MP for Coromandel Scott Simpson called in for a chat with Brian Gentil.
Scott is the National Party spokesperson for workplace relations and safety. He's also party spokesperson for the environment. Scott talked about the problem with an old... Continue reading »
OceanaGold has issued proceedings in the High Court seeking judicial review of the decision of the Minister for Land Information Hon. Eugenie Sage, dated 3 May, declining consent under the Overseas Investment Act to purchase 178 hectares of land... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson from OceanaGold is at the Minerals Forum in Dunedin where a bit of a fracas erupted yesterday when protesters concerned about the coal industry barricaded the door to stop people entering until police intervened. Brian Gentil asked Kit... Continue reading »
'Moving Day' is this Saturday (1 June), signalling the season when many sharemilkers are on the move, and farmers are shifting stock to winter grazing pasture.
With the presence of Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) in New Zealand, farmers should... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Mayor, John Tregidga, doesn’t speak for all locals as he berates Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage for accurately pointing out the risks of allowing OceanaGold to acquire land for a new tailings impoundment.
Spokesperson for... Continue reading »
Farmers are being urged to do their bit to protect farms from damaging pest plants by ensuring machinery, vehicles and equipment have been cleaned ahead of Gypsy Day.
Gypsy Day occurs in the week leading up to and immediately following 1 June each... Continue reading »
A drill rig that appeared in the car park behind Waihi's Seddon Street, between Haszard Street and Mueller Street over last weekend is installing a Piezometer that measures groundwater and any changes to this, according to Mark Buttimore,... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson from OceanaGold called in to talk about local mining operations. Listen in to the full Q & A interview by clicking on our podcast link.
We had a question asking about the difference between a tailings dam and a tailings impoundment.... Continue reading »
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner marks Privacy Week each year to promote privacy awareness and to inform people of their rights under the Privacy Act. It is also to help educate businesses, organisations and agencies of their responsibilities... Continue reading »
Waihi Lions Community Directory, the only one to reach for, is coming out free in December.
Lions member Jen Smith joined Brian Gentil to remind locals around Athenree, Bowentown, Waihi Beach and Waihi to check their details are correct, and to... Continue reading »
The Waihi Lions Community Directory is being prepared now. It's the only one you'll need to reach for. Do you want to be in it?
If you're not already listed in the residential white pages, have moved to the area recently, moved within... Continue reading »
Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki is furious that the Government’s failure to implement protections that have been promised by one or more of the coalition partners for years has resulted in a mining application being lodged against prime Coromandel... Continue reading »
Having an application to purchase two farms near Waihi to build a new tailings impoundment rejected hasn’t deterred OceanaGold from progressing plans to extend mining operations well into the future.
After announcing a high-grade mineral resource at... Continue reading »
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Laser Plumbing’s locally owned and operated branches cover Omokoroa, Waihi, Thames, Whitianga and Whangamata - with staff also based in Katikati and... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Kit Wilson, Senior Community Advisor at OceanaGold, about the decision to decline their application to purchase two farms for a new tailings storage facility near Waihi.
Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage disagreed with... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga has slammed the decision by Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage to block OceanaGold’s application under the Overseas Investment Act to buy land for the purpose of extending its long term operations at Waihi.... Continue reading »
Employment law changes coming into effect today will restore protections for working New Zealanders, strengthen the role of collective bargaining, and promote fair wages and conditions, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain... Continue reading »
Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki welcomes the decision by Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage to decline an application by Oceana Gold to purchase an area of rural land for a new tailings dam.
"We agree with Minister Sage that there are far... Continue reading »
In April 2018 Oceana Gold applied to the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) to buy about 180 hectares of farm land near its current Waihi mines.
The decision summary for the application can be viewed... Continue reading »
Waihi Gold Mine operator, OceanaGold, has expressed extreme disappointment at the decision by the Hon. Eugenie Sage acting in her capacity as Minister of Land Information to not allow the company to purchase two farms on the outskirts of Waihi. ... Continue reading »