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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 […]

Don’t leave it too late to apply for the Waikato Regional Council’s Small Scale Community Initiatives Fund! Up to $5000 is available to volunteer community groups and individual landowners undertaking ecological restoration through animal and plant pest control. Rex chatted to Thames-Coromandel Regional Councillor Denis Tegg about what could be funded. “If you are doing […]

How do we stop what’s happening in America, happening here? Statistics show that we have institutionalised racism here in NZ, and Rex talked to Te Korowai CEO Riana Manuel about how to combat institutionalised racism and the treaty. Manuel says we need to take the emotion out of it and deal with the facts. “We […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chance Taiaroa Wiari Haddon has the cool, the passion, and the talent to not just make great music, but to bring people together. Appearing on Episode 6 of Creative Mercury Bay’s Bubble Bites at 5:30pm this evening, he will be performing his original songs Say/Get and Life Goes On. Rick interviewed Chance this morning in […]


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