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Thames Coromandel Update with Mayor Sandra Goudie

Thames Coromandel Update with Mayor Sandra Goudie

Posted June 08, 2021
Council Matters , Podcasts

When Thames Coromandel Mayor Sandra Goudie spoke with Brian Gentil today she told him even though the Coromandel had wet weather her district was extremely busy with a full on weekend and long traffic lines heading back to Auckland yesterday. Overall it was a good weekend for visitors and locals alike.

The Emergency Management Centre was activated on Monday morning to keep across the situation.

Council is still clearing up after the previous weather event with the king tides and storm surges that caused pockets of erosion along the east coast of the Coromandel.

Over June and July there’s still lots of volunteer coastal planting days going on, Mayor Sandra said she’s not sure how the volunteer planting planned for the weekend at Matarangi went but hopefully they got some in between showers.

This Queen’s Birthday is also the time where the Honours List is announced and a few people from the Coromandel have been recognised.

Mayor Sandra said she is delighted about Harry Mikaere, Coromandel to be acknowledged for services to the aquaculture industry and Māori - Companions (CNZM).

Congratulations to Noddy Watts (Graeme Douglas Watts) Whangamatā, for services to the community and charity fundraising - Members (MNZM). Brian also spilled the beans to Mayor Sandra about being called by a listener recently who said they’d just watched Noddy get down on one knee and propose at Anzac Bay.

Louisa Humphry, Thames, has been acknowledged for services to the Kiribati community and culture - Honorary Members - Anita Prime, Whitianga, for services to youth and the community - Queens Service Medal.

Mayor Sandra said they all have made outstanding contributions to their community. Thanks to all of you and congratulations.

This week’s a short week but Brian asked for more information because coming up on Friday Thames Coromandel District Council is hosting its tracks and trails forum.

This is part of the Economic Development activity to support and connect all the organisations and groups around the district who are looking to develop, or are developing, cycle/mountain bike tracks and walking trails.

The forum this Friday is being held in partnership with Ride Coromandel at the Coromandel Town Citizens Hall and it’s about getting everyone collaborating.

There’ll be conversations with Heritage New Zealand, Sport Waikato Regional Connectivity Coordinator Bill Cooksley and Council’s Roading Manager Ed Varley.

Alongside guest speakers Craig Starnes (from Brooklyn Trail Builders in Wellington) and Kris O’Driscoll (from Rotorua Trails Trust), representatives from the Department of Conservation (DOC), Walking Access and The Department of Internal Affairs will join discussions on the day. There will also be a collaborative workshop and a tour of the Ride Coromandel Bike Park.

If you are involved in developing a cycle or walking track within our district, or have an interest in attending the forum, please contact Mitch King from Economic Development by emailing mitchell.king@tcdc.govt.nz or phone 027 227 5743.

Click on our podcast link to hear the full Thames Coromandel Update with Mayor Sandra Goudie.