Three earthquakes, the biggest measuring 4.2, have been recorded about 45 km off Whakatane this morning.
The first, of 4.2 magnitude occurred at 3.46 am - followed an hour later with a quake measuring 4.0 at the same location.
Another, smaller... Continue reading »
Senior Community Constable Harley North updated the Gold FM Police File this week. Click on our podcast link to hear the full interview.
Monday 10 June Police were called to a vehicle doing burnouts at Montrose Road. The vehicle blew a tyre out and... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Council’s two new 4000m3 treated drinking water reservoirs at the Kerepēhi Water Treatment Plant will soon be up and running.
The new drinking water tanks will be connected to the Hauraki Plains supply on June 26, completing the... Continue reading »
One person has died following a crash on State Highway 25, Pipiroa, Hauraki District last night.
Police were called to the motorcycle vs cow crash between Pipiroa Road and Main Road shortly before 12 am.
One person died at the scene.
The cow also... Continue reading »
Congratulations to the team of 4 players from the Waihi Beach RSA Indoor Bowls Club who competed in the NZ Nationals Tournament, reaching the quarter finals last week.
Teams from all over NZ competed in the tournament held from the 8-15 June in the... Continue reading »
The NZ Transport Agency advises SH2 Karangahake Gorge will be closed for maintenance works overnight 8pm to 5am tonight Monday 17 June and tomorrow Tuesday 18 June.
Signage and cordons will be in place between Paeroa and Waihi.
We remind motorists... Continue reading »
Police can now confirm one person has died following a crash on SH29, Lower Kaimai, Western Bay of Plenty.
Two others received minor injuries.
The two-vehicle crash was reported to Police at 2.20pm.
The road remains closed and diversions are in... Continue reading »
Southwesterly winds have dominated the weather regime for the last few days but MetService are forecasting a ridge of high pressure which is set to bring settled weather with widespread frosts on Tuesday. The next rain band isn’t expected to reach... Continue reading »
Edmond Leahy, CEO of the Thames valley rugby Football Union covered all the games across the weekend that were played in both the Senior A Tom Jordan Cup as well as the H G Leach Cup Senior B games.
There were some high scoring games, and a draw,... Continue reading »
A Gala Evening hosted by Waihi Rugby Club on Saturday night to raise funds for locals Claire and Brad Nightingale raised over $50,000.
Earlier this year Claire received bad news that she had stage 4 bowel cancer after her stomach pain was initially... Continue reading »
A man has been confirmed dead following the crash of a light plane in Coromandel bush. He was 78 year old James Albert Evans of Whitianga.
Mr Evans, an experienced aircraft engineer and pilot took off from Whitianga Airport last Friday morning,... Continue reading »
The Waihi Association Football Club’s Men’s and Women’s sides both played Claudelands Rovers teams last weekend, one had a good win, the other played well but didn’t manage to come out on top.
Brent Willoughby said the men played well on Saturday... Continue reading »
The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust provides an invaluable service across our region with helicopters and rapid response vehicles assisting at a variety of emergency situations across a huge area.
The Westpac 2 (W2) rescue helicopter was involved... Continue reading »
One person has died following a light plane crash near the north end of Coromandel Forest Park.
Police had been working with RCCNZ and LandSAR to locate the plane since last night.
It was reported overdue about 4:25pm yesterday.
The plane was... Continue reading »
Conditions are good for this weekend’s games around the Coromandel and Hauraki districts with the Thames Valley Rugby Competitions.
Edmond Leahy, the CEO with the Thames Valley RFU caught up with Brian Gentil to run through all the Senior A and B... Continue reading »
Posted 14 June 2019
by Gold FM
in Media Release and Education
Media Release: Hon Chris Hipkins - Minister of Education
PPTA and NZEI have recommended that revised offers from the Government to their members are ratified, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.
The revised offers were developed at a forum held last week between the teacher unions and the... Continue reading »
The Waihi Lions Book Fair was a roaring success again this year.
Book lovers were waiting outside, eager for the doors to open on Queen’s Birthday Saturday morning, Lions member Brian Atger said.
The Waihi Memorial Hall packed with people wanting... Continue reading »
Waihi College had their annual challenge with Katikati College yesterday in a number of sports.
Brent Willoughby had the football results along with the Waihi First XI boys and girls games tomorrow, with some early starts.
Then Brian Gentil and... Continue reading »
Hauraki District Council’s elderly person housing rental fees are increasing from July 1st.
Council staff sought and received Councillors approval to increase the rental fees for 57 elderly housing units situated in Paeroa, Waihi and Ngatea.... Continue reading »
A full road closure is planned for the Karangahake Gorge from 8 pm to 5 am both on Monday 17th June and Tuesday 18th June weather permitting. Cordons will be in place between the Paeroa urban boundary and the Waihi urban boundary for essential Road... Continue reading »