Sun FM 106.5

Sun FM 106.5

Kia ora and welcome to Sun FM 106.5, your community radio station right here in Whakatane, New Zealand. We’re beaming our awesome vibes from our studios on Louvain Street to the Bay of Plenty region and globally online through iHeart radio.

Get ready to listen to today’s hottest hits while tuning in to our local radio personalities. They’ll keep you in the loop with both national and local news, hook you up with the latest weather updates, crack the occasional dry joke, and best of all, give you the chance to score some seriously cool prizes!

Guess what? We’ve got some super exciting news to share. This year, we’re stoked to be chosen as a finalist in the New Zealand radio awards for Station of the Year (non-surveyed category). And you know what? We couldn’t have done it without your amazing support. So a massive shoutout and a big thank you to each and every one of you for backing us up. We’re beyond grateful!

So keep those dials locked in to Sun FM 106.5, where the beats are banging, the banter is top-notch, and the prizes are off the charts. We’re here to rock your world, baby!

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Out and About

You’ll find our Go Explore Ocean Ford team out and about in the Eastern Bay of Plenty supporting the community and helping local projects with a whole heap of prizes and crazy antics. Make sure you get down in time to see the team the next time we’re in your area!

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Road Safety Whakatāne really showed up this week ! And we felt so grateful to tag along and give back to our rangatahi by keeping them safe on the roads. We had a wicked time down at Wharaurangi on Tuesday, Ōpōtiki High School on Wednesday and yesterday we headed to Kawerau and set up ay Tarawera High School. Big shout out to everyone who made this event possible 👌🏽 thank you to the team at Eastern Bay Road Safety Programme and Whakatāne Holiday Park ... See MoreSee Less
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Next week its all happening ! A chance for you to be apart of ITS COOL TO BE KIND 2024. We have teamed up with local businesses that are handing out random acts of kindness in the community from next Tuesday till the end of July.Thanks to The Red Barn Bakery and Cafe TUI AotearoaThink Water WhakataneWhakatane AA Auto CentreSea Breeze SouvenirsGibbos Fresh FishFirst Credit UnionBouquet Floral Studio Eastern Bay Engineering Supplies ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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Te Kaunihera ā-rohe o Whakatāne - Whakatāne District Councilis currently developing its draft Long Term Plan, which is like a roadmap for the district for the next 10 years. It outlines key decisions Council needs to make for Whakatāne District hapori/communities in the years ahead, and what it means for rates. Your Mayor and Councillors really want to hear from you about what you think, and now’s your opportunity. They want to hear the good and the bad – if there’s something that you really like, let them know! Equally, if there’s something you don’t agree with – have your say. You can find everything you need to know on their website – whakatane.govt.nz/ltp. Remember, tell them what you think directly on their feedback channels – website, socials or via hardcopy. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Videos

Check out our Youtube channel with some of the teams pranks, office antics and interviews with some of our special guests.

Meet the Crew

Samantha Western

Samantha Western

Days Host, Social Media Management, Copywriter

Peta van Rijen

Peta van Rijen

Days Host, Media Producer

Hamish Wilde

Hamish Wilde

Drive Show Host, Media Specialist

Kahi Stevens

Kahi Stevens

Breakfast Host, Regional News Reporter (Tumeke FM)

Carlos Hunia

Carlos Hunia

Production Engineer, Technical Assist, Copywriter

Sonny Kahika

Sonny Kahika

Drive Host, Social Media Guru (Tumeke FM)

Maria Elliot

Maria Elliot

Announcer, Sales Creatives, Copywriter, Graphic Designer

Tracey Epiraima

Tracey Epiraima

Announcer and Ops Assist

Jarrod Dodd

Jarrod Dodd

Station Manager

Emma Flynn

Emma Flynn

Creative and Promotions Coordinator

Georgia Glen

Georgia Glen

Creative Coordinator

Julie Kururangi

Julie Kururangi

Media Specialist

Mel Jobe

Mel Jobe

Media Specialist

Melanie McKay

Melanie McKay

Media Specialist