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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 »
Forest & Bird is urging the government not to fund what they consider to be an environmentally damaging marina development in Coromandel.
Pita Street Development Ltd is seeking about $20 million from the government’s Provincial Growth Fund to... Continue reading »
The Provincial Growth Fund is boosting tourism in Paeroa by providing over $700,000 for the Historical Maritime Park Marine development project, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced.
The funding will be used for stage one... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Richard Thompson (Chef) about his role at Waikino Hotel. There's been a few changes at the Waikino Hotel over the last little while and Richard is relishing the chance to be part of the continuing history of Waikino's... Continue reading »
If you're a Spark email customer using xtramail and you've been experiencing 'issues' it's not you. Spark email is suffering outages at present.
The problem began yesterday and is expected to take between 24 and 48 hours to... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson called into the Gold FM studio for a chat about mining operations.
Last time Kit was in he talked about staff who live locally and the contribution they make to the Hauraki district economy. A listener called to say, "We are in a... Continue reading »
Greg Sheppard, General Manager and Director of Harcourts Gold Star Real Estate called into Gold FM for a chat with Brian Gentil about the housing market. Greg owns Harcourts Gold Star Real Estate branches in Thames, Paeroa, Waihi Beach and Waihi and... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Phida from Waihi Bakery to congratulate her and husband Vic Luon on taking out more accolades at the Bakels NZ Pie Awards this year.
Vic's mastery with pastry and bacon and egg won Waihi Bakery a Silver Award and... Continue reading »
With the exception of a pre-hearing meeting with Iwi and others who submitted on Maori cultural values, Kaimai Windfarm Ltd has decided against its planned topic-based, pre-hearing meetings, having offered submitters one-on-one meetings about its... Continue reading »
Welcome to Waihi Corovets.
Corovets is a locally-owned and operated veterinary clinic that looks after companion and farm animals from Waihi through to Whenuakite with a wide range of services.
Visit their clinics in Tairua, Whangamata and now... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson from OceanaGold called in for a chat with Brian Gentil about local operations.
Brian asked whether the steam coming out of the vent on the south wall in Martha pit is causing the misty conditions that hover over the mine sometimes? Kit... Continue reading »
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is disappointed by the scale of an illegal haul of flounder and oysters in Northland.
Northland fishery officers have caught a 66-year-old Russell man with 97 flounder and 677 shucked oysters, which were... Continue reading »
Another scam is pouring into inboxes around the country at present. If you get an email from IRD notifying you about a refund don't click on any link in the email.
Gold FM received one that looks very authentic. It even has the warning about... 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 »
After a disappointing run of bad luck with mechanical issues Goldfields train is back on track for one return trip to Waikino each day from today.
The train will depart Waihi at 11.45 am and leave Waikino Station at 1.00 pm for the rest of the... Continue reading »
Visitors to Kaiaua will have a top spot to stretch their legs, skip some stones, and munch on their lunch, thanks to a government contribution announced at the weekend.
The council has received $80,000 towards a car parking and freedom camping area... Continue reading »
A Paeroa pizzeria, The Pizza Box was damaged by a fire on Friday night.
Emergency services were called to the building on Belmont Rd in Paeroa just after 9 pm to find it burning fiercely.
Eight crews and about 32 firefighters responded to the fire... Continue reading »
It's been a while since Kit Wilson from OceanaGold has been in for a catch up about mining operations in the district. "It's been very much business as usual," Kit said.
He explained what is happening since OceanaGold's... 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 »