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 »
Work has begun on toilet and wastewater improvements at Karangahake Reserve.
The Government will pay $215,830 towards the $1,078,000 project, following a successful application from the Council to the MBIE Tourism Infrastructure Fund, which is... 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 »
Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today announced that the Department of Conservation (DOC) will close 21 tracks across kauri land to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback.
An additional 10 tracks will also be partially closed and the open... Continue reading »
We're into spring, the season of new growth and the Coromandel is starting to blossom. Sadly however, recent cases of tree vandalism in the Thames Coromandel district have put a dampener on the new season for many of their communities.
Eight... Continue reading »
Western Bay of Plenty Police and Coastguard are urging boaties to be prepared, after two boats capzised on the Kaituna Bar over the last two days.
On Friday morning, a small boat with two people on board capsized on the bar.
As the Maketu... 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 »
The Great Kererū Count takes flight today with everyone in New Zealand being invited to be citizen scientists for the next 10 days and count kererū. The aim is to build up a comprehensive picture of where our native pigeon is – and isn’t – found.... Continue reading »
New Zealand’s wildlife is in crisis with more than 4,000 of our species threatened or at risk.
The Conservation Week poster this year is of a tīeke (saddleback) surrounded by native species, calling for help. There are four sectors represented –... Continue reading »
The Great Kererū Count is NZ’s biggest citizen science project. The project is all about community participation through citizen science. Citizen science is the collection and analysis of data relating to the natural world by members of the general... 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 »
Police and mining security intervened after twelve Coromandel locals, including ex-politician Catherine Delahunty, set-up camp in the middle of the New Talisman Gold Mine site, risking arrest today.
New Talisman Gold Mines was granted permission to... Continue reading »
The clock is ticking on the submission period for the OceanaGold proposed Martha Project. Submissions close at 4.30 pm this Friday, September 14.
Hauraki District Council is managing the processing of the information. Recently one of their staff... Continue reading »
Turning trash into fashion will be turning heads at the GO Waihi Market Day and Trolley Derby on October 06.
A fun recycled fashion show for kids is happening outside the Waihi Memorial Hall from 10.15 am.
Kids from Waihi East School will proudly... Continue reading »
Protect Karangahake community group members have breached the gate and are attempting to set up camp to halt mining in the Mount Karangahake conservation estate during conservation week.
Protect Karangahake is staging an occupation on a portion of... Continue reading »
Mining in DoC land during conservation week is a contradiction, says Protect Karangahake.
Coromandel community group Protect Karangahake will kick-off "conservation week" by informing tourists to the Karangahake Gorge about the threats of... 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 »
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 »
OceanaGold's new Martha Project has been publicly notified and community feedback via written submissions close at 4.30 pm on Friday 14 September 2018. Kit Wilson, Senior Community Advisor for OceanaGold called in to answer some... Continue reading »
Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki launched a campaign to stop mining on conservation land by holding a protest rally at Parakiwai Quarry Rd, Whangamata last Saturday.The rally was held in an area that OceanaGold is exploring for gold... Continue reading »