Brian Gentil welcomed Mike Smith from the Waihi Lions into the Gold FM studio to find out more about the Good Food Revolution event happening at the Waihi Memorial Hall on May 13th.
It's going to be a busy day at the Waihi Memorial Hall with... Continue reading »
Police are conducting a scene examination after a member of the public reported finding a body near Te Puru Forks, Thames yesterday afternoon.
The body is being retrieved before a post-mortem is completed tomorrow to confirm the cause of death.
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Big numbers turned up for the Hauraki District dawn services for Anzac Day. The Waihi and Ngatea civic services had standing room only and Mayor John Tregidga said we need to get out on that day and acknowledge the contribution of those who served... Continue reading »
The Thames War Memorial has always been a prominent reminder of the tenacity, bravery and honour of our World War I generation.
From the evening before ANZAC day this year, the memorial that stands tall over Thames will be lit up 365 nights of the... Continue reading »
Posted 24 April 2017
by Gold FM
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Media Release: Scott Simpson MP for Coromandel
Excited and delighted is how Coromandel MP Scott Simpson is feeling after being promoted to Ministerial roles by Prime Minister Bill English.“I’m really looking forward to serving at an executive level.“I’ve been given responsibilities in the... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil catches up with Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga each Tuesday morning just after 8 am.
Cyclone Cook and flooding in the Hauraki District caused a few headaches for council staff last week. The Mayor said he's thankful the... Continue reading »
The last two Waihi area walks in the Echo Walking Festival are happening this weekend. You still have time to register - but be quick.
Tomorrow - Saturday, April 22, it's the Mangakino Pack track, a grade 3 - 4 walk taking about 4 hours return.... Continue reading »
Posted 21 April 2017
by Gold FM
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Media Release: Scott Simpson - Andrew Little
With an election on the horizon and record migration in 2016 what do you think about immigration? New Zealand has had a migration boom with a net gain of 70,016 migrants in 2016. Governments all over the world are taking a close look at their... Continue reading »
Tests conducted by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, University of Waikato and the Ministry of Primary Industries, find the cause of the mass tuatua die-off at Waihi Beach mid-March was most likely due to the heavy swells the region experienced in... Continue reading »
A Walk Through Waihi's History was a popular choice for people getting out and about with the Echo Walking Festival. So popular it was overbooked twice.
The guided walk through Waihi's mining history started at the Martha Mine open pit... Continue reading »
A father and son were lucky to have been plucked from the ocean after their boat flipped on a Coromandel bar.
The pair were crossing the Tairua bar on Tuesday afternoon when their boat overturned.
Police, Coastguard and a rescue helicopter were... Continue reading »
Although it was no laughing matter a woman who was transported to Waikato Hospital by the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter after an eye injury caused by a fish hook said the crew had her laughing all the way and she’s very appreciative of all the... Continue reading »
Thames Valley Rugby Union CEO Edmond Leahy updated the Gold FM Rugby Report with Mitre 10 Waihi a day later this week due to Easter weekend.
The Senior B division didn't take to the field as they had a break over Easter. They'll be back... Continue reading »
Approximately six homes were self-evacuated due to recent weather events that saw the Waihou and Piako Rivers reach record height levels in the Eastern Waikato and more water entering specifically designed ponding zones than in recorded history.
On... Continue reading »
Two families have self- evacuated from their homes due to surface flooding of farmland on Tramline Road, bordering the Piako River in the Hauraki District.
At this stage the homes are not inundated with water but the families have self-evacuated to... Continue reading »
Flooding near Piako River, Waikato
A small number of houses have been evacuated due to flooding from the Piako River.
The softbank has been breached causing flooding near Patetonga and the Paeroa-Tahuna Road and Awaiti Road areas.
Motorists are... Continue reading »
Rain is starting to ease across much of the Coromandel, although the effects of Cyclone Cook are being felt as the storm system moves down the east coast.Thames Civil Defence is asking those that have evacuated to stay where they are if they feel... Continue reading »