The Whitianga based crew flew five missions between Friday, April 20 and Sunday, April 22 starting on Friday with a flight to Coromandel Airport at 9.19 am to assist a male patient in his 80’s suffering a medical complaint. He was flown to Waikato... Continue reading »
A body has been found during the search for the missing swimmer at Omanawa Falls near Tauranga.
The body was recovered by the Police National Dive Squad at around 1.30 pm.
A formal identification process will now be carried out and the death will... Continue reading »
The Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Trust is organising a public meeting at its base at the end of Abrahamson Drive in Whitianga to rally support for the rescue helicopter base in Whitianga to remain where it is. The meeting starts at 3.30 pm on... Continue reading »
A drone flown in Tauranga airspace this morning is being blamed for delaying a flight carrying members of the Police National Dive Squad who were due to arrive in the Western Bay of Plenty this morning to assist in the search for a man missing at... Continue reading »
The Serious Crash Unit is investigating a fatal crash that took the lives of three people.
Police had the daunting task of knocking on the doors of the next of kin of a couple in their 60’s from the Hauraki Plains, and a 20 year old man to tell them... Continue reading »
Three people have died and one person is in a critical condition following a two-vehicle crash just south of the Kopu Bridge, this evening.
There were two people in each of the vehicles.
Emergency services were called to the south side of the bridge... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to founding trustee and Chair of the Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Trust Walter Russell from Whitianga about the news that the local service is under threat.
Walter said the service has been built up by the generosity of the people... Continue reading »
Community Constable Harley North updated the Police File this week.
Wednesday 11 AprilPolice received a burglary report that the Waihi A & P Showgrounds had been broken into. It appears there was no property stolen and police are awaiting the... Continue reading »
Plans for a nationwide rescue helicopter shake-up could see the Whitianga based rescue helicopter service changed or discontinued.
On 26 March, the Ministry of Health issued a “Request for Proposals” (RFP) in terms of which interested parties can... Continue reading »
Tairua firefighters have reminded people to drive with care after two vehicles crashed down banks on the Coromandel yesterday.
The Tairua Volunteer Fire Brigade responded to an incident at around 10 am yesterday morning when a car left the road on... Continue reading »
The Armed Offenders Squad was called to the Hauraki Plains settlement of Kaihere at about 6.15 pm yesterday when reports were received that a man had allegedley fired a gun at a neighbour.
The 38-year-old Waikato man, who fired the shot, handed... Continue reading »
Waihi Police Sergeant Craig Thorne is currently on deployment to Bougainville. We managed to twist his arm and get him to share some of his experiences so far.
Autonomous Region of Bougainville - Sergeant Craig Thorne
For those of you that don’t... Continue reading »
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 »