OceanaGold has received notification from Hauraki District Council and Waikato Regional Council that the company’s application for an underground mine below the Martha open pit in Waihi has been approved.
The approval is subject to the outcome of... Continue reading »
Making sure that pigs are not fed uncooked meat waste is a vital part of keeping diseases such as foot-and-mouth and swine fevers out of New Zealand.
"Recent outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Europe and China make this issue very... Continue reading »
Successful comedian and now mental health advocate, Mike King will speak in the Waihi Memorial Hall tonight, Wednesday 5 December at 7.00 pm.
Mike is in Waihi as part of the Vital Behaviours programme run by staff at OceanaGold and called in for a... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Greg Sheppard, General Manager of Harcourts Gold Star Real Estate.
Having offices in Thames, Paeroa, Waihi and Waihi Beach, Greg has a finger on the pulse of house prices.
Greg told Brian there is strong demand from buyers... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson from OceanaGold took time out of his busy schedule to call in for a chat.
The Project Martha hearings were completed on Tuesday. Brian Gentil asked what happens now? Kit explained what the consent hearing process is about and said the... Continue reading »
Powerco will station a field service technician at Whangamata over the peak of the holiday season to help minimise the duration of any unplanned power cuts.
Powerco Network Operations Manager Phil Marsh said the Company had consulted extensively... Continue reading »
GO Waihi Chair Sara Howell came up to Gold FM to draw the winner of the GO Waihi Pot of Gold from the thousands of entries live on air.
Brian rang Wai straight after the draw to surprise her and give her the good news that she had won $1,000 just by... Continue reading »
The Public Hearing of the proposed Project Martha resource consent applications for further mine development in Waihi starts today in the St James Church Hall at 76 Moresby Avenue, Waihi.
There will be a Hearings Panel of three independent... Continue reading »
Waihi business owners and managers are invited to join OceanaGold at the GO Waihi BA5 this Wednesday.
Bernie O’Leary from OceanaGold will update the business community about what their year has been like, where they are with their resource consent... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson from OceanaGold called in to talk about local operations. Brian Gentil asked for more information about a new exploration drill rig that is to be installed near the Cornish Pumphouse soon. Kit explained that there are a number of drill... Continue reading »
The Waterlily Gardens at 441 Pukekauri Road is celebrating its Grand Opening this Labour Day Monday.
Rachael Pride spoke to Brian Gentil about how she fell in love with the gardens after a visit to the district to see family.
Rachael and her... Continue reading »
The Waterlily Gardens at 441 Pukekauri Road is celebrating their Grand Opening this coming Monday - Labour Day.
Entry is free and there will be plenty of delicious food, entertainment and activities for all ages to enjoy.
Rachael and Evan have been... Continue reading »
We’re hearing great things about the food – "fresh, yummy, different, doughnuts to die for" are some of the comments about baker Yang Li’s menu at Rosemont Bakery & Café.
Yang is up early Tuesday to Sunday preparing and baking a... Continue reading »
Matamata-Piako is hoping a $1.7million funding injection from the Provincial Growth Fund will lead to a tourism and industry boom.
Matamata-Piako District Council submitted two applications to the fund following a meeting with Economic Development... Continue reading »
OceanaGold's Senior Community Advisor Kit Wilson called in to chat with Brian Gentil about operations and happenings.
Brian asked about loud noises with machinery working which seemed to be coming from the Martha pit last Sunday. Kit said... Continue reading »
Waihi Budgeting Service is running a free 8-week course for all ages and personal incomes.
The course will provide you with the knowledge to manage within your income.
Choose from two different times to fit with your commitments.
Night Session... Continue reading »
GO Waihi has managed to keep the Heart of Gold flags flying constantly in Waihi for 11 years until recently. GO Waihi is an incorporated society governed by a voluntary committee that manages a paid coordinator. It was established in 1997 with the... Continue reading »
OceanaGold underground mining staff have walked off the job for a second week in a row in support of a pay rise.
Last Monday, workers at OceanaGold’s underground mine at Waihi voted unanimously for a second 48-hour strike, beginning at 7.15 pm on... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Wymond Symes about Waihi LandSAR. This voluntary group assist police with search and rescue operations locally and in the wider Waikato area.
Wymond is a busy man as he also wears the Secretary, Community Liason and fundraiser... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson, Senior Community Advisor for OceanaGold Waihi called in to talk about mining operations. Brian Gentil asked about the underground miner's strike which happened when workers walked off the job from 7.15 pm on Saturday until 7.15 pm... Continue reading »