CFM Interviews, Articles and Blogs

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SH25 between Pahau and Mary Street has been closed while emergency services respond to a two vehicle crash involving a parked car on Queen Street, Thames, around 3:50pm. One person is in a moderate to serious condition and has being transported to hospital via Helicopter. Queen Street is blocked from  Pahau Street and Mary Street.

Today is the first day of the summer service with Westpac Rescue Helicopter service returning to operate one of the Auckland helicopters from the base in Whitianga. New chairman of the Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Trust, John Stephenson, confirmed the helicopter will be stationed on the Peninsula until mid-February. John recently replaced Merv George who has […]

Police have closed State Highway 25 between Hikuai and Onemana after a serious accident on the highway between a car and a motorcycle. The motorcyclist has received serious injuries and the road has been closed. Westpac rescue Helicopter in in attendance. The accident was reported at around 12:45pm and we understand is located about 250m […]

By John Freer State Highway 25A – the Kopu-Hikuai Road, is open. It is the one Christmas present that everyone was quite happy to allow the gift wrapping to be ripped off early – today’s reopening and the opening of the new 124 metre Taparahi Bridge. The opening of the $43 million project comes three […]

By John Freer Off-duty fighters and firemen on holiday turned out on Saturday to fight a major house fire at Cooks Beach. The blaze involved four houses – one being destroyed two others being slightly damaged. More than 40 firemen were involved from Cooks Beach, Hahei, Whitianga, Tairua, Pauanui and Whangamata. Cooks Beach Chief Fire […]

Three houses were involved in a large fire at Cooks Beach today. Just before 1pm today a fire was reported at a beach front property in Cooks Beach. It quickly escalated when the severity and intensity of the fire threatened neighbouring properties. Brigades from Cooks Beach, HaHei, Hot Water Beach, Tairua, Pauanui and Whitianga were […]

Fire fighters from Whangamata, Pauanui and Onemana were being praised last night, saving a townhouse in Onemana during a car fire. The vehicle, parked in a carport, was fully ablaze when volunteer fireman arrived on the scene just after 10pm.  The quick action limited the house damage to a front wall and roof, the car […]

Kelly Austin has this thing that whenever she sees a person or animal in need, then she has to help. For the former Whitianga resident who now lives in Bali, this approach to life has led to the establishment of a pet rescue facility in her adopted homeland. Women’s Day has now captured and told […]

By John Freer Over recent days, CFM has spoken to several people who rely on the Cathedral Cove international tourism market. Hahei based, Phil Ander, holds real concern for the reputational damage being caused to the region’s international tourism product as a result of the on-going closure of the Cathedral Cove walking track. Phil quoted […]

By John Freer Call it commonsense or maybe just people overcoming the grinch-like role, and instead just entering into the Christmas spirit. We are referring to Pollen Street, Thames, where the Christmas banners have appeared. There has been plenty of discussion on whether or not the banners would be in place for the coming festive […]


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