Barry Jesney was born and raised in Waihi, and with a self-taught passion for photography, he captured our landscapes and people immersed in the environment of Waihī Beach, whether participating in sport or casual recreation.
Barry had an enormously wide and deep involvement in the local community.
He was a life member of the Waihī Beach Tennis Club and the Waihī Beach Surf Club – both as an active participant and administrative involvement.
He was a strong member of the Waihī Beach RSA. He loved his snooker and two weeks prior to his passing, rode his bike up to the RSA for a game.
Barry produced a Waihī Beach Calendar for the past 14 years and many thousands of copies were sold, including to a dedicated database across New Zealand and overseas.
Barry was always most generous in sharing his photos within the community, and recently donated his collection to Waihī Beach Community Events and Promotions (WBCE&P). These photos will be archived and freely available to the community.
In recent months, Barry decided to do another calendar, in collaboration with WBCE&P for 2024 and future calendars.
The 2024 calendar photos were chosen by Barry and are what he considered the ‘Best of the best’. All proceeds will go to WBCE&P and then back to the community, for promotion of Waihī Beach.
It is an honour and a privilege to have been given the opportunity to continue this legacy in memory of Barry.
It has been a real pleasure to work with the ‘gentle man’ and the gentleman.
This 2024 Waihī Beach Pictorial Calendar is also available at selected Waihī Beach locations. You can purchase a copy from:
The Waihī Beach Information Information Centre during opening hours – 7 days a week, between 10am-1pm.
Flatwhite Waihī Beach
The Waihī Beach Home & Hardware
Waihī Beach RSA