Events » Waihi’s Warm Up Party for Beach Hop
Waihi’s Warm Up Party for Beach Hop with GO Waihi, OceanaGold, Thiess Global Mining and Hauraki District Council is this Wednesday, right through the CBD downtown in Waihi. Roads will be closed and the streets filled with hundreds of classic cars and hot rods, people dancing and enjoying the atmosphere and lots dressing up for the occasion. Dozens of stalls will add to the glittering array of goods and products that the shops have on sale. It’s a fun day whether you’re into cars or not. There’ll be three bands playing through the day and plenty of food and refreshments through the cafes, restaurants and eateries, together with even more food stalls. Things kick off around 9 am and wrap up at 3 pm. Get ready to Rock ‘n’ Roll with FUN for everyone!
8 am - the roads are closed downtown in Waihi. Stalls will be set to go by 9 am.
10.30 am - the convoy of cars arrive from the top of town and drive through town then to their parks for the day.
11.15 am - Waimata School will be entertaining you in front of the Memorial Hall.
11.45 am - the Dynamik Hip Hop Krew has something special for you to watch and Gerry Lee will be pounding out the sounds all day from there as well. In Rosemont Rd Al and the Wild Katz will rock out the sounds while Tim and the Rockets are in the Pumphouse pumping out rock n roll all day.
12.30 pm - the Gold FM Drag Race is on in Seddon St with prizegiving straight afterwards in front of the hall. Prize giving with the Best Dressed Male and Female, Boy and Girl at 2.15 pm, with the presentation of the Best Classic Car and Best Hot Rod Trophies then as well. Streets reopen at 3 pm, so make sure your car is off the road well before then if you’re part of the day.
GO Waihi has a Panasonic 40” big screen LCD TV to give away with Beach Hop and Waihi’s Warm Up Party. Get your camera out, take some shots that show off the action and Waihi in some way, sort through your best pics and send them to GO Waihi by Friday April 15. What captures that Waihi perspective on the day? The competition’s open to amateur photographers and the judge’s decision is final. Email single photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, put them on a disc and drop them off to Gold FM upstairs on the corner of Seddon and Haszard Streets in Waihi or post them to GO Waihi, PO Box 34, Waihi 3641.
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