Waihi Beach-Calm after the storm

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Waihi Beach-Calm after the storm

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When it comes to the sorts of events you plan for as a holiday park owner, dealing with containers washing up on your beach is not normally high on the list, says Waihi Beach TOP 10 holiday resort owner, Ian Smith. The sinking of the Rena has presented a unique set of challenges for one of the region's most popular beaches and the tourism businesses that depend on it, but Ian says visitors have still been having a great holiday at the resort. "We are set up for all weathers and all events here - with plenty of indoor activities, and our own swimming pool and spa area for when the beach is not at its usual standards and the Kids Club helping to keep the children occupied. "Having those options has served us and our guests very well this summer."

Ian says the debris washing ashore from the Rena has now been fully cleared from the beach and is hopeful that it will be less of a problem going forward. "Local volunteers have been amazing at helping the authorities to clear the beach. "Everyone here values the beachside environment and we do our best to protect it." Over the last few days, all the debris has been cleared, the sun has been shining as usual in the beautiful Bay of Plenty and the beach has been really busy with holidaymakers. The resort has plenty of capacity for anyone still to take their summer holidays, and the best, most settled summer months are still stretching out ahead. Check out availability at Waihi Beach TOP 10 .