On Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd October, there is scheduled maintenance on the Trig Trail at Waihi Beach, for the section between the dam and the lower step sections Trig Trail. There will be contractors working on the lower trail section laying... Continue reading »
Here's a great example showing why it is so important to dispose of batteries properly.
Smart Environmental's Kopu Recycling Plant has already had two large fires, the most recent in March 2018 caused by lithium batteries. Lithium... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson joined Brian Gentil in the studio for a catch up about local mining operations.
A rather large blast recently raised a few questions. Kit explained why a bigger than usual blast - 7.9mm registered and caused a few concerns. He explained... Continue reading »
New applications from mining company OceanaGold to purchase land in Waihi for new tailings ponds associated with its gold mines have been approved.
Minister of Finance Grant Robertson and Associate Minister of Finance David Parker considered the... Continue reading »
OceanaGold welcomes approval under the Overseas Investment Act of its application to purchase 178 hectares of farm land south of Waihi, which would provide additional tailings storage as part of a planned extension of the life of the Waihi Gold... Continue reading »
October 7 is World Habitat Day.
When we hear the word habitat, we often think of places like the rainforest and broad open forests, the places that wild animals live and that are all too often endangered.Rarely do we consider that we ourselves are... Continue reading »
A $100,000 project to reduce the impact of flooding in Kaiaua township will begin as soon as the winter weather clears and the ground dries out.
Following the storm event that hit the Kaiaua Coast in January 2018, the Council has been working with... Continue reading »
The Great Kererū Count starts today. It is NZ’s biggest citizen science project to help gather information on the abundance and distribution of the New Zealand pigeon — also known as kererū, kūkū or kūkupa.
Big UPS to Waikino! The very first kererū... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil chatted with Emma Woods from Envirohub about the Sustainable Blue Backyard, a family friendly free event happening at Waihi Beach this Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm.
The MetService is predicting a sunny weekend for most places, as high... Continue reading »
The Sand Sculpture Competition at the Sustainable Blue Backyard competition this Sunday is just one of the activities planned.
The event gets underway at 10 am near the surf club at the North end of Waihi Beach.
Event organiser Emma Woods from... Continue reading »
Local people from the Karangahake Gorge and the 'Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki' group have disrupted the AGM of the New Talisman Mining company at the Pullmans Hotel, Waterloo Quadrant in central Auckland today.
“The shareholders of this... Continue reading »
It all began in 1969 by The New Zealand Scout Association.Selwyn Field, the Chief Executive Commissioner of The New Zealand Scout Association, came back from the 1967 World Jamboree in Idaho inspired by the use of conservation trails for education.... Continue reading »
The theme for the Department of Conservation's 50th Conservation Week is Nature needs us. It highlights how much more we can do to secure native plants, wildlife and the places they live.
More than 4,000 of our native plants and animals are... Continue reading »
Your family is invited to the Sustainable Blue Backyard Conservation event – Sunday 22nd September 2019, 10 am – 1 pm
Envirohub Bay of Plenty has teamed up with the Department of Conservation for a fun-filled and educational free family day out at... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson from OceanaGold called in for a chat with Brian Gentil about local mining operations.
With the recent downpour in the district Brian asked about 'the trickle down effect' of rain. Kit explained what does and doesn't happen,... Continue reading »
Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff are currently responding to a hydraulic oil spill in the Sulphur Point area of Tauranga Harbour.
The spill occurred last night and was caused by a failed hydraulic hose. Oily water entered the storm water... Continue reading »
Paula Bennett, Deputy Leader of the National Party, MP for Upper Harbour visited the Waihi district yesterday.
Paula and Coromandel MP Scott Simpson called into the Gold FM studios for a chat with Brian Gentil while she was here. She spent some time... Continue reading »
A launch has broken free from its mooring and has ended up on Buffalo Beach, Whitianga, near the Buffalo memorial area and rock wall.
At this stage a salvage company, Waikato Regional Council's harbourmaster, police and TCDC staff are helping... Continue reading »
Kerepehi township and industrial area will be without water between 9 pm and 12.00 am (midnight) on Wednesday 4 September. This is to allow Hauraki District Council to connect the existing treated water reservoir to new pipe work.
It's... Continue reading »
The Government has announced that a further $8 million is being made available to continue to help encourage responsible camping around New Zealand.
The Coromandel District is to receive a share of the $8 million fund, which is being allocated among... Continue reading »