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Coromandel - After the Storm

Posted by TCDC on 19/06/2014

The northern coast of the Coromandel was hard hit by the storm that ravished the country last week. Big Sandy Bay in Port Charles had every property suffer flood damage.

Derek Thompson, TCDC Parks Contract Manager says "The residents are concerned about sewerage as all their septic tanks flooded during the storm."

Photo: Damaged property Sandy Bay - Chris Howell

"The amount of damage is evident in the amount of household debris being dumped on the reserve," he added.

There is a large amount of organic debris along the road reserve and a gum tree in the Tangiaro stream blocking the flow of water to the sea.

Port Jackson was possibly the hardest hit area, with some parts of the road requiring geotechnical and structural design input. The bridge approximately 12.8km up the road is unlikely to be fully operational until August/September.

"In the interim we have been working closely with Waikato Regional council on a plan to construct a temporary ford downstream of the bridge to enable vehicle access north of the stream," said Roading Manager Matt Bush.

The work on the ford has started and is expected to be completed by Friday. The majority of the remedial works (slips/debris removal, culvert cleaning etc) is expected to be completed by the middle of July.

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Newmont Waihi Gold Update 18/06/2014   posted 18/06/2014

The Newmont Waihi Gold External Affairs department is always pleased to accept feedback or questions from the public about their operations. External Affairs Manager Andrea Durie did some research on one of the questions asked last week and provided more information about the mine plan...

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Green Ribbon For Western Bay   posted 18/06/2014

Coromandel MP Scott Simpson is congratulating the Western Bay of Plenty District Council for winning a top environmental prize - a Green Ribbon award for Public Sector Leadership. The award is for how the council deals with biosolids from the Waihi Beach and Katikati wastewater...

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Gold FM Police File 16/06/2014   posted 17/06/2014

Sergeant Aaron Fraser said Police have had a busy week when he updated the Gold FM Police File today. Two search warrants,one at a Silverton Road address and another at Clarke Street resulted in the recovery of stolen goods. Two youths known to Police...

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Man Found Dead Beside State Highway 2   posted 17/06/2014

Police have confirmed that the man found beside State Highway 2 at Sapphire Springs Road died because of a medical condition and no further action will be taken. Passing motorists reported that a man was lying beside the road near Katikati yesterday and the...