OceanaGold has issued proceedings in the High Court seeking judicial review of the decision of the Minister for Land Information Hon. Eugenie Sage, dated 3 May, declining consent under the Overseas Investment Act to purchase 178 hectares of land... Continue reading »
With winter now starting to bite, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is reminding pastoral livestock farmers of their animal welfare responsibilities, whether animals are kept at home or sent off-farm to graze.
“This time of year can be... Continue reading »
MetService are forecasting a deep low to move across the North Island on Wednesday bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the Island, and also the upper South Island.
MetService meteorologist Stephen Glassey warns: “As well as strong winds and... Continue reading »
The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists travelling this weekend across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty region to plan ahead and expect changeable weather conditions.
Bay of Plenty Systems Manager Rob Campbell says this is one of the busiest weekends... Continue reading »
A cold snap is forecast to spread over the country on Saturday, which is perfectly timed for the change in season. Although MetService is forecasting a lot of severe weather for parts of New Zealand between now and Monday, Queens’ Birthday is... Continue reading »
'Moving Day' is this Saturday (1 June), signalling the season when many sharemilkers are on the move, and farmers are shifting stock to winter grazing pasture.
With the presence of Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) in New Zealand, farmers should... Continue reading »
As Autumn comes to a close, so does the generally settled weather over New Zealand.
A warning for heavy rain has already been issued for the southwest of the South Island, the first of many expected to be issued this week as series of fronts move... Continue reading »
This weekend is set to be the perfect chance to get some of those much-needed outdoor chores done ahead a more tempestuous coming week.
MetService are forecasting the cliché; ‘wet in the west of the South Island, fairly good elsewhere’, this... Continue reading »
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 »