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 »
Police have arrested a 39-year-old man following the death of 17-month old Sadie-Leigh Gardner.
Sadie-Leigh was taken to Auckland’s Starship Hospital from Tauranga with serious head injuries following an incident on 27 March 2019.
She sadly died on... Continue reading »
Motorists travelling across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty region for Easter are urged to drive to the conditions and plan ahead before leaving home.
This year Easter Monday, Anzac Day and school holidays all fall in the same week, which means it’s... Continue reading »
A ridge of high-pressure which has been dominating Aotearoa this week is set to give way to a front this Easter weekend.
MetService is forecasting a front to reach the South Island tomorrow before moving northwards towards the North Island late... Continue reading »
Good weather and a happy alignment of public holidays will make for a larger than usual number of visitors to the Coromandel this year says local MP Scott Simpson.
Easter is traditionally a big weekend around the region but this year we have Easter... Continue reading »
There have now been six cases of measles reported in the Bay of Plenty region in the past month.
“The most recent case, reported last night, is linked to the previous cases in the Mount Maunganui area,” says Dr Neil de Wet, Medical Officer of Health... Continue reading »
New Zealand’s National Terrorism Threat Level has moved from high to medium following review by the Combined Threat Assessment Group (CTAG) Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today.
CTAG is an independent multi-agency group with the primary... Continue reading »
Across the world, thousands of people are taking part in a rebellion to avert climate, ecological and human catastrophe. This begins in Aotearoa New Zealand today.
Extinction Rebellion Aotearoa New Zealand spokesperson Rowan Brooks says “It’s time... Continue reading »
Health Minister Dr David Clark has informed Waikato DHB Board that he is seriously dissatisfied with their performance and is considering the appointment of a Commissioner to replace Board members.
The Board has two weeks (until 3 May) to formally... Continue reading »
High pressure is the theme for the first week of the school holidays, and the lead up to Easter. This means that weather will be generally settled for most places. Much of the country is already seeing sunshine on Monday, though cloud and the odd... Continue reading »
Police are now treating the death of a child in Tauranga last week as a homicide, following the results of post mortem and medical examinations.
A 17-month-old girl was taken to Tauranga hospital from an address in Maungatapu Road with critical... Continue reading »
Contractors are in the final throes of repairing the damage to Waihi’s electricity network after a truck crash brought down three poles yesterday.
Powerco Network Operations Manager Phil Marsh said power was restored to the 130 customers affected by... Continue reading »
A fertiliser company has been convicted and fined $45,000 for unlawfully discharging chicken effluent leachate into the Waitakaruru River at Maramarua in north Waikato.
The convictions and penalty were imposed on Bennett Fertilisers Limited by Judge... Continue reading »