Author: Brooke Koppens

Rex from Coromandel CFM catches up with Bill McLean the Mercury Bay Community Board Deputy Chair. Listen below to hear the full interview:

Something that started as a web series called “Jessica’s Tress” has grown into a very eye opening 90 minutes for most. New Zealand film-within-a-film “The Girl on the Bridge” is set to releasing during Mental Health Awareness Week. Filmed over a 2 year period that focus on the rise of Jazz Thornton from her personal […]

Joy Wood’s daily exercise takes her past The White House, Washington DC, which at the moment is a centre of racial turmoil. Rex chatted to Joy this morning on the CFM Breakfast Show to hear what it has been like over there from a kiwi perspective. “It’s been a whirlwind, the past three months seem […]

Our first chat this morning to Coromandel MP Scott Simpson since his promotion to front bench in new Todd Muller lead National Party. Simpson continues to hold the Environment and Climate Change portfolios, with the addition of the Resource Management Act Reform and Planning portfolio. Calling from Wellington Airport after Parliament sat until midnight under […]

20 year old Matarangi swimmer, Ella Tomkins, was awarded Freshman Of The Year after a very successful first year at McDaniel College, Maryland, USA. Ayana caught up with Ella today about how COVID has impacted her, what US college life is like, and the hardest part of it all. Ella said it is really busy […]

Chance Taiaroa Wiari Haddon has the cool, the passion, and the talent to not just make great music, but to bring people together. Appearing on Episode 6 of Creative Mercury Bay’s Bubble Bites at 5:30pm this evening, he will be performing his original songs Say/Get and Life Goes On. Rick interviewed Chance this morning in […]

Low interest rates mean people have been queuing to view houses around the Coromandel Peninsula. Kerry from Trinity Network Thames said that they have been busy with interest from out of town and overseas due to the safe environment that Thames/Coromandel has to offer. “A lot of the buyers that are coming from out of […]

Rex’s friend recently came across a very upset and lost gentleman who had come into Thames and couldn’t work out how to get home. This is more common than you might think. Alison Choppin from Search and Rescue said that people going missing in a town are really difficult to find, and it takes a […]

Thames might be the first in the Southern Hemisphere to have pet and human crematoria under the same roof. It is one of 16 pet crematoriums in Aotearoa and is the only one where you can get same day cremations and have your pets ashes returned to you by 4:30pm the same day. Adrian Catrin […]

Local community newspaper The Plains Profile can now be read and loved further and wider afield as The Valley Profile.  New editor Teresa Ramsey chatted to Ayana this afternoon about taking the reins and her passion for local news. “I’ve had such an amazing response from the community and local businesses wanting to advertise, which […]


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