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Goldfest Big Beach Dig

When: Sunday 22 October, 2017

This is always a very popular Goldfest event. Run by Waihi Beach Christian Centre, kids from year 1 to 12 can dig with hands and feet for prizes. Youngsters with an adult, this is free and starts at 2 pm in front of...

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XTERRA Trail Challenge

When: Saturday 21 October, 2017

The XTERRA Trail Challenge Waihi is a trail running/walking event in the historic Karangahake Gorge - breath-taking riverside trails alongside the natural gorge, historic railway tracks (complete with tunnels!) and all wrapped up in native bush makes for some of the best off road...

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Waihi Association Football Labour Weekend Tournament

When: Saturday 21 October, 2017 - Sunday 22 October, 2017

A great setting at Morgan Park welcomes spectators and the teams competing in the annual tournament that sees shorter halves and fast action starting at 9 am tomorrow and 9.30 am Sunday. Get along and you’ll be made more than welcome. Sausage sizzle and...

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Go Waihi Annual Trolley Derby

When: Saturday 7 October, 2017

Get those wheels spinning, the steering sorted and the safety gear ready for Saturday October 7 downtown in Waihi. Download an Entry Form. Market Stall Application Form.

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Khaki Miners and Underground Mine Simulation

When: Friday 6 October, 2017 - Friday 13 October, 2017

The Khaki Miners and Underground Mine Simulation is a new display at the Education Centre in Moresby Ave. Open Friday 6th, Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th at 10am, it’s worth checking out, and free. You can see what underground mining’s like and learn lots with...

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When: Sunday 1 October, 2017 - Sunday 29 October, 2017

There’s a Market Day coming up leading into the Trolley Derby on Saturday 7 October in Waihi. If you’re a stall holder grab an application form from HDC’s Waihi Service Centre and Library and get into the spirit of the day. Full of FUN,...

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GO Waihi Shot of Gold Competition

When: Sunday 1 October, 2017 - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Anyone can enter, you just have to have a picture of yourselves, family and/or friends with at least some of the Waihi's Rainbow at Rocket (Victoria) Park in it.  All entries go into the draw for family passes to Rainbows End, Gold Discovery Centre,...

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Waihi Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists

When: Saturday 30 September, 2017

Saturday from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm Waihi Branch of the NZ Genealogy Society invites you to their seminar on family history at Waihi Art Centre and Museum in Kenny St. You’ll hear speakers David Hastings talking about how to write a family story...

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Goldfest Crunchie Bar Competition

When: Saturday 30 September, 2017 - Monday 16 October, 2017

Guess the Number of Crunchie Bars Competition with New World Waihi 2017 GO Waihi’s Guess the Number of Crunchie Bars Competition with Waihi New World is back through the holidays with Crunchies in lots of shop windows to be counted. Lists of which shops have...

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Arty Bra Fundraiser

When: Saturday 30 September, 2017

It’s back! Arty Bras will be out in force on Saturday, September 30 helping raise funds for the new building for St John Waihi. Underwear is going to be centre stage at Waihi Beach Community Centre with four categories – Avante-Garde where anything goes, Mountain...

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Goldfest Pot Of Gold Promotion

When: Saturday 30 September, 2017 - Sunday 29 October, 2017

GO Waihi’s Stop, Shop & Win... a $1,000 POT of GOLD Shop at participating Waihi stores through October for your chance to win. Drawn  live on 96.4 Gold FM Tuesday 14th November at 8.40am. Check our website for details:


Keep Waihi Beautiful

When: Sunday 17 September, 2017

Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s national clean up week is this month and Keep Waihi Beautiful is gearing up for a big tidy up around Gilmore Lake Reserve on Sunday 17 September. They’d love lots of volunteers to help; can you spare an hour or...

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Whiritoa Beach Dune Planting

When: Saturday 16 September, 2017

The word is ‘the more the merrier’ Saturday for this year’s dune planting. Children can help too; just get them along for the start at 10 am at the surf club. Take a spade or trowel, a good pair of shoes and a...

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Sally Valley Band Rally Concert

When: Saturday 2 September, 2017

That’s the short version of saying Salvation Army Waihi invite you to enjoy the Sally Valley Band Rally Concert on Saturday. It starts at 6.30 pm and is being held in the Salvation Army hall at the top of Seddon St Waihi. A...


NZ Society of Genealogists - Movie

When: Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Movie – ‘For King & Country: New Zealand's First World War’ This is your invitation from the Waihi Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists. With excerpts from 38 films and a variety of still images, this 70-minute film covers New Zealand’s experience of the...

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