NHFM will be opening their new Kawakawa studio on July 2nd. A small blessing and opening ceremony is planned for the occasion at Te Pokapu Centre in Wynyard St. Kawakawa. Following the opening NHFM will broadcast live from the studio from 10am to 2pm every weekday with Amadonna Jakeman at the helm.
Well known in the Motatau/ Kawakawa/Moerewa and wider Ngati Hine community Amadonna has been on board with NHFM for some months in preparation for the move.
The opening will be the culmination of a dream for Station Manager Helen Locke. For a long time she has been talking about making NHFM a real part of the Ngati Hine community by being sited in Kawakawa and more accessible to Ngati Hine whanau.
She is keen for the community to have hands on input into the programming and has already offered broadcasting space to local schools. First up will be Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Taumarere with 3 hours/week.
Other community groups are also booking space .