"WAIHI" Waihi by kiwi

Waihi Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 16 photos

Waihi is an interesting small town with a history of gold mining, being in it's prime around 1909, at one point being one of the world's richest mines!
With a history of labour struggles even back then, the situation now is no real stranger. The town still has a working goldmine, but a lot of the population find employment hard to get.
Fortunately they love their town and have tidied up the mainstreet and it looks very smart.

The streetscape has been modernised to include tributes to the miners who were such a part of the towns history. This statue depicts a miner with a piece of quartz, and is very handsome in the main street.

Gold Mining Town.

The town has survived on the gold mine and related industry.

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  • In a nutshell:Struggling to survive in wake of gold mine era.
  • Last visit to Waihi: Jan 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Guantanamera's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2003 at 8:05 PM

    Goldfinger... He's the man... The man with the midas touch... A spider's touch... Such a cold finger... Beckons you to enter his web of sin... But don't go in!

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2003 at 5:09 AM

    I think I've been to Waihi but I can't quite remember.


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