A peaceful night’s sleep is more likely now Council’s noise control officers are able to issue fines for excessive and unreasonable noise, such as loud stereos and other late night shenanigans.
Starting Monday 16 October fines of $500 and $750 will... Continue reading »
Police are actively looking for 36-year-old man Arana Barlow after an incident at an address on Ngati Maru Highway in Thames this afternoon.
Police were called to the scene at approximately 4pm and a woman was flown to Waikato Hospital with stab... Continue reading »
Police are currently responding to an incident on Ngati Maru Highway in Thames.
A woman has been taken to hospital in a critical condition.
Police were called to the address at approximately 4pm and are currently at the scene working to establish... Continue reading »
Posted 5 October 2017
by Gold FM
in Media Release
Media Release: Ministry of Primary Industries
A Waihi farmer has been banned from owning, exercising control over and being in charge of more than 100 sheep after being convicted and fined for failing to treat around 30 ill sheep on her farm.The seventy-seven-year-old woman was fined $2,500 for... Continue reading »
Emergency work at five sites is complete.
Thanks to some hard working crews, the five sites identified for emergency work over the past few months are now complete.
After a very wet Winter with many slips, fallen trees, and rock falls NZTA is... Continue reading »
Police have released the name of a man who died following an accident on a farm in Whenuakite, Eastern Coromandel on Saturday, 23 September.
He was Arthur Hinds of Whenuakite.
Mr Hinds, 70, was working with a chainsaw on a farm on Saturday when he... Continue reading »
Some recent news reports have linked OceanaGold’s operations in Waihi with those of another company, New Talisman, engaged in activities in the Karangahake Gorge.
A recent item on television news further confused the situation by combining visuals... Continue reading »
Police are reminding motorists of the 20km/h speed limit around stationary school buses after a child was hit yesterday on Ngahina Road, Ruatoki.
The school bus had pulled over to drop off a 9-year-old boy around 3:15pm.
The boy stepped out from... Continue reading »
If Conservation Minister Maggie Barry went for a hike in the Karangahake Gorge today she might just come across a large picture of her own face, stencilled across the gate to a mine site, following a creative anti-mining protest by local... Continue reading »
Police located the bodies of two men who went missing in the Tongariro National Park on Saturday 12 August 2017 yesterday.
The whānau of Hākopa Ngaronoa, 26, and Vincent Taurima, 21, have been informed and Police Iwi Liaison Officers are continuing... Continue reading »
Police have now charged two men in relation to the 1987 murder of Chris Bush in Maramarua.
Police have been investigating the tragic and senseless death of Chris, who was shot dead 30 years ago at the Red Fox Tavern just before midnight on Saturday... Continue reading »
Last night Waikato Police arrested two people in connection to the incident in Hikuai, Coromandel, on Monday night, in which a driver attempted to run down a Police officer during a vehicle stop.
A 37-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman will appear... Continue reading »
Posted 25 August 2017
by Gold FM
in Media Release and Road info
Media Release: SH25/SH25A NZTA Thames-Coromandel update
Work is finishing up on the first of two retaining walls to protect SH25 on Kereta Hill. With the wall complete a barrier to protect traffic will need to be installed and the road repaired and lines repainted.
The first of two retaining walls at... Continue reading »
Work begins at Pumpkin Hill
In the past few days work has begun on another project on SH25, with construction beginning on one of the two retaining walls required on Pumpkin Hill, north of Tairua.
The second retaining wall should be underway soon,... Continue reading »
Police are investigating a ram-raid style burglary at a business on Orchard West Road, Ngatea, Hauraki District early this morning.
At around 3.50 am a group of offenders used a 1990 Nissan Safari, registration FTC72, to ram the fence on the... Continue reading »
Over the past week, another NZTA project has started construction to protect SH 25, with work underway to build a rock wall to protect the highway from coastal erosion at Diehard Creek between Thames and Coromandel.The rock protection wall is the... Continue reading »
This morning local Karangahake resident Linda Gilmore is refusing to let New Talisman Gold Mines vehicles access their mine site on Mt Karangahake.Gilmore, a local business owner, has lived in the area for 35 years and says she was forced to sell... Continue reading »
Enquiries are ongoing as Police continue working to locate the offender who shot at Police in Morrinsville early yesterday.
An examination of the scene at Kuranui Road is underway and is expected to continue today.
The road will remain closed... Continue reading »
Tauranga Police are continuing to investigate the serious crash which occurred at the intersection of Bellevue Road and Windsor Road yesterday.
Two teenagers are currently in hospital as a result of serious injuries sustained in the crash.
At... Continue reading »
This afternoon, at 1.30pm, a petition will be presented to Parliament asking for all conservation land in the Coromandel Peninsula to be protected from mining.
The petition will be presented by Karangahake locals currently opposing gold mining in... Continue reading »