An area of low pressure over the upper North Island has brought showers to Auckland and Northland to start this week. MetService is forecasting the low to move north during Tuesday, then away from the country on Wednesday, resulting in the showers... Continue reading »
The Waihi AFC Men defaulted to Waikato Unicol last Saturday after several of Waihi’s players couldn’t make the 2.45 pm kick off and Waihi asked for an earlier start to the game. The opposition wouldn’t change the time so with a few players carrying... Continue reading »
Emergency services are responding to a serious two-vehicle crash on Stanley Road South, Te Aroha, Matamata-Piako District.
Police were alerted around 10.05am.
Early indications are one person has received critical injuries and another serious... Continue reading »
Western Bay of Plenty Police are urging motorists to take extra care following a number of serious crashes in the area.
Over the past week three people have died and more have been seriously injured on roads in the Western Bay.
"Every one of... Continue reading »
Sally Christie, Thames Ward Councillor on the Thames Coromandel District Council, spoke with Brian Gentil about the local government council elections coming up in October.
Sally is standing again, and is encouraging others to do the same, whether... Continue reading »
Mid winter is nigh and Matariki is on the rise to usher in a new year for Aotearoa.
Matariki is the Maori name for the group of stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster or The Seven Sisters which rises in mid-winter, the traditional Maori New... Continue reading »
This weekend sees the Thames Valley H G Leach Cup Senior B sides take a break while the Senior A Tom Jordan Cup sides are all taking the field at 2 pm for their games. CEO with the Thames Valley RFU, Edmond Leahy, caught up with Brian Gentil and ran... Continue reading »
The Waihi Men’s team has several Waihi college students who play and this weekend is their school ball. Brent Willoughby said the club asked their opponents this weekend, Waikato Unicol, if they would bring the game forward so the boys could get... Continue reading »
A fire destroyed a storage shed on Goldfields Road, Manaia today.
Emergency services were called to the Coromandel property owned by Sanford, New Zealand’s biggest seafood company, at about 12.39 this afternoon.
Firefighters worked to ensure the... Continue reading »
Three earthquakes, the biggest measuring 4.2, have been recorded about 45 km off Whakatane this morning.
The first, of 4.2 magnitude occurred at 3.46 am - followed an hour later with a quake measuring 4.0 at the same location.
Another, smaller... Continue reading »
Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File this week. Click on our podcast link to hear the full interview.
Monday 10 June Police were called to a vehicle doing burnouts at Montrose Road. The vehicle blew a tyre out and... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Council’s two new 4000m3 treated drinking water reservoirs at the Kerepēhi Water Treatment Plant will soon be up and running.
The new drinking water tanks will be connected to the Hauraki Plains supply on June 26, completing the... Continue reading »
One person has died following a crash on State Highway 25, Pipiroa, Hauraki District last night.
Police were called to the motorcycle vs cow crash between Pipiroa Road and Main Road shortly before 12 am.
One person died at the scene.
The cow also... Continue reading »
Congratulations to the team of 4 players from the Waihi Beach RSA Indoor Bowls Club who competed in the NZ Nationals Tournament, reaching the quarter finals last week.
Teams from all over NZ competed in the tournament held from the 8-15 June in the... Continue reading »
The NZ Transport Agency advises SH2 Karangahake Gorge will be closed for maintenance works overnight 8pm to 5am tonight Monday 17 June and tomorrow Tuesday 18 June.
Signage and cordons will be in place between Paeroa and Waihi.
We remind motorists... Continue reading »
Police can now confirm one person has died following a crash on SH29, Lower Kaimai, Western Bay of Plenty.
Two others received minor injuries.
The two-vehicle crash was reported to Police at 2.20pm.
The road remains closed and diversions are in... Continue reading »
Southwesterly winds have dominated the weather regime for the last few days but MetService are forecasting a ridge of high pressure which is set to bring settled weather with widespread frosts on Tuesday. The next rain band isn’t expected to reach... Continue reading »
Edmond Leahy, CEO of the Thames valley rugby Football Union covered all the games across the weekend that were played in both the Senior A Tom Jordan Cup as well as the H G Leach Cup Senior B games.
There were some high scoring games, and a draw,... Continue reading »
A Gala Evening hosted by Waihi Rugby Club on Saturday night to raise funds for locals Claire and Brad Nightingale raised over $50,000.
Earlier this year Claire received bad news that she had stage 4 bowel cancer after her stomach pain was initially... Continue reading »
A man has been confirmed dead following the crash of a light plane in Coromandel bush. He was 78 year old James Albert Evans of Whitianga.
Mr Evans, an experienced aircraft engineer and pilot took off from Whitianga Airport last Friday morning,... Continue reading »