Author: John Grant

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The Ministry of Primary Industries has today extended the Controlled Area Notice (CAN) through to the end of October. The current notice was due to expire on 20 October and a number of boaties were awaiting the announcement of any extension or change. In extending the notice to 11:59pm on 31 October MPI have shown […]

Ministry of Primary Industries Fishery Officers in Auckland had a busy weekend, catching two fishers with 211 kahawai on Saturday after they’d been fishing at Karioitahi beach, Port Waikato. The daily bag limit for kahawai is 20 per person and the people involved had more than five times the limit each. “The public are our […]

Coromandel landowners have contributed 934 hectors of land towards an overall total 5,777 hectors of unproductive land to a conservation programme supported by the Waikato Regional Council. It’s the equivalent of 21 average-sized farms of unproductive land and planted over 3 million trees in the past five years. The council’s Integrated Catchment Management directorate manages […]

The Department of Conservation is seeking feedback on Government proposals for increased marine protection of the Hauraki Gulf extending around the Coromandel to include areas such as the Alderman Islands, Cape Colville and extending the current marine reserve around the Cathedral Cove area. The justification for this has been reports illustrating that the Gulf is […]

According to the NZ Herald, sensitive patient files and high-level data have been stolen from Pinnacle Midlands Health Network (Pinnacle) who operate several Thames Coromandel GP practices around including Medical Centres in Thames, Coromandel, Whitianga, Tairua and Whangamata, as well as other centres throughout the North Island. The information in the breach includes high-level data […]

CFM’s John Grant has a rant about the state of the Kopu roundabout and congratulates NZTA for finally agreeing to tidy it up. The first impressions visitors arriving on the Coromandel see on arrival at the Kopu gateway is a messy, overgrown, disgraceful and unkept roundabout. One that reflects poorly on the Coromandel. It’s an […]

At local election “Meet the Candidates” events the TCDC Waikato Regional Councillor Denis Tegg, who is currently campaigning for re-election, has stated on several occasions that there are no protected areas in the Waikato Regional Council’s draft Coastal Plan and has told CFM that there is no intention of these being including. This will come […]

The Hikuai River Bridge on State Highway 25 between Tairua and the Pauanui turnoff will be closed to all traffic for multiple nights in October and November while the bridge deck is replaced. Many would have hoped for a new bridge but only a deck replacement for safety reasons is currently planned. Closures start from […]

Grahame Christian has today announced that he is no longer seeking a position on Council. He was a candidate for the Mercury Bay Ward of Thames Coromandel District Council. Earlier today he issued the following statement on the Whiti Chit Chat Facebook Group. “For personal reasons I have decided to withdraw my nomination as a […]

Date Area Incident 05.08.2022 Coromandel Crew tasked to Coromandel to assist a male patient in his 80’s suffering a medical complaint and in a serious condition. Transportation to hospital by helicopter wasn’t required and crew returned to base. 06.08.2022 Thames Crew tasked to assist with the interhospital transfer of a female patient in her 70’s […]


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