Special Publications : Peninsula Playground 2012
Peninsula Playground 23 Peninsula Playground Freshfish & chips 5019541AA THAMES SHORTLAND WHARF WHOLESALE FISHERIES E: email@example.com • Ph/Fax: (07) 868 6528 • M: (027) 436 4706 THAMESWH OLESA LEFISHERIES Mon 6am-5pm Tues - Sun 6am-7pm • Fresh fish fillets • Shellfish • Frozen prawns • Smoked fish • Oysters • Bait • Mussels • Scallops • Whole Fish • Salt Ice It’ s going t o be a seafood s um mer Niwa is forecasting a dry, hot summer for all our favourite Waikato hotspots, but climate scientist Georgina Griffiths has named the Coromandel as one of her places to be. And if anyone reading this was in the Coromandel area last summer holidays, this is welcome news. Because last summer was a complete wash-out. After a dismal start to the supposedly sunny months, Niwa is predicting average to below average rainfall and average to above average temperatures for Whitianga, Whangamata, and Waihi. Holidaymakers in the Coromandel or Mount Maunganui can expect an average temperature of 18 degrees and rainfall of about 230mm through to January. But Ms Griffiths said they could not precisely predict the timing of the rainfall. "This doesn't rule out rain over Christmas and new year. It may still rain on campers," she said. Whangamata I-Site manager Nikki Miller was hoping the summer would be a sizzler, especially after last year’s soggy summer. "The visitors couldn't handle it so they up and left early," she said. "We're hoping that it'll be a nice hot long summer." As of last month, Ms Miller explained that campground accommodation was pretty fully booked, with a few spaces left in bed and breakfasts and apartments. "People still come to Whangamata, but how long they stay depends on the weather,” she said. And Lynette Syme of Aoteroa Lodge in Whitianga said after a dreary summer last year, this year's was shaping up to be a stunner for them. "I'm sure this year it’s going to be a brilliant summer,” she said. "It will bring a lot of people to the Coromandel". Mrs Syme said bookings were looking good for summer, especially over the New Year period with the CoroGold festival bringing business to the region, despite last year’s torrential horrors. She explained that the CoroGold campground was littered with about 1200 abandoned tents last year, as the young ones fled the area to escape the rain. - FAIRFAX NZ The Coromandel is this summer's "place to be" - with the region predicted to have the best weather in the North Island over the holiday period. And the weather is...
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