Blood donors are special people.
If you haven’t donated blood for some time, or are a new blood donor the New Zealand Blood Service invites you to roll up your sleeve and lend an arm to give blood at the Waihi Memorial Hall on January 29 between 12... Continue reading »
Firefighters rushed to a fire at the Te Pare Point Pa Reserve, Hahei at about 10.50 yesterday morning.
The fire was described as covering about half a hectare before being brought under control and dampened down.
A reported drone sighting near the... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke with Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens on the Gold FM Fire Call Out on Monday morning about the calls Waihi Fire Service and Rescue have had across the last week. They attended three jobs.
Last Monday night (14/1) they had a medical... Continue reading »
The Westpac 2 Rescue Helicopter had a busy afternoon yesterday.
At 12.39 pm crew responded to a call for assistance from Hikutaia. A man in his 50’s suffered multiple injuries when his road bike collided with a woman on a farm bike.The man fell into... Continue reading »
Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File this week. Listen in to our podcast to hear the full details.
Here's a summary: Tuesday 8 January An 18 year old Waihi male was arrested for breach of curfew at a Martin... Continue reading »
A 17 year old male was remanded until January 21st when he appeared in the Waihi District Court earlier this month charged with assault for punching a firefighter after a crash on Snell Crescent, Waihi Beach, in December.
Royce Mercer was a... Continue reading »
Two men are in court this week charged with assault in relation to the ongoing investigation of the death of a 22-year-old man in the Bay of Plenty.
Freedom Taikato died on Matakana Island on New Year's Day.
A 23-year-old and a 59-year-old man... Continue reading »
Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens caught up with Brian Gentil on the Breakfast Show on Monday morning with another Gold FM Fire Call Out.
The Waihi Fire Service and Rescue attended four call outs over the last week.
Last Tuesday 8th January they were... Continue reading »
It was our pleasure to welcome Sergeant Nigel Sanderson back to the Gold FM studio. Sergeant Sanderson arrived in Waihi as a Constable in 2011 and in 2017 was promoted to Sergeant in Hamilton. After commuting for 18 months, in October Nigel took up... Continue reading »
Emergency services are attending a serious crash on SH25 at Manaia.
The crash, involving a motorcycle and a car, was reported shortly after 6 am.
Initial reports are that one person is seriously injured.
The road has been closed in both directions... Continue reading »
Police are now able to name the 22-year-old male who died on Matakana Island on New Year’s Day.
He was Freedom James Te Patu Taikato, of Matakana Island.
The family have requested privacy as they are going through a traumatic time at the moment.... Continue reading »
A post mortem on the 22-year-old man who died on Matakana Island on New Year’s Day has been completed.
As a result, his death has been upgraded to a homicide investigation.
Police will not be releasing cause of death at this time.
Police will be... Continue reading »
A man in his 20’s was flown to Middlemore Hospital’s Burn Unit with serious burns after he was reportedly pushed into an open fire at Kennedy Bay in the early hours of New Year’s Day.
The man received serious burns to his buttocks and lower legs.... Continue reading »
Bay of Plenty Police are currently investigating the unexplained death of a 22-year-old man on Matakana Island yesterday.
A post mortem will be conducted today and Police will continue to make enquiries on Matakana Island.
Senior Sergeant Greg... Continue reading »
Police responded to a fatal crash in Colville, Thames-Coromandel District at 11.17 pm yesterday.
One man died after a vehicle left Port Jackson Road on to rocks below.
Another person received critical injuries while two other passengers were... Continue reading »
As Kiwis head out in droves to enjoy New Zealand's beaches, rivers, lakes, swimming pools and other water spots this Christmas season Surf Life Saving New Zealand, Coastguard and Water Safety New Zealand are urging people to think about water... Continue reading »
You couldn’t call it a lucky accident but it was lucky for a lady who fractured her ankle that an intensive care paramedic just happened to have been winch inserted on to the same track to assist another woman who had fractured her ankle. Confused?... Continue reading »
Over 21 and 22 December Police ran their annual Tri-Cities road policing checkpoint in Western Bay of Plenty, targeting drink-driving.
The results from this operation were disappointing, as a number of drivers stopped were found to be over the legal... Continue reading »
Western Bay of Plenty Police are seeking the rightful owners of more than 500 avocados recovered today at a Bethlehem business address.
An off-duty officer spotted two men with a car boot full of avocados and Police are satisfied the fruit is... Continue reading »
Police will be keeping an eagle-eye on traffic speeds over the summer, warning tickets will be handed out for those who exceed the limit. Over the holiday period - between 4 pm today and 6 am on January 7 - anyone caught travelling more than 4km/h... Continue reading »