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Paihia was one of New Zealand's earliest
European settlements -- Anglican missionaries
founded their third mission station at Paihia in
The principal missionary was Reverend Henry
Williams House,in Williams Rd, Paihia was
built in 1920 as the family home of Reverend
Percy Temple Williams, his wife Mary and their
two children. The Williamses occupied the
home from 1924 until the death of the
daughter, Mary Williams, in 1993.
The history trail around the gardens of
Williams House has been completed in time for
summer, say Friends of the Williams House
The Friends commissioned Lynda Leigh of
Visual Solutions to provide 13 signs in a style
sympathetic to the age of the house which
explain the history of the Williams family and
the house and describe the main features of
Colour and black and white photos give
fascinating glimpses into the vanished lifestyle
and activities of the family at a simpler time in
The signs were installed in November 2012
and already they are being enjoyed and
photographed by many visitors.
An official opening is planned for early 2013.
Cheerful chairs win cash
Colourfully creative: First place in Paihia's 2012 Annual Chair Competition.
Second place: Tiki
time to relax.
Long service: Fifty
years of service.
Paihia s Annual Chair Competition was
judged on December 14 with some stun-
The judges say the bar was definitely
raised in 2012 and they had a hard time
choosing a winner, so much so that first
and second places were created.
In third place, taking away $100 was
The Rotary Club for its well-executed and
beautifully painted chair celebrating 50
years of service to the Bay of Islands.
The chair is fittingly located by the town
Second place, with a prize of $200 went
to Trendy Gifts.
Its design was a carved tiki masterpiece
with inlaid detailing and very comfortable
In top place and winning $500 was the
eye-catching and colourfully creative seat
from Crafty Creationz.
The judges felt that the chair, as well as
being visually stunning, really set that
corner of the town off and strongly con-
nected to the business, with excellent craf-
The concept of a permanent feature
chair with strong ties to the business or
organisation was embraced by many of the
competitors and the town can now add a
collection of quirky, colourful and interes-
ting linger points to its many positive
Congratulations to the winners and all
entries that now contribute to the town s
atmosphere. The competition will be run
again this year but this time during the
winter season so there will be plenty of
time to be creative.
Paihia planning big future
By MELANIE VEZEY
Bolstered by so many successful
projects around town in 2012, Focus
Paihia continues plans in 2013 to
make Paihia an exceptional place to
work, live and visit.
A master plan for the town is a
long-term goal, which is still in the
discussion and planning stages with
partner organisations including the
Far North District Council and Far
North Holdings Limited. On a smaller
scale, one exciting project in partner-
ship with a team of enterprising
students from Opua School is a water
bottle refill and drinking fountain for
the Paihia wharf.
The town s wave theme continues
on the Village Green with plans for
more seating, and the magnificent
combination of art and practicality --
the mosaic chair -- now sits on the
green at Paihia wharf.
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