Noddy Watts, one of the organisers of Beach Hop Whangamata came to Waihi to talk 'Beach Hop' with Waihi Beach Hop Warm Up Party organiser Brian Gentil.
March 22 is the day Beach Hop officially kicks into gear with a day of rock n roll... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil caught up with Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga, who is welcoming the rain. They spoke about some interesting topics.
The total fire ban for the district is still in place and will remain until it can be safely lifted.
John... Continue reading »
Getting down and getting dirty will be mandatory at the Waihi Scouts Mudslide Day this Sunday.
Big kids – and little kids can muddy the waters, indulge in mudslinging and take a mud bath between 9.30 am and 3 pm, behind the gun club on state highway... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Waihi Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens to find out what caused the alarm to be raised over the past week.
Last Wednesday a call came in at 11.15 am to the Hella factory just past Mitre 10. The alarm agents were working on the... Continue reading »
Thames Valley Rugby Union CEO, Edmond Leahy reported in on the weekend's rugby.
An Under 20's 10 a side tournament was held in Whangamata over the weekend.
Waihi Athletic fielded one of the five teams and they topped the competition.... Continue reading »
The search for a father and his adult daughter overdue from a fishing trip has ended well, with their boat being located adrift in the Firth of Thames.
It will be towed to shore by another boat.
Both of those on board are tired and hungry but... Continue reading »
It’s likely there’ll be more open signs on Hauraki shop doors this Easter Sunday. This week the Council adopted a new policy giving all retailers the opportunity to sell their wares on the holiday.
“For us, it’s all about freedom of choice and... Continue reading »
Ventus Energy, which has been investigating the wind farm potential of the Northern Kaimai Ranges since 2005 is about to complete investigations and submit a resource consent application for a proposed 100MW Kaimai Wind Farm.The proposal is to... Continue reading »
A chemical cleaning company has been convicted and fined $39,000 for a toxic discharge that resulted in a significant fish kill event at Paeroa last year.
The case, against Chemwash Hamilton Limited, involved the discharge of toxic chemicals through... Continue reading »
Motorists are being asked to avoid using State Highway 2 near Katikati or delay their travel after a serious crash closed the road.
The crash occurred near Wharawhara Road.
A diversion is in place and people can use Marshall Road and Tetley Road to... Continue reading »
Senior Constable, Sterling Huett spoke to Brian Gentil about incidents Waihi Police have attended recently.
A summary of the incidents can be found in our earlier Police File, however, overnight a couple of similar burglaries occurred.
Offenders... Continue reading »
Monday 13 FebruaryPolice attended a two car traffic crash at the intersection of SH2 and Athenree Road. The offending driver failed to give way to the other causing the crash. Minor injuries were sustained by both drivers and both vehicles were... Continue reading »
The Hauraki District Mayor has been re-elected to the chair of the Hauraki Gulf Forum. John Tregidga said although it's another job he's passionate about the role and Sea Change, the Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan.
The Paeroa water... Continue reading »
Hauraki missions kept the rescue helicopter service busy last Friday.
The Whitianga based Rescue helicopter crew flew to Paeroa at 11.38 am last Friday to help a woman in her 60s who is thought to have suffered a medical event whilst driving.
The... Continue reading »
The rugby season has kicked off and Thames Valley CEO Edmond Leahy will be taking us sideline Mondays and Fridays to keep us up to date with all the rugby action.
Thames Valley has organised a one day under 20s competition in Whangamata this... Continue reading »
The Gold Discovery Centre in Waihi received a surprise visitor yesterday, Sunday, February 19.
According to Waihi Police, the driver of a vehicle parked outside the centre allegedly got a drink bottle jammed under their brake pedal and accelerated... Continue reading »
If you're wondering about the Battle of the Streets in Paeroa this weekend - no decision will be made on whether it will be cancelled until Sunday morning. Stay tuned and we'll let you know if it is cancelled. We'll post info on our... Continue reading »
OceanaGold Corporation has released a media statement advising that the Company received an order from the Phillipines Department of Environment and Natural Resources calling for the suspension of its Didipio operations.
The order repeated... Continue reading »
Police are concerned for the safety of the 56-year-old Anne Louise Gibbons, who was last seen on Wednesday, February 01, near the Te Puru Motor Camp in Coromandel.
If you have seen Anne or have any information about her whereabouts, please contact... Continue reading »
OceanaGold Senior Community Advisor Kit Wilson called in to discuss aspects of the East Ender Update.
AEP, the Amenity Effect Programme is topical at the moment. Once every six months OceanaGold provides an AEP payment to compensate residents for... Continue reading »