The Police Dive Squad has been mobilised to assist the search for a man reported to have fallen from a boat near Tanners Point on Monday afternoon.
Initially, the Police Eagle helicopter, Coastguard and a rescue helicopter assisted with aerial and... Continue reading »
The Waihi community suffered a tragic loss 19 years ago today.
Douglas Takerata Pourau, 44, of Waihi died when his 90-tonne truck plunged 45m down the wall of the Martha goldmine at 1.30pm on Monday, 26 June, 2000 (19 years ago today). He was... Continue reading »
Witnesses to a serious crash between a car and a 4WD just after 8 pm on SH2 yesterday are asked to contact Police.
The crash occurred about 300 metres from the Te Paeroa roundabout toward Te Puna, on State Highway 2, Bethlehem.
One person was... Continue reading »
Police are at the scene of a two vehicle crash between Taniwha Place and Wairoa Pa Road.
Emergency services were alerted to the crash at around 8pm.
Multiple people reportedly have a range of injuries.
Motorists are advised to expect delays or... Continue reading »
Police have confirmed the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the serious crash in Turua this afternoon has died.
Two other people have received moderate injuries.
Police were called to the two-vehicle crash around 3:35pm, which occurred at... Continue reading »
Emergency services are responding to a serious crash in Turua, eastern Hauraki region.
Police received a report around 3:35 pm that two vehicles were involved in the crash at the intersection of Hauraki Road and Huirau Road.
Initial reports suggest... Continue reading »
A GiveaLittle page has been set up to help Waihi local 'Stretch'.
Once again the Waihi community wants to wrap one of their own in a comfort blanket of love and kindness to help someone in need.
Stretch, a Waihi local described as a kind... Continue reading »
Chief Fire Officer Moe Stevens updated us with the Waihi Fire Service and Rescue call outs over the last week.
There were just two jobs that they attended. The first was on Saturday, June 22, just before midday, when the siren went off at 11.55 am.... Continue reading »
A search is continuing near Tanners Point in the Bay of Plenty after a man reportedly fell from a boat yesterday afternoon.
Police, Coastguard and a rescue helicopter are assisting in the search for the man who had been the sole occupant of a... Continue reading »
Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star Real Estate
The Thames Valley Senior A Tom Jordan Cup games were played in wintry conditions on Saturday with some great rugby for the spectators that were sideline. Edmond Leahy, CEO with the Thames... Continue reading »
New Zealand Food Safety is urging people to ensure they cook raw mussels thoroughly after an increase in cases of food poisoning associated with commercially grown New Zealand mussels.
Over the past 6 weeks, there has been an increase in cases of... Continue reading »
An area of low pressure over the upper North Island has brought showers to Auckland and Northland to start this week. MetService is forecasting the low to move north during Tuesday, then away from the country on Wednesday, resulting in the showers... Continue reading »
The Waihi AFC Men defaulted to Waikato Unicol last Saturday after several of Waihi’s players couldn’t make the 2.45 pm kick off and Waihi asked for an earlier start to the game. The opposition wouldn’t change the time so with a few players carrying... Continue reading »
Emergency services are responding to a serious two-vehicle crash on Stanley Road South, Te Aroha, Matamata-Piako District.
Police were alerted around 10.05am.
Early indications are one person has received critical injuries and another serious... Continue reading »
Western Bay of Plenty Police are urging motorists to take extra care following a number of serious crashes in the area.
Over the past week three people have died and more have been seriously injured on roads in the Western Bay.
"Every one of... Continue reading »
Sally Christie, Thames Ward Councillor on the Thames Coromandel District Council, spoke with Brian Gentil about the local government council elections coming up in October.
Sally is standing again, and is encouraging others to do the same, whether... Continue reading »
Mid winter is nigh and Matariki is on the rise to usher in a new year for Aotearoa.
Matariki is the Maori name for the group of stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster or The Seven Sisters which rises in mid-winter, the traditional Maori New... Continue reading »
This weekend sees the Thames Valley H G Leach Cup Senior B sides take a break while the Senior A Tom Jordan Cup sides are all taking the field at 2 pm for their games. CEO with the Thames Valley RFU, Edmond Leahy, caught up with Brian Gentil and ran... Continue reading »
The Waihi Men’s team has several Waihi college students who play and this weekend is their school ball. Brent Willoughby said the club asked their opponents this weekend, Waikato Unicol, if they would bring the game forward so the boys could get... Continue reading »
A fire destroyed a storage shed on Goldfields Road, Manaia today.
Emergency services were called to the Coromandel property owned by Sanford, New Zealand’s biggest seafood company, at about 12.39 this afternoon.
Firefighters worked to ensure the... Continue reading »