Back to the Origins of Food With Chef Graeme Riki

Back to the Origins of Food With Chef Graeme Riki

Tairua Beach Club has quickly made a name for itself with fresh flavours, homegrown produce and a great vibe. We talk to Chef Graeme Riki about what it takes to create a successful restaurant.

Living the dream leads to booming eco tourism business for mariner Mat

Living the dream leads to booming eco tourism business for mariner Mat

Business is booming for mariner Mat, find out what is filling the wind behind the sails of Boom Sailing

The Garden Shed - Buzzing with Goodness!

The Garden Shed - Buzzing with Goodness!

Just out from The Garden Shed’s one year birthday, we catch up with Greg Pilcher and talk plants, bees, surfing and collaboration. Good things are happening at the Garden Shed in fact its Coromandel Goodness to a T!

Keith Stephenson: Getting On With It

Keith Stephenson: Getting On With It

Talking endurance, community and family with the founder of New Zealand's toughest one day cycle race - the Coromandel's K2. 

Talking Leadership, Principles and Vision with the Founder of Tourism on the Coromandel, Glenn Leach

Talking Leadership, Principles and Vision with the Founder of Tourism on the Coromandel, Glenn Leach

An in depth talk with one of the Coromandel's tourism pioneers and community leaders Glenn Leach. Glenn talk's about his passion for the Peninsula, about leadership, vision and our future.

Committed, Disciplined and Respectful: Talking rugby with the Gilbert brothers

Committed, Disciplined and Respectful: Talking rugby with the Gilbert brothers

Two Whangamata men are teaching the next generation important foundation values, through our national sport, Rugby.  

Hot Waves Cafe on a wet winter’s day

Hot Waves Cafe on a wet winter’s day

Local girl and Coromandel Goodness contributor Emma Darragh visits her favourite rainy day escape, Hot Waves Cafe. "Hot Waves is therapeutic. We are better for visiting this place; more connected, more relaxed, well-nourished and inspired by the peace it provides.  Long may this slice of Coromandel Goodness last.  We love it."

Exploring Sonic Possibilities with Matt Sephton

Exploring Sonic Possibilities with Matt Sephton

Matt Sephton is the man behind the music; a sound engineer weaving strands of digital technology and sonic creativity to offer an audio production operation in a remote haven in rural Coromandel.

Entering the magical world of The Lost Spring

Entering the magical world of The Lost Spring

Today we launched a series of live videos talking to the people that make the Coromandel a special place to live, work and play. 

Who better to talk to first than the visionary Alan Hopping from The Lost Spring.

Beach breaks without borders - with Viv and Ed Eliot

Beach breaks without borders  - with Viv and Ed Eliot

Viv and Ed Eliot are a Coromandel couple living a true Coromandel Goodness love story.  This is the story of their passion and commitment to two coastal locations: Tairua, on the Coromandel Peninsula, and a small island southwest of Timor, Indonesia.  This is the story of their simultaneous connection and contribution to both places. Together they have created a unique lifestyle that brings the best of both worlds to themselves and those around them.

Lessons in Adventure with Ryan Thompson

Lessons in Adventure with Ryan Thompson

Meet one of the Coromandel's true modern day legends. Ryan is captain of the Bivouac-Inov8 Adventure Racing Team, ranked in the top 20 worldwide.  To showcase Whangamata’s natural beauty, perfectly suited to multisport, and to fund their international races, Ryan and teammate Bex Law founded Whangamata Events. They deliver the Whangamata Adventure Race, Multisport Challenge and Adventure Rogaine, as well as a number of paddling events on the water. Ryan has also found a way to share his passion with adventure racers of the future.  He works as an outdoor education and Te Reo teacher at Opoutere School, near Whangamata.