“Mental Health Awareness Week is a chance for all Kiwis to consider placing a greater priority on their mental health and look at the tools and opportunities available to ensure their mental wellbeing is the best it can be,” Mental Health... Continue reading »
National Party Leader Simon Bridges says his party was pleased to pledge their support to the Government’s Child Poverty Reduction Bill after they put forward changes which will significantly improve the legislation.
"I’ve been working with the... Continue reading »
The Government’s Child Poverty Reduction Bill has been reported back to the House with unanimous support from the Social Service and Community Select Committee, and will now be supported by the National Party, Prime Minister and Child Poverty... Continue reading »
The long awaited decision that Whitianga’s rescue helicopter service is safe and will remain is very welcome news.
“I’m pleased that our collective community voice has been heard” said Coromandel MP Scott Simpson.“The Coromandel rescue helicopter... Continue reading »
Premier Beehive NZ is recalling a specific batch of its Beehive brand Original sausages as the product may contain foreign matter (metal).
Name of product (size) - Beehive brand Original sausages (1kg)
Batch marking 234234
Date marking Use by... Continue reading »
Grey Power Waihi is hosting Howard Vickeridge of Dementia Waikato at a public meeting this Friday at the Waihi Baptist Church on the corner of Kenny Street.
Dementia is one of New Zealand’s most significant and growing healthcare challenges. Almost... Continue reading »
Thames Coromandel District Councillor and member of the Waikato District Health Board Sally Christie spoke to Brian Gentil about what's been happening in her district.
Sally discussed the Thames Hospital 150th celebration coming up in the... Continue reading »
Jan Johnston, Donor Recruiter for the New Zealand Blood Service spoke to Brian Gentil about the blood collection process.
The NZ Blood Service is at the War Memorial Hall in Paeroa today from 11.30 am - 4 pm collecting blood from generous donors. ... Continue reading »
The NZ Blood Service is at the Waihi Memorial Hall between 9 am and 1.30 pm today.
Operations, transfusions, crashes … you never know what your blood will be used for, but it only lasts about four weeks before it has to be used or replaced.
Brian... Continue reading »
An 8500 signature petition calling on the Government to include Whitianga and Coromandel rescue helicopter services in the tender process was presented by Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Trust members to Coromandel MP Scott Simpson at Parliament today.... Continue reading »
Three year old Ocean needs an operation so that she can walk. You can help out to raise some funds and score yourself (or someone you love) a fantastic Uncle Greg's Playhouse at the same time.
The playhouse is valued at $3,000 and it could be... Continue reading »
Sally Christie is a Thames Coromandel District Councillor and member of the Waikato District Health Board. She talks to Brian Gentil regularly about health issues in the district.
The 150th anniversary of Thames Hospital has arrived. Sally... Continue reading »
It was a pleasure to welcome Ireen Potter into the studio to talk about Shotokan Karate.Ireen will be celebrating her 72nd birthday this year and is a sensei or teacher of karate. She is specialising in teaching karate to veterans, people over 60. ... Continue reading »
The United Nations says that the global population of people aged 60 years and older will more than double, from 542 million in 1995 to about 1.2 billion in 2025. Around 4 to 6% of elderly people have experienced some form of maltreatment at home.... Continue reading »
Gold mining company OceanaGold has announced that aspects of the recent decision of the District Court in relation to the death of one of its workers on site will be appealed by the company’s insurers. OceanaGold has said it will ensure the appeal... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Karen Donald, a midwife who lives and works on the Coromandel. She explained what midwives do and spoke about the issue midwives are facing with their funding.
Rural midwives are finding it difficult to make ends meet because... Continue reading »
Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis today announced up to $3.4 million in funding to help improve and extend Waikato’s Hauraki Rail Trail.
This is the second major investment to be made through the Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail Enhancement and... Continue reading »
When Ocean was 18 months old she was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia which causes stiffness/spasticity in the muscles in her legs making walking and other things most of us take for granted difficult and sometimes painful.
Ocean has... Continue reading »
Hats off to Samantha Muir from OceanaGold (although Sam is probably wearing a hat to keep her head warm).
Sam braved the crowd at Beach Hop in Waihi on Wednesday and submitted to the shears to let go of her crowning glory for Shave for A Cure.
She... Continue reading »
TCDC Councillor Sally Christie was wearing two hats when she spoke to Bran Gentil about her council's Long Term Plan, lead maternity carers, and other Waihi District health Board news.
Click play to hear what Sally had to say. Continue reading »