Local Issues

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 […]

HOW WILL COROMANDEL HAURAKI RESIDENTS VOTE ON THE CANNABIS REFERENDUM? Today we start the release of results from the survey that closed last Saturday on questions relating to the use and supply of illicit drugs. The poll is not scientific, it surveyed people living on the Coromandel or Hauraki and was designed to open some […]

The National Transport Spokesperson – Chris Bishop with Scott Simpson (Coromandel MP) today released their policy for the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel, particularly regarding our one-lane bridges. The Policy has three key initiatives are. Building the Tauranga to Katikati Expressway, including the Katikati bypass Building the Pokeno to Mangatarata improvements project. Upgrade three one […]

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 […]

Steady falls of rain are happening around the Coromandel with heaviest falls happening in and around Coromandel Town and Thames/Kopu where we have reports of 23mm falling so far. (Source Personal Weather Stations). Lightest falls are in the South eastern end of the Peninsula around Whangamata. We also have reports of slips on State Highway […]


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