Forest & Bird is urging the government not to fund what they consider to be an environmentally damaging marina development in Coromandel.
Pita Street Development Ltd is seeking about $20 million from the government’s Provincial Growth Fund to... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson called into the Gold FM studio for a chat about mining operations.
Last time Kit was in he talked about staff who live locally and the contribution they make to the Hauraki district economy. A listener called to say, "We are in a... Continue reading »
Waikato Regional Council is holding an open day on 11 August, 9am-11am, to demonstrate how the mechanical gates work and talk about why they are so important to protect the community.
The floodgates, which fill the gap in the stopbank where State... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Council will take urgent action on climate change.
The Extinction Rebellion Waihi Group asked Council at a recent Community Services and Development Committee to declare a climate change emergency for the Hauraki District and... Continue reading »
With the exception of a pre-hearing meeting with Iwi and others who submitted on Maori cultural values, Kaimai Windfarm Ltd has decided against its planned topic-based, pre-hearing meetings, having offered submitters one-on-one meetings about its... Continue reading »
“I’m really pleased to have been appointed by Simon Bridges, Leader of the National Party to the role of National Party Spokesperson for Climate Change” said Coromandel MP Scott Simpson.
“The role fits perfectly with the work I do as the National... Continue reading »
Tomorrow, Saturday 27 July from 1 pm – 5:30 pm, an emergency services exercise will be taking place in Whangamata.
“This is a large-scale exercise with approximately 100 emergency services personnel, civil defence staff and volunteers taking part,”... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson from OceanaGold called in for a chat with Brian Gentil about local operations.
Brian asked whether the steam coming out of the vent on the south wall in Martha pit is causing the misty conditions that hover over the mine sometimes? Kit... Continue reading »
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is disappointed by the scale of an illegal haul of flounder and oysters in Northland.
Northland fishery officers have caught a 66-year-old Russell man with 97 flounder and 677 shucked oysters, which were... Continue reading »
Grants for energy efficient heaters are now available as part of the Government’s Warmer Kiwi Homes programme which aims to make homes warmer and more energy efficient.
Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods says the grants will cover two-thirds... Continue reading »
Whitianga's new water treatment plant is now officially open, marking an important milestone in Thames Coromandel District Council's drinking water standards upgrade project.
The Council is spending close to $16 million over the next three... Continue reading »
Seven years ago today - July 17, 2012, Waihi woke to news that kept the town on tenterhooks for several hours.
A truck in the Trio underground mine caught fire causing several miners to shelter in underground refuge chambers until mines rescue staff... Continue reading »
Visitors to Kaiaua will have a top spot to stretch their legs, skip some stones, and munch on their lunch, thanks to a government contribution announced at the weekend.
The council has received $80,000 towards a car parking and freedom camping area... Continue reading »
The epic 12,000km journey made by some of New Zealand’s favourite migratory birds from the Coromandel to the Arctic is set to become safer.
Last week UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee agreed that parts of China’s Yellow Sea and the sanctuaries it... Continue reading »
It's been a while since Kit Wilson from OceanaGold has been in for a catch up about mining operations in the district. "It's been very much business as usual," Kit said.
He explained what is happening since OceanaGold's... Continue reading »
Today, July 10 is the anniversary of the day New Zealand was shaken by the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior in Auckland by the 'action' branch of the French foreign intelligence services.
During the operation, two French operatives sank the... Continue reading »
Get inside the fence and discover modern gold mining up close and on a grand scale these school holidays.
Learn how today’s miners get the gold out of the rock and into gold bars.
Book a gold mine tour and get FREE ENTRY to the Gold Discovery... Continue reading »
The Bay of Plenty Regional Council Flood Room has been activated since 1 pm today (Thursday 4 July 2019) to closely monitor the effects of the current weather system on the region’s rivers.
Duty Flood Manager Mark Townsend says the increased river... Continue reading »
A front over the North Island today is set to bring plenty of rain and even snow, MetService has issued Orange Severe Weather Warnings for most of the central and northern areas of the Island in the next few days. The good news is that it’s looking... Continue reading »
Single-use plastic shopping bags are banned in New Zealand from today. Businesses can no longer provide you with single-use plastic shopping bags.The ban is designed to help reduce the amount of plastic in our environment.The ban applies to all new... Continue reading »