A February 8 news report in the Bay of Plenty Times on a court case in the Rotorua High court has stated that OceanaGold New Zealand Limited has appealed the quantum of the fine and reparation to the family imposed in the Tauranga District Court on... Continue reading »
Police received a report of a suspected pipe bomb at Waihi Beach shortly after 1.20 pm this afternoon.
Police attended and following an initial look at the item a cordon was set up and the Emergency Ordinance Disposal team at the New Zealand... Continue reading »
Waihi Police are closing in on further burglary suspects in relation to the spike in burglary over the Christmas and New Year period.
On Saturday, February 2 a 32 year old Waihi female was arrested and charged with burglary, assault with intent to... Continue reading »
Celebrate Waitangi Day with pride. It's part of our heritage. It has helped shape who we are today and offers exciting anticipation about what can be achieved tomorrow.
Proud to be kiwi owned and operated...Gold FM. Continue reading »
The Chinese New Year starts today, February 5, 2019.
This year, The Year of the Earth Pig is predicted to be excellent - a very good year full of achievements.
The pig represents wealth and prosperity.
The lucky colours of the Earth Pig are red,... Continue reading »
A hearing date has been set down for the Local Government Commission to hear appeals/objections on the number of Councillors in the Hauraki District. The Hearing is on February 19 at 2 pm in the Council Chamber, Paeroa and is open to the public.... Continue reading »
Between 3.30pm and 4.00pm on Saturday the 2nd of February 2019 four fires were lit at Waihi College and an adjoining agricultural business.
Luckily the fires were discovered before they could completely take hold but they still caused considerable... Continue reading »
No appeals have been received by Hauraki District Council following the late December notification that OceanaGold’s application for an underground mine below the Martha open pit in Waihi had been approved.
OceanaGold Waihi General Manager Bernie... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Waihi Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens about the fire call outs Waihi Fire & Rescue Service has attended recently.
Fire restrictions are in place from today. From today anybody wanting to light a fire in the Hauraki District... Continue reading »
MetService are forecasting that a ridge of high pressure clings on to bring fine and settled conditions to most parts of the country as we begin this week.A heavy rain warning has been issued for Fiordland from Monday evening into Tuesday... Continue reading »
A Tauranga woman has been charged after leaving a baby in a car last week.
The baby was left unattended in a vehicle on Gravatt Road, Papamoa Beach on January 31.
A 21-year-old woman has been charged with neglect of a child and will be summonsed to... Continue reading »
It was disturbing to hear that four separate fires were deliberately lit at Waihi College on Saturday.
The Waihi Fire & Rescue responded to a call out at 4 pm on Saturday afternoon extinguishing the four fires. Police are investigating.
The... Continue reading »
Gold FM has double passes to giveaway to Jon Toogood unplugged and acoustic at Waihi Beach Hotel this Sunday (Feb 10).
To get in the draw to win is EASY, private message us, email ([email protected]), or give us a call on 07 863 9644 with your name... Continue reading »
The NZ Transport Agency is urging drivers in Waikato and Bay of Plenty to be aware over the next week of potentially hazardous ‘summer ice’ on the region’s roads.
“There is some rain forecast across the region, and after an extended run of very hot... Continue reading »
Representatives from Merdeka Copper Gold in Indonesia spent two days in Waihi this week. Merdeka has five mines on five different islands across Indonesia, each with a separate language or tribal dialect. They produce over 350,000 oz of gold each... Continue reading »
Waka Ama is a sport gaining in popularity with participating numbers growing across the country, including Waihi.
Lake Karapiro was the venue for the New Zealand Waka Ama Sprint Nationals over the week of Monday 14th to Saturday 19th January 2019... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson from OceanaGold called into the Gold FM studio for a Q&A about local operations. Brian Gentil asked him the following questions.
Q: Terrible disaster with the Brazilian tailings dam collapse over the weekend. What’s to stop the same... Continue reading »
Small goods manufacturer Hellers has been fined almost $40,000 and ordered to pay a total of $15,000 to 3 children who had moderate to severe allergic reactions after consuming mispackaged Sizzlers sausages.
The children became sick after an... Continue reading »
Disappointing but not surprising is how Coromandel MP Scott Simpson has described NZ Thoroughbred Racing’s decision to stop racing at Thames.
“The Thames Racing Club has a long and proud tradition and I’m sorry this decision has been flagged and... Continue reading »
The rescue helicopter flew two missions to the Coromandel area yesterday.
At 1.25 pm Westpac 1 was tasked to Whenuakite to assist a female patient in her 50’s suffering a suspected injury from a fall off a stationary trailer. The helicopter landed... Continue reading »