A search is continuing near Tanners Point in the Bay of Plenty after a man reportedly fell from a boat yesterday afternoon.
Police, Coastguard and a rescue helicopter are assisting in the search for the man who had been the sole occupant of a... Continue reading »
Emergency services are responding to a serious two-vehicle crash on Stanley Road South, Te Aroha, Matamata-Piako District.
Police were alerted around 10.05am.
Early indications are one person has received critical injuries and another serious... Continue reading »
Western Bay of Plenty Police are urging motorists to take extra care following a number of serious crashes in the area.
Over the past week three people have died and more have been seriously injured on roads in the Western Bay.
"Every one of... Continue reading »
A fire destroyed a storage shed on Goldfields Road, Manaia today.
Emergency services were called to the Coromandel property owned by Sanford, New Zealand’s biggest seafood company, at about 12.39 this afternoon.
Firefighters worked to ensure the... Continue reading »
Three earthquakes, the biggest measuring 4.2, have been recorded about 45 km off Whakatane this morning.
The first, of 4.2 magnitude occurred at 3.46 am - followed an hour later with a quake measuring 4.0 at the same location.
Another, smaller... Continue reading »
Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File this week. Click on our podcast link to hear the full interview.
Monday 10 June Police were called to a vehicle doing burnouts at Montrose Road. The vehicle blew a tyre out and... Continue reading »
One person has died following a crash on State Highway 25, Pipiroa, Hauraki District last night.
Police were called to the motorcycle vs cow crash between Pipiroa Road and Main Road shortly before 12 am.
One person died at the scene.
The cow also... Continue reading »
Police can now confirm one person has died following a crash on SH29, Lower Kaimai, Western Bay of Plenty.
Two others received minor injuries.
The two-vehicle crash was reported to Police at 2.20pm.
The road remains closed and diversions are in... Continue reading »
A man has been confirmed dead following the crash of a light plane in Coromandel bush. He was 78 year old James Albert Evans of Whitianga.
Mr Evans, an experienced aircraft engineer and pilot took off from Whitianga Airport last Friday morning,... Continue reading »
The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust provides an invaluable service across our region with helicopters and rapid response vehicles assisting at a variety of emergency situations across a huge area.
The Westpac 2 (W2) rescue helicopter was involved... Continue reading »
One person has died following a light plane crash near the north end of Coromandel Forest Park.
Police had been working with RCCNZ and LandSAR to locate the plane since last night.
It was reported overdue about 4:25pm yesterday.
The plane was... Continue reading »
Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File today. Click our podcast link to hear the full details and read on for a summary.
Tuesday 4 June Police seized three firearms from a Waihi male at a Franklin Road address after... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil started out wishing Moe Stevens, Chief Fire Officer with Waihi Fire and Rescue, all the best on his birthday when he spoke to him.
The Waihi Fire & Rescue Service attended two call outs this week.
The first was on Saturday at 11... Continue reading »
Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File this week. Listen in to our podcast interview by clicking on the link for more details.
Tuesday 28 MayTwo vehicle non-injury traffic crash at SH2 Waihi near Dean Crescent... Continue reading »
An explosion that seriously injured a man in his 40's at a Te Aroha address yesterday afternoon is under investigation.
Two ambulances and the Westpac 2 rescue helicopter were sent to Te Aroha to assist a male patient suffering multiple burns... Continue reading »
It was a fairly quiet week for Waihi based firefighters with just three call outs. Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens joined Brian Gentil to bring us up to date.
Last Tuesday, 28 May at 11.30 am, they were called to the scene of a car crash in Dean... Continue reading »
The rescue chopper service that assists in our area had another busy holiday weekend over Queen's Birthday. The crews cover a huge area, is staffed full-time by a highly experienced flight crew consisting of pilots, paramedics and crewmen, and... Continue reading »
In the first 5 months of 2019, 39 people died on Bay of Plenty roads, with numerous others seriously injured, resulting in families and friends having to endure immeasurable and unnecessary heartache and suffering.
“Police talk a lot about road... Continue reading »
Waihi Fire & Rescue Service has a brand new fire appliance. This one has a bit more than bells and whistles with about 12 computers on board.
Waihi Fire Service & Rescue took possession of their new appliance late last week after it had been... Continue reading »
Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File with Brian Gentil this week. Make sure you click our podcast link to listen in to the full details.
Monday 20 May Police received several burglary reports from over the weekend... Continue reading »