Author: John Grant

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Scott Simpson’s seat looks safe with a continued strong lead for the electorate seat in the August CFM poll. Scott is enjoying a clear lead with 49.8% support down from 65.3% in the July poll. This will be welcome news for Scott who at the recently announced Party List ranking will be relying on winning […]

by John Grant What a gigantic week of news. We may only have around 30,000 permanent residents but we bat equal to other districts 2 or 3 times our size. It’s been such a week, news-wise, both good and some not so good news. First up was the news from the Hamilton Courts of the […]

Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises operator, Ken Hindmarsh says the current level of information from DOC on the reinstatement of walkways to access Cathedral cove is extremely poor. He told CFM that “They appear to be hiding behind health and safety as a reason not to get on with it. There is no communication regarding the […]

The iconic old red telephone box on the main street of Tairua was the subject of a ram-raid style robbery last night. Sometime overnight a car has smashed and destroyed the telephone box that once stood proud on Tairua’s main street. Locals have been expressing there feelings on the local Tairua Chit Chat page with […]

The first of the CFM political polls closed last night and we have the results for you. If you are from the right of the political fence then there is good news in this poll with a clear preference at both the electoral and party vote level. Also, some encouraging news for the Greens but […]

A dramatic sea rescue took place on Friday 20 nautical miles offshore from Whitianga. Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter  Crew  were tasked by the Rescue Coordination Centre at approximately 11am on Friday to approximately 20 nautical miles offshore Whitianga to assist with the search and rescue of a male patient in his 20s suffering a medical […]

Recreational boat skipper, Maurice Kyle Johnson, has been convicted of causing ‘unnecessary danger’ under the Maritime Transport Act in the Hamilton District Court this week. The conviction was in relation to an incident at Raglan on 11 December last year when the boat Mr Johnson was skippering capsized, throwing himself and two crew into the […]

A construction plan has today been announced for a bridge on State Highway 25A that will reconnect the east and west sides of the Coromandel peninsula, bringing more certainty to the region’s recovery efforts. The stretch of highway between Kopu and Hikuai known as SH25A collapsed after major storms in the region in late January […]

A Years Rainfall by May 9 It took just 126 days to reach our annual rainfall this year. By May 9 we had reached 3550mm of rain which is the expected annual rainfall for the Pinnacles on the Coromandel ranges. It’s heading towards the current record of 5189.5mm which fell in 2993. The minimum rainfall […]

Firefighters from throughout New Zealand will next Saturday be doing the big climb challenge at the Sky Tower in Auckland and it’s for a great cause, to raise money for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer in New Zealand. Brigades from around our districts are taking part and the Coromandel and Hauraki districts are contributing to what […]


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