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Fletcher Concrete and Infrastructure Limited, the corporate arm of Firth Industries, has been convicted and fined in the Hamilton District Court following a prosecution taken by Waikato Regional Council. The case followed a council inspection in June 2020 at the Firth Whangamata concrete batching site.  Council staff found a pump emptying liquid contaminant from the […]

Christopher Luxon was elected unopposed this week as the new leader of the National Party and 5 days later here he is visiting our district. He’s quickly into the new role and has been out and about visiting different places around New Zealand every day in the job so far. Today he was in Thames […]

  UPDATED 5pm 2/12/2021 The 1pm numbers today did not include the confirmation of this case that we expected. We raised a question with the Waikato DHB who have now responed. They have said in a statement to CFM that “the Public Health Unit are aware of a case isolating in Whitianga who had relocated […]

Police are responding to two seperate incidents in our wider broadcast area, In Tuakau there are reports of a man with a knife around the main shopping area. No other details are known at this stage. An incident is also underway in Fairfield, Hamilton and no details are known but the public have been asked […]

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 […]

The new Protection Framework comes into effect this Friday. It brings with it many changes and we will try to summarise these here. Initially the Waikato including Hauraki/Coromandel will be on colour orange and this is summarised in the table below. Orange is used when there’s increasing community transmission of COVID-19 and face coverings are […]

Today we bring you the latest Vaccination  data as supplied by the Governments Covid-19 site here. The Government has announced that the new system that operates under the three traffic lights of Green, Oragne or Red will come into effect from midnight on 3 December. It heralds the arrival of different rules for different folkes […]

There are 18 new cases confirmed in the Waikato region. Nine are in Te Kūiti, two in Huntly, two in Ōtorohanga, one in Hamilton, one in Te Awamutu, one in Te Kauwhata, one in Tokoroa, and one which remains under investigation. This brings the total number of cases during this Waikato outbreak to 379 (192 […]

We will be publ;ishing this information that we receive from the Waikato DHB each day at about this time. All information on this page is sourced and provided by Waikato DHB unless otherwise stated. Please not that the Thames case is again referred to in this post. There were 11 new cases confirmed in the […]

We received confirmation yesterday at around 3pm from the Waikato DHB that there was a positive Covid-19 case in the Thames area. In response Te Korowai opened a testing centre at Rhodes Park and a steady stream of locals have been tested. The case though remains a mystery with no further information provided by the […]


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