Community Representative Vacancies
Expressions of interest are now being sought for two Community Representatives on the Waihi Community Forum.
The purpose of the Forum is to contribute towards a thriving and
sustainable community for those residents living close to OceanaGold Waihi's mining operations. There is provision for up to nine representatives:
5 from the community
2 from Hauraki District Council
2 from OceanaGold Waihi.
The Forum is most interested in applicants who are:
• community minded
• confident communicators
• constructive problem solvers
• Waihi residents (preference will be given to applicants from the proposed Rex and Martha areas)
You will need the flexibility and commitment to attend monthly meetings and will need to spend at least two hours a week on Forum matters.
If you are interested in becoming part of the team, please send a cover letter detailing the experience, strengths and skills you would bring to the position, a C.V (if you have one), completed application form and all contact details to: email@example.com or write to WCF Coordinator, PO Box 54,
Community Cherry Tree Planting Day
COMMUNITY CHERRY TREE PLANTING – 22nd July 2018
A BIG thank you to Keep Waihi Beautiful and everyone who came to help plant the Awanui cherry trees in Mataura Road.
We had 18 residents turn up on the day and it took 2 hours to do the planting. What an awesome community effort. Here are some photos of the day.
Street Front Home Improvement Competition
Waihi East looking better than ever after Streets Ahead Home Improvement Grants.
“We'd like to thank everyone who applied for the grant, "says Belinda Burke, WCF Chairperson. "We’re very happy with the number of applications we received, and have enjoyed driving around the area and looking at all the great work that has been done.”
The Forum ran a competition for the best or most creative use of the grant, and is pleased to announce that Allison Leonard has won a $1000.00 Mitre 10 voucher prize for further home improvements. The Forum could see that Allison really immersed herself in the challenge, doing much of the work herself. Being both creative and resourceful, she used the $300 to give her front fences a good tidy-up and to replace parts of her deck; reusing the old timber as borders for her garden beds (see pictures below). She also had a bit of fun with her garage, purchasing an old window on a local Buy/Sell/Swap page for $20 which she then sanded, painted and added to her garage wall, placing it over a picture of an island view: “I found heaps of inspiration on Pintrest, there are so many great ideas on there on how to do and make things for your garden really cheaply” she said. “someone on Pintrest had used old fence palings as artworks in their garden and I thought that was a great idea and did the same here.” She plans on using her prize to continue working on her garden and garage.