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Remembering the Pike 29

Remembering the Pike 29

Posted November 19, 2020
History / Arts / Culture

At 3.44pm 10 years ago today on Thursday 19 November, the Pike River Mine exploded, resulting in the deaths of...

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Remembering Waihi's Black Tuesday 108 years on

Remembering Waihi's Black Tuesday 108 years on

Posted November 12, 2020
History / Arts / Culture

Today marks the 108th year since tensions between police, non union workers and striking miners in Waihi erupted in violence...

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How about a touch of the dramatics this weekend?

How about a touch of the dramatics this weekend?

Posted October 30, 2020
History / Arts / Culture

Waihi Drama Society is holding Auditions this weekend, Saturday 31 October, Sunday 1 November between 2 and 4pm, for three...

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Arty Crafty Fair on @ Waihi Beach Community Centre this Sunday

Arty Crafty Fair on @ Waihi Beach Community Centre this Sunday

Posted October 23, 2020
Music / Entertainment / Events , History / Arts / Culture , Podcasts

With lots of new stalls and returning stall holders keen to show what they created during lock down there'll be...

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Paeroa Society of Arts AGM coming up

Paeroa Society of Arts AGM coming up

Posted August 21, 2020
History / Arts / Culture

Anybody interested in getting involved is welcome to attend the Paeroa Society of Arts AGM in the historic Paeroa Borough...

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Tread the boards and break a leg with the Waihi Drama Society this Sunday

Tread the boards and break a leg with the Waihi Drama Society this Sunday

Posted July 16, 2020
History / Arts / Culture

Brian Gentil welcomed Lucy James from the Waihi Drama Society into the studio to chat about their Open Day this...

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Open Day for Drama Queens ... and Kings

Open Day for Drama Queens ... and Kings

Posted July 08, 2020
History / Arts / Culture

If you like a bit of a dress up, put a ring around Sunday July 19 and get a group...

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Dalai Lama celebrates 85th with Inner World

Dalai Lama celebrates 85th with Inner World

Posted July 06, 2020
History / Arts / Culture

“Music has the potential to transcend our differences. It can return us to our true nature of warm-heartedness” -The Dalai...

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Heads Up!

Heads Up!

Posted July 06, 2020
Business , History / Arts / Culture

Spikes Bricks and Models is open for the school holidays and ready to take you on a tour of Spike's...

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2nd time lucky for Waihi Drama Society Open Day on Sunday July 19

2nd time lucky for Waihi Drama Society Open Day on Sunday July 19

Posted July 02, 2020
History / Arts / Culture

Lucy James called in to the Gold FM studio to talk with Brian Gentil about the Open Day everybody is...

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Support for arts and music sector recovery announced

Support for arts and music sector recovery announced

Posted May 29, 2020
Music / Entertainment / Events , History / Arts / Culture

Thousands of jobs will be supported through today’s $175 million package in an economic boost to support the arts and...

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Waikino's centenarian celebrates her milestone - Happy 100th Dorothy!

Waikino's centenarian celebrates her milestone - Happy 100th Dorothy!

Posted May 19, 2020
History / Arts / Culture , Podcasts

Brian Gentil caught up with Terry Gibbons from Waikino to have a chat about his mother, Dorothy Margaret Gibbons, who...

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Waihi unlocks poppies and crosses for ANZAC Day

Waihi unlocks poppies and crosses for ANZAC Day

Posted April 23, 2020
Music / Entertainment / Events , History / Arts / Culture

Poppies and crosses are popping up around our district as people get ready to commemorate an ANZAC Day like no...

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Posted April 11, 2020
History / Arts / Culture , Music / Entertainment / Events

Thanks to all essential workers and businesses keeping us safe and fed. And thank goodness our Prime Minister says the...

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Auckland Museum opens virtual doors for free

Auckland Museum opens virtual doors for free

Posted April 02, 2020
History / Arts / Culture

While the doors of Auckland Museum are closed, visitors can still experience some of their favourite parts of Tāmaki Paenga...

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Big Ted deserves Gold

Big Ted deserves Gold

Posted March 26, 2020
History / Arts / Culture , Health

If medals for the most creative, biggest or best are being awarded in the NZ Bear Hunt, we'd like to...

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Hauraki Anzac Day services cancelled

Hauraki Anzac Day services cancelled

Posted March 20, 2020
History / Arts / Culture , Music / Entertainment / Events

Yesterday, the Returned and Services Association (RSA) cancelled all public Anzac Day events. Taking this into consideration, and the restrictions...

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Public ANZAC Day services cancelled - Poppy Day Appeal postponed

Public ANZAC Day services cancelled - Poppy Day Appeal postponed

Posted March 19, 2020
Music / Entertainment / Events , History / Arts / Culture

The Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association (RNZRSA) has announced that because of the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), it has...

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Go behind the scenes at Waihi Drama Society Open Day this Sunday

Go behind the scenes at Waihi Drama Society Open Day this Sunday

Posted March 17, 2020
History / Arts / Culture , Music / Entertainment / Events , Podcasts

Brian Gentil was joined in the Gold FM studio by Lucy James and Simon Elson to talk about the Open...

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The Extravaganza Fair is rolling into Waihi Beach in time for New Year's Eve!

The Extravaganza Fair is rolling into Waihi Beach in time for New Year's Eve!

Posted December 30, 2019
History / Arts / Culture , Podcasts

The happiest travelling fair in New Zealand, The Extravaganza Fair, is rolling into Waihi Beach and is setting up ready...

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Celebrating the Dogs of Whiritoa

Celebrating the Dogs of Whiritoa

Posted December 19, 2019
History / Arts / Culture

The dogs of Whiritoa have a good reason to wag their tails. They feature front, centre, back and every page...

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Who knew there was a day dedicated to buying nothing?

Who knew there was a day dedicated to buying nothing?

Posted November 29, 2019
History / Arts / Culture

Buy Nothing Day is the alternative to Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving . Black Friday was a busy shopping...

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Waihi's 81st Agricultural and Pastoral Show gets underway tomorrow

Waihi's 81st Agricultural and Pastoral Show gets underway tomorrow

Posted November 15, 2019
History / Arts / Culture , Music / Entertainment / Events

Waihi's 81st Agricultural and Pastoral Show gets underway tomorrow

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Paeroa's Pukerimu Cemetery is being future proofed

Paeroa's Pukerimu Cemetery is being future proofed

Posted November 07, 2019
History / Arts / Culture

Heavy equipment is on site creating a new section to ensure there is room for future generations at Paeroa's Pukerimu...

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Unlimited Palette one day exhibition at Waihi Beach this Saturday

Unlimited Palette one day exhibition at Waihi Beach this Saturday

Posted October 25, 2019
Music / Entertainment / Events , History / Arts / Culture

Unlimited Palette consists of 5 women friends, all of whom have extensive backgrounds in art. The Unlimited Palette group was...

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Art will be everywhere you look at ARTWaikino this Labour Weekend

Art will be everywhere you look at ARTWaikino this Labour Weekend

Posted October 25, 2019
History / Arts / Culture , Music / Entertainment / Events

Brian Gentil caught up with a busy Nola Boldy, the convenor of ARTWaikino, about their art exhibition this weekend at...

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Cheers ARTWaikino 2019!

Cheers ARTWaikino 2019!

Posted October 23, 2019
Music / Entertainment / Events , History / Arts / Culture

This Friday evening the Victoria Hall on SH2 Waikino will be full of happy people rubbing shoulders with artists and...

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Set aside November 16 for Waihi A & P Show #81

Set aside November 16 for Waihi A & P Show #81

Posted October 18, 2019
Music / Entertainment / Events , History / Arts / Culture

The 81st annual Waihi A & P show is on Saturday the 16th of November. There’ll be so much to...

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ARTWaikino entries close soon

ARTWaikino entries close soon

Posted October 14, 2019
History / Arts / Culture , Music / Entertainment / Events

Art will be everywhere you look at the historic Victoria Hall at Waikino this Labour Weekend and it will be...

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Older posts in this category...

Waihi Drama Society Nails the Pink Hammer! October 11, 2019

The Pink Hammer is nailing a great response from audiences October 10, 2019

Local artist's treatment of helicopter rescue series October 04, 2019

Have you entered ARTWaikino yet? October 03, 2019

The Pink Hammer Opens Tonight! October 01, 2019

Win a night out at the theatre! September 25, 2019

Artefacts found during Coromandel Town main street upgrade September 20, 2019

Aboriginal Indigenous Art in Paeroa September 17, 2019

The Waihi Skate Bowl at Rocket Park is gone now but the memories remain September 12, 2019

Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori - Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 9 - 15 MAHURU 2019 September 09, 2019

Paeroa Society of Arts presents...The Erritja Exhibition September 06, 2019

The end of an era at Waihi’s Rocket Park September 04, 2019

Memorial cairn on its way back to Cooks Beach September 03, 2019

Art will be everywhere you look at ARTwaikino August 29, 2019

Tourism boost for Paeroa ready to grow August 14, 2019

ArtWaikino entries ready to go August 07, 2019

Entries open for Art Waikino August 01, 2019

Last call for TCDC Community Board grant applications July 29, 2019

International Mandela Day July 18, 2019

Remembering the 2012 Waihi underground mine fire July 17, 2019

10th of July 52 years ago July 10, 2019

Getting inside the mining fence and Gold Story gets easier July 09, 2019

The Waihi community suffered a tragic loss 19 years ago today. June 26, 2019

Matariki is on the horizon June 21, 2019

Earthquake swarm livens up Whakaari - White Island May 27, 2019

Arty Crafty Fair celebrates 15th this Queen's Birthday May 16, 2019

Directing Bugsy Malone a familiar role for Bob Paton May 14, 2019

Waihi Drama Society introduces Dandy Dan and Fat Sam aka Oscar and Bellamy May 10, 2019

Steampunk Party Invite! May 10, 2019

Leo and Rosie Morley get dramatic about Bugsy Malone May 10, 2019

Bugsy Malone season opens soon at Boyd Road Theatre May 08, 2019

Steampunk Party Time - May 18 @ Karangahake Hall May 06, 2019

Steampunk coming to Karangahake Hall on May 18 May 03, 2019

Outlook fine and tasty for Coromandel Seafood Festival tomorrow! May 03, 2019

Get ready to taste test the seafood and hospitality at the Coromandel Seafood Festival April 30, 2019

WWII legend Sir Keith Park returns to hometown Thames April 29, 2019

Free bridge lessons - what a deal! April 29, 2019

Waihi Lions Book Fair coming Queen's Birthday Weekend...Donate your books, jigsaws, DVDs April 26, 2019

Nambassa Revisited Exhibition extended due to popular demand April 26, 2019

Salute the Anzac Animals April 25, 2019

Lest We Forget - ANZAC Day 2019 April 25, 2019

Nambassa Revisited - 40 years On Exhibition April 18, 2019

Poppy Day this Friday, April 12 April 10, 2019

Book your free Bridge lessons April 08, 2019

Farewell Homer Stubbs April 01, 2019

Nationwide reflection for those killed in the Christchurch terror attack March 22, 2019

April 12 - Poppy Day volunteers needed March 22, 2019

Nambassa Revisited - 40 years On March 08, 2019

Ngatea community reads between the lines and says NO! March 06, 2019

Nambassa revisited - 40 Years On March 05, 2019

goldblog - February 28, 2019 - by Dawn Sinclair March 01, 2019

Nambassa Revisited February 28, 2019

Amaru excels at kapahaka February 12, 2019

Waitangi Day 2019 February 05, 2019

Happy Chinese New Year February 05, 2019

Kia ora to Indonesia January 31, 2019

Coromandel MP disappointed about no races for Thames January 30, 2019

Waihi Community Marae wants their defibrillator back...please! January 16, 2019