Southwesterly winds have dominated the weather regime for the last few days but MetService are forecasting a ridge of high pressure which is set to bring settled weather with widespread frosts on Tuesday. The next rain band isn’t expected to reach... Continue reading »
Look up this month if you fancy an eyeful of Jupiter. NASA reckons the biggest planet in our solar system will be at its biggest and brightest during June.
As long as the clouds and weather don't get in the way Jupiter should be clearly... Continue reading »
MP for Coromandel Scott Simpson called in for a chat with Brian Gentil.
Scott is the National Party spokesperson for workplace relations and safety. He's also party spokesperson for the environment. Scott talked about the problem with an old... Continue reading »
The community group opposing large scale mining in Hauraki/Coromandel, Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki, is opposing the Oceana Gold application for a Judicial Review of the Minister of Land Information's decision to reject their purchase of... Continue reading »
OceanaGold has issued proceedings in the High Court seeking judicial review of the decision of the Minister for Land Information Hon. Eugenie Sage, dated 3 May, declining consent under the Overseas Investment Act to purchase 178 hectares of land... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson from OceanaGold is at the Minerals Forum in Dunedin where a bit of a fracas erupted yesterday when protesters concerned about the coal industry barricaded the door to stop people entering until police intervened. Brian Gentil asked Kit... Continue reading »
'Moving Day' is this Saturday (1 June), signalling the season when many sharemilkers are on the move, and farmers are shifting stock to winter grazing pasture.
With the presence of Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) in New Zealand, farmers should... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Mayor, John Tregidga, doesn’t speak for all locals as he berates Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage for accurately pointing out the risks of allowing OceanaGold to acquire land for a new tailings impoundment.
Spokesperson for... Continue reading »
Whakaari – White Island, New Zealand’s most active volcano has been living up to its description with a swarm of earthquakes detected since late last week. The quakes began last Thursday and steadily increased intensity within 24 hours.
The swarm... Continue reading »
Farmers are being urged to do their bit to protect farms from damaging pest plants by ensuring machinery, vehicles and equipment have been cleaned ahead of Gypsy Day.
Gypsy Day occurs in the week leading up to and immediately following 1 June each... Continue reading »
A drill rig that appeared in the car park behind Waihi's Seddon Street, between Haszard Street and Mueller Street over last weekend is installing a Piezometer that measures groundwater and any changes to this, according to Mark Buttimore,... Continue reading »
Two men are likely to face court action after being found in possession of 3,526 pipi taken from the Ohiwa Harbour near Kutarere in the Bay of Plenty.
Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) spokesman Richard Ratapu says the men were caught with the... Continue reading »
MetService are forecasting a mild Autumn week of weather.
MetService Meteorologist Tui McInnes sums it up: “Not much wind, mostly dry but with cloud for many areas. A blocking high has built up over our region of the globe which is helping to keep... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson from OceanaGold called in to talk about local mining operations. Listen in to the full Q & A interview by clicking on our podcast link.
We had a question asking about the difference between a tailings dam and a tailings impoundment.... Continue reading »
Putting the weekly rubbish bag on the kerb will soon cost a little more as the cost of getting rid of waste increases.
Hauraki District Council will increase the price of its pre-paid yellow household refuse bags and rubbish disposal charges to its... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Council’s $4.4 million Kaimanawa drinking water supply project near Hikutaia is underway.
The project will supply quality drinking water treated at the Paeroa water treatment plant to properties in the Kaimanawa and Maratoto areas... Continue reading »
A low from the Tasman Sea is forecast to move over New Zealand later today and early Monday bringing strong winds and rain to many places.
As the low approaches today, northerlies are forecast to strengthen over the North Island and upper South... Continue reading »
Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki is furious that the Government’s failure to implement protections that have been promised by one or more of the coalition partners for years has resulted in a mining application being lodged against prime Coromandel... Continue reading »
Having an application to purchase two farms near Waihi to build a new tailings impoundment rejected hasn’t deterred OceanaGold from progressing plans to extend mining operations well into the future.
After announcing a high-grade mineral resource at... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Kit Wilson, Senior Community Advisor at OceanaGold, about the decision to decline their application to purchase two farms for a new tailings storage facility near Waihi.
Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage disagreed with... Continue reading »