Police and Fire Service are continuing investigations into the cause of a large fire near Kaimarama, on the Coromandel Peninsula.
The fire is believed to have started sometime on 17 January 2017.
A large area of bush was destroyed as a result of... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Mayor, John Tregidga has the results from the 'taste test' and spoke to Brian Gentil about the Waihi water supply, which is much improved since the installation and tweaking of a new UV-peroxide water treatment system have... Continue reading »
Police are currently investigating a crash on Hewletts Road, Mt Maunganui near Tauranga involving a car and a fuel tanker, which occurred at 3.10 pm today.
The occupants of the car have received minor injuries and are being dealt with by emergency... Continue reading »
Waihi’s new UV peroxide water treatment system is now up and running but it may be a few days before residents are merrily clinking drinking glasses.
“The Waihi reservoir contains about three day’s water supply which will have to work its way... Continue reading »
The New Zealand Blood Service is visiting the Waihi Memorial Hall between 12 and 4.30 pm today.
It isn't every day you can do something to save someone's life - but that's exactly what you can do today at the Waihi Memorial Hall.
By... Continue reading »
The full extent of the damage caused by the fire near Whitianga is being assessed as well as the needs of Comers Road and Wilderland Community residents.
About 24 structures - - including several houses and outbuildings - have been destroyed and... Continue reading »
Constable Andrew Cochrane updated the Gold FM Police File this week.
Last Thursday, January 12, a female suffered a serious assault at the hand of her partner and was taken to Waikato Hospital. The offender has absconded but it's only a matter... Continue reading »
A mayoral fund has been set up for anyone wanting to donate money to help those who have lost everything in the large bush fire south of Whitianga.
The account number is through ANZ and is currently being set up on the ANZ Direct Online site. The... Continue reading »
Police are currently responding to an ammonia leak at a property on Mark Road, Mt Maunganui.
Cordons are being put in place on Hull Road, through to Tukorako Drive and Totara Street, as well as Triton Avenue and the smaller streets within that area.... Continue reading »
Thames Coromandel District Council has confirmed twenty-six people were evacuated from Comers Road and the Wilderlands property last night. All residents were accounted for and have been accommodated locally.
Approximately 100 hectares have been... Continue reading »
Firefighters and helicopters with monsoon buckets are back at the scene of a huge bushfire that destroyed homes and devastated the Wilderland alternative lifestyle community south of Whitianga overnight.
The blaze has destroyed six buildings along... Continue reading »
A new round of aerial checks for kauri dieback disease is due to get underway shortly, this time over the Coromandel Peninsula, Hauraki and central Waikato.
It follows a series of flights last year which targeted western areas of the region. The... Continue reading »
Four houses have been burned down after a scrub fire erupted south of Whitianga at about 5 pm.
Fire crews from across the Coromandel, including rural brigade volunteers and helicopters, have been battling the blaze which has lit up a hillside at... Continue reading »
Matatoki residents are asked to conserve water as much as possible because Matatoki Stream - the source of water for the village - is running very low. The reservoir is not refilling and TCDC can’t take more water from the stream than they already... Continue reading »
NCEA Results Out Now
The nervous wait is over for students as NCEA exam results are available online after being released at 7 am today.
Students can check their results online at www.nzqa.govt.nz
That’s if the website doesn’t fall over due to the... Continue reading »
Some ANZ customers have been called by fraudsters claiming to be from ANZ. Customers are asked to download software and then log-on to Internet Banking.
This software may allow the fraudster to remotely access your computer and obtain log in... Continue reading »
Sally Christie is a Thames Coromandel District Councillor for the Thames Ward and a member of the Waikato District Health Board (WDHB). Sally's excited to be re-elected to the council and health board and joined Brian Gentil to talk about her... Continue reading »
Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens spoke to Brian Gentil about the Waihi Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service call-outs over the past week.
Last Monday, January 09, a call to smoke coming from Union Hill near Baker Street at 2.30 pm was not a fire but... Continue reading »
Whangamata's Ella Williams successfully defended her Open Women's title at the National Surfing Champs at Piha Beach on Auckland's west coast on Saturday.
Williams had to work hard to win her second open title, the first woman to do... Continue reading »
Some Hauraki roads are in for an upgrade over the next few weeks as the Council rolls out its 2017 resealing programme. Summer is the best time for resealing as this is when the seal sticks best to the road.
“We need hot temperatures with no rain,... Continue reading »