These are the community groups we support in and around Waihi Beach.
Waihi Beach Coastguard - www.waihibeachcoastguard.co.nz
Waihi Beach Coastguard is ready to respond to any call for assistance on the water. Jobs can range from simple tows or break downs to major incidents tasked by NZ Police.They operate two Rescue vessels. Gallagher Rescue is a 9.5 metre Naiad powered by two 250hp outboards and Search Two is a 5 metre Kingfisher Jet.All the operational crew members carry pagers and are on call 24hrs a day 365 days a year.
Waihi Beach Community Centre - www.waihibeachhall.co.nz
The Waihi Beach Community Centre is a large amenity which is situated a stones’ throw from the lovely Waihi Beach. It caters for a wide variety of activities and events. The complex consists of a hall, supper room and modern kitchen facility. Hall and kitchen facilities can seat 500people. The supper room has seating space for 50 people.
Waihi Beach Lifeguards - www.waihibeachlifeguards.co.nz
The aim of the Waihi Beach Lifeguard Service is to achieve excellence in beach rescue services and surf sports by continually developing the skills of our members and by promoting the role of the club in the community.
30 minute Clean Up - www.30minutecleanup.co.nz
The 30 minute beach clean up meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 10.30am at flatwhite carpark, 21 Shaw Road, Waihi Beach to help rid the beach of trash and debris. All ages welcome. Trash bags, gloves, spot prizes, sausage sizzle and refreshments.
Waihi Beach website- www.waihibeachinfo.co.nz
This community based website covers off all there is to see and do at Waihi Beach plus much more - from local businesses to coming events and local news.
This website has been running for approx 8 years and belongs to the advertisers in the community. The images have been supplied by the community to show off the jewel in the crown for both the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty regions.
Op Shop Ball - www.waihibeachinfo.co.nz
The Op Shop ball is an annual ball run initially to cover the short fall in our funds caused by the rain effected Mardi Gras held some 5 years ago. The ball has become very much part of the Waihi Beach calendar with eager anticipation each year as to what the theme is for the coming year.
Proceeds from the ball go back into the wider community - we have helped the Community centre get a new kitchen and replacement tables,$10,000 was donated to the Chrischurch earthquake withe the Salvation army and St Vincent de paul getting $5,000 each and the Op shop at the beach was able to buy new shop signage.