Alan and Ruth Scott are Champions - It's Not OK Champions!
Alan was involved in the planning stages of the Waihi/Waihi Beach It's Not OK campaign and Ruth became involved through his association.
Brian Gentil spoke to Alan and Ruth about... Continue reading »
Waikato Police and Whitianga Coastguard were alerted to the possibility of two kayakers missing off Hahei Beach, in the vicinity of Mahurangi Island (Goat Island) last night, Thursday, December 2.
Police were told a man and a woman had left Hahei... Continue reading »
Police are responding to calls they have described as ‘of a concerning nature’ directed at a number of schools throughout the country and some students have been evacuated from classrooms as a precaution.
There has been a string of bomb threats at... Continue reading »
A woman in her 40’s suffered critical injuries when she was hit by a truck on a section of open road about 1 km south of Turua yesterday.
Emergency services, including the crew of Westpac1 Rescue Helicopter, were called to the scene at 11.37 am.
The... Continue reading »
Thames CIB detectives are investigating a machete attack after a home invasion in the Coromandel town on Tuesday.
A man was left with gashes to his head and hands and a woman also suffered hand wounds after being struck with the machete.
Police were... Continue reading »
There has been a serious crash between a truck and a pedestrian on Hauraki road between Turua and the Ngatea turnoff.
Waikato Police have advised road closures are being set up from Orchard East Road (for northbound traffic) and Piako & Bush... Continue reading »
Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File this week. Push play to hear the full report with Constable North.
Here's a summary: Monday 21 November An update from last weeks report; the black Mitsubishi Legnum station... Continue reading »
The new owner of the 110-year-old St James Presbyterian Church building has a few hoops to jump through in order to comply with conditions that will need to be met to either demolish or relocate the Waihi church.
The winner of the trademe auction... Continue reading »
Waihi Police are seeking help from the public to locate and return goods stolen from a shipping container at Hereford Place, Waihi Beach last Saturday, November 26.
The stolen property included a large collection of vinyl records valued at about... Continue reading »
OceanaGold (OGC) has notified shareholders registered on its New Zealand register that it will delist from the NZX Main Board (NZX) from 30 December 2016.
The last day on which shareholders will be able to trade OGC shares on the NZX is 28 December... Continue reading »
A motorbike rider has died following a collision with a car on State Highway 25, south of Tairua, this afternoon.
The crash happened shortly before 3.30pm, on a rural section of the highway between Tairua and Whangamata.
The occupants of the car... Continue reading »
A piece of Waihi's history that is widely regarded as the most significant industrial action in the history of New Zealand's labour movement treads the boards at Circa Two Theatre from tonight.
Scarlet & Gold by acclaimed playwright... Continue reading »
What a great 'feel-good Friday story...
Rick Watson is a passionate flight instructor who lives at Thames. Renee is a Thames local who has very limited peripheral vision. She's regularly seen around the town with her faithful dog.
Renee... Continue reading »
Today, November 25 is White Ribbon Day. White Ribbon celebrates the many men willing to show leadership and commitment to promoting safe, healthy relationships, and respectful attitudes and behaviours towards women.
Colin and Emma Green are... Continue reading »
Paeroa College is celebrating the success of their Year 11 students.
All 56 Year 11 Paeroa College students have achieved at least 80 credits in NCEA internal assessments gaining them a pass in NCEA Level 1.
With exam results still to come - Year... Continue reading »
Waihi’s St James Presbyterian Church has been sold to the highest bidder for $11,100 on a trademe auction today. Listed on the trademe site with a $1 reserve, the heart rimu church on Morseby Avenue was completed in 1905 and opened in February... Continue reading »
Did you feel the earth move this morning?
A 4.9 quake struck 45 km west of White Island this morning.
Although it was relatively deep, it was felt from Tauranga to Wellington.
A 5.4 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Hawke's Bay yesterday... Continue reading »
Coromandel holiday home owners who poison or cut down native trees for a better view are selfish according to Thames Coromandel District Council's parks and reserves manager.
With the holiday season approaching trees on Coromandel reserves are... Continue reading »
Senior Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File this week.
It's been another busy week with domestic disputes, threatening behaviour, poaching, coercion of a young female, a short police pursuit and more reported and acted on by... Continue reading »
A docu-drama about Pike River screens on Prime TV at 8.30 tonight.
Simply titled ‘Pike River’, the programme looks at the lead-up to and the aftermath of the tragedy and will attempt to answer some of the lingering questions.
Condensing the tragic... Continue reading »