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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 […]

DO YOU KNOW THE LOCATION OF A SUPPLIER OF ILLEGAL DRUGS? Today we release part 2 of our survey on illicit drugs on the Coromandel and surrounding districts. In Part 1 that was released last Friday, we looked at the question of how people are likely to vote at the forthcoming referendum on the question […]

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 […]


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