Marcus Howie, the Thames Valley RFU Rugby Development Officer, started with explaining his extra job as Liaison Officer with Poverty Bay coming to play Thames Valley this Saturday with the Heartland Competition kicking off. The Swampfoxes take the... Continue reading »
Brent Willoughby from the Waihi Association Football Club caught up with Brian Gentil after taking a well earned holiday.
He started by covering the junior football games this Saturday, and the First XI boys and girls games for Waihi College. It’s... Continue reading »
MetService has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for northern areas of the North Island including the Coromandel Peninsula tonight into Friday morning.
MetService meteorologist Lewis Ferris warns: “There could be very strong localised wind gusts... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke with Peter Boland, Sensei of the Waihi Shotokan Karate Club, to find out more about karate and the club.
Women and men 35 years and over are welcome to join the club to learn karate techniques that promote and maintain... Continue reading »
Don't miss the deadline for getting your phone number listed.
The Waihi Lions Community Directory, the one with the big print, is a Waihi Lions initiative that covers Athenree, Bowentown, Waihi Beach and Waihi. Is your contact phone number... Continue reading »
Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Police File this week. Police are concerned about the increase in local burglaries. Please keep your eyes and ears open and report suspicious activities to police immediately. A pedestrian who was... Continue reading »
Ellen Henderson, President at Waihi RSA called in to catch up with Brian Gentil about their Trivia Night this Saturday night. They only have a few tables left and Ellen suggested getting your team registered early, rather than later.
They’ve... Continue reading »
Motorists are advised that State Highway 2, near the Wairoa Bridge, Te Puna is closed due to a truck crash.
The crash happened at around 08:50 am when the truck transporting chemicals went off the road.
Some chemicals have been spilt on the road... Continue reading »
Police encourage firearm owners in the wider Paeroa area to attend a prohibited firearms amnesty and buy-back collection event on Wednesday, 21 August.
The event will be held at Centennial Park, Towers Street, Paeroa, from 10am - 3pm.
Now’s the... Continue reading »
All eyes will be on Heartland rugby next weekend with the New Zealand Heartland XV, including three Thames Valley players stepping onto the international stage.
Brett Ranga from Waihi, who was named NZ Rugby Heartland player of the year last year,... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Waihi Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens to find out what made the local siren call out his firefighters to four incidents.
The first was on Wednesday 14 August at 10 am, where Waihi Fire & Rescue was called to assist... Continue reading »
Western Bay of Plenty Police would like to remind motorists to drive to the conditions and stay safe on the road.
Over the last two weeks every day it has rained five to ten crashes have been reported to Western Bay of Plenty police.
Almost all of... Continue reading »
It was a busy week for Marcus Howie, the Thames Valley RFU Rugby Development Officer, culminating with the Thames Valley Secondary Schools Finals at Paeroa Domain on Saturday. Marcus ran through these results to kick his report off, with some very... Continue reading »
Steve Warren, President of Waihi Association Football Club, was sideline at Waihi College on Saturday morning to watch the First XI’s game and reported they had a good win.
He then talked with Brian Gentil about the Waihi Men’s game against... Continue reading »
Waikato Police investigating the murder of 33-year-old Sean McKinnon continue to piece together the events of early Friday morning.
Police are still working in the Waikato area gathering forensic evidence.
The firearm used in the shooting has not... Continue reading »
Police investigating the death of a 33-year-old man following a serious incident in Raglan have arrested a man overnight.
At around 11pm, Police carried out a search warrant at a rural Waikato address.
A 23-year-old man was located at the address... Continue reading »
A large team of Police officers are continuing to carry out a number of enquiries as the homicide investigation continues into the death of a 33-year-old man, whose body was located in Gordonton this morning.
"We are aware of some media... Continue reading »
Nominations have now closed for the local elections and the Thames Coromandel has a big field of candidates for the available positions of Mayor, eight Councillors and 20 Community Board members.
This list is interim - as TCDC may still get more... Continue reading »
Waikato Police have launched a homicide investigation this morning following the discovery of a man’s body at around 8am inside a van in Gordonton.
Police have been working hard to establish the circumstances surrounding the man’s death, which is... Continue reading »
Two candidates have been elected unopposed to Waikato Regional Council, with the remaining 12 councillors to be decided by voters.
In total, 27 nominations were received for Waikato Regional Council seats in six general and two Māori constituencies... Continue reading »