay alone for nearly five days after falling and breaking leg.
Waihī death scene aftermath: 'That girl should never have had to see that'
Blood from victim left for hours, says resident on street where man died.