Local MP Scott Simpson has selected Thames High School student Sam Oxford as the Coromandel representative for Youth Parliament 2019.
Applicants for the role presented a one minute video of ‘why they should be Coromandel’s next Youth MP.
“I was... Continue reading »
Work has begun on toilet and wastewater improvements at Karangahake Reserve.
The Government will pay $215,830 towards the $1,078,000 project, following a successful application from the Council to the MBIE Tourism Infrastructure Fund, which is... Continue reading »
Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today announced that the Department of Conservation (DOC) will close 21 tracks across kauri land to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback.
An additional 10 tracks will also be partially closed and the open... Continue reading »
Police are urgently appealing for sightings of Lauren Hamilton, 34, from Tauranga.
Lauren recently gave birth and is believed to have her newborn baby with her.
Police are extremely concerned for the welfare of Lauren and her baby.
We would like... Continue reading »
The Government’s Child Poverty Reduction Bill has been reported back to the House with unanimous support from the Social Service and Community Select Committee, and will now be supported by the National Party, Prime Minister and Child Poverty... Continue reading »
The long awaited decision that Whitianga’s rescue helicopter service is safe and will remain is very welcome news.
“I’m pleased that our collective community voice has been heard” said Coromandel MP Scott Simpson.“The Coromandel rescue helicopter... Continue reading »
Premier Beehive NZ is recalling a specific batch of its Beehive brand Original sausages as the product may contain foreign matter (metal).
Name of product (size) - Beehive brand Original sausages (1kg)
Batch marking 234234
Date marking Use by... Continue reading »
At approximately 1.30 pm on Monday the 3rd of September 2018 two males entered the St John ambulance premises in Johnston Street Waihi where an antique dealer had set up for the day.
The males were wearing coverings across their faces and had the... Continue reading »
“The heavy rain over the northeast corner of New Zealand is set to continue today as a slow-moving front lingers, before slowly moving off to the east in the evening”, says MetService meteorologist Mark Bowe. “MetService has extended its Severe... Continue reading »
The public is being asked for feedback on new Government proposals aimed at making life better for renters, housing and urban development.
“Our tenancy laws are antiquated and don’t reflect the fact that renting is now a long-term reality for many... Continue reading »
The Great Kererū Count is NZ’s biggest citizen science project. The project is all about community participation through citizen science. Citizen science is the collection and analysis of data relating to the natural world by members of the general... Continue reading »
NZ Police have released the following statement on behalf of the family of Lauren "Kimi" Worrell, who died on 19 August 2018 at Castle Rock.
Lauren “Kimi” Worrell was a 28-year-old American living in Auckland.She'd just finished her... Continue reading »
District Commander Bruce Bird has welcomed the 127 officers allocated to Waikato today by Police Commissioner Mike Bush.
The new staff were allocated as part of the 1800 additional Police funded through a $298.8 million increase in Budget 2018 that... Continue reading »
About 10am on Sunday 19 August, Police attended the scene of a reported climbing incident at Castle Rock, near Whitianga.
Police can confirm a 28-year-old woman died at the scene.
The woman is a United States citizen who was living in New Zealand.... Continue reading »
Emergency services were called to Gravatt Road in Tauranga shortly before 10am today after a woman suffered an incident on her mobility scooter.
Preliminary enquiries indicate that an item of clothing became caught in one of the wheels of the... Continue reading »
Posted 14 August 2018
by Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister MP for Mt Albert Hon Chris Hipkins Minister of Education
in Media Release and Education
The Government has announced that hundreds of women working in education, who have fought for years to be paid fairly, are to get a pay rise of up to 30 percent in a historic settlement for pay equity.
The New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI)... Continue reading »
Waikato Police dispatched the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter just after midnight on Monday 13 August to assist in the search for a lost tramper near The Pinnacles in the Coromandel Ranges.
The tramper, a female in her twenties, had become lost on... Continue reading »
Posted 13 August 2018
by Gold FM
in Media Release
Media Release: Hon Scott Simpson MP
Coromandel MP Scott Simpson is seriously concerned at reports that Census field workers in the Coromandel were told to skip some houses.
“The potential impacts of this are huge for the Coromandel. If households were purposefully or even... Continue reading »
Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal crash yesterday evening, Friday 3 August, on State Highway 2, Maramarua.
A 49-year-old man was hit by a truck around 7:20pm and died at the scene.
Police have spoken to the truck driver and are... Continue reading »
Significant progress has been made with the collective redress deeds for the Marutūāhu and Pare Hauraki iwi, the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Andrew Little, has announced today.
“I have initialled the Marutūāhu Iwi Collective... Continue reading »