Posted 24 April 2019
by Gold FM
Media Release: Coromandel MP Scott Simpson
Selfish and short-sighted is how Coromandel MP Scott Simpson has labelled crayfish poachers who have been raiding the Cathedral Cove marine reserve.
“These people taking crayfish illegally are low-lifes. It’s a well-known ‘no take’ marine reserve.
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Water restrictions in Waihi and Waikino have now been lifted.
While river levels remain low, water usage has dropped significantly over the last few weeks, and we’re now out of the woods.
A big thank you from Hauraki District Council to all... Continue reading »
Due to the continuing dry conditions Hauraki District Council is still asking people to conserve water use by only using sprinkler systems on alternate days.
If your address is an odd number, only water on odd days of the month, if your address is... Continue reading »
Across the world, thousands of people are taking part in a rebellion to avert climate, ecological and human catastrophe. This begins in Aotearoa New Zealand today.
Extinction Rebellion Aotearoa New Zealand spokesperson Rowan Brooks says “It’s time... Continue reading »
High pressure is the theme for the first week of the school holidays, and the lead up to Easter. This means that weather will be generally settled for most places. Much of the country is already seeing sunshine on Monday, though cloud and the odd... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson from OceanaGold called in from the 'big smoke' where he was at a geology conference.
Brian gave Kit a big thumbs up and thank you for the fit young OceanaGold men who took part in the Gold FM Drag race on Waihi's Beach Hop... Continue reading »
The majority of Thames Coromandel Councillors (five) voted against a resolution to sign a Climate Change Document drafted by Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) that commits councils to plans to reduce greenhouse gases, increase resource efficiency,... Continue reading »
A fertiliser company has been convicted and fined $45,000 for unlawfully discharging chicken effluent leachate into the Waitakaruru River at Maramarua in north Waikato.
The convictions and penalty were imposed on Bennett Fertilisers Limited by Judge... Continue reading »
A full moon is on the rise tonight. It will be the last supermoon for 2019 for us here in the southern hemisphere.
This is the closest coincidence of a full moon with the March equinox since March 2000 – 19 years ago.
This March full moon counts as... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson from OceanGold called into the Gold FM studio for a catch up with Brian Gentil. The Project Martha Update on Gold FM is to update our listeners about local mining operations.
Brian asked Kit about the help OceanaGold has offered for a... Continue reading »
New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Adern has recognised the School Strike 4 Climate Action.In a media release sent out by her office she says, “I want to acknowledge today’s youth Climate Strike. I have said that climate change is my... Continue reading »
A rally against a proposed goldmine in the Karangahake Gorge is going ahead this Sunday, March 17 at 3 pm.
Karangahake local Holly Dove says the government has not kept its promise to protect Karangahake from mining and the community have been left... Continue reading »
Waihi students, parents and helpers from local schools and preschools joined the global movement to send their messages about the importance of taking climate change seriously to politicians this morning.
The peaceful march traversed Seddon Street... Continue reading »
Amy Magyar and Holly Elson-Fisher from Waihi College called in to the Gold FM studio to explain why they are helping to organise the Waihi School Strike 4 Climate Change protest.
It was apparent by their knowledge about the issues and their mature... Continue reading »
Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little has announced that in light of the current state of preparations, the scheduled date to commence re-entering and recovering the access tunnel to the Pike River Mine (the drift) will be... Continue reading »
The owners of a Waihi Beach property are disappointed and concerned that someone went onto their property last Wednesday and stole four Phoenix roebelenii (dwarf date palms) from a very private area of their back garden.
The palms have been... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson from OceanaGold called into the Gold FM studio to talk to Brian Gentil about WKP or Wharekirauponga where the discovery of a 'maiden resource' was announced recently. Brian asked what a maiden resource is.
Kit explained that it... Continue reading »
Work is progressing on options to mitigate beach erosion at Flaxmill Bay as part of a wider programme of work to protect the Coromandel coastline.
A combination of king tides and an extreme weather event last July last caused significant erosion at... Continue reading »
Protect Karangahake and Coromandel Watchdog are joining together to object to New Talisman mining in the Mount Karangahake area under a bulk sampling license and to send the coalition government a message that they mean business when it comes to... Continue reading »
Bird poo is the most likely cause of high levels of E.coli in the Uretara River, according to Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s recent river monitoring work.
The Regional Council started looking into what was causing the high levels of bacteria after... Continue reading »