The epic 12,000km journey made by some of New Zealand’s favourite migratory birds from the Coromandel to the Arctic is set to become safer.
Last week UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee agreed that parts of China’s Yellow Sea and the sanctuaries it... Continue reading »
New Zealand Food Safety is urging people to ensure they cook raw mussels thoroughly after an increase in cases of food poisoning associated with commercially grown New Zealand mussels.
Over the past 6 weeks, there has been an increase in cases of... Continue reading »
Posted 14 June 2019
by Gold FM
in Media Release and Education
Media Release: Hon Chris Hipkins - Minister of Education
PPTA and NZEI have recommended that revised offers from the Government to their members are ratified, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.
The revised offers were developed at a forum held last week between the teacher unions and the... Continue reading »
With winter now starting to bite, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is reminding pastoral livestock farmers of their animal welfare responsibilities, whether animals are kept at home or sent off-farm to graze.
“This time of year can be... Continue reading »
People power provided the nudge Hauraki District Council needed to keep the Ngatea Library and Service Centre in the existing council building at the current site.The decision, made by the council this week, follows extensive feedback from the... Continue reading »
The Waihi Memorial Hall is a hive of activity as a 'pride' of Waihi Lions transport, unpack, stack, sort and catalogue a library of books, CDs, DVDs, games and complete jigsaws ready for you to look over and purchase this Saturday and... Continue reading »
Waihi teachers joined thousands more across New Zealand and walked out of the classroom and onto the street to send a message to the government today.
Placards were the accessory of choice for the teachers and their supporters as Waihi's... Continue reading »
Drum roll please. Our ‘Gold Award’ 🏆 this week goes to Will Connolly AKA EggBoy, the teenager who took offence so took an egg and cracked it on the head of Australian Senator Fraser Anning’s head.
While we don’t condone egging anyone we do applaud... Continue reading »
Dubbed the 'MegaStrike', about 50,000 primary, intermediate and secondary school teachers will swap their classrooms for a march tomorrow as they protest chronic underfunding of education over the last decade which they believe has left... Continue reading »
According to a police spokesperson, a young person has died in the grounds of Katikati College overnight.
At this stage the death was not being treated as suspicious and the school has been closed for the day.
Katikati volunteer fire brigade... Continue reading »
Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!
Pink Shirt Day is a national bullying prevention campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand since 2012. Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007... Continue reading »
Waihi College students Kane Curtis and Wikitoria Rawiri, both excellent cooks in Mrs Fitzgerald’s year 13 hospitality class at Waihi College, called in for a chat with Brian Gentil about their Pink Ribbon High Tea, a breast cancer fundraiser.
The... Continue reading »
Some of the young cast of 27 children joined Brian Gentil in the Gold FM studio to tell us about Waihi Drama Society’s latest production, Bugsy Malone.
The main characters, Bugsy and Tallulah played by Leo and Rosie Morley, Oscar Sandford who plays... Continue reading »
The Waihi Bridge Club has an almost full house (pardon the pun) with just four spaces available for more students to learn the art of Bridge playing.
Bridge is actually more than it's cracked up to be with hooked devotees meeting across the... Continue reading »
Sue Stubbs, the tutor at the Waihi Bridge Club, who are starting 12 weeks of free lessons for new players from tomorrow night, called in to the studio with an update.
Sue told Brian Gentil Waihi Bridge Club have had a good response with still more... Continue reading »
Waihi Lions Book Fair coming Queen's Birthday Weekend...Donate your books, jigsaws, DVDs, CDs
Old books can pile up and take up a lot of space.Don’t let them collect dust or throw them in the rubbish.
Donate your old books, jigsaws, CD's... Continue reading »
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 »