This morning Rick Rennie spoke to Garry Towler, Civil Defence Controller, about the heavy rain warning in place for the Coromandel with effect from Midnight tonight (12:00am Thursday June 25). This weather event is similar to the Queen’s Birthday storm with falls of up to 150mm possible. Expect road closures, slips, flooding and power outages. […]
A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Kermadec Trench just south of the Kermadec Islands at 12:49am this morning. This is the second earthquake this week in the area, with a 5.1 magnitude in the Bay of Plenty on Tuesday morning. Rick chatted to GNS Seismologist John Ristau on the CFM Breakfast show about whether it […]
Saturday the 20th of June will see Senior and Junior club rugby back on the field. Despite the short season ahead, Mike Skeen, the Mercury Bay Rugby and Sports Club Captain, said the teams are back and bigger than ever! “We are planning on using a number of players, more than normal,” said Skeen. Level […]
MP Scott Simpson is back in the Coromandel and catches up with Rex after a busy week at the Beehive. They discuss the highlights from this week, like Tamati Coffey telling Melissa Lee to ‘stick to your job, love’, and David Seymour’s remarks about Winston Peters. Simpson agree’s with National Party Leader Todd Muller that […]
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 […]
Sandra Goudie explained to Rick this morning how school kids, creativity, and a $500 prize from TCDC, could go a long way in positively helping local businesses. TCDC will award $500 to the school of the person who creates the best 60 second video of why people should visit their neighbourhood. “I think kids are […]
The Lost Spring is working hard to reopen for Queens Birthday weekend. The lockdown has proven tricky for this iconic Coromandel business, but they’ve still managed to do deep cleaning, landscaping and mechanical work and will be ready for eager clients this weekend. Rick interviewed CEO Alanna Kline this morning and she outlined the new […]
Rick Rennie spoke with Civil Defence controller Gary Towler on Friday April 17 about Easter weekend, the potential change to Level-3 lockdown and how that affects us all.
Rick Rennie spoke to Steve Hart, from the Kuaotunu Community Emergency Response Team to talk about what the group does and how the lockdown restrictions are affecting their work.