Meet the Crew

Jarrod Dodd

Jarrod Dodd

Station Manager

Julie Kururangi

Julie Kururangi

Media Specialist

Carlos Hunia

Carlos Hunia

Breakfast Host/Production Engineer

Samantha Western

Samantha Western

Radio and Social Hipster - Creatives

Jack Van Der Heyden

Jack Van Der Heyden

Breakfast Show Host / Promotions

Mel Jobe

Mel Jobe

Media Specialist

Hamish Wilde

Hamish Wilde

Drive Host/Promotions Ninja

Mereaira Savage-Helmbright

Mereaira Savage-Helmbright

Radio and Social Hipster - Creatives

Xavier Hirini

Xavier Hirini

Promotions Coordinator

Rowena Hayes

Rowena Hayes

Media Specialist

Who are we?

Kei nga mana, kei nga reo, kei nga karangatanga maha o te wa. E rere ana te reo mihi ki a koutou i hono mai ki tenei wharangi ipurangi o SunFM.

Nau mai, piki mai ki tenei wharangi, whatoro ake i nga korero, i nga kaupapa hoki ā-pāpori, ā-rohe, ā-motu hoki. Ngā maioha ki a koutou.

Sun FM 106.5 is  a local community radio station based in Whakatane, and broadcasts from its studios in Louvain Street out to the Bay of Plenty region.

We play today’s hits, keeping the entertainment up and the ads down, with the flavour distinctively local… it’s a formula you won’t find anywhere else.

How big is our reach?

Each week we connect with our audience from Te Kaha, Opotiki, Ohope, Whakatane, Te Teko, Edgecumbe, Kawerau, Te Puke, Maketu, Papamoa through to the Mount coupled with an online global audience wanting to connect with home. Total reach 50k+

Who is our Audience?
  • Female 15-54, love music and anything local
  • BRAND conscious, love entertainment
  • Socially active & community focused
  • Dual income families with kids
  • Homeowners/Household shoppers
  • Business owners
What we can do for your business?

With a team of creative multimedia experts, the team can design a creative result driven campaign for your business.

We offer a full multimedia solution:

  • Radio brand engagement
  • Graphic design
  • Audio and video production
  • Voice overs for video, business or telephone automated messaging
  • Social media management
  • Web design and management
  • Promotion design and management
  • Maori translation services

Contact us to get started with SunFM