Waihi Armistice 100 events commemorate 100 years
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 a war memorial hall ‘in memory of those who served that we may be free’. The hall celebrates its 60th birthday this November.
An army of volunteers is hard at work to bring together a range of Armistice-related activities as well as a birthday occasion for the hall. Waihi Heritage Vision is coordinating and actively working towards these events.
Images and accompanying text will be mounted in the Memorial Hall from Monday 15 October — Friday, November 16.
Schools, organisations and individuals are invited to take the opportunity to visit to learn more about Waihi/Karangahake/Waikino World War One stories.
Young People's Day on Friday 9 November will be a special afternoon which will remember those who laid down their lives and how important it is to stand up for peace.
Peace wings created by students from Waihi College with help from students from Waihi Beach, Waihi Central, Waihi East, Waimata, Waikino and St Joseph's Schools will be dedicated at the Cornish Pumphouse at 1 pm.
This will be a special afternoon which will remember those who laid down their lives and how important it is to stand up for peace.
They Also Serve - Women in WW1 on Friday 10 November is a celebration and commemoration of the role of women in World War One; those who served overseas and those who served in so many ways at home. It starts at 1 pm at the Waihi Memorial Hall.
Lest We Forget on November 11 starts at dawn and offers an exciting programme of events. Join in the whole day, or select from the day's events and activities.
- See the events section of our website for more details and download a programme here