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Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star Real Estate
April 22, 2018 09:37 PM PDT
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Thames Valley Rugby Union CEO Edmond Leahy updated the local, national and international rugby results from the weekend.

Push play to hear the full details and results and tune in at 8.15 Friday morning to hear who's playing and where this weekend.

Thanks Harcourts Gold Star Real Estate Paeroa, Waihi and Waihi Beach for supporting rugby.

Gold FM Football Report with Visique O'Hagan Vision Care
April 22, 2018 07:38 PM PDT
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Brian Gentil caught up with Brent Willoughby from The Waihi footie club. They are disappointed about the damage done to their field since the netball building was moved to Morgan Park. During the move part of the soccer field was damaged. It was hoped the Hauraki District Council would have the pitch fixed prior to their game last weekend but the council has said it won't be this week either. A few locals, along with Hauraki District Councillor Max McLean got out with a roller and tried to smooth the field out but it's looking like a bigger job.
Matty Matich did an awesome job preparing a field at Waihi College and Brent said they couldn't complain about that.
To find out how the Waihi team did in their home game against Melville at the college - click play and listen in to the full Football Report thanks to Visique O'Hagan Vision Care.

Councillor Sally Christie Updates DHB news
April 22, 2018 05:46 PM PDT
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TCDC Councillor Sally Christie was wearing two hats when she spoke to Brian Gentil about her council's Long Term Plan, lead maternity carers, and other Waihi District Health Board news.

Click play to hear what Sally had to say.

Gold FM Rugby Report with Harcourts Gold Star Real Estate
April 19, 2018 04:48 PM PDT
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Brian Gentil caught up with Thames Valley Rugby CEO Edmond Leahy to find out what's happening locally, regionally, nationally and internationally on the rugby scene this weekend.

Click play and listen to the Gold FM Rugby Report thanks to Harcourts Gold Star Real Estate - Paeroa, Waihi & Waihi Beach to stay up to date, and remember to tune in on Monday morning at about 8.15 to hear the results.

OceanaGold Project Martha Update
April 19, 2018 03:08 PM PDT
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OceanaGold Senior Community Advisor Kit Wilson called in to Gold FM for a chat about local operations.
OceanaGold announced Project Martha recently and is interested in feedback about the proposed new mine and associated activities. We had a question come through which asked:
With all the work and mining that's planned now or in the future, when you leave, how will that affect the refilling of the Martha Mine as a lake? Has any consideration been given to the effect on the length of time, differences, stability, safety?
Kit said it was a really interesting question, but complex and it took a bit to explain, which he did.

Kit is guiding a walk in the Echo Walking Festival this weekend (sorry - it's fully booked) and has a lot to do with the Khaki Miners display at the Education Centre on Morseby Avenue.

An Anzac Day event is happening at the Tunnellers Memorial, Gilmour Reserve next Wednesday, which is a little different as it not only commemorates the men who left New Zealand to fight overseas but also remembers the animals who served in wars. People are welcome to bring their animals Kit said. It's also an opportunity for people to stand in a circle and talk about a loved one who served. He explained more details.

A Project Martha newsletter is being developed to update residents surrounding the proposed new project.

The Mines Rescue Team is taking part in the Sky Tower Challenge soon. It's about a month away but the team is getting in some serious training. The equipment they wear is different and heavier than the usual kit firefighters wear and will be a serious challenge.

Click play to listen in to the full interview with Kit Wilson.

Gold FM Football Report with Visique O'Hagan Vision Care
April 19, 2018 02:37 PM PDT
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Brian Gentil talked football with Brent Willoughby from the Waihi Association Football Club.
A 4-2 win last week was a positive result for Waihi and the local team is looking for another positive tomorrow against Melville.
Brent said, "Things are looking good this season."
The Waihi team is not happy about the damage done to their pitch when the netball building was moved to its new location on Morgan Park last week. They were promised council would have the field fixed in time for this weekend's game but it hasn't been done. Brent said a certain level of frustration is creeping in as the field will not be ready for a couple of weeks, maybe a month.
Waihi College Principal Alistair Cochrane has given permission for the Waihi team to use a college field until theirs is fixed.
Big 'UPS' to Matty Matich for getting stuck in to mark the field and get it ready.
Kickoff on field B, close to Waitete Road off Rata Street at the college is at 2.45 tomorrow afternoon.

Good luck Waihi!

Fears for Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Service
April 17, 2018 10:05 PM PDT
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Brian Gentil spoke to founding trustee and Chair of the Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Trust Walter Russell from Whitianga about the news that the local service is under threat.
Walter said the service has been built up by the generosity of the people of the Coromandel Peninsula, the hard work of trustees and charities that have helped out and for the service to be under threat is not on.
He spoke to Brian about the restructuring proposal that has left many people very concerned and disappointed.
A lot of people are supporting the Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Trust. Walter said lots of emails and letters are being written.

Listen in to hear what Walter had to say and stay tuned for details about where to next at Gold FM.

Council Matters with Hauraki Mayor John Tregidga
April 16, 2018 10:11 PM PDT
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The Labour Government has opened their purse to the tune of $3.4 million in funding to help improve and extend the Hauraki Rail Trail.
Brian Gentil spoke about what the funding will cover with Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga.

And the good news continues with the NZ Transport Agency providing funding for LED lights across the Hauraki district. Over the next few months most street lights will be converted to new state-of-the-art LED lights. Exceptions include State Highways, which are maintained by NZ Transport Agency, and some higher use local roads which require specialised light types and design. Mayor Tregidga said it will happen very quickly over the next few months and the big advantage is the saving in power and the length of time they last.

The Hauraki District Long Term Plan submission period ends on Monday, April 30th. Brian Gentil asked the Mayor how the meetings to talk with ratepayers have been going.
Brian also talked about the bad news for Go Waihi with the Mayor telling the GO Waihi committee at a meeting recently that council is proposing to cut their funding in the Long Term Plan. Brian suggested that perhaps the tourism infrastructure funding announced by Minister Kelvin Davis this morning could mean savings in other areas and could be a reason to have a rethink about the reduction in support for Positive Paeroa and GO Waihi.
Mayor Tregidga has been invited to go down to Nelson to do a presentation about freedom camping on Thursday by Minister Davis. He said the town promotion societies can apply for funding council can't get but that he's happy to look at any option. He gave infrastructure costs as the reason for the cutbacks.
Destination Coromandel will still be funded by the Hauraki District Council, the Mayor said. Brian Gentil said he hopes people will put something down in writing to show their support for the town promotion groups. Brian estimated the cuts work out at a saving of about 15 cents per ratepayer.
People can go online and follow links to make a comment but if they want to comment on something specific it's a good idea to put it in writing and have it to council before April 30.

Gold FM Police File
April 16, 2018 07:20 PM PDT
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Community Constable Harley North updated the Police File this week.

Wednesday 11 April
Police received a burglary report that the Waihi A & P Showgrounds had been broken into. It appears there was no property stolen and police are awaiting the results of forensic testing. Police are investigating leads.

Thursday 12 April
A 30 year old Athenree male is wanted to arrest after he breached his bail conditions. Police conducted a check at the males bail address and discovered a quantity of Cannabis and other drugs paraphernalia. The male also failed to return to the address during his community detention period and activated his electronic ankle bracelet. He is now unlawfully at large and police are actively searching for him.

Friday 13 April
A 52 year old male from Rotorua was arrested for theft after he stole cash from a coffee cart outside the Underground Market at Seddon Street, Waihi. The male fled from the scene to Baber Street being chased by a staff member. Unfortunately for him a police unit was at Baber Street conducting an unrelated enquiry. The male saw police, concealed the money and hid on a private residential property, however police found him and he was arrested. The cash was also recovered and the male was taken into custody.

Saturday 14 April
A 9 year old boy left in a vehicle at New World carpark Waihi was approached by a male who tried to enter the vehicle. He became aggressive when the boy refused to let him in. Police are currently investigating.

Saturday 16 April
Police attended a burglary at a Hillview Road, Waihi Beach address. A quad bike, outboard motor and a tote fuel tank have been stolen.

There was a large police presence in town overnight including the police armed offenders squad due to a male offender who had repeatedly discharged a firearm at a Kaihere property. The incident allegedly started out as a neighbour dispute however escalated into violence. The male offender also extensively damaged the neighbour's vehicle then fled from the scene. It was believed that he was passing through Waihi and police established cordons to intercept him. The male was not located, however he handed himself into Tauranga Police Station the following morning. He is facing multiple charges.

Waihi Police are interested in any information relating to crime. For non-urgent matters or witness enquiries contact Police 24/7 on 0800 780 101 (ask for the Crime Reporting Line) or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111, or visit the Waihi Police Station during public counter open hours Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 3 pm. For urgent matters call 111 and ask for police.

Please Roll Up Your Sleeve and Donate Blood in Paeroa Today
April 15, 2018 02:28 PM PDT
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The New Zealand Blood Service is visiting Paeroa today.

They would love as many people as possible to 'roll up' to the Paeroa War Memorial Hall between 9 am and 1 pm and roll up a sleeve. Every drop counts!

Brian Gentil spoke to Donor Promoter Jan Johnston about the life-saving donor process.

You can phone 0800 GIVE BLOOD - that’s 0800 448 325 to make an appointment and let them know you're coming or call in. Don't forget to take your ID.

Important note: You don't have to be from Paeroa to donate today.

Click play to hear what Jan had to say about today's NZ Blood Service visit to Paeroa.

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