On 12 November 1912, striking-unionist Frederick George Evans was fatally wounded, becoming the first person to die during an industrial dispute in New Zealand. Known as 'Black Tuesday', the event led to the violent end of the Waihi... Continue reading »
The Victoria Battery site at Waikino will be awakened at 6 am this Sunday when lone piper Art Johnstone plays 'Battles O'er' at the same time as over one thousand other pipers play the same tune in different communities around the... 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 »
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 »
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 »
Brian Gentil spoke to Helen Wilson about year 18 of ArtWaikino. Helen said it's shaping up really well with a very good assortment of artworks in the Victoria Hall at Waikino waiting to be judged today. Entries are slightly up on last year... Continue reading »
The 80th annual Waihi A & P show is on Saturday, the 10th of November. There’ll be plenty to see and do with different events for all ages and abilities.
The schedule of events for entries is out now.
Brian Gentil spoke to Waihi A & P... Continue reading »
The Armistice Waihi 100 exhibition in the Waihi Memorial Hall was officially opened last night.
It is a sight to behold with the faces of young men from Waihi 100 years ago lining the walls. Each photograph is named and some are accompanied by text... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Sue Baker Wilson and Krishna Buckman from Waihi Heritage Vision about the preparations for Armistice Waihi 100 to find out what will be happening locally to commemorate armistice.
Armistice has given Waihi Heritage Vision the... Continue reading »
The Waihi A & P Show is on Saturday November 10 this year.
A few stall sites are still available if you'd like one but they’re filling fast – no food stalls left!
The Schedule is out now and there are categories suitable for all ages and... Continue reading »
Plans are well in hand for a programme of Waihi Armistice centennial commemorations to be held in Waihi.
The Waihi Memorial Hall was formally opened in November 1958 to serve as a tribute to those miners who ‘have finished their last shift’ and as... Continue reading »
What started out as an idea for volunteer groups with an interest in heritage or history to showcase their activities has turned into a ‘Waihi Volunteers Event’ according to Roger Pearce, chairperson of Waihi Heritage Vision.“When we first had the... Continue reading »
Cowboys, Cowgirls and Indians are invited to strap on their spurs and climb aboard the Goldfields Express Special on Monday, October the 8th
The annual Goldfest adventure ride on the Goldfields Special plans to depart the Wrigley Street Railway... Continue reading »
Plans are underway for Waihi Armistice centennial commemorations to be held in November.
The Waihi Memorial Hall was formally opened in November 1958 to serve as a tribute to those miners who ‘have finished their last shift’ and as a war memorial... Continue reading »
Celebrating Girl Power today – 19 September 2018. It’s been 125 years today since New Zealand women created a world first by winning the right to vote like a man!
At the other end of the scale - King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia granted women the right... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Helen Wilson who has been the convenor for ARTWaikino for several years and continues to support ARTWaikino.
There are several categories for artists of all kinds to enter and some great prizes to be won this year. ARTWaikino... Continue reading »
Maori Language Week - Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori starts on Monday, September 10.
The theme will be 'Kia Kaha te Reo Māori’ following on from the success of last year’s theme ‘Kia Ora te Reo Māori’.
‘Kia Kaha’ is well known in New Zealand English... Continue reading »
The Katikati Suffrage 125 Commemoration Committee is to receive $6,000 from the Suffrage 125 Community Fund.
Acting Minister for Women Eugenie Sage today announced 42 successful applicants for the Suffrage 125 Community Fund, at the Kate Sheppard... Continue reading »
A rahui (temporary prohibition) has been placed over Motutere, also know as Castle Rock, by Ngati Huarere.
The closure of the area has been instigated following the deaths of two people in recent months.
The public is asked to respect the rahui and... Continue reading »