New World Waihi was robbed at about 3 am Sunday morning.
According to reports we've received, men disguised by covering their faces and wearing gloves managed to force a door and gain entry to the supermarket.
The robbers were swift, organised... Continue reading »
Police and search and rescue teams in Whitianga are searching for 19-year-old Lucas Cochrane who has been missing since last night.
Mr Cochrane was last seen just before midnight at a function at the Whitianga Fire Station.
He is... Continue reading »
Thames Coromandel District Council has advised that heavy rain has swollen rivers and the mid-afternoon high tide is causing some flooding on roads in low-lying coastal areas.
The heavy rain is expected to continue until Monday morning, bringing... Continue reading »
Fraudsters are at it again. If they put their energy and creativity to use getting real jobs or creating businesses instead of dreaming up ways to steal from innocent people, they’d be very successful.
We were contacted by Margaret this morning. She... Continue reading »
Despite the rain and a road crash south of Paeroa delaying the Police presentation team, a good crowd turned out for the public meeting to inform Waihi locals about P – Methamphetamine on Wednesday night.
The meeting was organised and supported by... Continue reading »
An orca mother and calf frolicking off the coast created a buzz for Thames locals on Wednesday as news spread about the whales being in the area. Eager whale watchers headed to the shoreline, camera in hand, to capture the welcome visitors.
The... Continue reading »
Dirk Sieling is standing as a candidate for the Waikato Regional Council.
Dirk is a passionate advocate for Seachange - an initiative designed to secure a healthy, productive and sustainable future for the Hauraki Gulf.
Seachange is not just about... Continue reading »
Tsunami sirens will be tested tomorrow (Friday, September 23) at midday - so expect to hear a continuous siren tone at the following locations on the Coromandel Peninsula and on the Firth of Thames;Cooks Beach, Coromandel, Hahei, Kuaotunu,... Continue reading »
Confusion reigned in the rain yesterday afternoon after a car left the road near Old reservoir Road south of Paeroa just before 2.30 pm taking out a power pole. Luckily the driver was able to walk away from the crash uninjured.
Electricity wires... Continue reading »
Police are in attendance at a single vehicle crash south of Paeroa which has closed one lane of traffic.
The crash happened just before 2.30pm on State Highway 2.
The driver was uninjured.
Police are controlling traffic which is currently down to... Continue reading »
Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File today.
Police are on the lookout for drivers who have exceeded 100 demerit points. Police serve drivers with suspension notices and once served drivers lose their license for 3... Continue reading »
Possum a fox terrier dog from Thames has been found safe and well on the side of State Highway 1 over two hundred kilometres away from home, nearly two weeks after being stolen along with a truck.
Possum had been waiting inside Thames farm... Continue reading »
The Waihi Trolley Derby is a family-friendly event that celebrates creativity and fun for people from all walks of life.
It’s time for fearless drivers, DIY trolley builders with kiwi can do attitudes, dedicated pit crews and supportive friends and... Continue reading »
The Waihi Volunteer Fire Service received a call about a power pole being on fire at Mataura Road on Saturday afternoon. On arrival, there was nothing showing but apparently, a cross arm on the top of the pole had shorted out.
Reportedly 295... Continue reading »
NZ Transport Agency contractors are expected to start the construction of a 40 metre long steel pile retaining wall on State Highway 25, 9kms south of Coromandel town this week.
A slip below the road occurred at the site on August 10.
The Transport... Continue reading »
Family Violence Is Not OK, that's the message 18 local champions will share during a campaign which aims to stop violence in our community.
Lauren Cowgill and Suegnet Toweel called into the Gold FM studios to chat about the campaign.
Brian... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Council (HDC) has received a resource consent application from OceanaGold for a small extension to its Correnso underground gold-mining project in the Slevin Park area of Waihi East. If approved, the proposed Slevin Underground... Continue reading »
OceanaGold Waihi says it has identified a small mineral deposit which can be accessed from the existing Correnso underground mine. They say that the area is located to the west of Correnso between the current workings and the Martha open pit.
‘Our... Continue reading »
OceanaGold publishes a monthly East Ender update. The 'East Ender' is delivered to homes in Waihi East and provides information about mining operations in Waihi.
Kit Wilson from OceanaGold visits the Gold FM studio each month for an... Continue reading »
This morning we came across a story that gives you the warm fuzzies.
Tracy Harrison was seeing her sister and niece off after they’d visited her Thames home when her niece ran up to her saying, “Look at that poor dog.” What Tracy saw when she looked... Continue reading »