Forest & Bird is urging the government not to fund what they consider to be an environmentally damaging marina development in Coromandel.
Pita Street Development Ltd is seeking about $20 million from the government’s Provincial Growth Fund to... Continue reading »
Sara Howell, a listener and Waihi local concerned about what she believes is deterioration and lack of maintenance in Waihi spoke to us about her concerns.
She is encouraging people to stand for council to help make a positive difference for their... Continue reading »
Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on State Highway 2, Waitakaruru, Waikato.
Police were alerted to the truck vs car crash between Dimmock Road and Heaven Road at around 10:30am this morning.
Initial reports state there are... Continue reading »
Langley Cavers, the CEO of Hauraki District Council spoke with Brian Gentil about the council election happening later this year as nominations for Mayor and councillors close tomorrow at midday, Friday August 16.
Nominations must be in at the... Continue reading »
Have you seen Hazel Phillips?
Police are asking for the public’s help finding 27-year-old Hazel Phillips, who was reported missing late last night from Mount Maunganui.
Hazel is understood to have her three-year-old daughter, Lexi, with her.
Police... Continue reading »
So far only one person has registered their nomination to become Mayor of the Hauraki District. If no one else stands an election for Mayor will not be required and the current nominee will become your Mayor.
Four councillor nominations have been... Continue reading »
Jennifer Chappel has contributed to netball in the district for many years and shared some great news with Brian about the results earned by Waihi in the Thames Valley Netball Finals last Friday.
Three Waihi teams made the finals:Waihi Athletic took... Continue reading »
The Provincial Growth Fund is boosting tourism in Paeroa by providing over $700,000 for the Historical Maritime Park Marine development project, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced.
The funding will be used for stage one... Continue reading »
A teenager, who has interim name suppression, entered a guilty plea to possessing a copy of the video of the Christchurch mosque shootings in the Thames District Court yesterday afternoon.
The 17-year-old was remanded on bail for sentencing at the... Continue reading »
Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File this week. Click on our podcast link and listen to Harley and Brian discussing recent police work locally to hear the full details and read a summary below.
Tuesday 6 AugustTwo... Continue reading »
Sunday 17th November 2019 is the day crew of the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust (ARHT) hope will leave more than a mark on the community’s calendars.
“We need loads of people to get out of their comfort zone and get muddy from head to toe in... Continue reading »
Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens gave us a summary of the five call outs Waihi Fire & Rescue attended over the last week.
Last Monday, August 5th, at 9 pm they attended a house fire in Amaranth St where the people were very lucky they were awake.... Continue reading »
The breakdown in the Thames pool's heating unit has been fixed and the pool opened today (Tuesday 13 August) as usual at 6am.
For children who are missing a Learn to Swim lesson due to the closure, the pool can issue a credit against either... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil caught up with the man on the spot across the weekend, Marcus Howie, the Thames Valley RFU Rugby Development Officer. He was in Tauranga and in the midst of it with the Under 16’s squad annihilating Bay of Plenty Country 70 – 5 in the... Continue reading »
There was plenty to talk about with Steve Warren, President of Waihi Association Football Club this week. Starting with the juniors game, Steve then covered the Waihi Men’s game away against Huntly Thistle. They had a good game but didn’t manage the... Continue reading »
Our home. Our Future. Your Vote.
Do you love the Hauraki District?Now’s the time to put your name forward, or nominate someone you know, to represent your ward and the rest of us in the Hauraki District. But you’d best be quick!
Nominations for... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Richard Thompson (Chef) about his role at Waikino Hotel. There's been a few changes at the Waikino Hotel over the last little while and Richard is relishing the chance to be part of the continuing history of Waikino's... Continue reading »
On your marks, get set…
With just over a week left before the starting gun goes off on this year’s local election race, Hauraki District candidates are slowly stepping up to the starting line.
So far, six people have confirmed they will be vying... Continue reading »
Marcus Howie, the Thames Valley RFU Rugby Development Officer, reported in from the Wairarapa where he attended the funeral of All Black and rugby legend Sir Brian Lochore yesterday.
Marcus covered the Under 16 rep games happening this weekend and... Continue reading »
If you're a Spark email customer using xtramail and you've been experiencing 'issues' it's not you. Spark email is suffering outages at present.
The problem began yesterday and is expected to take between 24 and 48 hours to... Continue reading »