Captain Cook’s monument at Mercury Bay has toppled into the sea due to coastal erosion.The memorial was erected in 1969 to commemorate the bicentennial of Cook’s visit to the Coromandel.
Thames Coromandel District Council had plans for protecting... Continue reading »
Michael Weir was commissioned by the Hauraki District Council to create the bronze lifesize Rangatira for the Waihi Streetscape 2000 Sculptures, a lasting landmark for the Waihi community to be proud of.
Locals and visitors come across the Rangatira... Continue reading »
Rachael Coll is one of the organisers of the Matariki Waihi celebrations. Here's her wrap up of this year's events.
As each year passes and the Waihi community Matariki celebrations continue to flourish and strengthen, we see our tamariki... Continue reading »
Protect Karangahake has written an open letter calling for Labour and the Greens to follow through on their commitment to extend Schedule 4 of the Crown Minerals Act 1991 to have the Karangahake Gorge included, which would provide extra protection... Continue reading »
A tragedy occurred in Waihi 18 years ago today when Douglas Takerata Pourau lost his life when the truck he was driving went over the haul road in Martha Mine as he was heading to the bottom of the pit for another load.
The Waihi community lost a... Continue reading »
William Duncan Smith was arrested for the alleged theft of bullion from the Waihi Gold Company 102 years ago today.
According to press articles from the time, Smith’s style of living was quite beyond that commensurate with his ordinary earnings.
The... Continue reading »
Fifty eight years ago in May 1960 a strong sequence of earthquakes that lasted until June 6 rocked Chile, killed thousands, and caused inundation around the Pacific Rim, including at Whitianga and the eastern coast of New Zealand.
The strongest... Continue reading »
Have you ever wondered where that family heirloom came from, how old it is or what its value might be?
Whether it’s a curio, painting, china, jewellery or furniture - you're welcome to take it along to the Athenree Homestead Antiques Roadshow... Continue reading »
Hauraki Maori Trust Board Education Grants close on 31 May.Do you know someone who could benefit from a grant?To be eligible to apply you must whakapapa to one or more Iwi of Hauraki and be on the Hauraki Tribal Register.Application forms are... Continue reading »
An Anzac service at the Tunnellers Memorial, Gilmour Reserve yesterday was well attended by people ... and animals.
For the first time in Waihi, animals were welcome at an Anzac commemoration.
Canaries, dogs, horses and ponies joined their owners... Continue reading »
As New Zealand and Australia prepare to remember the men and women killed in war, and honour returned servicemen and women, it's great to see animals being saluted for their role helping Anzacs.
A service at the Gilmour Reserve Tunnellers... Continue reading »
RSA volunteers around New Zealand are exchanging distinctive red poppies for a donation to the RSA. The Poppy Appeal supports current and ex-service personnel, including the NZ Police, and their families.
The poppy reminds us of sacrifices made –... Continue reading »
Anzac Day at the Tunnellers Memorial at Gilmour Reserve next Wednesday will feature something new. Organiser Sue Baker Wilson of Waihi Heritage Vision says that as well as remembering the men and women who served, the event will also remember the... Continue reading »
Waihi Police Sergeant Craig Thorne is currently on deployment to Bougainville. We managed to twist his arm and get him to share some of his experiences so far.
Autonomous Region of Bougainville - Sergeant Craig Thorne
For those of you that don’t... Continue reading »
Taking a walk through Waihi's history with the Echo Walking Festival last Sunday started inside the Martha Mine open pit near the ore crusher.
The trail went along the conveyor track under three roads to Union Hill.
Walkers had the... Continue reading »
Following on from our tragic Waikino story of the deaths of Alice Hamilton and Lloyd Moran...
In early April 1940, the discovery of two bodies, 27 year old Mrs Alice Hamilton and 15 year old Lloyd Moran (their ages vary in reports from that time) on... Continue reading »
Seventy eight years ago, on April the 3rd 1940, Waikino made national news when the bodies of 27 year old Alice Hamilton (Elizabeth Agnes Hamilton - nee McClung) and 16 year old Waihi High School student Lloyd Moran were found three miles apart on... Continue reading »
Special guests Alien Weaponry, New Zealand’s ‘Te Reo Metal’ sensations received a special gift from carver Waka Hauraki when they visited the Waihi Community Marae recently.
The teenage three piece hard core thrash metal band were last month... Continue reading »
Iconic New Zealand artist Mike Morgan is a hot rod fancier. He's often seen driving his beloved 'Lucy' around his home district.
Hot rods, in particular Lucy, and the Beach Hop have featured in many of Mike's paintings. He... Continue reading »
Posters are an important part of event planning and this year's Waihi Warm Up Party for Beach Hop poster is a real work of art.
Beach Hop was voted New Zealand's favourite event of 2017 and for the past 9 years it's been Waihi’s... Continue reading »