Bridge is a game that can be played at any age. It's excellent for developing concentration and problem solving skills, especially in children. It's also a very social game, so a good way to make new friends. You don't have to be a... Continue reading »
A mate of ours with huge experience in media advertising, both radio and newspaper, has this to say about buying a poppy in a paper:
Dodgy advertising practices. If you wish to advertise never waste your money buying a poppy, daffodil etc with your... Continue reading »
Waihi Contract Bridge Club President Sheila Cummings joined Brian Gentil on the Gold FM Breakfast Show to tell us about the game of Bridge.
The club’s offering a series of free lessons starting later this month for anyone interested in learning the... Continue reading »
Dog owners are being asked to check their pets are up-to-date with vaccinations as cases of canine parvovirus have been identified on the Coromandel.
Parvovirus (or ‘parvo’) is a contagious viral illness that affects dogs, causing severe vomiting,... Continue reading »
A nationwide reflection for those killed in the Christchurch terror attack will be held today, Friday 22 March. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced details yesterday afternoon.
The Muslim Call to Prayer at 1.30pm will be followed by a two-minute... Continue reading »
Race Relations Day, today (Thursday 21 March), provides a chance to remember the victims and survivors of the attacks in Christchurch and reflect on how we can create a more harmonious society, Pancha Narayanan, National President of Multicultural... Continue reading »
Waihi students, parents and helpers from local schools and preschools joined the global movement to send their messages about the importance of taking climate change seriously to politicians this morning.
The peaceful march traversed Seddon Street... Continue reading »
Amy Magyar and Holly Elson-Fisher from Waihi College called in to the Gold FM studio to explain why they are helping to organise the Waihi School Strike 4 Climate Change protest.
It was apparent by their knowledge about the issues and their mature... Continue reading »
A chance meeting at the Hauraki District Council Representation Review Hearing resulted in an invitation for Joshua Mason and Dakota Sinclair to join Brian Gentil in the Gold FM studio to talk politics.
Waihi locals Joshua and Dakota are 18 years... Continue reading »
People Power and a firm “NO!” has caused the Hauraki District Council to do a U-turn on the Ngatea Library project and re-evaluate.
The people of the Plains are unhappy with the option Hauraki District Council decided to adopt and have collected... Continue reading »
Gold FM would like to congratulate Mike King on being awarded New Zealander of the Year.Mike was in Waihi recently to talk to OceanaGold staff and the Waihi community about the need for mental health advocacy.
Mike has battled his fair share of... Continue reading »
Waihi College student Amaru Donaldson has more on his mind than school at the moment. He called into the Gold FM studio to talk to Brian Gentil about his achievements in kapahaka.
Amaru is 16 years young and tutors the Waihi College kapahaka group.... Continue reading »
Between 3.30pm and 4.00pm on Saturday the 2nd of February 2019 four fires were lit at Waihi College and an adjoining agricultural business.
Luckily the fires were discovered before they could completely take hold but they still caused considerable... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Waihi Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens about the fire call outs Waihi Fire & Rescue Service has attended recently.
Fire restrictions are in place from today. From today anybody wanting to light a fire in the Hauraki District... Continue reading »
It was disturbing to hear that four separate fires were deliberately lit at Waihi College on Saturday.
The Waihi Fire & Rescue responded to a call out at 4 pm on Saturday afternoon extinguishing the four fires. Police are investigating.
The... Continue reading »
Small goods manufacturer Hellers has been fined almost $40,000 and ordered to pay a total of $15,000 to 3 children who had moderate to severe allergic reactions after consuming mispackaged Sizzlers sausages.
The children became sick after an... Continue reading »
Eastern District Police advise all drivers to secure their vehicles following reports of thefts from cars.
Ensure vehicles, including campervans, are secured and locked, particularly at camping areas and beaches.
Take your valuables, including... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke with Jan Johnston from NZ Blood about their blood drive in Waihi today, Tuesday 29 January 2019. They’re looking for all blood types and are happy for people to still ring and book an appointment, or just turn up at Waihi Memorial... Continue reading »
With a long weekend this weekend locals and visitors will be heading into the reserves and bush around the Coromandel to enjoy our GREAT outdoors.
Vivienne McLean is hoping everyone who visits areas where kauri trees grow will take a few simple... Continue reading »