Our Coromandel Magazine 2022-2023

The 10th anniversary special edition of "Our Coromandel Magazine" is out now. Check out our new Mayor, Len Salt, and the new and returning elected members from the 2022 local elections. Plus, a look back at the last 10 years, what's on for the summer of 2022-23, and a round-up of Council projects and activities.

Open the PDF of Our Coromandel Magazine 2022-2023(PDF, 35MB) or pick up a copy at one of our Council service centres, District Libraries or a visitor information centre.

We head towards 2023 with bittersweet endings and new beginnings.

We’re moving out of a COVID-focused environment where we’ve been locked-down, masked up, joined up in bubbles, encouraged to be kind to each other and to scan wherever we go. We’re moving into meeting in larger groups, in real life, reopening borders to international visitors – while still remembering to be kind to each other.

We’re farewelling six years under the mayoralty of Sandra Goudie, who made the choice not to re-stand and to focus on family and other pursuits. Over her tenure we’ve weathered cyclones, drought, tens of millions of dollars of investment in wharfing infrastructure and roading projects, a town centre upgrade for Whitianga and improvements to Coromandel Town, drinking water plant upgrades and the completion of a major shoreline management project.

We welcome in Mayor Len Salt who will continue to lead our district through major central government reforms around three waters, resource management and local government changes.

We welcome a fresh Council who will be coming together to reassess our district’s strategic aspirations and visions – while advocating diverse communities’ views.

We’ve also had 10 years of Our Coromandel Magazine, our Council’s annual publication targeted to our nearly 60 per cent absentee ratepayers to keep up to date with news.

Our Coromandel Magazine is one of the ways we catalogue, journal and share what’s been happening in our district. In this year’s edition, we reflect on where we’ve come from since 2012 and what we’ve achieved, celebrated and commemorated in the past decade. A decade where the constant throughout has been you – our communities.

For now, let’s pause and take some time to head into the end of 2022, to refresh, reset and restart – and reflect through the pages of Our Coromandel 2022-2023.