The Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage confirmed yesterday that the new Government will strengthen the protection for public conservation land by making it off-limits for new mining.The announcement was made as part of the Speech from the Throne... Continue reading »
While undertaking a search of farmland in the Waihi area this morning, Search and Rescue personnel have located a body.
While formal identification is yet to take place, Police believe it is 46-year-old Grant Ridley who has been missing for two... Continue reading »
The supreme winner with a prize of $500, sponsored by Oceana Gold, of this year’s ARTWaikino is Terry Tinling from Waihi with his painting titled “Poetry in Life.” He also took out the best painting award with a prize of $250 sponsored by Visique... Continue reading »
The NZ Transport Agency is encouraging everyone to plan ahead and be aware of the Labour Weekend hotspots before heading away.Transport Agency Journey Manager Nigel D’Ath says people should consider avoiding travel during the times of heaviest... Continue reading »
A search is underway for a missing 46-year-old Waihi man.
Grant Ridley hasn’t been seen for the past three days.
Police are concerned because this is out of character.
His car has been found at his house.
He is 170cm tall and has brown hair styled... Continue reading »
Police and emergency services are in attendance at a serious crash on State Highway 2, Waihi.
Police were called around 2:25pm following a crash between a car and a truck near Dean Crescent.
One of the drivers has died at the scene.
The other... Continue reading »
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 »