Farmers are being urged to do their bit to protect farms from damaging pest plants by ensuring machinery, vehicles and equipment have been cleaned ahead of Gypsy Day.
Gypsy Day occurs in the week leading up to and immediately following 1 June each... Continue reading »
More than eight years after 29 men went to work at the Pike River Coal Mine and never came home, the promise to re-enter the mine drift has been honoured.
In the presence of families, experts from Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa-Pike River... Continue reading »
Two men are likely to face court action after being found in possession of 3,526 pipi taken from the Ohiwa Harbour near Kutarere in the Bay of Plenty.
Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) spokesman Richard Ratapu says the men were caught with the... Continue reading »
Posted 17 May 2019
by Gold FM
in Media Release
Media Release: Hon Scott Simpson MP
Kiwibank’s decision to go ‘cheque-free’ in nine months will pose problems for many Coromandel seniors says MP for Coromandel Scott Simpson.
“This decision will impact on those people who still use cheques or find them more convenient than online... Continue reading »
Putting the weekly rubbish bag on the kerb will soon cost a little more as the cost of getting rid of waste increases.
Hauraki District Council will increase the price of its pre-paid yellow household refuse bags and rubbish disposal charges to its... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Council’s $4.4 million Kaimanawa drinking water supply project near Hikutaia is underway.
The project will supply quality drinking water treated at the Paeroa water treatment plant to properties in the Kaimanawa and Maratoto areas... Continue reading »
A great afternoon of rugby was witnessed on Saturday when both of Waihi's senior sides hosted Mercury B sides.
In the senior B fixture, the winner would be awarded the Elders Cup for first round honours. It was a titanic battle with Mercury Bay... Continue reading »
Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki is furious that the Government’s failure to implement protections that have been promised by one or more of the coalition partners for years has resulted in a mining application being lodged against prime Coromandel... Continue reading »
At 10:05 am on the today, New Zealand Police launched 105 (“ten five”), the eagerly anticipated number for the public to report non-emergency situations to Police.
“More than 60 years on from the first 111 call, the launch of 105 today is a... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga has slammed the decision by Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage to block OceanaGold’s application under the Overseas Investment Act to buy land for the purpose of extending its long term operations at Waihi.... Continue reading »
Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki welcomes the decision by Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage to decline an application by Oceana Gold to purchase an area of rural land for a new tailings dam.
"We agree with Minister Sage that there are far... Continue reading »
In April 2018 Oceana Gold applied to the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) to buy about 180 hectares of farm land near its current Waihi mines.
The decision summary for the application can be viewed... Continue reading »
Waihi Gold Mine operator, OceanaGold, has expressed extreme disappointment at the decision by the Hon. Eugenie Sage acting in her capacity as Minister of Land Information to not allow the company to purchase two farms on the outskirts of Waihi. ... Continue reading »
Oceana Gold (New Zealand) Ltd’s application under the Overseas Investment Act to purchase 178 ha of rural land for a new tailings reservoir near Waihi in Coromandel has been declined.
Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage and Associate Finance... Continue reading »
Motorists in the Thames-Coromandel area should exercise extreme caution if travelling on State Highway 25 between Thames and Tairua.
Emergency services were alerted to an oil spill in the area around 1:40 pm today.
The spill is described as being... Continue reading »
A century after leaving Thames, Sir Keith Park is back home in the form of a bronze statue in his likeness. Sir Keith led the air defence of London and south-east England during the Battle of Britain in 1940, forcing Adolf Hitler to abandon plans... Continue reading »
Both senior rugby sides had good wins in the latest rounds of Thames Valley club rugby. The Senior B's travelled to Paeroa and kept their unbeaten record intact with a hard fought 32-26 win.
They are playing a great brand of attacking rugby and... Continue reading »
Police National Dive Squad has now located a vehicle believed to have left the Maungatapu Bridge, State Highway 29A near Tauranga, yesterday evening, 27 April.
The driver's body has also been located inside the vehicle.
The road between... Continue reading »
Police have this evening recovered a body near Mayor Island in the Bay of Plenty.
The body was located and reported to Police by people out on a recreational boat at around 3.30pm today.
While formal identification is still to be carried out,... Continue reading »
Police are seeking the public’s help to locate 62-year-old Gordon Nicholson.
He was last seen at Whiritoa Beach on Tuesday 23 April, possibly heading to a blow hole near the south end of the beach.
Gordon was wearing tramping boots, shorts and... Continue reading »