Your family is invited to the Sustainable Blue Backyard Conservation event – Sunday 22nd September 2019, 10 am – 1 pm
Envirohub Bay of Plenty has teamed up with the Department of Conservation for a fun-filled and educational free family day out at... Continue reading »
Brent Willoughby from the Waihi Association Football Club talked about the English Premier League getting back into play this weekend and also touched on the Euro Cup matches with games getting underway again this coming Wednesday. Liverpool plays... Continue reading »
The Comedy Store NZ is bringing two Los Angeles based stand up comedians to the Waihi Beach Hotel for a one night only show next Wednesday, September 18.Brian Gentil spoke to Kevin Tate and Keith Nelson about where they are from and how long they... Continue reading »
The Waihi Fire & Rescue Service respond to a huge variety of call outs throughout the year. Earlier today it was a dog that needed to be rescued.
Firefighters received a call for help from Old Tauranga Road. A dog, which Moe Stevens said he... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson from OceanaGold called in for a chat with Brian Gentil about local mining operations.
With the recent downpour in the district Brian asked about 'the trickle down effect' of rain. Kit explained what does and doesn't happen,... Continue reading »
The Waihi Skate Bowl at Rocket Park is gone now but the memories remain.
The very first skate bowl in New Zealand came from an idea Waihi local and Lions member Des Spiers brought back from a trip to Hawaii in 1975.
While it may have not been enough... Continue reading »
Waikato DHB’s Medical Officer Dr Richard Hoskins has today (11 September) confirmed 13 cases in the Waikato, including Hamilton, Paeroa and Morrinsville.
Dr Hoskins says: "In addition to contact tracing for those cases, we are dealing with two... Continue reading »
Following yesterday's weather bomb Thames Coromandel council roads are now open with Blackjack Road, in the Kuaotunu Village open, but restricted to one lane in places as there are slips. Contractors are on site today working to restore it to... Continue reading »
Whangamata surfer Ella Williams has provisionally qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Whangamata's pro female surfer Ella Williams has provisionally qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after placing highest of the Oceania surfers at the... Continue reading »
Most of the Coromandel district's roads will now be open, except for Blackjack Road, Kuaotunu as there have been multiple slips.
State highway 25 remains closed due to slips near to Cemetery Rd Kuaotunu.
TCDC says there may still be minor slips... Continue reading »
NZ Transport Agency Waikato System Manager Karen Boyt says the Coromandel Peninsula, particularly the eastern side had over 200mm of rain fall last night and the worst hit communities of Whitianga, Hikuai and Kuaotuna are currently isolated.
“Our... Continue reading »
A number of roads around the Coromandel are closed this morning after a night of intense rain and motorists are advised to avoid travel, with heavy rain expected to continue until midday.
Approximately 218mm of rain fell across the district... Continue reading »
Marcus Howie, the Thames Valley RFU Rugby Development Officer, kicked off a busy report with the news that due to the measles epidemic in Auckland, the Counties Manukau Under 13 and Under 15 teams would not travel to play the Thames Valley Under... Continue reading »
A Metservice Severe Weather Watch is in place for the Coromandel Peninsula.
The heaviest rain falls are expected around the Coromandel Peninsula from 4.00 pm today, Monday 9 September until 11 am tomorrow, Tuesday 10 September.
MetService expects... Continue reading »
Brent Willoughby from the Waihi Association Football Club caught up with Brian Gentil with all the results from across the weekend.
They started with the Women’s Under 20 World Cup game tomorrow against Vanuatu, after a couple of good wins against... Continue reading »
Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff are currently responding to a hydraulic oil spill in the Sulphur Point area of Tauranga Harbour.
The spill occurred last night and was caused by a failed hydraulic hose. Oily water entered the storm water... Continue reading »
‘Kia Kaha’ is well understood in New Zealand English with its meaning of ‘be strong’. We often talk about languages as if they are people – talking about language health, strength and revitalisation. So when we say ‘Kia Kaha te Reo Māori’ we’re... Continue reading »
An exciting aboriginal art exhibition starts in Paeroa this weekend.
Paeroa Society of Arts was approached by Erritja Art Gallery, Moonta South Australia, to bring two artists of the Pintupi Nine to New Zealand for an exhibition of theirs and works... Continue reading »
Paula Bennett, Deputy Leader of the National Party, MP for Upper Harbour visited the Waihi district yesterday.
Paula and Coromandel MP Scott Simpson called into the Gold FM studios for a chat with Brian Gentil while she was here. She spent some time... Continue reading »
Marcus Howie, the Thames Valley RFU Rugby Development Officer, was busy in Levin with the Thames Valley Under 16 team this week and brought us up to date with their game against Horowhenua Kapiti, which unfortunately they lost 12 – 8.
In Ruatoria... Continue reading »