Police have released the name and extended their sympathies to the family of the man who died on private property in Thames on Thursday 31 May.
He was 46-year-old Jason Loane who lived locally.
A self employed graphic designer and sign writer,... Continue reading »
Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File. He spoke about the need to drive to the conditions after people were observed taking unnecessary risks with their lives and the lives of others during the weather event that caused... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Waihi Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens to find out what has been sounding the alarm lately.
Last Thursday morning the firefighters were called to a house fire on Kenny Street at 6.30 am. Luckily it was seen early by a... Continue reading »
The Westpac 2 Rescue Helicopter had another busy weekend covering a wide area and attending eight call outs from Friday to Monday.
Friday, June 1 - 12.12 am Colville ChannelCrew tasked by Maritime Police to assist in a search and rescue operation... Continue reading »
There is surface flooding, slips and heavy rain hitting the Bay of Plenty.
Flooding is occuring at Papmoa Beach, Te Puke, Mount Maunganui, Otumoetai and KatikatiPolice are not aware of anyone being injured in weather-related events at this stage,... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Waihi Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens about a house fire that occurred in Kenny Street, Waihi early this morning.
Luckily passersby noticed the fire and dialled 111 immediately.
The Waihi Fire and Rescue Service responded and... Continue reading »
A male crushed between a utility vehicle and building in Thames this morning has died.
Emergency services were called to a private address on Waikiekie Street at 9.45 am this morning where the man was found dead after being trapped between a vehicle... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil caught up with Waihi Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens on Tuesday to find out what had caused the alarm to sound over the past week.
A car versus campervan incident in the Karanagahake Gorge at 7.30 pm last Monday, May 21 resulted in minor... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens to find out what had been causing the alarm to sound recently.
Motor vehicle crashes, medical emergencies, fires, cars in rivers and even animal rescues are just some of the tasks the Waihi Fire... Continue reading »
The Whitianga based rescue helicopter was called to Waihau Bay to assist at a car versus motor bike accident on Sunday afternoon.
Unfortunately, a female motorcyclist in her 50's died at the scene and air transportation wasn't required.... Continue reading »
Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File this week.Read the summary below and click play to hear the full Police File.
Tuesday 15 May Police were called to a Kenny Street, Waihi address after two male juveniles were observed... Continue reading »
The Whitianga crew were sent to Kopu Hikuai Road at 3.26 pm on Saturday to assist at a car–vs–car with multiple patients. They landed and waited for the ambulance to transport the patients to the landing zone, then flew one female and one male... Continue reading »
Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File this week.Police have dealt with a variety of incidents recently from chicken drumsticks and lamb chops strewn on the road, theft from vehicles, assaults, drugs, motor vehicle crashes... Continue reading »
Last week we shared a post about a lost brown Sable Saanen female goat, Bonny. Bonny had become separated from the rest of her herd and her owners were looking for her when she didn't return home. We received calls about two found goats last... Continue reading »
The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Waihi at 4.15 pm on Sunday 13 May, where a 30-year-old man riding a motorbike collided with a car.
The man sustained multiple injuries, including injuries to his arm and shoulders. He was... Continue reading »
Bay of Plenty Police are appealing for information in relation to the ongoing investigation into the death of David Kuka in Gate Pa, Tauranga in February 2018.
"Following extensive enquiries Police can now say that we believe the murder was a... Continue reading »
A new speed camera will start operating this week in the Waikato Police District. Police say it is an effort to ensure safe speeds and reduce deaths and injuries on our roads.
“Road crashes have devastating impacts on families and communities,” says... Continue reading »
State Highway 25A, also known as Kopu Hikuai Road, is currently closed while Police examine the scene of a crash that occurred near Thames last night, Tuesday 1 May.
Around 8 pm there was a head-on collision between a van and a utility vehicle on... Continue reading »
A body has been found during the search for a man missing in the Tairua River area.
The search began last night when a car was found submerged off Hikuai School Road.
The registered owner of the car was reported missing at 5.30pm.
The body of a 72... Continue reading »