Local Issues

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By John Freer Firstly, CFM wants to say thanks to the 400 people who completed our survey on Cyclone Gabrielle impact. The results have provided excellent incites, including the very important feedback on our performance as your local information source during those extreme challenges experienced across the region. Besides ensuring that our audiences are entertained, […]

The Coromandel Peninsula has this year achieved its annual rainfall in four and a half months. This today after yesterday’s deluge which has again impacted on roads and property across the entire Peninsula and Hauraki Plains. As of today, you get an appreciation of why the region is suffering. We have had just over 3.5 […]

Go here to complete the survey  Today we are launching a survey on the impacts for individuals and businesses from the summer of adverse weather. It covers, impacts, communications, roading, business support and more. The The survey goes beyond just impacts and also looks at how well you believe you were kept up to date […]

A group of homeless people are living in mangroves less than two blocks from the main street of Thames. It has been revealed that at times there have been up to 14 people living in a make-shift village comprising of tents and canvass covers. The site, between Danby Field and Goldfields Shopping Centre also flanks […]

By John Freer Fixing roads around the Coromandel Peninsula is going to cost billions of dollars. Mayor Len Salt yesterday said this was the investment required to get roads to where they were resilient and appropriate to provide confidence to business and visitors to the region. CFM interviewed the mayor as the region was experiencing […]

By John Freer Dropping the east v west parochialism and instead working together appears to be a positive outcome from the chaos caused by Coromandel Peninsula’s weather events. As the commercial wheels of the Coromandel Peninsula continue the battle to keep turning, work is going on behind the scenes to assist. And this work has […]

By John Freer The meeting room had to be changed as the original choice could not cater for the numbers. This appeared to inject new life into the Whangamata Ratepayers Association today, organisers being overwhelmed by the number of people fronting to discuss flooding issues across their town. A rough count had somewhere between 140 […]

By John Freer Change – it was the theme used extensively as both mayoral candidates and potential councillors sought votes at last year’s local body elections. The question now, as Thames Coromandel property owners face rates increases the likes of which have never previously been experienced, what changes have been implemented to potentially off-set this. […]

The decision to propose an average rating increase of 11.4 percent across the Thames Coromandel District, for the Mayor, it is a matter of balancing the books. Mayor Len Salt told CFM that it was as simple as that. Public consultation on the proposed rate increases and the council’s annual plan opens tomorrow and extends […]

The new Thames Coromandel District Council is being asked to unlock a further half a million dollars for the proposed Tairua Skateboard Park

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