Local Issues

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Yesterday we introduced the Never Surrender Boxing Health and Fitness in Thames. It’s a charitable Trust that provides boxing lessons to young and old, male and female in Thames. They have had some amazing success with producing New Zealand’s first female boxing medallist and many other success stories. The club has more female members than […]

The fishing community is up in arms over a proposal by the Waikato Regional Council that would see commercial and recreational fishing banned from extensive area around the entire Coromandel Peninsula. The draft proposal recently released by the Waikato Regional Council has several proposals and one of these is to “Prohibit Disturbance of the Seabed […]

The Wharekaho Resident and Ratepayers Association had their annual meeting yesterday which was well attended and included the two mayoral candidates who have come forward and declared their intention to stand for Mayor. The meeting expressed frustration with slow progress on a number of issues impacting the area and the lack of response from Council, […]

Aileen Lawrie has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Thames-Coromandel District Council effective from 1 August 2022. The recruitment process for the Chief Executive Role was managed by an independent executive search and recruitment service and a Chief Executive Appointment Panel made up of Mayor Sandra Goudie, Deputy Mayor Murray McLean […]

Read Brothers Hardware of 308 Pollen Street Thames and Coromandel’s CFM bring you “Back in Time” – Episode 1 – Zane Grey and the Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club Deep sea fishing was popular out of Mercury Bay.  A celebrity of the 1920’s was Mr. Zane Grey, a well-known writer of Western novels and an […]

UPDATE 4:24pm   The boat belonging to a fisherman who has been reported missing near Whangapoua has been located.   At 2pm a private vessel came across the missing boat named Tubby, approximately 24 nautical miles off the coast of Whitianga. No one was located on board and the boat is in the process of […]

Planned work to repair the State Highway 25 Hikuai River bridge, south of Tairua, has been halted after discovering what was planned is inadequate and more larger plates need fitting. As an interim step, the bridge will have additional asphalt surfacing laid, which is scheduled to take place tomorrow (Wednesday). Traffic will be stopped in […]

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta spoke to Rex Simpson on CFM’s Our Coromandel show regarding the Three Waters reform and answered an array of questions submitted by you. Listen here: Or listen directly on Soundcloud here >> shorturl.at/hvFOY

Rex Simpson today addressed the petition regarding the Rescue Helicopter which was rejected by the Health Select Committee. He spoke to Committee Chair Dr Liz Craig, along with former committee member and National MP Simon Watts. This interview addressed the reasoning behind the Health Select Committee rejection of the petition, and where to from here.


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