Issued 28th Jan 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, SH25a and the Tapu Coroglen roads have been closed.

Some local DOC campsites are closed, and Te Whatu Ora Waikato advises everyone to not use coastal beaches, lakes, rivers and streams until at least 48 hours following heavy rainfall due to potential bacterial contamination.

Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies.

Old Mate Distillery

Old Mate Distillery creates a unique Gin with natural ingredients.


Inspired by the Coromandel landscape and the region’s culture, Old Mate Distillery has created award winning Gin blends, which embody the surroundings, along with the traditional botanicals - using local Coromandel ingredients was a prerequisite.

Mixed with pure water sourced from a local spring, this blend creates gins with unique, distinctive flavours – that conveys the ‘essence’ of the Coromandel. Old Mate gins are a true ‘product of the land’.

Proudly on the shelves at local Coromandel Bars, Restaurants and liquor outlets.
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