Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File this week.
Tuesday 3 April A 57 year old Waihi male was warned by police at a Seddon Street, Waihi address after he threatened two Oceana Gold staff members. The male was abusive and... Continue reading »
State Highway 26, Paeroa to Thames, is open with stop/go traffic management in place.
The entire area of the Kopu Material Recovery Facility (MRF) was cordoned off by the Fire Service earlier today. Motorists are asked to please delay their journey... Continue reading »
Volunteer firefighter - RFF Rick Watson is in the Thames Volunteer Fire Brigade.
He is one of the dedicated team of people who have been working overnight to put out a massive fire at the Kopu Industrial Complex.
He captured the scary scenario and... Continue reading »
Motorists are being asked to avoid State Highway 26 from Thames to Paeroa and detours are in place due to a huge fire at the Kopu Industrial Complex.
The fire broke out just before 9.30 pm last night (Tuesday, April 10).
High winds fanned the... Continue reading »
Reports started coming in of a large fire near Thames at about 9.40 last night.
Firemen and appliances from as far away as Hamilton rushed to the blaze that was been fanned by strong winds. The flames and glow from the fire are visible for miles... Continue reading »
Roxy the foxy is a lucky dog after living to tell the tale (and wag it) about her adventure down a mine shaft.
Chasing a possum nearly proved to be Roxy’s undoing when she pursued one into a fenced off area at the back of her owner’s property on... Continue reading »
Over 300 Surf Lifeguards are set to descend on Waihi Beach this weekend for the BP New Zealand IRB Championships finale, to fight for the honour of becoming the top IRB club in the country.
A total of 85 crews from right around New Zealand will take... Continue reading »
Senior Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File this week. Police have been busy with a wide variety of incidents from plane crashes, water rescues, burglaries and more.Click play to listen to the full Police File with Senior Constable... Continue reading »
Seventy eight years ago, on April the 3rd 1940, Waikino made national news when the bodies of 27 year old Alice Hamilton (Elizabeth Agnes Hamilton - nee McClung) and 16 year old Waihi High School student Lloyd Moran were found three miles apart on... Continue reading »
Police have released the name of the 57-year-old man who died following a hunting incident in the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park on Monday.
He was Gordon Douglas Leech, of Katikati.
Mr Leech was hunting alone when he encountered another hunting party and... Continue reading »
Easter traditionally marks the end of the Surf Life Saving patrol season which began at Labour Weekend and saw 74 clubs patrolling 92 locations nationwide.
Surf Life Saving New Zealand's Lifesaving and Education Manager Allan Mundy says it has... Continue reading »
Police have been working to understand the circumstances surrounding the death of a man found on a train near the Port of Tauranga this morning.
The man has been identified as a 38-year-old from Whakamarama.
His body was found by staff unloading... Continue reading »
The Whitianga based rescue helicopter crew responded to a call for help at Waihi Beach on Saturday night after a man fell off a wall at 11.39 pm.
The man in his 40's suffered multiple injuries, including facial and head injuries when he landed... Continue reading »
A hunter has died after being shot in the chest in the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park near Wairakau Rd, about 15km south of Te Aroha yesterday.
Police said they were notified of the incident after another hunter called emergency services at about 10.15... Continue reading »
Two people were lucky to walk away from a light aircraft after it crash-landed on a Waihi farm on Ford Road at about 3.30 pm yesterday.
The pilot of the two-seater plane suffered a minor head injury.
He said he thought he had hit something in the... Continue reading »
A 79-year-old woman had a lucky escape thanks to a Wander Search pendant supplied by Tauranga Land Search and Rescue.
Tauranga Police were notified shortly after 5pm yesterday that the woman, who suffers from dementia, had wandered away from her... Continue reading »
Police have today conducted search warrants at 38 addresses across the Bay of Plenty region as part of Operation Notus, a six month-long investigation into organised crime and drugs.
Twenty-two men and eight women have been arrested today and... Continue reading »
Police searching for a missing fisherman have located a body in Homunga Bay, Waihi.
On Sunday 11 March two men were believed to have been fishing in the area. Around 2:20pm that day a body was located in the water, however, Police have been... Continue reading »
A pair of snorkelers had been missing for several hours when the Whitianga based rescue helicopter crew turned up in the nick of time on Saturday.
The men, one in his 30’s and the other in his 50’s, had been clinging to a rock face 3km south of... Continue reading »
Waihi Police are interested in any information relating to crime. For non-urgent matters contact Police 24/7 on 0800 780 101 (ask for the Crime Reporting Line) or to remain anonymous call 0800 555 111, or visit the Waihi Police Station during public... Continue reading »