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Ngāti Tamaterā have proposed a rāhui on parts of the Thames Coast for up to two years. This means the taking of any shellfish in the rāhui area is prohibited, including the taking of cockles, pipi, mussels and oysters. David Taipari from Hauraki Collective said this is not a new thing. “I guess we all […]

Creative Mercury Bay Bubble Bites episode 8 is out tonight at 5:30pm! The lineup has been released, and among the variety of talent, is Thames singer/songwriter Mark Tairpari. Rick chatted to Mark this morning all about his music and unique songwriting methods. “A lot of my songs I write, I create live in front of […]

Don’t leave it too late to apply for the Waikato Regional Council’s Small Scale Community Initiatives Fund! Up to $5000 is available to volunteer community groups and individual landowners undertaking ecological restoration through animal and plant pest control. Rex chatted to Thames-Coromandel Regional Councillor Denis Tegg about what could be funded. “If you are doing […]

How do we stop what’s happening in America, happening here? Statistics show that we have institutionalised racism here in NZ, and Rex talked to Te Korowai CEO Riana Manuel about how to combat institutionalised racism and the treaty. Manuel says we need to take the emotion out of it and deal with the facts. “We […]

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 […]

Creative Mercury Bay Bubble Bites Episode 7 is being released at 5:30pm tonight and Scott Burst is playing original songs.  Scott has been busy with multiple projects including Lockdown Broject, which helped him through the difficult time of lockdown. Scott once roadied for Motörhead and said it was surreal. “Highlight of my music career and I wasn’t […]

Coromandel Lifestyle is opening Monday 8th of June! Shopping local will be more exciting with this mega store on the Peninsula. There will be opening deals, with an impressive 40% off dining and lounge for the first 2 weeks! Four stores in one: 100% Whitianga, Beds R Us, indoor outdoor furniture, and a gift and […]

Beloved Whiti Farm Park woke up on Sunday 31st May to wreckage. Up at first light a head count showed a Scottish Highland cattle, 2 miniture horses, donkeys and an emu were missing. After locating the rest of the animals Ronnie said Nessie, the Scottish Highland, was still missing. “She was way down past Wilderlands […]


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