Mandip – GAS Waihi Beach

May 9, 2022|

Mandip was a teacher and sportsman in India. Being born and brought up in a multicultural Indian society, he likes to participate in many different cultural events and meet new people. New Zealand’s multicultural environment [...]

Bowentown Beach Holiday Park opens Froth..

May 2, 2022|

Mike and Bec Crosby both spent many summers camping as kids and totally understand that classic kiwi campground experience. At the Bowentown Holiday Park, their home and business since 2018, they work tirelessly to create [...]


April 7, 2022|

Check out the activities on offer these April school holidays!  Indoor & outdoor fun for all. Wed 20  Nature Kids Holiday program, The Nest & Nature Library.  9am-3pm.  Details here: Creative kids workshop, Ranger [...]


March 2, 2022|

Just over a year ago, Matt and Angela LeeMackay sold their Tauranga based group housing company. The opportunity to be closer to their six children, as well as getting tired of the commuting, they took [...]


February 23, 2022|

The team at Waihi Beach Community Events & Promotions know how much locals and visitors to Waihi Beach love their four-legged friends, and so we had planned to bring you a wonderful family dog show. [...]


January 19, 2022|

Anne from Revive Massage, believes the balance between emotional, physical and spiritual is key to one’s wellbeing. Moving to Waihi Beach in 1973, Anne has worked in various fields, including being a Councillor for 10 [...]


November 29, 2021|

BEACH PILATES Jonti Batchelor’s journey to founding local business, Beach Pilates, is one of personal empowerment which saw her taking her health and wellbeing into her own hands, while discovering a new passion and career direction. Beach [...]

My Learning Solutions & Mags Cabs

November 15, 2021|

Margaret Clarke (Mags), has always followed her gut instinct and forged her own path.  From travelling across the Trans-Siberian route in the early 1980s to living on a remote Northern Territory island of Milingimbi just [...]

The Nest Waihi Beach

October 26, 2021|

The Nest is a nature space in the centre of Waihi Beach, created by Kas and Nic. With the Bay of Plenty as their home, they were drawn to Waihi Beach for its beach and [...]


October 13, 2021|

Ahu Aromas is local business, started by locals Katie, a qualified aromatherapist and Gaylene, who has a deep understanding of natural oils. Ahu means to ‘tend, foster, nurture, treat’ which embodies Katie’s and Gaylene’s philosophy [...]

Willy is Back!

July 25, 2021|

The Secret Garden opens its doors for its latest transformation into a café & Tiki bar by the garden’s original creator, Willy Postma. A colourful dynamic dynamo, would be an apt description for the new [...]

Fresh Air Fun – in the rain or sun..

July 11, 2021|

Local Teresa Qualtrough shares a few ideas to keep the children happy these school holidays when the weather isn’t so surf and sand friendly. Winter in the Western Bay sees plenty of crisp sunny days [...]

Accessible Waihi Beach – Access Mats project

May 30, 2021|

Last year, local Waihi Beach resident Jacqui Whyte posted a comment about her partner in a wheelchair not being able to access the beach easily. So many people from the community replied, saying that access [...]

June Long Weekend 2021

May 30, 2021|

Who can't wait for the long weekend!? Get out fishing, get brave in the annual polar plunge, help clean up the beach and head out for some live music.. Waihi Beach has some cool events [...]


April 27, 2021|

A BUMPER HARVEST As we bid farewell to the final shreds of summer, the veggie garden rewards us with its autumn harvest. Here at The Falls Retreat, this means that we are fully into pickling, [...]

Q & A with Gary Alway / LJ Hooker

April 12, 2021|

Gary Alway, owner of LJ Hooker tells us a bit about what drew him to the area and his love of community! Hi Gary, tell us a little about yourself, how long you’ve lived at [...]

Meet the Locals – Baked Boutique

February 27, 2021|

Loaded Brownies, Lemon Apricot Fudge Slice, Ginger Chocolate Caramel Hybrid, and Meringues.. are just some of Karly Gallagher's sweet “arsenal”. From personal experience we can assure that to find the best sweet treats this side [...]

John and Nathan’s Dog Soap

February 18, 2021|

Meet John and Nathan Graham, 8 and 6, who started making dog and puppy soap during lockdown. Looking for a way to earn pocket money, the brothers created two plant-based soaps designed to “keep the [...]

Meet the Locals – Good Sorts Food Truck

February 16, 2021|

After a brief fling with us last summer, we are very excited to see the return of locals Jon and Holly and the Good Sorts food truck. With a simple menu that’s easy to choose [...]

Meet the Locals – Pirates of Bohemia

February 16, 2021|

Pirates of Bohemia For the fifth summer running, the much-loved Pirates of Bohemia collective has “popped up” here at Waihi Beach. This year you’ll find them in a clever shipping container-come-gazebo ensemble in the grounds [...]

Two Young Chefs – Meet Ari and Damo

February 11, 2021|

Can you live in paradise and have a career too? Yes! Finding a career in a small rural beach community can be a real challenge, but not so for the team at Flatwhite. Once a [...]

Total Mayhem

January 26, 2021|

Hi Ladies. Tell us a little about yourselves and Threads of Mayhem? We are a mother-daughters team made up of Matriarch Penny, Kasey and Sam. Threads of Mayhem stocks a large selection of independent children's clothing, accessories and [...]

The Local HUB

November 11, 2020|

Hi Amy! Tell us a little about yourself and how long you’ve owned the Waihi Beach Hotel. I’m a born and raised Waihi Beach local, mum of Charli (6) and Max (4) and one of [...]

Spread the FREELOVE

November 10, 2020|

Hi Guys! Tell us a little about yourselves and Freelove Farms please. We are Josh and Amber. Josh is a nature-man from Canada, and a landscaper by trade. I am a resourceful dabbler and natural [...]

Meet the Locals – Kelly Moselen

October 17, 2020|

Kelly Moselen of Ms Moz Ltd has her fingers in many pies. "Too many!" says Kelly. Marketing Manager at the Flatwhite by day, Kelly is also owner/operator of both the Sunday Market, which operates from [...]

Meet the Locals – Karen and Alan Kurtovich

October 13, 2020|

Karen and Alan are approaching their third Christmas as owners of the one-stop-shop that is Waihi Beach Home & Hardware. Karen, previously a new entrants teacher, and Allan, a GM with Turners and GE, have [...]

Village Talk

October 9, 2020|

A trip to Waihi Beach village is the perfect way to spend a Saturday. Or Sunday for that matter and is ideal for when the weather isn’t quite turning on a ‘beach day’. Just 2 [...]

Meet the Maker – Penelope MacDuff

October 9, 2020|

Pinch us if this isn’t the coolest piece of jewellery you’ve seen in a while. Each solid, yet lightweight glass link is hand formed in Otago, and so beautifully crystal-clear. Finished with a solid sterling [...]

Meet the Maker – Theo Spargo

October 9, 2020|

Bringing the outdoors in has always been a passion for Theo Spargo, who has recently relocated his plant styling, retail and hire business to Waihi Beach. Alongside his growing range of elegant pottery pieces, Theo [...]


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