Waihi Beach Hop 2016 - Prize Giving
Sponsors Make the Day
Putting on an event like Waihi's Warm Up Party for Beach Hop takes many hours of hard work, dedicated volunteers and supportive sponsors. Without sponsors there would be no event.
This year OceanaGold agreed to be a sponsor and provided some funds towards the cost of running the event and the sought after trophies for Best Hot Rod and Best Classic Car.
The trophies are mounted on rock that is mainly ore from the Trio underground mine and are unique to Waihi.
General Manager of OceanaGold Waihi, Bernie O'Leary presented the 'Miner's Choice Best Hot Rod trophy to Warwick Dawes for his 1946 Chev Convertible.
OceanaGold also got into the spirit of the day and entered a team in the Gold FM Drag Race. Going by the moniker of Golden Bedrockers, the team looked particularly fetching in their colour coordinated skirts.