CFM Interviews, Articles and Blogs

Thames Community Board have been given the green light after applying for an innovating government street fund. $200,000 will go towards trying to “Zjoosh up the main Street”, Thames Coromandel Mayor Sandra Goudie said to CFM about the Mary Street Civics Plaza transformation. “Whitianga has done a superb job, we need to do something just […]

Steady falls of rain are happening around the Coromandel with heaviest falls happening in and around Coromandel Town and Thames/Kopu where we have reports of 23mm falling so far. (Source Personal Weather Stations). Lightest falls are in the South eastern end of the Peninsula around Whangamata. We also have reports of slips on State Highway […]

This morning Rick Rennie spoke to Garry Towler, Civil Defence Controller, about the heavy rain warning in place for the Coromandel with effect from Midnight tonight (12:00am Thursday June 25). This weather event is similar to the Queen’s Birthday storm with falls of up to 150mm possible. Expect road closures, slips, flooding and power outages. […]

The more you know, the more you can think on issues. Did you know the HMS Coromandel bought a disease to Aotearoa which killed thousands and thousands nationwide? Let’s go on this journey together and decide whether we keep or calmly dethrone statues as a community. Listen to the full piece below:

End of another busy week for Coromandel MP Scott Simpson! Simpson presented the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Petition to Parliament this week and was shaken awake in the earthquake this morning. “A huge thank you o all the listeners and people around our electorate who contributed to the signing of that petition,” said Simpson. Listen below […]

TCDC Civil Defence Controller Gary Towler talked to CFM post-earthquake this morning. He said if the earthquake had been closer and larger along the Tonga Kermadec Trench then we have possibly minutes before a tsunami hits the Coromandel Peninsula. Towler said that if there was an imminent tsunami threat, Civil Defence can activate the 30 […]

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Kermadec Trench just south of the Kermadec Islands at 12:49am this morning. This is the second earthquake this week in the area, with a 5.1 magnitude in the Bay of Plenty on Tuesday morning. Rick chatted to GNS Seismologist John Ristau on the CFM Breakfast show about whether it […]

Tiana Scott from Paeroa has one last hope to kick cancers butt… but the drug isn’t funded. She’s had many surgeries and chemotherapy, until she was told that would no longer be effective. Cetuximab is Tiana’s last chance and she said it has been difficult. “It’s not easy been given the news that you’ve exhausted […]

Ngāti Tamaterā have proposed a rāhui on parts of the Thames Coast for up to two years. This means the taking of any shellfish in the rāhui area is prohibited, including the taking of cockles, pipi, mussels and oysters. David Taipari from Hauraki Collective said this is not a new thing. “I guess we all […]

Creative Mercury Bay Bubble Bites episode 8 is out tonight at 5:30pm! The lineup has been released, and among the variety of talent, is Thames singer/songwriter Mark Tairpari. Rick chatted to Mark this morning all about his music and unique songwriting methods. “A lot of my songs I write, I create live in front of […]


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