The wind took its toll on gazebos set up ready for the Waihi Vegetarian Festival on Sunday morning.
Most of the food stalls and the stage had to be taken down and moved due to safety concerns when some were literally blown away.
Luckily there is... Continue reading »
Police are appealing for sightings of missing Hamilton man Christopher Huxtable.
He was last seen on the morning of Monday 29th October. He dropped his daughter at school in Hamilton and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
This is out of... Continue reading »
We hosted two charming visitors from Auckland this morning.April Badley and Derek Cookson called in to chat with Brian Gentil about the art exhibition happening at Waihi's Vegetarian Festival this Sunday and Monday.
The exhibition is open an... Continue reading »
In its 15 decades of existence Thames Hospital has cared for the diggers of the goldfields and successive generations of the wider Coromandel and Thames Valley community.
The diggers’ hospital in Thames was officially opened on 2 November 1868, and... Continue reading »
Edmond Leahy, CEO for the Thames Valley RFU, had a busy week with no let up after the Thames Valley SwampFoxes won the Meads Cup last weekend.
Plans are underway to celebrate around the region, and there was a bit of work to do with a 7's... Continue reading »
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the deployment of a Police dog to apprehend a female passenger was an excessive use of force. The female received substantial injuries to her right arm and was hospitalised for three days.
On... Continue reading »
The Waihi Vegetarian Festival is happening from 10 am this Sunday at the Waihi Academy on Landlyst Road.
The festival is family friendly and well behaved dogs on leads are welcome too.
Forty plus stalls of delicious food will be there this year... Continue reading »
A message in a bottle cast into the ocean by Chief Officer Kevin McKernan in 2001 has been replied to all these years later.The message in a bottle washed ashore at Bellows Beach, which is located at a small town called Waimanalo on the island of... Continue reading »
Community Constable Harley North called into the Gold FM studios to update us on police work. Harley and Brian Gentil talked about the importance of the four-second rule, following distances and the cameras at Waikino snapping a lot of speeding... Continue reading »
Coromandel town is doing its bit to cut plastic waste and has been rewarded for its efforts.
Plastic Free Coromandel Town has won the Keep New Zealand Beautiful 'Community Group' award. This award recognises and honours a not-for-profit... Continue reading »
What a fantastic weekend for local rugby with the Thames Valley SwampFoxes winning the Heartland Meads Cup final against South Canterbury 17 – 12 in Timaru.
Edmond Leahy, CEO of the Thames Valley RFU was sideline and gave a rundown of the game,... Continue reading »
Thames Coromandel District Council's Hot Water Beach toilets have been named ‘Best Loo’ in the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards.
The Best Loo Award recognises the best public loo in the country. Judges take into consideration the location,... Continue reading »
Brent Willoughby, President of the Waihi Association Football Club gave a wrap up of a successful season for the team. He also talked with Brian about the latest English Premier League results over the weekend and they touched on the Wellington... Continue reading »
Waihi’s Amy Magyar won the Young Legend Award at a gala dinner held at the Auckland Maritime Room on Friday 26th October. The Young Legend Award honours an outstanding volunteer aged under 18 who demonstrated remarkable leadership in their community... Continue reading »
Kit Wilson from OceanaGold called in to talk about local operations. Brian Gentil asked for more information about a new exploration drill rig that is to be installed near the Cornish Pumphouse soon. Kit explained that there are a number of drill... Continue reading »
State Highway 2 through the Karangahake Gorge will be closed overnight for resurfacing tonight, Thursday 25 October. The work is weather dependent.
Signs and detours will be in place alerting motorists in Paeroa at the western end of the gorge and... Continue reading »
Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File this week. Listen in to the podcast to hear the full details.
Tuesday 16 OctoberA shed located at a Kenny Street property was burgled overnight. Property was stolen and police are... Continue reading »
ArtWaikino closed its doors for another year at 4 pm yesterday. Some stunning art was on display.
The supreme award sponsored by Oceana Gold was won by Wilma Van Veen from Tirau with her painting titled “Life.” Paula McNeil the judge commented,... Continue reading »
State Highway 2 through the Karangahake Gorge will be closed overnight for resurfacing on Tuesday 23 October and Thursday 25 October. The work is weather dependent.
Signs and detours will be in place alerting motorists in Paeroa at the western end... Continue reading »
Brent Willoughby called in with the highlights and results from the Waihi AFC Labour Weekend Football Tournament.
Eight teams played in great Waihi weather with good support from the sidelines.
Waihi won the inaugural competition 40 years ago and... Continue reading »