By John Freer Over recent days, CFM has spoken to several people who rely on the Cathedral Cove international tourism market. Hahei based, Phil Ander, holds real concern for the reputational damage being caused to the region’s international tourism product as a result of the on-going closure of the Cathedral Cove walking track. Phil quoted […]

By John Freer Local Coromandel Member of Parliament, Scott Simpson, heads back to Wellington this week as part of the Government, six years after sitting in the wilderness of the opposition. He told CFM he is excited and enthusiastic about being a member of government under the leadership of Christopher Luxon. We interviewed Scott covering […]

By John Freer Acceptance of the regional biking strategy across both the Coromandel Peninsula and Hauraki districts, will now enable a pathway to developing tracks and opportunities. This from Laurna White the Thames Coromandel District Council’s Group Manager Community Outcomes. During the past 12 months a number of organisations, clubs and community groups have had […]

By John Freer Concern and frustration at the Department of Conservation with Coromandel Peninsula tracks, huts and campgrounds not operating to full capacity for the coming holiday season. This on the back of information provided to CFM that a meeting is proposed this week regarding the future of Cathedral Cove, where only selected people are […]

By John Freer Family members of 29-year-old, Jordan van Deursen of Waihi – who has been missing in the Wentworth Valley area for 10 days, are encouraging those walking or using the area to join the search. Jordan’s uncle, Mario Kerkhof, spoke to CFM today, asking people who are in the area, such as hunters, […]

By John Freer On the back of a difficult last 10 months, farmers and people working across the rural sector are now being advised to get their support networks in place for the coming summer. This from a man who has been chairing both the Waikato and National Rural Support Trusts for the past 20 […]

Strong winds and heavy rainfall are having a significant impact across the Coromandel Peninsula today as the remnants of Cyclone Lola moves towards the region. The centre of the storm was just off Northlands east coast this morning and will continue to track south east. Emergency services are continuing to advocate that people take care […]

Join Johnny Staiger as he has a chat with Mike King, Sebastian and Noah from I am hope- about mental health and Gumboot Friday.

By John Freer There is no timeframe or goal to get the closed Cathedral Cove tourist and visitor destination reopened to walkers. This from the Department of Conservations Regional Director, Tinaka Mearns, who recently spoke with CFM. Tinaka maintains that 100 percent of the walking track is at risk and DOC was dealing with complex […]

By John Freer Meeting the challenges facing the Coromandel electorate are aligned to the issues facing the country – this from the re-elected Member of Parliament, National’s Scott Simpson. After a close battle in 2020, Simpson on Saturday swept all challenges aside grabbing 20,950 votes of the 38,184 cast. There were 54,738 registered to vote […]

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