Hauraki District Council says river levels in Waihi and Waikino are low and water needs to be saved.
There is now a total watering ban in both towns.
The ban includes all use of water outside the house including watering lawns and gardens, washing... Continue reading »
The Council is toughening up on littering and illegal dumping in the Hauraki District.
A new infringement fee schedule for offences under the Litter Act is expected to be adopted within the next few weeks.
It's hoped the new fines, of up to... Continue reading »
Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) is urging people to be extremely careful on beaches along the eastern coast of New Zealand this week, due to a large swell caused by a tropical cyclone out in the north eastern pacific.
SLSNZ National Lifesaving... Continue reading »
A February 8 news report in the Bay of Plenty Times on a court case in the Rotorua High court has stated that OceanaGold New Zealand Limited has appealed the quantum of the fine and reparation to the family imposed in the Tauranga District Court on... Continue reading »
No appeals have been received by Hauraki District Council following the late December notification that OceanaGold’s application for an underground mine below the Martha open pit in Waihi had been approved.
OceanaGold Waihi General Manager Bernie... Continue reading »
Representatives from Merdeka Copper Gold in Indonesia spent two days in Waihi this week. Merdeka has five mines on five different islands across Indonesia, each with a separate language or tribal dialect. They produce over 350,000 oz of gold each... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson from OceanaGold called into the Gold FM studio for a Q&A about local operations. Brian Gentil asked him the following questions.
Q: Terrible disaster with the Brazilian tailings dam collapse over the weekend. What’s to stop the same... Continue reading »
Small goods manufacturer Hellers has been fined almost $40,000 and ordered to pay a total of $15,000 to 3 children who had moderate to severe allergic reactions after consuming mispackaged Sizzlers sausages.
The children became sick after an... Continue reading »
With a long weekend this weekend locals and visitors will be heading into the reserves and bush around the Coromandel to enjoy our GREAT outdoors.
Vivienne McLean is hoping everyone who visits areas where kauri trees grow will take a few simple... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Piers Harrison, a food safety specialist advisor for the Ministry of Primary Industries, (MPI) about the toxic shellfish alert put out this week. The affected shellfish warning in our area goes from Te Ororoa Point, just north... Continue reading »
Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki says it will be peacefully protecting places like Opoutere and Pauanui from toxic mining activity now that OceanaGold has applied for an extension to the duration of an exploration permit which covers 1490 hectares... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson from OceanaGold called into the Gold FM studio for a chat about local operations.
Brian Gentil asked: Where are you up to with the Project Martha consent?
What happens now?
Maps in the East Ender show a tunnel under the south wall of... Continue reading »
Vivienne McLeod, member of the Kauri 2000 Trust, spoke with Brian Gentil on Gold FM's Breakfast Show and discussed Kauri Dieback Disease which is killing our native trees. She explained how small these micro-organisms are and how they affect... Continue reading »
People have until 4.30 pm Thursday, January 31 to make submissions on a proposed 24 turbine wind farm that spans an area of 1,304 hectares or just over 3,222 acres. The proposed wind farm borders Rotokohu Road, Paeroa and SH26 Tirohia. The turbines... Continue reading »
The simple steps you take to clean your gear will help protect our kauri forests and could mean the difference between the ultimate survival and extinction of this iconic species.
That’s a message the Kauri 2000 Trust hopes everyone visiting... Continue reading »
Waikato Regional Council’s coastal scientists say water quality at Coromandel beaches it monitors is generally good for swimming, but caution is urged following heavy rain.
The Regional Council is in the third year of its reactivated water quality... Continue reading »
As Kiwis head out in droves to enjoy New Zealand's beaches, rivers, lakes, swimming pools and other water spots this Christmas season Surf Life Saving New Zealand, Coastguard and Water Safety New Zealand are urging people to think about water... Continue reading »
The Extravaganza Fair rolls onto the reserve next to the Waihi Beach Community Centre and will open the gates for fun and shenanigans at 9 am on December 31 (New Year's Eve).
New Zealand's happy travelling fair aims to be sustainable and... Continue reading »
Holiday makers on the Coromandel this summer are being encouraged to think carefully about ways to minimise their waste as the population spikes and Kerbside rubbish collection increases across the district.
Between December and January last year... Continue reading »
The Waihi Beach RSA opened their doors to holidaymakers who were flooded out at the Waihi Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort at about 3 am this morning.
Concerns a nearby creek might overflow prompted the evacuation of campsites in the lower part of the... Continue reading »