Local Issues

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 […]

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. […]

The more you know, the more you can think on issues. Did you know the HMS Coromandel bought a disease to Aotearoa which killed thousands and thousands nationwide? Let’s go on this journey together and decide whether we keep or calmly dethrone statues as a community. Listen to the full piece 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 […]

Two incidents in two days shock Whitianga locals. Several people who witnessed an altercation on the main street of Whitianga yesterday were left shocked and upset by what they witnessed. Patched gang members attacked a person in Albert Street near the BNZ. The incident was immediately reported to the nearby police station who called in […]

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 […]

Keeping warm on the Coromandel this winter is not easy for all. Pulling together Hauraki Iwi, Government, and the forestry industry has been a critical move to ensure more families are warm this winter. Rick chatted to Apanui Skipper, Department of Conservation’s Pou Tairangahau, about how they are managing this. Listen to the full interview […]

Rick Rennie spoke with Civil Defence controller Gary Towler on Friday April 17 about Easter weekend, the potential change to Level-3 lockdown and how that affects us all.

Through our Facebook page, the Coromandel’s local radio station CFM has run an online survey asking “Should we move from lockdown level 4 to level 3?” There are lots of things to consider, the economy, personal wellbeing (emotional and physical) and the greater picture for New Zealand as a safe place. With Level-4 being such […]


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