By John Freer Acceptance of the regional biking strategy across both the Coromandel Peninsula and Hauraki districts, will now enable a pathway to developing tracks and opportunities. This from Laurna White the Thames Coromandel District Council’s Group Manager Community Outcomes. During the past 12 months a number of organisations, clubs and community groups have had […]

According to the man behind Chaos on the Coromandel, an event planned for Thames later this month, his motivation was that he wanted his community to experience something positive and enjoyable, provided by other locals. Andrew Connaughton still admits a few nerves, but as time marches to Saturday, September 23, he is comfortable with the […]

By John Freer A number of players in this year’s Thames Valley Heartland rugby team will be making their provincial debut tomorrow in the team’s championship opener. The situation is not lost on co-coach, David Harrison, this week saying there was a new challenge with a bit of a new look team. The Valley Swamp […]

By John Freer Ideas and thoughts are being run up the mast as the Mercury Bay Boating Club looks to save not just its historic clubhouse, but its entire club. During the past week the club has demonstrated the power of community involvement by saving the building from the advancing foreshore, ensuring the highly successful […]

Rugby halfback Richard Judd has long declared his desire to return to Thames and give back to the club and people who helped launch his career. But after the weekend, Juddy as he is known to his team mates, might just put that return on hold. On Saturday as a member of the Wellington Lions, […]

Come on Coromandel we can claim a piece of this. Andrew an ex Colville Primary and Coromandel Area School student and Coromandel Swimming Club member achieved the ultimate with a gold medal in the 50m backstroke in Birmingham today. He’s now swimming with the Pukekohe Swimming Club but we can all share in the success […]

Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club member, and organiser of the Kubota Billfish Classic, Tom Maxwell , showed his frustration in a Facebook post yesterday that he titled ‘Cancel Culture Gone Mad’ after the Mercury Bay Area School decided against participating in a $2500 scholarship. The prize money to be spent on University costs, or for […]

Kaitlyn Russel from Thames Valley Rugby joins Rick Rennie on the CFM Breakfast show on Friday 28 May, talking about this weekend's fixtures, and the ongoing need for new Referees to step up and help guide the game. Listen here:

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