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!

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!

2 days ago

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Another busy week for It's Cool To Be Kind! 😄 The Red Barn Bakery and Cafe kicked things off by surprising our hardworking St John Ambulance team with some delicious cakes for morning tea, TUI Aotearoa surprised a whānau by paying for their groceries at Pak N Save, Hamertons Lawyers Limited (Ōpōtiki) wanted to give back to two Ōpōtiki locals who are always helping and supporting others in the community, surprising them both with a New World Voucher and First Credit Union Whakatāne gave 6 lucky locals a $50 Pak N Save voucher each! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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Best way to finish up Youthweek is to hook up an organisation that do awesome mahi with our rangatahi - Opotiki Youth to Education & Employment, enjoy your Maketu Pies! 🥧🥧If you reckon our next Xplore Local should be in your area, flick us a message! ... 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 Birkett

Emma Birkett

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