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Covid-19 is spreading and we are now in Phase 3 of the Covid-19 plan. If you have symptoms then you should get tested. The following details have been advised in regard to where you can go to get tested.  Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) This arrangement commences from today – Tuesday 1 March 2022 RAT’s will […]

Update 11:50am Jacinda Ardern stated at the press conference  “the whole New Zealand will move into the sitting of the traffic light system at 11:59pm tonight. She said “the evidence from overseas is that boosters significantly reduced the likelihood of getting sick and needing to go to hospital. It also helps to reduce the transmission […]

The Government has today announced a number of sweeping changes to help manage the Covid-19. A 3 stage traffic light Green, Orange and Red has been established. You can see an illustration of this here. The 3 stage traffic light system will come into force when vaccination rates reach 90% for the second dose. New […]

A Section 70 notice is in effect on an area of Northern Hauraki in the Firth of Thames. This follows 3 positive cases from people in the area and 2 of which who attend the Mangatangi School. The details on this can be found in the notice here. The Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, […]

Rex Simpson today addressed the petition regarding the Rescue Helicopter which was rejected by the Health Select Committee. He spoke to Committee Chair Dr Liz Craig, along with former committee member and National MP Simon Watts. This interview addressed the reasoning behind the Health Select Committee rejection of the petition, and where to from here.

So, what is Dry July ? It’s a fundraiser that challenges you to go alcohol-free and raise funds for New Zealanders affected by cancer. The funds raised by participants of Dry July 2021 will help improve the comfort, care and wellbeing of people affected by cancer. I participated in Dry July a few years ago, and […]

Merv speaks to Rick Rennie on the CFM breakfast show about the Rescue Helicopter returning to the peninsula for the month of January 2021

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 […]

Here is today’s part 4 segment on attitudes to the supply and use of drugs in the Coromandel and surrounding districts. If you want to review the first three segments, they are available here on our website. Today we look at the responses to the following question: How concerned are you regarding the supply and […]

DRUG USE ON THE COROMANDEL AND SURROUNDING AREAS Day three of our focus on drugs, today we focus on the responses to the question of use of drugs other than Marijuana. We surveyed individuals located on the Coromandel and all surrounding areas. In total 383 people participated in this special survey that was available on […]


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