Police Minister Stuart Nash has extended his sympathies to the families and friends of the 380 people who died in vehicle accidents during 2018.
Mr Nash has confirmed the provisional number of road deaths for 2018 has exceeded the annual toll for... Continue reading »
Waikato Regional Council’s coastal scientists say water quality at Coromandel beaches it monitors is generally good for swimming, but caution is urged following heavy rain.
The Regional Council is in the third year of its reactivated water quality... Continue reading »
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 »
Alyshea Tuhakaraina and Hemi Keelan called into the Gold FM studio to chat with Brian Gentil about their roles as It’s Not OK Champions.
They are both parents and both passionate about spreading the important message of looking after our tamariki... Continue reading »
Vivienne McLean, a member of the Kauri 2000 Trust, spoke with Brian Gentil about the current situation with Kauri Dieback around the Coromandel region.
How bad is it in our region?
Find out what this incurable disease is, how it’s spread and what... Continue reading »
Three 'Young' girls from Waikino School received a special award at their school assembly yesterday. Zara, Asha and Lexie Young have been working hard to raise awareness about lung cancer and some of the misconceptions about it since their... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil caught up with Thames Coromandel Thames Ward Councillor and Waikato Health Board Member Sally Christie on Tuesday morning, who reminded us to be prepared with medication and prescriptions over the holiday break.
Sally also mentioned... Continue reading »
It’s Not Ok Waihi & Waihi Beach has more Community Champions to support their campaign to stop violence of all types in our community. Thom Spicer & Tasmin Skinner, currently Waihi College Students, are highlighting online or cyberbullying,... Continue reading »
Making sure that pigs are not fed uncooked meat waste is a vital part of keeping diseases such as foot-and-mouth and swine fevers out of New Zealand.
"Recent outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Europe and China make this issue very... Continue reading »
Successful comedian and now mental health advocate, Mike King will speak in the Waihi Memorial Hall tonight, Wednesday 5 December at 7.00 pm.
Mike is in Waihi as part of the Vital Behaviours programme run by staff at OceanaGold and called in for a... Continue reading »
Mike King, the kiwi comedian who changed his conversation from cheeky banter to get laughs to hardcore discussion about mental health, suicide and the need for a change in people’s attitudes will be having a conversation with Brian Gentil on the... 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 »
Waihi Community of Learning has been talking with the community about the future of children’s learning and thank you for your participation and valuable contribution.
Now they’d like to let you know the findings of this consultation.
Join the... Continue reading »
On 12 November 1912, striking-unionist Frederick George Evans was fatally wounded, becoming the first person to die during an industrial dispute in New Zealand. Known as 'Black Tuesday', the event led to the violent end of the Waihi... Continue reading »
Planning to set off fireworks? Please remember livestock, wildlife and animals in the vicinity when lighting fireworks.
Consider speaking to your neighbours, or leaving a note in their letterbox, so that those with pets and livestock can prepare... Continue reading »
Waihi’s Amy Magyar won the Young Legend Award at a gala dinner held at the Auckland Maritime Room on Friday 26th October. The Young Legend Award honours an outstanding volunteer aged under 18 who demonstrated remarkable leadership in their community... Continue reading »
Local MP Scott Simpson has selected Thames High School student Sam Oxford as the Coromandel representative for Youth Parliament 2019.
Applicants for the role presented a one minute video of ‘why they should be Coromandel’s next Youth MP.
“I was... Continue reading »
Western Bay of Plenty Police and Coastguard are urging boaties to be prepared, after two boats capzised on the Kaituna Bar over the last two days.
On Friday morning, a small boat with two people on board capsized on the bar.
As the Maketu... Continue reading »
A fashion show with a difference is happening outside the Waihi Memorial Hall in Seddon Street this Saturday.
Kids have been invited to have some fun and create outfits from things that are usually thrown away.
Dawn Freestone came up with the idea... Continue reading »
National Party Leader Simon Bridges says his party was pleased to pledge their support to the Government’s Child Poverty Reduction Bill after they put forward changes which will significantly improve the legislation.
"I’ve been working with the... Continue reading »