Celebrating Girl Power today – 19 September 2018. It’s been 125 years today since New Zealand women created a world first by winning the right to vote like a man!
At the other end of the scale - King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia granted women the right... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Helen Wilson who has been the convenor for ARTWaikino for several years and continues to support ARTWaikino.
There are several categories for artists of all kinds to enter and some great prizes to be won this year. ARTWaikino... Continue reading »
Maori Language Week - Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori starts on Monday, September 10.
The theme will be 'Kia Kaha te Reo Māori’ following on from the success of last year’s theme ‘Kia Ora te Reo Māori’.
‘Kia Kaha’ is well known in New Zealand English... Continue reading »
The Katikati Suffrage 125 Commemoration Committee is to receive $6,000 from the Suffrage 125 Community Fund.
Acting Minister for Women Eugenie Sage today announced 42 successful applicants for the Suffrage 125 Community Fund, at the Kate Sheppard... Continue reading »
A rahui (temporary prohibition) has been placed over Motutere, also know as Castle Rock, by Ngati Huarere.
The closure of the area has been instigated following the deaths of two people in recent months.
The public is asked to respect the rahui and... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil had the pleasure of welcoming Robyn Ramsey from the Waihi Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists into the Gold FM studio. Robyn brought a special guest with her to chat about an important lady in Waihi's history.
Ada... Continue reading »
Significant progress has been made with the collective redress deeds for the Marutūāhu and Pare Hauraki iwi, the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Andrew Little, has announced today.
“I have initialled the Marutūāhu Iwi Collective... Continue reading »
The entry forms for this year’s ARTWaikino have been posted and emailed out to past exhibitors. Entry forms are available from Gold FM now and available to download from our websitehere and here
ARTWaikino is always a popular exhibition on the... Continue reading »
Captain Cook’s monument at Mercury Bay has toppled into the sea due to coastal erosion.The memorial was erected in 1969 to commemorate the bicentennial of Cook’s visit to the Coromandel.
Thames Coromandel District Council had plans for protecting... Continue reading »
Michael Weir was commissioned by the Hauraki District Council to create the bronze lifesize Rangatira for the Waihi Streetscape 2000 Sculptures, a lasting landmark for the Waihi community to be proud of.
Locals and visitors come across the Rangatira... Continue reading »
Rachael Coll is one of the organisers of the Matariki Waihi celebrations. Here's her wrap up of this year's events.
As each year passes and the Waihi community Matariki celebrations continue to flourish and strengthen, we see our tamariki... Continue reading »
Protect Karangahake has written an open letter calling for Labour and the Greens to follow through on their commitment to extend Schedule 4 of the Crown Minerals Act 1991 to have the Karangahake Gorge included, which would provide extra protection... Continue reading »
A tragedy occurred in Waihi 18 years ago today when Douglas Takerata Pourau lost his life when the truck he was driving went over the haul road in Martha Mine as he was heading to the bottom of the pit for another load.
The Waihi community lost a... Continue reading »
William Duncan Smith was arrested for the alleged theft of bullion from the Waihi Gold Company 102 years ago today.
According to press articles from the time, Smith’s style of living was quite beyond that commensurate with his ordinary earnings.
The... Continue reading »
Fifty eight years ago in May 1960 a strong sequence of earthquakes that lasted until June 6 rocked Chile, killed thousands, and caused inundation around the Pacific Rim, including at Whitianga and the eastern coast of New Zealand.
The strongest... Continue reading »
Have you ever wondered where that family heirloom came from, how old it is or what its value might be?
Whether it’s a curio, painting, china, jewellery or furniture - you're welcome to take it along to the Athenree Homestead Antiques Roadshow... Continue reading »
Hauraki Maori Trust Board Education Grants close on 31 May.Do you know someone who could benefit from a grant?To be eligible to apply you must whakapapa to one or more Iwi of Hauraki and be on the Hauraki Tribal Register.Application forms are... Continue reading »
An Anzac service at the Tunnellers Memorial, Gilmour Reserve yesterday was well attended by people ... and animals.
For the first time in Waihi, animals were welcome at an Anzac commemoration.
Canaries, dogs, horses and ponies joined their owners... Continue reading »
As New Zealand and Australia prepare to remember the men and women killed in war, and honour returned servicemen and women, it's great to see animals being saluted for their role helping Anzacs.
A service at the Gilmour Reserve Tunnellers... Continue reading »
RSA volunteers around New Zealand are exchanging distinctive red poppies for a donation to the RSA. The Poppy Appeal supports current and ex-service personnel, including the NZ Police, and their families.
The poppy reminds us of sacrifices made –... Continue reading »