Tuesday, 07 April 2020


The Hahei Village Community Hall is the epicentre of community social interactions in the beautiful small village. Opened in April 1991, the venue was funded and built by local volunteers and plays host to various community activities including weddings, funerals, birthdays for the young and young at heart, church services, play groups, yoga and much more.   

In early November 1986, New Zealander Ross Norman was crowned world squash champion. He wasn’t the first Kiwi ever to win a world sporting title and he wouldn’t be the last, but his crowning as world squash champion was a first for the game in this country. His hard-earned victory would go on to raise the interest in and profile of the sport nationally and take it to new heights.   

Watching professional golfer, Hee Young Park, sink the winning putt in the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Victoria Open tournament (known as the ISPS Handa Vic Open) that was held in early February in Geelong Australia, was a moment Whitianga resident and successful former businessman, Rob Riedstra, will never forget.

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