Good on you Waikino School! And a big thumbs up to everyone who voted to help this vibrant local school of 53 students make third place in a nationwide Genesis School-gen ‘Energising Young Minds’ competition. To support the launch of its new... Continue reading »
An Anzac service at the Tunnellers Memorial, Gilmour Reserve yesterday was well attended by people ... and animals.
For the first time in Waihi, animals were welcome at an Anzac commemoration.
Canaries, dogs, horses and ponies joined their owners... Continue reading »
Here's our next instalment of the tragic tale about the deaths of Alice Hamilton (Elizabeth Agnes Hamilton) and Lloyd Moran.
Alice was a cook at the Waikino Hotel in April, 1940 when she asked the son of the hotel licensee to take an evening... Continue reading »
There was something for everyone at the Waihi This IS ME Festival at Morgan Park last Saturday, February 17.
Lots to see, lots to find out about, lots to do...and lots of smiles and happy people!
Check out our album of photos from the event in... Continue reading »
Here's the This Is ME Festival demo timetable for you...
The weather is looking suntastic for tomorrow's This Is ME Festival at Morgan Park, Waihi!
Sport Waikato and Waihi Sport n Action have been busy getting organised. Amy Marfell caught... Continue reading »
Thames is the first cab off the rank for ultra-fast broadband, with the CBD area now ready to connect to the new Chorus fibre network.
Internet users in this area should be receiving information from their service provider offering an upgrade to... Continue reading »
Come Clean to the Coromandel, that's the important message being spread to stop the spread of kauri dieback disease.
Brian Gentil spoke to Chris Twemlow from the Kauri Dieback Forum about efforts to educate the public - locals and visitors... Continue reading »
Tired changing rooms at the Waihi Community Swimming Pool will receive a new lease on life as part of an overall upgrade planned for next year.
Built at Waihi College with the assistance of community fundraising around 50 years ago, the pool and... Continue reading »
The first ever It's Not Ok campaign using local champions to share messages about domestic violence and how to get help happened in Waihi in 2010. Gold FM was involved in the first campaign and is pleased to continue our support.
Since 2010 the... Continue reading »
SAFE urges people to steer clear of rodeo cruelty by avoiding the Omahu Valley bullride this weekend.
Investigators at New Zealand rodeo events have filmed bulls being riled up into ‘performing’, with methods including shocks with electric prods,... Continue reading »
Personal safety is something all of us need to think about in our everyday lives. It can include feeling safe in your home and neighbourhood, keeping safe on the internet and is especially important for our senior citizens.
A free 'Seniors... Continue reading »
It’s always good to hear about young achievers in our communities. Waihi College celebrated some of them yesterday.
Included in the recipients of awards for Service to the Community were 16-year-old Jacob Drake, a 3rd-year lifeguard and IRB driver... Continue reading »
Te Hononga o Waihi Kapa Haka group from Waihi Central and Waimata Schools, competed at the 45th Annual Hauraki Festival last Friday and came away with some awesome prizes.
They won 1st Place for the Waiata Tira/Choral, 2nd for Te Reo Maori, 2nd for... Continue reading »
It's a new month which means GoldFest is finished for another year. There were plenty of activities throughout October including a Rock Painting Day with the Waihi Rock Painting Group.
Tui Makea sent through some pics and summary of their day.... Continue reading »
The Waihi A & P Show is back for the 79th year on Saturday, November 11.Secretary Marilyn Parker spoke to Brian Gentil about this year's show. She's been doing the job for 43 years and still enjoys it.
You won't go hungry on the... Continue reading »
The Khaki Miners, a permanent exhibition in the OceanaGold Education Centre on Morseby Avenue, Waihi was officially opened by Ross Thomas, Australian Executive Producer of the film Beneath Hill 60 today.
Thanks to the generosity and support of a... Continue reading »
Krista from Waihi Beach School called in to talk about the Over the Top Fun Run happening on Saturday, September 30.
Krista said the track goes over the top to Homunga Bay for the big 10km trail run but there's something for everyone with the... Continue reading »
We talked Pippins, Brownies and Girl Guide biscuits with Austine, Team Unit Leader for Waihi Brownies, Melanie, a Brownie Leader and Claire and Libby, who were able to talk about Brownies and Pippins from the 'inside'.
Waihi Pippins teach... Continue reading »
Maree Clark is a local mortgage advisor keen to help first home buyers of any age to realise their dream of owning a home.Maree is holding a First Home Buyers Seminar at Giles and Associates in Waihi this evening from 5.30 pm until 7.30 pm.
Anyone... Continue reading »
Waihi College international students Xenia and Hiroto, along with chaperone John Keall, joined Brian Gentil in the studio for a chat.
Xenia is from Zurich in Switzerland and Hiroto is from Japan. The populations of their home cities are huge in... Continue reading »