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 »
Sam Muir from OceanaGold is in for a close shave at the Waihi Warm Up Party for Beach Hop on Wednesday.
Why would a woman who has never had hair shorter than her shoulders suddenly decide to give up her crowning glory?To support New Zealanders... Continue reading »
There was something for everyone at the Waihi This IS ME Festival at Morgan Park last Saturday, February 17.
Lots to see, lots to find out about, lots to do...and lots of smiles and happy people!
Check out our album of photos from the event in... Continue reading »
Here's the This Is ME Festival demo timetable for you...
The weather is looking suntastic for tomorrow's This Is ME Festival at Morgan Park, Waihi!
Sport Waikato and Waihi Sport n Action have been busy getting organised. Amy Marfell caught... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke with Sport Waikato Women & Girl's Campaign Advisor Amy Marfell. Sport Waikato is keen to encourage women’s participation in sport, physical activity and recreation across the Waikato region. They have developed an... Continue reading »
Due to last Friday's weather event, large volumes of sand and soil have been deposited in some locations, and many residents will be keen to move this material off their properties. It is possible this sand and soil may be contaminated due to... Continue reading »
The Ministry for Primary Industries has today removed the shellfish biotoxin warnings for the Northland west coast and the Bay of Plenty regions.
Recent water and shellfish sampling for algae and their toxins has shown that shellfish are now safe... Continue reading »
The Westpac 2 rescue helicopter crew were called on to assist a male patient in his 60's who had slipped and cut his hand with a chainsaw while clearing fallen tree debris on the road at Kaiaua last Friday.
Because of the wet weather, Westpac... Continue reading »
New Zealand’s largest and newest travelling festival, the Extravaganza Fair is coming back to Waihi Beach and Whangamata this summer!
Brian spoke to Hipsy this morning to find out more details.
ENTRY IS FREE and there is plenty to see and do for all... Continue reading »
Thames is the first cab off the rank for ultra-fast broadband, with the CBD area now ready to connect to the new Chorus fibre network.
Internet users in this area should be receiving information from their service provider offering an upgrade to... Continue reading »
If you saw the Christmas themed miniature horses and dogs at the GO Waihi Christmas Parade last week and like a lot of people loved what you saw, you have an opportunity to get up close to the happy critters at the BIG Fun Day this Saturday at... Continue reading »
Posted 1 December 2017
by Gold FM
in Media Release and Health
Media Release: Toe te Ora - Public Health
With the year drawing to a close and school holidays fast approaching, we can almost taste rest and recreation. With this in mind, the Bay of Plenty Medical Officer of Health is reminding residents to check that their immunisations are up to date to... Continue reading »
The first ever It's Not Ok campaign using local champions to share messages about domestic violence and how to get help happened in Waihi in 2010. Gold FM was involved in the first campaign and is pleased to continue our support.
Since 2010 the... Continue reading »