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Thames Playground Gets A Facelift

Posted 24 November 2015 by Gold FM in Council Matters

Thames' Porritt Park is getting a facelift. Students from Thames primary schools have been involved in the design and selection of new playground equipment for the playground which is being put in place this week. The children chose a 3-bay...
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Waihi East School

They Did It - And Then Some!

Posted 24 November 2015, 8:17 am by Gold FM in Media Release
Media Release: Waihi East School

We did it! When Waihi East School children decided to raise $2,000 for a LifePod infant incubator they thought it would be a challenge. Little did they know they’d soon have their town behind them, and through hard work and donations, they've...
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Intermittent Issue Caused Eft-pos Issues

Posted 19 November 2015 by Gold FM

Did you get worried when you went to use your Westpac card yesterday and it was declined? Many Westpac customers reported feeling embarrassed after their cards were declined when they were trying to make purchases yesterday. Some thought they had...
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Jonah Lomu

R.I.P Jonah Lomu

Posted 18 November 2015 by Gold FM in Sports

Rugby fans are reeling after news stories appeared saying All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu has died . Jonah had been battling ill health since 1995 when he was diagnosed with a kidney complaint called nephritic syndrome. He had a kidney transplant in...
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John Tregidga toasts water

Better Water Quality On Tap

Posted 18 November 2015 by Gold FM in Council Matters

Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga, councillors, engineers and council staff celebrated the official opening of the Waihi Water Treatment Plant in Bulltown Road at 10:15 am today. Mayor Tregida toasted the new development by drinking a glass of...
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Gold FM Police File

Posted 18 November 2015, 8:42 am by Gold FM in Police and Emergency Services

Sergeant Aaron Fraser updated the Gold FM Police File this week. One or two people are causing Police a bit of grief, Sergeant Fraser said. There has been a spate of rural burglaries and a break-in at the Waihi Cemetery caretaker's shed is sad...
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Credit card locked

Mind Your Credit Card!

Posted 13 November 2015, 1:36 pm by Gold FM in Media Release and Police and Emergency Services
Media Release: Waikato Police

What you drink and how much can not only effect your health but also increase your chances of becoming a victim of fraud warn Waikato Police concerned about an apparent lack of security around contactless credit and debit cards. District Prevention...
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Fred Evans

Remembering Waihi's Black Tuesday

Posted 12 November 2015 by Gold FM

Today marks the 103rd year since tensions between police, non union workers and striking miners in Waihi erupted in violence on November 12, 1912 - subsequently claiming the life of Fred Evans. By 1908 Waihi was the fastest growing town in ‘Auckland...
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TCDC Protect's Beaches

Posted 12 November 2015, 10:08 am by Gold FM in Council Matters and Environmental

Thames Coromandel District Council is being proactive about erosion protection. A wooden groyne is to be trialled at Buffalo Beach, off the end of the already completed Stage Two rock seawall. It’s expected the groyne will promote enough sand...
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