A combination of king tides and the extreme weather event over the weekend has resulted in significant erosion at Flaxmill Bay (pictured below) and Cooks Beach
A section of Thames Coromandel District Council reserve beside the road at Flaxmill Bay... Continue reading »
Crews from NZTA, Hauraki District Council and Thames Coromandel District Council have been assessing roads and addressing any issues as quickly as possible following yesterday’s weather event.
The heavy rain warning has been lifted for the... Continue reading »
East Coast Road, Kaiaua is closed due to a slip about 2kms north of Waharau. Miranda road is also closed and traffic is becoming backed up in this area. There is also a lot of surface flooding on Kaiaua Road and the area in general.
Motorists... Continue reading »
Captain Cook’s monument at Mercury Bay has toppled into the sea due to coastal erosion.The memorial was erected in 1969 to commemorate the bicentennial of Cook’s visit to the Coromandel.
Thames Coromandel District Council had plans for protecting... Continue reading »
A deep low is forecast to approach New Zealand from the north on Sunday, bringing severe gale easterlies to exposed parts of Northland, Auckland including Great Barrier Island, Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato and the Bay of Plenty west of Whakatane. ... Continue reading »
A large slip is blocking the southbound lane of the Thames Coast Road.
The slip is described as being on the section of road near Whakatete and Ngarimu Bays.
Contractors will be working to clear the slip however the road is likely to be closed for... Continue reading »
The MetService is monitoring an approaching subtropical low and has issued a severe weather watch for parts of the North Island including Waikato and the Coromandel Peninsula.
Periods of heavy rain are forecast over the next 24 hours. Wind gusts... Continue reading »
After heavy rain over the long weekend, Puketui Road, Hikuai, is closed until further notice as the ford is still in flood.
All other Thames Coromandel District roads are open as are all state highways. Work is continuing on the Thames Coast Road... Continue reading »
A body has been found during the search for a man missing in the Tairua River area.
The search began last night when a car was found submerged off Hikuai School Road.
The registered owner of the car was reported missing at 5.30pm.
The body of a 72... Continue reading »
A search is under way on the banks of the Tairua River after a car was found submerged off Hikuai School Road this evening.
The car was empty when found at 6 pm today.
Police said the registered owner of the car had been reported missing at 5.30 pm... Continue reading »
SH2 at Karangahake is open - there is surface flooding but contractors are on site and there will be restrictions in place (stop/go controls) to keep people safe.
NZTA is asking people to slow down, take extra care, and comply with any temporary... Continue reading »
Motorists are advised to avoid the area until further notice.
Heavy rain and strong winds over night caused surface flooding across the district with more heavy rain and gusty winds expected right through Sunday.
TCDC says with more rain expected it... Continue reading »
A heavy rainfall warning is in force for Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty.
A front is forecast to move over the upper North Island on Saturday, preceded by heavy rain and easterly gales. The heaviest falls are expected about the... Continue reading »
Tairua firefighters have reminded people to drive with care after two vehicles crashed down banks on the Coromandel yesterday.
The Tairua Volunteer Fire Brigade responded to an incident at around 10 am yesterday morning when a car left the road on... Continue reading »
Some residents in the Kaiaua Coast area are still without power as a result of last night's storm, and HDC understands it may not be restored for quite a while yet.
Counties Power says on its website that it is dealing with the largest storm... Continue reading »
State Highway 26, Paeroa to Thames, is open with stop/go traffic management in place.
The entire area of the Kopu Material Recovery Facility (MRF) was cordoned off by the Fire Service earlier today. Motorists are asked to please delay their journey... Continue reading »
Volunteer firefighter - RFF Rick Watson is in the Thames Volunteer Fire Brigade.
He is one of the dedicated team of people who have been working overnight to put out a massive fire at the Kopu Industrial Complex.
He captured the scary scenario and... Continue reading »
Motorists are being asked to avoid State Highway 26 from Thames to Paeroa and detours are in place due to a huge fire at the Kopu Industrial Complex.
The fire broke out just before 9.30 pm last night (Tuesday, April 10).
High winds fanned the... Continue reading »
The wild weather caused widespread power outages across the North Island last night.
Parts of Hikuai, Tairua, Whitianga, Kaimarama, Paeroa, Karangahake, Thames and Puriri have all experienced power cuts.
Taranaki has had a flurry of outages right... Continue reading »