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 »
A dedicated team of people have been working hard to bring a series of events to Waihi to tell the district's stories from 100 years ago when World War 1 finally ended on November 11 after four brutal years.
All ages and walks of life have... Continue reading »
Brian Gentil spoke to Marilyn Parker, the Secretary of the Waihi A & P Show about Waihi's 80th Agriculture and Pastoral Show which is opening its gates to the public this Saturday.
The outbreak of Mycoplasma bovis has created problems for... Continue reading »
Waihi business owners and managers are invited to join OceanaGold at the GO Waihi BA5 this Wednesday.
Bernie O’Leary from OceanaGold will update the business community about what their year has been like, where they are with their resource consent... Continue reading »
The wind took its toll on gazebos set up ready for the Waihi Vegetarian Festival on Sunday morning.
Most of the food stalls and the stage had to be taken down and moved due to safety concerns when some were literally blown away.
Luckily there is... 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 »
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 »
The Waterlily Gardens at 441 Pukekauri Road is celebrating its Grand Opening this Labour Day Monday.
Rachael Pride spoke to Brian Gentil about how she fell in love with the gardens after a visit to the district to see family.
Rachael and her... 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 Waterlily Gardens at 441 Pukekauri Road is celebrating their Grand Opening this coming Monday - Labour Day.
Entry is free and there will be plenty of delicious food, entertainment and activities for all ages to enjoy.
Rachael and Evan have been... 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 »
A fashion show with a difference is happening outside the Waihi Memorial Hall in Seddon Street this Saturday.
Kids have been invited to have some fun and create outfits from things that are usually thrown away.
Dawn Freestone came up with the idea... 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 »