The Waihi Memorial RSA is looking for volunteers to sell poppies in Waihi on Poppy Day, April 12. All funds raised will be used locally.
If you can spare a little time to support Poppy Day please call or text 027 446 0375.
Volunteers around New... Continue reading »
A nationwide reflection for those killed in the Christchurch terror attack will be held today, Friday 22 March. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced details yesterday afternoon.
The Muslim Call to Prayer at 1.30pm will be followed by a two-minute... Continue reading »
Doreen McLeod from Waihi Art Centre and Museum spoke with Brian Gentil about their latest exhibition, Nambassa Revisited - 40 Years On. It’s a growing display as people pull out their memorabilia to share with others who were at the three day... Continue reading »
People Power and a firm “NO!” has caused the Hauraki District Council to do a U-turn on the Ngatea Library project and re-evaluate.
The people of the Plains are unhappy with the option Hauraki District Council decided to adopt and have collected... Continue reading »
Forty years ago the Nambassa festival attracted more than 75,000 people to Phil and Pat Hulses' 400 acre farm in Golden Valley, north of Waihi.
The Waihi Arts Centre & Museum exhibition Nambassa Revisited - 40 years On is happening until... Continue reading »
I recently had one of those aha moments. Through the generosity of Te Wananga o Aoteroa I was lucky enough to have several years getting comfortable in Maoridom – as with nearly all pakeha kiwi before that I knew much more about Britain than my own... Continue reading »
Forty years ago, January 1979, the Nambassa festival attracted more than 75,000 people to Phil and Pat Hulses' 400 acre farm in Golden Valley, north of Waihi.
Were you there? Have you got any memories or memorabilia you can share?
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Waihi College student Amaru Donaldson has more on his mind than school at the moment. He called into the Gold FM studio to talk to Brian Gentil about his achievements in kapahaka.
Amaru is 16 years young and tutors the Waihi College kapahaka group.... Continue reading »
Celebrate Waitangi Day with pride. It's part of our heritage. It has helped shape who we are today and offers exciting anticipation about what can be achieved tomorrow.
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The Chinese New Year starts today, February 5, 2019.
This year, The Year of the Earth Pig is predicted to be excellent - a very good year full of achievements.
The pig represents wealth and prosperity.
The lucky colours of the Earth Pig are red,... Continue reading »
Representatives from Merdeka Copper Gold in Indonesia spent two days in Waihi this week. Merdeka has five mines on five different islands across Indonesia, each with a separate language or tribal dialect. They produce over 350,000 oz of gold each... Continue reading »
Disappointing but not surprising is how Coromandel MP Scott Simpson has described NZ Thoroughbred Racing’s decision to stop racing at Thames.
“The Thames Racing Club has a long and proud tradition and I’m sorry this decision has been flagged and... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Tuihana Jack-Ainsley from the Waihi Community Marae. A recently donated defibrillator has been taken from the wall at the Marae. Police are investigating the disappearance.
It's thought unexpected visitors who have been... Continue reading »
It has been a great start to the first week of the holidays or last week of school, however, MetService has issued Severe Weather Warnings and Watches for rain and wind over the lower South Island on Tuesday, as a complex low system makes its way... Continue reading »
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for a lucky Waihi Lotto player who has won $500,000 in Saturday’s live Lotto draw.
Someone who bought a ticket in Kerikeri also has their Christmas’s coming all at once with a $500,000 win too.
The winning... Continue reading »
New Zealand star gazers are in for a treat this weekend as the King of Meteor showers lights up the sky.Look north east close to the Gemini constellation to see the Geminids meteor shower with blazing tails in a variety of colours.
You'll need... Continue reading »
Today, 19 November is the 8th anniversary of the day an explosion in the Pike River mine trapped 29 workers inside the mine.
Rescuers delayed entering the mine, due to the risk of another explosion. On 24 November, a second explosion occurred and a... Continue reading »
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 »
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 »
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 »