NZTA contractors are about to start a complex operation on SH25 south of Coromandel Town near Kereta, which will allow heavy vehicles back on the road, following a slip earlier this month.
The slip below the road has restricted traffic to a single... Continue reading »
Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File this week.
Speeding around built up areas, burglaries, warrants for arrest, drug recovery and crime and criticism of Police being posted on social media featured today.
Last Friday a... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil caught up with Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens to find out what the Waihi Fire Service had to deal with last week.
Last Monday a call came in for smoke at Waikino. It turned out to be a controlled fire in a paddock. The bush line from... Continue reading »
Posted 19 August 2016
by Gold FM
in Council Matters
Media Release: Hauraki District Council
Roosters causing a nuisance at Waihi’s Gilmour Reserve were humanely anaesthetised today before being removed from the site.
Over the last few weeks numerous complaints have been received from Waihi residents concerned about aggressive behaviour... Continue reading »
In recent weeks, Western Bay of Plenty Police have seen an increase in vehicles being stolen. In particular, trailers appear to be a target for thieves across the area.
Police would like to take this opportunity to remind the public they can assist... Continue reading »
OceanaGold has been operating in Waihi for nearly a year now. During this time the mining company has faced some real challenges, with the most recent being the tragic death of underground bogger operator Tipiwai Stainton.
Martha Mine is still... Continue reading »
Thames residents are over burglaries and petty thefts.
One lady, in particular, had a terrifying experience last week when a man entered her house while she was at home. She posted the experience on Facebook and had a few ‘choice’ words for the... Continue reading »
The best things in life are free and according to the highly respected Lonely Planet guide, Karangahake Gorge and Hot Water Beach are some of the best free things to do in New Zealand... and the world.
Lonely Planet publishes a “The Best Things in... Continue reading »
Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File today.
Several Apple Macbook laptop computers were stolen from Waihi College recently. Constable North would like to hear from anyone who may know where the computers are or who... Continue reading »
New Zealand's largest campervan hire company is helping TCDC collect illegal freedom camping fines so offenders don't just skip the country.
Tourism Holdings Ltd (THL), which has about 1800 vehicles operating under the Maui, Britz and... Continue reading »
Police are not looking for anyone in relation to the death of a 36-year-old man in Thames.
The man was found deceased in a service lane at 7:00am yesterday morning, Monday, August 15th.
His death has now been referred to the Coroner.
Local victim... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil caught up with Waihi Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens for the Gold FM Fire Call Out.
Black ice caused a few problems for drivers in the gorge last week. Despite crews being out in the wee small hours spreading grit it still didn't... Continue reading »
With whitebait season kicking off today, the Department of Conservation is warning people not to flout the rules.The season runs until the end of November, except for the West Coast of the South Island which starts later at the beginning of... Continue reading »
By the time nominations for the October local body elections closed at 12 midday on Friday, August 12th there were a few last-minute changes to the list of names.
Late additions include current Mayor John Tregidga, whose name has now been added to... Continue reading »
Ever since he was a small but incredibly fit boy living in Waihi, who excelled at trampolining, Dylan Schmidt dreamed of representing his country in the Olympics. He can tick that huge goal off his bucket list now and he can feel proud of his... Continue reading »
Anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious or unusual in the service lane, or around the central Thames area, between 4pm last night (Sunday 14 August) and 7am this morning, is asked to contact Thames Police on 07 8679604.
Alternatively,... Continue reading »
Police have closed off service lanes 6 and 8 in Thames after a man's body was found.
St John ambulance called police to the scene at about 7 am this morning
A blue tent has been erected over the man's body and people are asked to avoid... Continue reading »
Hekia Parata, Minister of Education, has been on a whirlwind tour of the Thames and Paeroa area.
She had a busy schedule, starting off with a visit to Thames High School this morning.
From there she met with local women at St James Union Parish in... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Council and Thames Coromandel District Council have already published the names of people who have been nominated for the 2016 Triennial Elections, standing for Mayor, Councillor or Community Board.It is going to be an interesting... Continue reading »
Nominations for local elections close at midday today. If you’ve been thinking of standing you need to get your paperwork sorted and over the counter at a council office by 12 noon today!
You should also check you are enrolled to vote as you will... Continue reading »