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Beach Cycleway Planned

Posted 4 May 2016 by Gold FM

Plans are being prepared for a cycleway at Waihi Beach.  A Draft Memorandum of Understanding between Hauraki District Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council for the development, implementation, construction, maintenance and funding of a...
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Shark Bites Fisherman

Posted 4 May 2016 by Gold FM in Police and Emergency Services

The fish were certainly biting for an unwary fisherman near Tairua in the Coromandel on Monday. The Auckland man in his 30s was flown to hospital by the Westpac 1 rescue helicopter after the Mako shark he caught off the coast of the Coromandel...
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Martha slip

Slip Sliding Away

Posted 2 May 2016 by Gold FM in Environmental

Martha Mine's north wall continues to slip slide away and it's not over yet. Sophisticated monitoring equipment has been tracking the movement of the wall since an initial, much smaller slip last year on April 02 which halted all mining in...
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The Game's Afoot

The Games Afoot!

Posted 2 May 2016 by Gold FM in Podcasts and Arts & Culture

The Game's Afoot at the Boyd Road Theatre in Waihi between May the 5th and May the 14th.  Director Carol Hayden gave Brian Gentil a few clues (just a few) about the murder mystery that will have you laughing out loud and guessing 'Who...
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TCDC with dogs

Adopt a TCDC Pound Puppy

Posted 2 May 2016 by Gold FM in Council Matters

TCDC officers Steve, Tania, Victor, David, Danny and Karl have their forever homes and are hoping these four legged cuties will find theirs soon. Thames Coromandel District Council is being pro-active about finding dogs good homes.They say, 'No...
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White Island new crater

New Crater Blasted on White Island

Posted 2 May 2016 by Gold FM in Environmental

A new crater has been found on the active White Island volcano in the Bay of Plenty following an eruption earlier last week. GNS says volcanic unrest continues at White Island - or Whakaari - after the eruption last Wednesday night.It said the...
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Hon Paula Bennett

Hon Paula Bennett Pays Flying Visit

Posted 29 April 2016 by Gold FM in Podcasts

Associate Minister of Tourism Paula Bennett visited the Coromandel this week. She spoke to Brian Gentil about her time in Parliament.  Coromandel MP Scott Simpson invited Paula Bennett to come to the district to see the great work happening with...
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Road Closed

Road Closed

Posted 29 April 2016 by Gold FM in Road info

Due to a Police operation SH27 Paeroa - Tahuna roundabout to SH26 Tatanui roundabout Paeroa - Tahuna Road and SH26/27 Tatanui the road will be closed between 9 and 11 am today. Allow an extra 10 minutes for detour. Follow the detour - Paeroa Tahuna...
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Lee Blundell

Missing Person

Posted 29 April 2016 by Gold FM in Police and Emergency Services

A missing person report has been filed with Thames Police as fears mount for a man who left his dog and friends at Thames wharf last Saturday night and drove off. Lee Robert Blundell has not been seen or heard from since and his mother Donna Hansen...
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