On Wednesday 4th September the arrival of Thomas and Walala Tjapaltjarri (brothers from the Pintupi Nine) along with support team, Lawrence Renata and Bryce Lillico quietly entered New Zealand. This was the start of their trip to Paeroa and an... Continue reading »
Most of the Coromandel district's roads will now be open, except for Blackjack Road, Kuaotunu as there have been multiple slips.
State highway 25 remains closed due to slips near to Cemetery Rd Kuaotunu.
TCDC says there may still be minor slips... Continue reading »
NZ Transport Agency Waikato System Manager Karen Boyt says the Coromandel Peninsula, particularly the eastern side had over 200mm of rain fall last night and the worst hit communities of Whitianga, Hikuai and Kuaotuna are currently isolated.
“Our... Continue reading »
A number of roads around the Coromandel are closed this morning after a night of intense rain and motorists are advised to avoid travel, with heavy rain expected to continue until midday.
Approximately 218mm of rain fell across the district... Continue reading »
A Metservice Severe Weather Watch is in place for the Coromandel Peninsula.
The heaviest rain falls are expected around the Coromandel Peninsula from 4.00 pm today, Monday 9 September until 11 am tomorrow, Tuesday 10 September.
MetService expects... Continue reading »
Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff are currently responding to a hydraulic oil spill in the Sulphur Point area of Tauranga Harbour.
The spill occurred last night and was caused by a failed hydraulic hose. Oily water entered the storm water... Continue reading »
Police can now confirm five people have tragically lost their lives after a bus rolled on State Highway 5 earlier today.
Emergency services were called to the scene near Mamaku, about 20 minutes north of Rotorua, at about 11am.
27 people were on... Continue reading »
Kerepehi township and industrial area will be without water between 9 pm and 12.00 am (midnight) on Wednesday 4 September. This is to allow Hauraki District Council to connect the existing treated water reservoir to new pipe work.
It's... Continue reading »
Posted 2 September 2019
by Gold FM
in Media Release and Weather
Media Release: Metservice New Zealand
MetService meteorologist April Clark warns: “New Zealand will say goodbye to the calm weather we experienced over the weekend as a subtropical low to the northwest will spread rain over the country as the we head into the first week of Spring.”... Continue reading »
Coromandel MP Scott Simpson says he’s asked Spark to halt any further work on the site of its proposed new cell phone tower in Coromandel Town until after a meeting has been held with the Community Board later this week.
Scott Simpson says he thinks... Continue reading »
Tauranga Police are reminding anyone heading out on the water to make sure they’re well equipped, following a kayaking incident today.
Three kayakers went out fishing early this morning from Arataki, but one of them separated from the others and was... Continue reading »
Bay of Plenty Road Policing Manager, Inspector Brent Crowe has released details about a fatal crash that occurred last night after a police pursuit had been initiated and then abandoned.
About 11pm yesterday a pursuit was initiated when the driver... Continue reading »
Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on Paeroa-Tahuna Road, Otway, Waikato.
Police were called about 5pm.
One person has died following the crash, and another is understood to have sustained serious injuries.
Two other people have... Continue reading »
The Waikato Regional Hazards Portal is a handy tool for home buyers seeking information on prospective properties.
Much like a LIM, the portal contains all the spatial natural hazard information available from Waikato Regional Council, as well as... Continue reading »
A serious measles outbreak in Auckland has prompted the local Medical Officer of Health for the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts to urge local residents to check that they are up to date with their MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) immunisation... Continue reading »
Emergency services are responding to a serious crash at the intersection of Port Road and Achilles Avenue, Whangamata.
Police were alerted to the single-vehicle crash around 5pm.
Initial reports indicate one person received serious injuries.
The... Continue reading »
Police encourage firearm owners in the wider Paeroa area to attend a prohibited firearms amnesty and buy-back collection event on Wednesday, 21 August.
The event will be held at Centennial Park, Towers Street, Paeroa, from 10am - 3pm.
Now’s the... Continue reading »
Waikato Police investigating the murder of 33-year-old Sean McKinnon continue to piece together the events of early Friday morning.
Police are still working in the Waikato area gathering forensic evidence.
The firearm used in the shooting has not... Continue reading »
Police investigating the death of a 33-year-old man following a serious incident in Raglan have arrested a man overnight.
At around 11pm, Police carried out a search warrant at a rural Waikato address.
A 23-year-old man was located at the address... Continue reading »
A large team of Police officers are continuing to carry out a number of enquiries as the homicide investigation continues into the death of a 33-year-old man, whose body was located in Gordonton this morning.
"We are aware of some media... Continue reading »