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Bus And Car Collide In Gorge

Posted 14 February 2016 by Gold FM in Road info

Fifty people were on board a bus which collided with a car in the Karangahake Gorge near Paeroa at about 3.30pm today. Fire crews from Paeroa and Waihi attended the crash scene on State Highway 2. At this stage one person is reported to have...
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Share Price Shines For OceanaGold

Posted 12 February 2016 by Gold FM

OceanaGold shareholders will be smiling with the news that gold is at its best price in seven years. Shares in the company that bought Waihi Gold and took over Waihi mining operations at the end of October have gained 50% in value in the past three...
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Surf Boat Teams Battle Gnarly Waves at Waihi Beach

Posted 11 February 2016 by Gold FM in Sports

Over Waitangi weekend, the Waihi Beach Surf Life Saving Club hosted the North Island Surf Boat Championships, which makes up part of the NZ Surf Boat Series 2016. Waihi had two teams entered into the competition – an Under 19’s Men’s (Marc Everson,...
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Bogus Babies Booking Annoys DoC

Posted 11 February 2016 by Gold FM in Environmental

The Department of Conservation (DoC) is investigating a bogus booking at the Waitewhata Hut on January 30.  A volunteer warden went to check the 26 bunk hut in the Kaimai Mamaku Forest, knowing it had been fully booked by a family group, and noticed...
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Tairua Teen Shoots Himself in Foot

Posted 9 February 2016 by Gold FM

A 14 year old Tairua teen has been taken to Thames Hospital after he accidentally shot himself in the foot. Police and emergency services attended the scene and a spokesperson said it appears a young male was playing with a slug gun when it went off...
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Total Fire Ban Lifted For Coromandel

Posted 9 February 2016 by Gold FM in Council Matters

The total fire ban for the Coromandel was lifted yesterday, Monday of Waitangi weekend (8 February) after higher than normal rainfall over December and January. The decision was made jointly by the Thames Valley Rural Fire Authority and the...
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Patrick Dixon Apprehended

Posted 6 February 2016 by Gold FM in Police and Emergency Services

Counties Manukau Police have now located Patrick Dixon. This follows search warrants at a Cambridge address, assisted by Waikato CIB and Armed Offenders Squad staff. The 30-year-old has been charged with two counts of using a firearm against a law...
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