Police are appealing for information following a fire at a food retailer in Paeroa last week.
The incident occurred at The Pizza Box on Belmont Road about 9 pm on Friday 12 July.
Following a scene examination, Police are treating the fire as... Continue reading »
SH25A between Kopu and Hikuai was closed yesterday afternoon due to a police incident.
Police responded to a family harm incident on Kopu-Hikuai Road about 3:35 pm.
The Armed Offenders Squad attended as a precaution and arrested a 50-year-old... Continue reading »
The epic 12,000km journey made by some of New Zealand’s favourite migratory birds from the Coromandel to the Arctic is set to become safer.
Last week UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee agreed that parts of China’s Yellow Sea and the sanctuaries it... Continue reading »
A sudden loss of power about 7.45 pm last night affected more than 4800 Thames residents, Powerco says.
Network Operations manager Phil Marsh said it was not storm related as the weather was calm and there were no reports of lightning in the area.... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke with Ross Cooper, Deputy Chair for the Thames Valley Rugby Football Union.
They talked in depth about the Thames Valley Swampfoxes Ranfurly Shield Challenge last Saturday against Otago in Wanaka.
Ross travelled down to support... Continue reading »
A Paeroa pizzeria, The Pizza Box was damaged by a fire on Friday night.
Emergency services were called to the building on Belmont Rd in Paeroa just after 9 pm to find it burning fiercely.
Eight crews and about 32 firefighters responded to the fire... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke with Steve Warren, the President of the Waihi Association Football Club, about the men postponing their game, which has been rescheduled for this Saturday against Te Aroha away.
The Waihi Women battled it out in wintry conditions... Continue reading »
With many western regions of the country being hit with wet and thundery weather on Sunday the start of this working week will feel like a reprieve with eastern regions forecast a mostly dry day and showers in the west set to ease during Monday... Continue reading »
A series of fronts are forecast to move across the country from the west on Friday and over the weekend, delivering periods of rain and blustery north to north westerly winds at times across much of the country.
MetService meteorologist Andy Best... Continue reading »
It's been a while since Kit Wilson from OceanaGold has been in for a catch up about mining operations in the district. "It's been very much business as usual," Kit said.
He explained what is happening since OceanaGold's... Continue reading »
Today, July 10 is the anniversary of the day New Zealand was shaken by the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior in Auckland by the 'action' branch of the French foreign intelligence services.
During the operation, two French operatives sank the... Continue reading »
You'll be showing your age if you remember this TV commercial from back in the day.
Pounds, shillings and pence became dollars and cents fifty two years ago, when New Zealand switched to decimal currency.The Decimal Currency Act 1964 came into... Continue reading »
Get inside the fence and discover modern gold mining up close and on a grand scale these school holidays.
Learn how today’s miners get the gold out of the rock and into gold bars.
Book a gold mine tour and get FREE ENTRY to the Gold Discovery... Continue reading »
Parents and partners of disabled people with high or very high support needs will be paid for caring for their family members, as the Government acts to restore fairness and dignity.
Pay rates for family carers will also increase from the current... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke with Marcus Howie, the Thames Valley RFU Rugby Development Officer, about the Junior Finals Day held at Centennial Park Paeroa on Saturday, then briefly touched on the trip to Hamilton tomorrow for Marcus where he will be... Continue reading »
A woman who went missing in Omokoroa has been found safe today.
The woman was reported missing on Friday 5 July at about 8am.
Police would like to thank members of the public for their assistance. Continue reading »
Steve Warren, the President of the Waihi Association Football Club caught up with Brian Gentil and they talked about the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final played overnight between the USA and Netherlands, with a 2 – 0 win to the USA the outcome. They... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil caught up with Marcus Howie, the Thames Valley RFU Rugby Development Officer, who’s had a busy week.
On Monday he was at the Under 16 Rep Trials blowing the whistle as ref while the selectors looked at the Possibles and Probables.
Then... Continue reading »
If you're interested in the tourism business, an opportunity has come up to manage the Tairua campground.
The Tairua campground will be revitalised with the Tairua-Pauanui Community Board unanimously agreeing to spruce up the campground in... Continue reading »
Steve Warren, the Waihi Association Football Club President, had the inside news that there had been a change to the expected games for both the Waihi Men and Women this weekend.
There’s now going to be a Knockout Competition Round so both teams... Continue reading »