The Government’s Child Poverty Reduction Bill has been reported back to the House with unanimous support from the Social Service and Community Select Committee, and will now be supported by the National Party, Prime Minister and Child Poverty... Continue reading »
It was like a ray of sunshine had engulfed our studio when these gorgeous girls came for a visit this morning. Nyah Frew and Emily Croker sparkled with enthusiasm for the Waihi College Talent Quest that is happening at Waihi College tomorrow,... Continue reading »
Waihi Budgeting Service is running a free 8-week course for all ages and personal incomes.
The course will provide you with the knowledge to manage within your income.
Choose from two different times to fit with your commitments.
Night Session... Continue reading »
The search is on for an energetic, passionate young person to become the voice of Coromandel’s youth in the 2019 Youth Parliament in Wellington.
Can you see a future for yourself as an MP?
Or are you just curious about how parliament works?
Local... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Krista Harries about the upcoming Waihi Beach School Over the Top Fun Run. Krista was one of the 'originals' who came up with the idea of organising an Over the Top fundraiser for Waihi Beach School.
Open to all... Continue reading »
If you have any unwanted scrap metal you no longer want Waihi Central School is happy to take it off your hands. They're fundraising for a Northland Adventure Camp and will even send a collection team to your place to pick up your unwanted... Continue reading »
Primary teachers and principals have both voted for full day strike action today, August 15. The decision to strike is intended to send a strong message to the Government that it is time to fix the crisis in teaching.
Brian Gentil spoke to Diana... Continue reading »
Posted 14 August 2018
by Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister MP for Mt Albert Hon Chris Hipkins Minister of Education
in Media Release and Education
The Government has announced that hundreds of women working in education, who have fought for years to be paid fairly, are to get a pay rise of up to 30 percent in a historic settlement for pay equity.
The New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI)... Continue reading »
Primary teachers and principals have both voted for full day strike action tomorrow, August 15.
A series of rallies are being held around the country. These are planned to be fun, family-friendly events for friends, whānau and anyone who cares about... Continue reading »
Netsafe has had more than 300 reports from people who have received a sextortion scam email in the past week.Gold FM received one of these dirty deliveries this week too!
The alarming bit was that Donny Manchester, the dirty scammer, had somehow... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Senior Radio Operator Graeme Olsen from the Waihi Beach Coastguard Service.
Waihi Beach Coastguard is hosting an Open Day at their base on Seaforth Road this Sunday, July 08.
It is an opportunity for the public (families are... Continue reading »
Sally Christie is a Thames Coromandel District Councillor and member of the Waikato District Health Board. She talks to Brian Gentil regularly about health issues in the district.
The 150th anniversary of Thames Hospital has arrived. Sally... Continue reading »
We had a call from a Waihi lady today wanting to warn everyone about a scam that has left her bank account empty and her trust destroyed.
She was contacted by people who said they represented the government and she could be eligible for $6,000 to... Continue reading »
The United Nations says that the global population of people aged 60 years and older will more than double, from 542 million in 1995 to about 1.2 billion in 2025. Around 4 to 6% of elderly people have experienced some form of maltreatment at home.... Continue reading »
Fifty eight years ago in May 1960 a strong sequence of earthquakes that lasted until June 6 rocked Chile, killed thousands, and caused inundation around the Pacific Rim, including at Whitianga and the eastern coast of New Zealand.
The strongest... Continue reading »
OceanaGold has received a fine of $378,000 under the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2015, following its acceptance of liability for the death of Tipiwai Stainton in July 2016, and reparations of $350,000.
OceanaGold Waihi General Manager, Bernie... Continue reading »
Hauraki Maori Trust Board Education Grants close on 31 May.Do you know someone who could benefit from a grant?To be eligible to apply you must whakapapa to one or more Iwi of Hauraki and be on the Hauraki Tribal Register.Application forms are... Continue reading »
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 »