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 »
A man has died after the ute he was driving rolled on a farm in Coromandel overnight.
Police were called to the farm about midnight after the man failed to return home as usual.
He was found trapped beneath the vehicle about 2.35 am.
There were no... Continue reading »
Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File. It's been a very busy week for police with everything from concerns regarding door to door salespeople, a stolen bikini, vehicle incidents, drink driving, burglary,... Continue reading »
It was a busy week for the Waihi Fire and Rescue Service, not just with call-outs but also with their Awards Night on Saturday night.
Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens caught up with Brian Gentil and they touched base on the fun the crew had at the GO... Continue reading »
Police have had a busy week. Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File. Stolen plants, a hit and run, Crate Day chaos, fights at Waihi Beach, motor vehicle incidents, a major landslide, burglaries, cannabis and more... Continue reading »
One person has died after a crash on the Kopu-Hikuai Road around midday today.
A truck went off the road and down a bank about 3km from Kopu.
The driver and sole occupant was pronounced dead at the scene.
The road will be closed for a number of... Continue reading »
Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File this week. Listen in to our podcast to hear Harley talking about the work police have doing recently.
Here's a summary:Tuesday 20 NovemberA 49 year old Waihi male was lucky... Continue reading »
Emergency services are currently attending a serious crash at the intersection of SH2 and Plummers Point Road.
The two-vehicle crash was reported at around 11.50am.
One person is in a serious condition.
As a result the intersection is closed and... Continue reading »
Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Police File this week. Listen in to our podcast to hear what Harley had to say. Here's a summary:
Tuesday 13 November A 63 year old Bowentown male was arrested for breach of bail. The male is... Continue reading »
Today, 19 November is the 8th anniversary of the day an explosion in the Pike River mine trapped 29 workers inside the mine.
Rescuers delayed entering the mine, due to the risk of another explosion. On 24 November, a second explosion occurred and a... Continue reading »
Wednesday 7 NovemberA male was disturbed by a member of the public after exiting a commercial property at Clarke Street. The alarm system activated at the scene. He is described as 6ft, Caucasian, wearing a red and black backpack. Police would like... Continue reading »
Community Constable Harley North updated the Police File this week. Listen in to our podcast to hear the full details and the good advice Harley shared about protecting yourself against dishonesty offenders.
Here's a summary:
Tuesday 30... Continue reading »
Gold FM’s Fire Call Out with Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens covered the two call-outs over the last week.
One last Monday afternoon was to a motor vehicle accident where a ute and a cyclist collided at Waihi Beach. And the other call out on Sunday... Continue reading »
Police are appealing for sightings of missing Hamilton man Christopher Huxtable.
He was last seen on the morning of Monday 29th October. He dropped his daughter at school in Hamilton and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
This is out of... Continue reading »
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the deployment of a Police dog to apprehend a female passenger was an excessive use of force. The female received substantial injuries to her right arm and was hospitalised for three days.
On... Continue reading »
Community Constable Harley North called into the Gold FM studios to update us on police work. Harley and Brian Gentil talked about the importance of the four-second rule, following distances and the cameras at Waikino snapping a lot of speeding... Continue reading »