On 12 November 1912, striking-unionist Frederick George Evans was fatally wounded, becoming the first person to die during an industrial dispute in New Zealand. Known as 'Black Tuesday', the event led to the violent end of the Waihi... Continue reading »
There was plenty of good rugby across the weekend with some great results for the New Zealand sides. Edmond Leahy, CEO with the Thames Valley RFU started out with some highlights from the Thames valley Heartland and Development Teams Prize Giving... Continue reading »
The Public Hearing of the proposed Project Martha resource consent applications for further mine development in Waihi starts today in the St James Church Hall at 76 Moresby Avenue, Waihi.
There will be a Hearings Panel of three independent... Continue reading »
Edmond Leahy gave us a rundown of the Thames Valley Rugby Union’s Prizegiving Dinner tonight for the victorious Heartland and Development Teams.
The CEO of the Thames Valley Rugby Football Union talked about the Sevens Tournament between all the... Continue reading »
The purchase of a block of land in Totara adjoining Council-owned land south of the Sir Keith Park Memorial Airfield creates an area big enough for a potential future sports and recreation hub, Thames Coromandel District Council says.
The land was... Continue reading »
The Victoria Battery site at Waikino will be awakened at 6 am this Sunday when lone piper Art Johnstone plays 'Battles O'er' at the same time as over one thousand other pipers play the same tune in different communities around the... Continue reading »
A dedicated team of people have been working hard to bring a series of events to Waihi to tell the district's stories from 100 years ago when World War 1 finally ended on November 11 after four brutal years.
All ages and walks of life have... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Marilyn Parker, the Secretary of the Waihi A & P Show about Waihi's 80th Agriculture and Pastoral Show which is opening its gates to the public this Saturday.
The outbreak of Mycoplasma bovis has created problems for... Continue reading »
Community Constable Harley North updated the Police File this week. Listen in to our podcast to hear the full details and the good advice Harley shared about protecting yourself against dishonesty offenders.
Here's a summary:
Tuesday 30... Continue reading »
Gold FM’s Fire Call Out with Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens covered the two call-outs over the last week.
One last Monday afternoon was to a motor vehicle accident where a ute and a cyclist collided at Waihi Beach. And the other call out on Sunday... Continue reading »
Waihi business owners and managers are invited to join OceanaGold at the GO Waihi BA5 this Wednesday.
Bernie O’Leary from OceanaGold will update the business community about what their year has been like, where they are with their resource consent... Continue reading »
On the Gold FM Rugby Report this morning with Harcourts Gold Star Real Estate in Thames, Paeroa, Waihi and Waihi Beach Edmond Leahy, CEO of the Thames Valley Rugby Football Union ran through the results of all the rugby across the weekend, including... Continue reading »
Planning to set off fireworks? Please remember livestock, wildlife and animals in the vicinity when lighting fireworks.
Consider speaking to your neighbours, or leaving a note in their letterbox, so that those with pets and livestock can prepare... Continue reading »
The wind took its toll on gazebos set up ready for the Waihi Vegetarian Festival on Sunday morning.
Most of the food stalls and the stage had to be taken down and moved due to safety concerns when some were literally blown away.
Luckily there is... Continue reading »
Police are appealing for sightings of missing Hamilton man Christopher Huxtable.
He was last seen on the morning of Monday 29th October. He dropped his daughter at school in Hamilton and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
This is out of... Continue reading »
We hosted two charming visitors from Auckland this morning.April Badley and Derek Cookson called in to chat with Brian Gentil about the art exhibition happening at Waihi's Vegetarian Festival this Sunday and Monday.
The exhibition is open an... Continue reading »
In its 15 decades of existence Thames Hospital has cared for the diggers of the goldfields and successive generations of the wider Coromandel and Thames Valley community.
The diggers’ hospital in Thames was officially opened on 2 November 1868, and... Continue reading »
Edmond Leahy, CEO for the Thames Valley RFU, had a busy week with no let up after the Thames Valley SwampFoxes won the Meads Cup last weekend.
Plans are underway to celebrate around the region, and there was a bit of work to do with a 7's... Continue reading »
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the deployment of a Police dog to apprehend a female passenger was an excessive use of force. The female received substantial injuries to her right arm and was hospitalised for three days.
On... Continue reading »
The Waihi Vegetarian Festival is happening from 10 am this Sunday at the Waihi Academy on Landlyst Road.
The festival is family friendly and well behaved dogs on leads are welcome too.
Forty plus stalls of delicious food will be there this year... Continue reading »