OceanaGold has received notification from Hauraki District Council and Waikato Regional Council that the company’s application for an underground mine below the Martha open pit in Waihi has been approved.
The approval is subject to the outcome of... Continue reading »
New Zealand star gazers are in for a treat this weekend as the King of Meteor showers lights up the sky.Look north east close to the Gemini constellation to see the Geminids meteor shower with blazing tails in a variety of colours.
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A health warning has been issued for the Uretara River in Katikati as monitoring results have shown persistently high levels of bacteria that may cause illness.
“It’s advised to avoid swimming in the river and parents should particularly make sure... Continue reading »
Making sure that pigs are not fed uncooked meat waste is a vital part of keeping diseases such as foot-and-mouth and swine fevers out of New Zealand.
"Recent outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Europe and China make this issue very... Continue reading »
A 65-year old woman has been discharged without conviction after being charged with obstruction in September. Linda Gilmore was arrested for obstructing a mining company prospecting in conservation land in the Karangahake Gorge when she chained... Continue reading »
A 65-year old Coromandel woman appealing her conviction, served last August, for obstructing a mining company prospecting in conservation land in the Karangahake Gorge, will appear tomorrow morning in the Waihi District Court.
Linda Gilmore,... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Jennifer Chappel to find out how preparations for the Waihi Lions Garden Ramble this weekend have been going.
Local gardeners are opening their garden gates to the public on Saturday and Sunday.
Listen in to hear Jennifer... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson from OceanaGold took time out of his busy schedule to call in for a chat.
The Project Martha hearings were completed on Tuesday. Brian Gentil asked what happens now? Kit explained what the consent hearing process is about and said the... Continue reading »
Have you got your tickets to explore what's behind the garden gate in 14 special gardens?
Get your ticket with the map from the Country Dog Garden Centre Paeroa, Waihi Beach Hardware and Mitre 10 Waihi - then get together with friends and... Continue reading »
Powerco will station a field service technician at Whangamata over the peak of the holiday season to help minimise the duration of any unplanned power cuts.
Powerco Network Operations Manager Phil Marsh said the Company had consulted extensively... Continue reading »
Today, 19 November is the 8th anniversary of the day an explosion in the Pike River mine trapped 29 workers inside the mine.
Rescuers delayed entering the mine, due to the risk of another explosion. On 24 November, a second explosion occurred and a... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil caught up with Jennifer Chappel from the Lions Club of Waihi on Friday morning as they get ready for the Garden Ramble next weekend, November 24 and 25.
How many gardens, what sorts, what for, what else, how much, where to get tickets,... Continue reading »
The Public Hearing of the proposed Project Martha resource consent applications for further mine development in Waihi starts today in the St James Church Hall at 76 Moresby Avenue, Waihi.
There will be a Hearings Panel of three independent... Continue reading »
A message in a bottle cast into the ocean by Chief Officer Kevin McKernan in 2001 has been replied to all these years later.The message in a bottle washed ashore at Bellows Beach, which is located at a small town called Waimanalo on the island of... Continue reading »
Coromandel town is doing its bit to cut plastic waste and has been rewarded for its efforts.
Plastic Free Coromandel Town has won the Keep New Zealand Beautiful 'Community Group' award. This award recognises and honours a not-for-profit... Continue reading »
Thames Coromandel District Council's Hot Water Beach toilets have been named ‘Best Loo’ in the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards.
The Best Loo Award recognises the best public loo in the country. Judges take into consideration the location,... Continue reading »
Waihi’s Amy Magyar won the Young Legend Award at a gala dinner held at the Auckland Maritime Room on Friday 26th October. The Young Legend Award honours an outstanding volunteer aged under 18 who demonstrated remarkable leadership in their community... Continue reading »
The Waterlily Gardens at 441 Pukekauri Road is celebrating its Grand Opening this Labour Day Monday.
Rachael Pride spoke to Brian Gentil about how she fell in love with the gardens after a visit to the district to see family.
Rachael and her... Continue reading »
Work has begun on toilet and wastewater improvements at Karangahake Reserve.
The Government will pay $215,830 towards the $1,078,000 project, following a successful application from the Council to the MBIE Tourism Infrastructure Fund, which is... Continue reading »
The Waterlily Gardens at 441 Pukekauri Road is celebrating their Grand Opening this coming Monday - Labour Day.
Entry is free and there will be plenty of delicious food, entertainment and activities for all ages to enjoy.
Rachael and Evan have been... Continue reading »