You couldn’t call it a lucky accident but it was lucky for a lady who fractured her ankle that an intensive care paramedic just happened to have been winch inserted on to the same track to assist another woman who had fractured her ankle. Confused?... Continue reading »
The Extravaganza Fair rolls onto the reserve next to the Waihi Beach Community Centre and will open the gates for fun and shenanigans at 9 am on December 31 (New Year's Eve).
New Zealand's happy travelling fair aims to be sustainable and... Continue reading »
Over 21 and 22 December Police ran their annual Tri-Cities road policing checkpoint in Western Bay of Plenty, targeting drink-driving.
The results from this operation were disappointing, as a number of drivers stopped were found to be over the legal... Continue reading »
Holiday makers on the Coromandel this summer are being encouraged to think carefully about ways to minimise their waste as the population spikes and Kerbside rubbish collection increases across the district.
Between December and January last year... Continue reading »
Alyshea Tuhakaraina and Hemi Keelan called into the Gold FM studio to chat with Brian Gentil about their roles as It’s Not OK Champions.
They are both parents and both passionate about spreading the important message of looking after our tamariki... Continue reading »
Western Bay of Plenty Police are seeking the rightful owners of more than 500 avocados recovered today at a Bethlehem business address.
An off-duty officer spotted two men with a car boot full of avocados and Police are satisfied the fruit is... Continue reading »
The Waihi Beach RSA opened their doors to holidaymakers who were flooded out at the Waihi Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort at about 3 am this morning.
Concerns a nearby creek might overflow prompted the evacuation of campsites in the lower part of the... Continue reading »
Periods of rain have set in over the upper North Island with considerable rainfall totals already recorded in the gauges overnight. Over 100mm was recorded at multiple gauges in southern Coromandel as a band of heavy rain moved over the region,... Continue reading »
A heavy rain warning has been issued for the Coromandel Peninsula and TCDC's Civil Defence team is urging motorists to travel with care and expect delays tonight.
What the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has called a... Continue reading »
AA Apiaries business is humming. Honey's good for you, it provides energy, improves memory, relieves allergies, naturally promotes sleep and can act as a natural and safe cough suppressant.
Honey contains virtually no fiber, fat or protein.... Continue reading »
Vivienne McLean, a member of the Kauri 2000 Trust, spoke with Brian Gentil about the current situation with Kauri Dieback around the Coromandel region.
How bad is it in our region?
Find out what this incurable disease is, how it’s spread and what... Continue reading »
Police will be keeping an eagle-eye on traffic speeds over the summer, warning tickets will be handed out for those who exceed the limit. Over the holiday period - between 4 pm today and 6 am on January 7 - anyone caught travelling more than 4km/h... Continue reading »
Biosecurity surveillance in Tauranga Harbour this week discovered four Asian Paddle Crabs.
This is the second discovery of the invasive pest in the Bay of Plenty region after two were caught near Matapihi Bridge during a pest surveillance survey... Continue reading »
Three 'Young' girls from Waikino School received a special award at their school assembly yesterday. Zara, Asha and Lexie Young have been working hard to raise awareness about lung cancer and some of the misconceptions about it since their... Continue reading »
OceanaGold's application to develop further mining in Waihi has been given the green light following the Project Martha hearings. Submitters on the project have until Friday 1 February 2019 to lodge any appeals with the Environment Court. ... Continue reading »
We're looking forward to having the Extravaganza Fair back at the Waihi Beach Community Centre Reserve just in time for New Year's Eve. The family-friendly travelling Extravaganza invites everyone to 'roll up' for a fun day out... Continue reading »
Waikato Regional Council’s coastal scientists say water quality at the beaches it monitors is generally good for swimming, but caution is urged following heavy rain.
The council is in the third year of its reactivated water quality monitoring... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil caught up with Thames Coromandel Thames Ward Councillor and Waikato Health Board Member Sally Christie on Tuesday morning, who reminded us to be prepared with medication and prescriptions over the holiday break.
Sally also mentioned... Continue reading »
It’s Not Ok Waihi & Waihi Beach has more Community Champions to support their campaign to stop violence of all types in our community. Thom Spicer & Tasmin Skinner, currently Waihi College Students, are highlighting online or cyberbullying,... Continue reading »
It has been a great start to the first week of the holidays or last week of school, however, MetService has issued Severe Weather Warnings and Watches for rain and wind over the lower South Island on Tuesday, as a complex low system makes its way... Continue reading »