Flooding near Piako River, Waikato
A small number of houses have been evacuated due to flooding from the Piako River.
The softbank has been breached causing flooding near Patetonga and the Paeroa-Tahuna Road and Awaiti Road areas.
Motorists are... Continue reading »
“Great news for Waikato communities” is how Acting District Commander, Superintendent Greg Nicholls greeted today’s announcement by the Commissioner of Police that Waikato District will receive approximately 101 additional Police officers over the... Continue reading »
Police would like to thank the residents of Edgecumbe for their continued co-operation and patience while they are unable to return to their homes.
Bay of Plenty District Commander, Superintendent Andy McGregor said, " We’d like to reassure... Continue reading »
A young Paeroa mum of three found out the horrible way how much life was lurking in a small waterway bordering her urban property. Strolling beside Aorangi Stream one morning in February 2016, Eowyn Starr noticed the water was pale pink in colour.... Continue reading »
Thanks to the cooperation of the community, serious water shortages in Waihi, Waikino and Paeroa have been avoided.
Earlier this week the town’s water reservoirs were running dangerously low due to longer processing times caused by recent heavy... Continue reading »
A Hauraki District Council media statement released at 5 am this morning stated around 200 of 1000 people attending the Sundaise Festival at Dickey Flat in Waitawheta just out of Waihi were evacuated following extreme flooding at the venue.... Continue reading »
WhiritoaSlips on SH25 either side of the village yesterday saw roads closed and residents stranded, but controlled access on the road today enabled Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga, Councillors Max McLean and Anne Marie Spicer, and Hauraki Civil... Continue reading »
Whiritoa Slips on SH25 either side of the beachside settlement of Whiritoa has isolated the small community and left a number of people stranded in vehicles. A number of properties have been flooded within the township and the local fire brigade has... Continue reading »
Some significant changes to the management structure of the Hauraki Rail Trail will be rolled out over the next few months, says Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga.
“The trail has come a long way since the first bike tyre hit the gravel in 2009... Continue reading »
Posted 13 February 2017
by Gold FM
in Media Release and Business
Media Release: Coromandel MP Scott Simpson
Good news for Pauanui people concerned they may have been left off the list of Coromandel towns to get Ultra-Fast Broadband.
Coromandel MP Scott Simpson says he’s had confirmation from Chorus that Pauanui is included and will get UFB as part of the... Continue reading »
Kaiaua’s ambulance will soon have a new roof over its head.
The Hauraki District Council has agreed to lease a section adjacent to Lipscombe Road to the Order of St John, which plans to build a 7m x 7m garage for its first response vehicle on the... Continue reading »
An aerial search for signs of kauri die-back disease in the northern Kaimai range and surrounding areas will start this week.
“People may notice a fixed wing plane flying in a grid or circular pattern over the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park and over... Continue reading »
Hauraki residents have little to pout about following welcome news ultrafast broadband is coming to their three main towns.
The Council submitted an application to the Government in 2015 vying with other Councils for a share of $300 million... Continue reading »
A new round of aerial checks for kauri dieback disease is due to get underway shortly, this time over the Coromandel Peninsula, Hauraki and central Waikato.
It follows a series of flights last year which targeted western areas of the region. The... Continue reading »
Posted 4 January 2017
by Gold FM
in Media Release
Media Release: Insurance Council of New Zealand
The Insurance Council of New Zealand is warning boaties that the number of trailered boats stolen from yards and driveways is on the rise.
Insurance Council Chief Executive Tim Grafton said “New Zealand Police are seeing on average 24 boats per... Continue reading »
The Council has donated $2750 towards the purchase of specialised jackets for unpaid Waihi Land Search and Rescue (Waihi LandSAR) professionals.
Trained to find and rescue people who’ve lost their way or injured themselves in some of the country’s... Continue reading »
Waikato Civil Defence is updating the way it educates people about tsunami preparedness in the wake of the recent Kaikoura quake and following subsequent tsunami alert.
It says the advice – using new hazard maps - is particularly relevant... Continue reading »
Sadly, family violence is still a problem here in New Zealand, and the Waihi and Waihi Beach community are working together to address the issue locally.
Building on the national It’s Not Ok campaign, Waihi and Waihi Beach now have 18 local trained... Continue reading »
Waikato Police and Whitianga Coastguard were alerted to the possibility of two kayakers missing off Hahei Beach, in the vicinity of Mahurangi Island (Goat Island) last night, Thursday, December 2.
Police were told a man and a woman had left Hahei... Continue reading »
Posted 27 September 2016
by Gold FM
in Media Release
Media Release: Resene
Just over a year ago, the iconic rainbow that adorned the entrance to Rainbow’s End Theme Park for over 30 years was removed to make way for their new state of the art entrance. Once the project was completed, the company took the rainbow on a road... Continue reading »