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Works are about to begin to install ultra-fast fibre at Waihi Beach. The installation crew will break ahead of the Dec crowds, and resume in Jan to reduce disruption to the peak holiday period, and then continue on until completion in May. Celebrating the "Discover the History" of Waihi Beach, Bowentown and Athenree event, commencing Saturday 13th - Wednesday 17 October.

This five day exhibition includes a guided bus tour, local oral history presentations, walking tours and a closing ceremony. 

There is still time to register, to do so please contact Calling all creatives!!!

Creative, Bay of Plenty has a fantastic paid opportunity for creative types in our community with The Heart of Christmas Wearable Art Competition. Gain profiling, promote your brand and exhibit your creative talent in a unique and dynamic way!

Designs/ drawings need to be submitted by 17 October to be considered. 20 chosen individuals will be granted $500 and a mannequin with which to bring their designs to life. 

The mannequins will be placed around Tauranga CBD in prominent locations as a Christmas Exhibition from 28 November - 24 December.

Please note the following key dates:
Submissions due: 17th October
Winners chosen: 18th - 19th October
Delivery of designs required: 18th - 19th November
Exhibition opens: 28th November
Exhibition closes: 24th December

For registration forms, terms and conditions and all other specifications, please visit:


Visit the Facebook event page for more info:

Please submit your registration forms and desings/ drawings to

Good Luck! This’ll do ☀️ #waihibeach #itsabouttime #sun #sand #beachtime Next gathering of the Innovation Garden Club is this Sunday... Reel n' Wave Waihi Beach are hosting the Labour Weekend Open Water Fishing Competition this coming Sunday 21 October. There are prizes up for grabs in so many species and weights and entry is only $30 per angler. So gather your friends, your partners and your kids and get out on the water this Sunday. Entry tickets are available from Reel n' Wave on Wilson Road, Waihi Beach and the Bowentown Boating and Sport Fishing Club Take a moment to yourself this Labour Weekend with a yoga class with Miriam Smith here at beautiful Waihi Beach. A welcome for all. Newly renovated, under new management, Waihi event venue, The Waterlilly Gardens are hosting their re-grand opening this coming Labour Day. 

The gardens are breathtaking in themselves this time of year, but with a variety of entertainment for all ages, the day has something to offer for everyone. The day includes a bouncy castle for toddlers, inflatable MEGA slide for the older kids, face painting with Gudrun from Party in the Bay Facepainting, Gary Comrie live music, Drift the Dj, Supercars on display and more. 

The cafe, newly refurbished will be open serving delicious coffee, tea, cakes and savouries. Other food vendors include, Hog Roast, Gourmet Burgers and The Platter Board.

Stall holders include Lisa Billing Jewellery, Ruakiwi Homestead Organic Goats Milk Soaps, The Creative Hive and Kirsty West Weddings. 

If your are newly engaged and considering the gardens as your wedding venue or have secured them already come on down to see the marquee styled and meet with local wedding vendors.

It is free entry, so come on down and support local! We’re looking forward to checking the Tennis Coaching Program this school holidays... Votes for the 2018 Katikati and Waihi Beach Community Awards close TONIGHT at midnight, so if you haven't already, get your votes in Yay! Extra Yoga classes over the school holidays... How’s the training going...? One week to go! We’ve got 12 dates available over the summer season for talented musicians of any age and style to busk on our porch. Kicking off with Labour Weekend then a range of dates through Dec/Jan. Get in touch with us to book your spot! Come join together to witness a journey back in time with the "Discover the History of Waihi Beach, Bowentown and Athenree" event.

Commencing this Saturday 13 October, this five day exhibition includes a guided bus tour, local oral history presentations, walking tours and a closing ceremony.

Relish in the nostalgia of years past and share in the memories our community captured in so many ways. 

To register for tours, please contact Ever thought about becoming a Lifeguard...? Waihi Beach has it all this Labour Weekend!

Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for The Feelers, James Reid will be playing at the Waihi Beach Hotel Sunday 21 October. 

For tickets and more information, please visit: Ever popular, the Annual Labour Weekend Fishing Competition is back — Good luck Fisherpeople! Waihi Beach Clean Up is on this Saturday 15th - part of NZ Clean up Week. To participate, head along to the Tuna Ave Car Park from 9.30-11.30am. 

Come on guys, lets do the right thing!