Monthly Blogs for February 2017

Taupo's Groombridge has work cut out – New Zealand Herald

Taupo's Groombridge has work cut outNew Zealand HeraldTaupo's Brad Groombridge (Suzuki RM-Z250), locked in a fierce battle to defend his national enduro title. Photo/Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com. A two-man battle is developing for national enduro championship honours this year, with just a handful of …and more » Source: Whangamata News

Groms unleash at Piha – Gisborne Herald

Gisborne HeraldGroms unleash at PihaGisborne HeraldDylan Preston (Whangamata) won the semi with 15.67 from William van der Beek (Mt M) on 12.10. Elliot Brown (Dunedin) won the final with a 15.63 total, heading off Preston on 14.73. It made it two from two for Brown in the series. Taylor HutchinsonContinue Reading…

Enduro champs hit Whangamata – SunLive

SunLiveEnduro champs hit WhangamataSunLiveRound two of the 2017 New Zealand Enduro Championships is set to take place in the Taungatara Forest, off State Highway 25, between Whangamata and Hikuai today. Racing was close in the opening round of the championships staged at St Arnaud, south … Source: Whangamata News

TripAdvisor names best beaches in New Zealand and the world – Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzTripAdvisor names best beaches in New Zealand and the worldStuff.co.nzJumping a massive five places from 2015, Whangamata's star is on the rise. Reviews call this Coromandel spot a true "postcard" beach with its pristine white sand. Also considered a surfing mecca, the beach at Whangamata is perfectly safe for swimmingContinue Reading…

School of rock – Gisborne Herald

Gisborne HeraldSchool of rockGisborne HeraldHamilton's Katya Kimpton, a member of the Whangamata club, said the rock rescue and exit skills were the highlight of the school. “The first time we went out, there was a huge rock jump and I didn't want to do it, then someone talked me intoContinue Reading…

School of rock | The Gisborne Herald – Gisborne Herald

Gisborne HeraldSchool of rock | The Gisborne HeraldGisborne HeraldYOUR TURN: Maketu's Zahlee Young waits her turn to jump into the ocean from rocks as part of the Zespri Intermediate Lifeguard School in Whiritoa over the …Coromandel, Bay of Plenty lifeguards become rock stars at training …Waikato Timesall 2 news articles » Source:Continue Reading…

Four teens arrested after police chase from Whangamata – Waikato Times

Waikato TimesFour teens arrested after police chase from WhangamataWaikato TimesPolice signalled for the car to stop but van de Wetering said the driver decided to flee through several streets in Whangamata before heading south towards Whiritoa. On the way the fleeing car turned up a dead end road. Van deContinue Reading…

Deputy Mayor of Le Quesnoy France visits Memorial Forest – Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Deputy Mayor of Le Quesnoy France visits Memorial ForestScoop.co.nz (press release)Le Quesnoy Deputy Mayor, Marie José Burlion (pictured right) and previous Mayor of Le Quesnoy, Paul Raoult, (pictured left) along with 28 other french delegates visited the Le Quesnoy WW1 Memorial Forest in Whangamata and were welcomed by some of …Continue Reading…

Lifeguards learn how to be rock stars – SunLive

SunLiveLifeguards learn how to be rock starsSunLiveHamilton's Katya Kimpton, a member of the Whangamata club, said the rock rescue and exit skills had been the definite highlight of the school. “The first time we went out, there was a huge rock jump and I didn't want to do it, thenContinue Reading…

SunLive – Lifeguards learn how to be rock stars – The Bay's News First – SunLive

SunLiveSunLive – Lifeguards learn how to be rock stars – The Bay's News FirstSunLiveMaketu's Zahlee Young waits her turn to jump at the Zespri Intermediate Lifeguard School in Whiritoa over the weekend. Photo by Jamie Troughton/Dscribe …and more » Source: Whangamata News

Freedom campers park up at unoccupied holiday homes – New Zealand Herald

Freedom campers park up at unoccupied holiday homesNew Zealand HeraldPolice are cracking down on freedom campers who are parking their caravans at holiday homes while the owners are out of town. The crackdown comes ahead of Whangamata's Beach Hop event which starts on Wednesday, March 22 and runs until Sunday, …andContinue Reading…

Freedom campers park up at unoccupied holiday homes – Bay of … – New Zealand Herald

Freedom campers park up at unoccupied holiday homes – Bay of …New Zealand HeraldFreedom campers are not just camping on selected sites but parking on private property without the owners' knowledge or permission. Photo / Warren Buckland …and more » Source: Whangamata News