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MP Scott Simpson is back in the Coromandel and catches up with Rex after a busy week at the Beehive. They discuss the highlights from this week, like Tamati Coffey telling Melissa Lee to ‘stick to your job, love’, and David Seymour’s remarks about Winston Peters. Simpson agree’s with National Party Leader Todd Muller that […]

Joy Wood’s daily exercise takes her past The White House, Washington DC, which at the moment is a centre of racial turmoil. Rex chatted to Joy this morning on the CFM Breakfast Show to hear what it has been like over there from a kiwi perspective. “It’s been a whirlwind, the past three months seem […]

Creative Mercury Bay Bubble Bites Episode 7 is being released at 5:30pm tonight and Scott Burst is playing original songs.  Scott has been busy with multiple projects including Lockdown Broject, which helped him through the difficult time of lockdown. Scott once roadied for Motörhead and said it was surreal. “Highlight of my music career and I wasn’t […]

Coromandel Lifestyle is opening Monday 8th of June! Shopping local will be more exciting with this mega store on the Peninsula. There will be opening deals, with an impressive 40% off dining and lounge for the first 2 weeks! Four stores in one: 100% Whitianga, Beds R Us, indoor outdoor furniture, and a gift and […]

Beloved Whiti Farm Park woke up on Sunday 31st May to wreckage. Up at first light a head count showed a Scottish Highland cattle, 2 miniture horses, donkeys and an emu were missing. After locating the rest of the animals Ronnie said Nessie, the Scottish Highland, was still missing. “She was way down past Wilderlands […]

Mark 6th June on your calendar if you want to come together and remember Pat Doak with members of our community. The Mercury Bay Lions Club have organised a memorial bench for Pat just off Buffalo Beach, near the ski lane by the large macrocarpa, also known as the place “Pat used to park his […]

“Everyone is rock and rolling for the weekend!” Anne Louden  said to Ayana this afternoon. The weather may not be playing ball for the long weekend, but Coromandel Town is ready for the visitors with cars already pouring in. “The town is looking so cute at the moment, we have our sexy little round about… […]

Keeping warm on the Coromandel this winter is not easy for all. Pulling together Hauraki Iwi, Government, and the forestry industry has been a critical move to ensure more families are warm this winter. Rick chatted to Apanui Skipper, Department of Conservation’s Pou Tairangahau, about how they are managing this. Listen to the full interview […]

Our first chat this morning to Coromandel MP Scott Simpson since his promotion to front bench in new Todd Muller lead National Party. Simpson continues to hold the Environment and Climate Change portfolios, with the addition of the Resource Management Act Reform and Planning portfolio. Calling from Wellington Airport after Parliament sat until midnight under […]

20 year old Matarangi swimmer, Ella Tomkins, was awarded Freshman Of The Year after a very successful first year at McDaniel College, Maryland, USA. Ayana caught up with Ella today about how COVID has impacted her, what US college life is like, and the hardest part of it all. Ella said it is really busy […]

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