Interview

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

Louis Ferris from NZ Metservice gives us an insight for the Weather Warning and Watch today and tonight for the Coromandel… he is interviewed by Rick Rennie on the CFM Breakfast Show.

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 […]

More rain on the way for The Coromandel later today, on top of what we’ve already received before midday today (Thursday July 16). Rex Simpson interviewed Lewis from Metservice in Wellington about what’s still to come. 

Thames Community Board have been given the green light after applying for an innovating government street fund. $200,000 will go towards trying to “Zjoosh up the main Street”, Thames Coromandel Mayor Sandra Goudie said to CFM about the Mary Street Civics Plaza transformation. “Whitianga has done a superb job, we need to do something just […]

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. […]

End of another busy week for Coromandel MP Scott Simpson! Simpson presented the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Petition to Parliament this week and was shaken awake in the earthquake this morning. “A huge thank you o all the listeners and people around our electorate who contributed to the signing of that petition,” said Simpson. Listen below […]

TCDC Civil Defence Controller Gary Towler talked to CFM post-earthquake this morning. He said if the earthquake had been closer and larger along the Tonga Kermadec Trench then we have possibly minutes before a tsunami hits the Coromandel Peninsula. Towler said that if there was an imminent tsunami threat, Civil Defence can activate the 30 […]

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 […]

Tiana Scott from Paeroa has one last hope to kick cancers butt… but the drug isn’t funded. She’s had many surgeries and chemotherapy, until she was told that would no longer be effective. Cetuximab is Tiana’s last chance and she said it has been difficult. “It’s not easy been given the news that you’ve exhausted […]


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