Brian Gentil spoke to Tuihana Jack-Ainsley from the Waihi Community Marae. A recently donated defibrillator has been taken from the wall at the Marae. Police are investigating the disappearance.
It's thought unexpected visitors who have been... Continue reading »
Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File this week. Listen in to our podcast to hear the full details.
Here's a summary: Tuesday 8 January An 18 year old Waihi male was arrested for breach of curfew at a Martin... Continue reading »
A 17 year old male was remanded until January 21st when he appeared in the Waihi District Court earlier this month charged with assault for punching a firefighter after a crash on Snell Crescent, Waihi Beach, in December.
Royce Mercer was a... Continue reading »
Two men are in court this week charged with assault in relation to the ongoing investigation of the death of a 22-year-old man in the Bay of Plenty.
Freedom Taikato died on Matakana Island on New Year's Day.
A 23-year-old and a 59-year-old man... Continue reading »
Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens caught up with Brian Gentil on the Breakfast Show on Monday morning with another Gold FM Fire Call Out.
The Waihi Fire Service and Rescue attended four call outs over the last week.
Last Tuesday 8th January they were... Continue reading »
It was our pleasure to welcome Sergeant Nigel Sanderson back to the Gold FM studio. Sergeant Sanderson arrived in Waihi as a Constable in 2011 and in 2017 was promoted to Sergeant in Hamilton. After commuting for 18 months, in October Nigel took up... Continue reading »
It's time to stop the violence whanau - let's embrace each other with love! If you or anyone you know needs support, remember: It is ok to ask for help!
For more info visit the website areyouok.org.nz or phone 0800 456 450.
That's the... Continue reading »
Vivienne McLeod, member of the Kauri 2000 Trust, spoke with Brian Gentil on Gold FM's Breakfast Show and discussed Kauri Dieback Disease which is killing our native trees. She explained how small these micro-organisms are and how they affect... Continue reading »
People have until 4.30 pm Thursday, January 31 to make submissions on a proposed 24 turbine wind farm that spans an area of 1,304 hectares or just over 3,222 acres. The proposed wind farm borders Rotokohu Road, Paeroa and SH26 Tirohia. The turbines... Continue reading »
Emergency services are attending a serious crash on SH25 at Manaia.
The crash, involving a motorcycle and a car, was reported shortly after 6 am.
Initial reports are that one person is seriously injured.
The road has been closed in both directions... Continue reading »
Police are now able to name the 22-year-old male who died on Matakana Island on New Year’s Day.
He was Freedom James Te Patu Taikato, of Matakana Island.
The family have requested privacy as they are going through a traumatic time at the moment.... Continue reading »
The simple steps you take to clean your gear will help protect our kauri forests and could mean the difference between the ultimate survival and extinction of this iconic species.
That’s a message the Kauri 2000 Trust hopes everyone visiting... Continue reading »
A post mortem on the 22-year-old man who died on Matakana Island on New Year’s Day has been completed.
As a result, his death has been upgraded to a homicide investigation.
Police will not be releasing cause of death at this time.
Police will be... Continue reading »
A man in his 20’s was flown to Middlemore Hospital’s Burn Unit with serious burns after he was reportedly pushed into an open fire at Kennedy Bay in the early hours of New Year’s Day.
The man received serious burns to his buttocks and lower legs.... Continue reading »
Bay of Plenty Police are currently investigating the unexplained death of a 22-year-old man on Matakana Island yesterday.
A post mortem will be conducted today and Police will continue to make enquiries on Matakana Island.
Senior Sergeant Greg... Continue reading »
Police Minister Stuart Nash has extended his sympathies to the families and friends of the 380 people who died in vehicle accidents during 2018.
Mr Nash has confirmed the provisional number of road deaths for 2018 has exceeded the annual toll for... Continue reading »
Police responded to a fatal crash in Colville, Thames-Coromandel District at 11.17 pm yesterday.
One man died after a vehicle left Port Jackson Road on to rocks below.
Another person received critical injuries while two other passengers were... Continue reading »
Waikato Regional Council’s coastal scientists say water quality at Coromandel beaches it monitors is generally good for swimming, but caution is urged following heavy rain.
The Regional Council is in the third year of its reactivated water quality... Continue reading »
As Kiwis head out in droves to enjoy New Zealand's beaches, rivers, lakes, swimming pools and other water spots this Christmas season Surf Life Saving New Zealand, Coastguard and Water Safety New Zealand are urging people to think about water... Continue reading »