Tairua Beach Club has quickly made a name for itself with fresh flavours, homegrown produce and a great vibe. We talk to Chef Graeme Riki about what it takes to create a successful restaurant.
Local girl and Coromandel Goodness contributor Emma Darragh visits her favourite rainy day escape, Hot Waves Cafe. "Hot Waves is therapeutic. We are better for visiting this place; more connected, more relaxed, well-nourished and inspired by the peace it provides. Long may this slice of Coromandel Goodness last. We love it."
Viv and Ed Eliot are a Coromandel couple living a true Coromandel Goodness love story. This is the story of their passion and commitment to two coastal locations: Tairua, on the Coromandel Peninsula, and a small island southwest of Timor, Indonesia. This is the story of their simultaneous connection and contribution to both places. Together they have created a unique lifestyle that brings the best of both worlds to themselves and those around them.
Meet one of the Coromandel's true modern day legends. Ryan is captain of the Bivouac-Inov8 Adventure Racing Team, ranked in the top 20 worldwide. To showcase Whangamata’s natural beauty, perfectly suited to multisport, and to fund their international races, Ryan and teammate Bex Law founded Whangamata Events. They deliver the Whangamata Adventure Race, Multisport Challenge and Adventure Rogaine, as well as a number of paddling events on the water. Ryan has also found a way to share his passion with adventure racers of the future. He works as an outdoor education and Te Reo teacher at Opoutere School, near Whangamata.