East Coast Road, Kaiaua is closed due to a slip about 2kms north of Waharau. Miranda road is also closed and traffic is becoming backed up in this area. There is also a lot of surface flooding on Kaiaua Road and the area in general.
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Rachael Coll is one of the organisers of the Matariki Waihi celebrations. Here's her wrap up of this year's events.
As each year passes and the Waihi community Matariki celebrations continue to flourish and strengthen, we see our tamariki... Continue reading »
Police have formally identified the body located in Coromandel bush as that of Shannon Earle Mako, (also known as Shannon Earle Makowharemaihihi), aged 37, from Coromandel.
The body of Mr Mako was found in dense bush in the area around Castle Rock,... 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 »
The first gold pour from the modern Martha Mine took place on 16 May 1988. Exactly 30 years later, staff and permanent contractors gathered for a spit roast meal to celebrate this event. Work stopped across the site while staff gathered in a marquee... Continue reading »
OceanaGold has received a fine of $378,000 under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2015, following its acceptance of liability for the death of Tipiwai Stainton in July 2016, and reparations of $350,000.
OceanaGold Waihi General Manager, Bernie... Continue reading »
State Highway 25a Coromandel (Kopu-Hikuai) is expected to be closed from 11.30 am today for around three hours while Police complete a serious crash investigation.
The crash occurred last night.
The NZ Transport Agency says a detour will be in place... Continue reading »
The NZ Transport Agency says road users can expect delays on State Highway 2 between Clarke Road and Te Puna Road this Saturday between 6am and 6pm.
Traffic will be stopped from both directions for around five minutes at a time for vegetation... Continue reading »
Anzac Day at the Tunnellers Memorial at Gilmour Reserve next Wednesday will feature something new. Organiser Sue Baker Wilson of Waihi Heritage Vision says that as well as remembering the men and women who served, the event will also remember the... Continue reading »
The NZTA project to repair and strengthen the series of rock protection walls on SH25 Thames Coast Road is nearing completion, with attention now moving to rebuilding the road.
Almost three-quarters of the 6.7 km of rock protection walls between... 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 »
Police have been working to understand the circumstances surrounding the death of a man found on a train near the Port of Tauranga this morning.
The man has been identified as a 38-year-old from Whakamarama.
His body was found by staff unloading... Continue reading »
The environmental group Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki is furious that emails reveal spy firm Thompson and Clark were trying to use their relationships with MBIE officials to contact mining companies in the Hauraki region.
“It is clear that... Continue reading »
SH25 repairs progressing well - NZTA
Work continues to progress well on SH25 Thames Coast, with repairs continuing at multiple sites to install rock protection walls and rebuild the road.
The project to rebuild this stretch of SH25 remains on track... Continue reading »
The ownership of the old single-lane Kopu Bridge near Thames has been passed to the Kopu Bridge and Community Trust.
After several years of consultation and negotiations, the Society presented a business case to NZ Transport Agency representatives... Continue reading »
Police have released the name of the man who was found in the water near the rocks at Homunga Bay, Waihi, yesterday afternoon.
He was Yingbo Xu, 28, from Hamilton.
Another man, who was believed to be fishing with Mr Xu, is still missing.
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Work to rebuild SH25 the Thames Coast road will take longer than initially expected after detailed investigation revealed more damage than first thought to sea protection walls and the road surface.
The project to rebuild this stretch of SH25 should... Continue reading »
Police are appealing for information regarding failed agreements for the purchase or sale of motor vehicles.
The appeal for information follows the arrest of a man from Thames, Waikato on Wednesday.
The man is currently facing a number of... Continue reading »
Police have named the pedestrian who died after being hit by a car on Wharepoa West Road in Kerepehi, Hauraki District on Saturday 10 February.
He was 17-year-old Whetu Peke of Ngatea.
The driver of the car is assisting with inquiries.
Police extend... Continue reading »
Dog owners are being warned about taking their pets on Whangamata and Whitianga beaches after a number of dead pufferfish were found washed up today.
People and pets are advised to keep a safe distance and not touch the fish as they have sharp... Continue reading »