International Nelson Mandela Day 2019 underlines 101 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela - Madiba (18 July 1918). It is an occasion to reflect on his life and legacy, and to follow his call to “make of the world a better place.”The first... Continue reading »
Seven years ago today - July 17, 2012, Waihi woke to news that kept the town on tenterhooks for several hours.
A truck in the Trio underground mine caught fire causing several miners to shelter in underground refuge chambers until mines rescue staff... Continue reading »
You'll be showing your age if you remember this TV commercial from back in the day.
Pounds, shillings and pence became dollars and cents fifty two years ago, when New Zealand switched to decimal currency.The Decimal Currency Act 1964 came into... Continue reading »
Get inside the fence and discover modern gold mining up close and on a grand scale these school holidays.
Learn how today’s miners get the gold out of the rock and into gold bars.
Book a gold mine tour and get FREE ENTRY to the Gold Discovery... Continue reading »
The Waihi community suffered a tragic loss 19 years ago today.
Douglas Takerata Pourau, 44, of Waihi died when his 90-tonne truck plunged 45m down the wall of the Martha goldmine at 1.30pm on Monday, 26 June, 2000 (19 years ago today). He was... Continue reading »
Mid winter is nigh and Matariki is on the rise to usher in a new year for Aotearoa.
Matariki is the Maori name for the group of stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster or The Seven Sisters which rises in mid-winter, the traditional Maori New... Continue reading »
Whakaari – White Island, New Zealand’s most active volcano has been living up to its description with a swarm of earthquakes detected since late last week. The quakes began last Thursday and steadily increased intensity within 24 hours.
The swarm... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Colleen Low to get an update about the Waihi Beach Art & Craft Fair.
After coming up with the idea of running a craft fair 15 years ago Colleen and her friend Trish have been kept really busy dotting the i's and... Continue reading »
Bob Paton has come out of retirement from teaching music at Waihi College to take on the role of Director for Waihi Drama Society’s latest production Bugsy Malone. He’s been involved in this play three times before through the years making him the... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil invited Oscar and Bellamy into the Gold FM studio to talk about their roles in Waihi Drama Society’s latest production, Bugsy Malone.
With 27 youngsters taking to the Boyd Road Theatre stage when the curtain goes up on May 16 -... Continue reading »
Have you got your ticket for the Steampunk Party at Karangahake Hall yet?
Arkwrights Antiques in Paeroa and the Waihi SPCA OPShop have tickets waiting for those who fancy getting their Victorian Sci fi on and heading to a party with a difference. ... Continue reading »
Some of the young cast of 27 children joined Brian Gentil in the Gold FM studio to tell us about Waihi Drama Society’s latest production, Bugsy Malone.
The main characters, Bugsy and Tallulah played by Leo and Rosie Morley, Oscar Sandford who plays... Continue reading »
The Waihi Drama Society is bringing a pint sized, pinstriped classic to the Boyd Road Theatre for your entertainment pleasure with Bugsy Malone.
The tongue in cheek tribute to the gangster movie genre is based on the 1976 movie starring Jodie Foster... Continue reading »
Viv Leonard from Arkwrights Antiques in Paeroa joined Brian Gentil to tell us about the Steampunk Party being put on by Steampunk Paeroa and Waihi coming up on Saturday May 18.
It’s being held at the new Karangahake Hall, where they’re raising funds... Continue reading »
The Coromandel Town Seafood Festival is into its 4th year and is bigger than ever, with more stalls, lots of music and entertainment and plenty of food, or kai, to taste and enjoy.
There’ll be cooking demonstrations, and plenty for people to see... Continue reading »
Steampunk is coming to the Karangahake Hall on Saturday, May 18.
Steampunk Paeroa and Waihi have put their Victorian Sci fi heads together to host a night of gorgeous costumes, music and fun.
Check out the details on our events page and get your... Continue reading »
Joining Brian Gentil on the Breakfast Show, Steve Walters brought us up to date with the fourth annual Coromandel Seafood Festival at Coromandel Area School this Saturday.
The number of stalls has grown since last year, with room for even more if... Continue reading »
Sue Stubbs, the tutor at the Waihi Bridge Club, who are starting 12 weeks of free lessons for new players from tomorrow night, called in to the studio with an update.
Sue told Brian Gentil Waihi Bridge Club have had a good response with still more... Continue reading »
A century after leaving Thames, Sir Keith Park is back home in the form of a bronze statue in his likeness. Sir Keith led the air defence of London and south-east England during the Battle of Britain in 1940, forcing Adolf Hitler to abandon plans... Continue reading »
Waihi Lions Book Fair coming Queen's Birthday Weekend...Donate your books, jigsaws, DVDs, CDs
Old books can pile up and take up a lot of space.Don’t let them collect dust or throw them in the rubbish.
Donate your old books, jigsaws, CD's... Continue reading »