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Thames might be the first in the Southern Hemisphere to have pet and human crematoria under the same roof. It is one of 16 pet crematoriums in Aotearoa and is the only one where you can get same day cremations and have your pets ashes returned to you by 4:30pm the same day. Adrian Catrin […]

The funeral industry pushed the Government to increase funeral sizes from 10 to 50 people, but this Friday gatherings are leaping to 100 people. Adrian Catrin from Twentymans Funeral Directors in Thames chatted to Rex this morning about his concerns controlling numbers. “Some of the clusters, in fact most of the clusters which have broken […]

Sandra Goudie explained to Rick this morning how school kids, creativity, and a $500 prize from TCDC, could go a long way in positively helping local businesses. TCDC will award $500 to the school of the person who creates the best 60 second video of why people should visit their neighbourhood. “I think kids are […]

The Lost Spring is working hard to reopen for Queens Birthday weekend. The lockdown has proven tricky for this iconic Coromandel business, but they’ve still managed to do deep cleaning, landscaping and mechanical work and will be ready for eager clients this weekend. Rick interviewed CEO Alanna Kline this morning and she outlined the new […]

Local community newspaper The Plains Profile can now be read and loved further and wider afield as The Valley Profile.  New editor Teresa Ramsey chatted to Ayana this afternoon about taking the reins and her passion for local news. “I’ve had such an amazing response from the community and local businesses wanting to advertise, which […]

Rex chats with Mike White from Business One about eligibility for wage subsidy.

Rex chats with Nanaia Mahuta who is Minister for Local Government, Maori Development and Maori representative for Hauraki.

The name has changed but the friendly faces and great service is still the same. Brent from Smitty’s gives CFM an update as they open their doors after lockdown  

Ayana spoken to Ken Hinemarsh from Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises about the future of tourism in Whitianga.  

Soon enough the doors to Manaia kitchen bar in Tairua will be open to us once again.  

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