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Update October 18

Posted by GO Waihi on 18/10/2017

Hey, we’ve made it. Finally after four and a half months we’ve got ourselves a three day weekend. We’ve got a beautiful piece of paradise with plenty on, and lots of visitors too. Welcome to a happening place where you can slow down and relax, and still have lots to do. A bit of sand between the toes, an event or two, some down time and you’re almost set. With that said let’s see if we can entice you out this weekend. Check out what’s on and coming up through Goldfest around Waihi.

LET’S BREAK IT DOWN ... FIRST UP ART WAIKINO
Friday, they’ve got their wine and cheese and Meet the Judges event at 6.30 pm at Victoria Hall, $10 and you’re in. That’s where all the art is on display and for sale. Art, sculpture, photography of people, photography of other than people and craft are the categories. Allow a good hour or so to see everything and Saturday to Monday they’re open 10 am to 4 pm and entry’s a gold coin.

NUMBERS UP WITH CRUNCHIES COMPETITION
How many Crunchies were there in the 50 plus shop windows through Waihi over the holidays? We’ll have the answer to that question next week, along with the winners’ names. Judges are sorting through all the entries and the three closest will win New World Waihi vouchers valued at $100, $75 and $50. Good luck.

WAIHI FOOTY TOURNY SATURDAY & SUNDAY
A great setting at Morgan Park welcomes spectators and the teams competing in the annual tournament that sees shorter halves and fast action starting at 9 am tomorrow and 9.30 am Sunday. Get along and you’ll be made more than welcome. Sausage sizzle and refreshments are sorted and all the best to the teams.

EXTRA EFFORT FOR XTERRA TRAIL CHALLENGE
On Saturday, his event offers a distance to suit just about everybody. Based at picturesque Dickey Flat it utilises one of the best backdrops for this sort of event, in the Karangahake Gorge. Welcome to competitors and if you’re quick you could be one. Go to www.trailrun.co.nz for details.

TO DO LIST IDEAS
Waihi Market is on downtown Saturday in and around Waihi Memorial Hall from 9 am. Waihi Lions run it and there’s always a great mix of stalls to browse including fresh produce, nik naks and treasures. Victoria Battery in Waikino is open Sunday with their narrow gauge train running, along with tours of the museum and the underground kiln tunnels. Goldfields Railway in Wrigley St is a trip down memory lane for all ages with train trips to Waikino and back through the day. And Waihi Art Centre and Museum is worth an hour or three with the exhibits and a good history of Waihi.

SUNDAY ARVO’S BIG BEACH DIG
This is always a very popular Goldfest event. Run by Waihi Beach Christian Centre, kids from year 1 to 12 can dig with hands and feet for prizes. Youngsters with an adult, this is free and starts at 2 pm in front of the Waihi Beach Surf Life Saving Club.

RAINBOW ARRIVAL CELEBRATION NEXT SATURDAY
GO Waihi invites you along to meet the folk who made this happen. The team from Rainbows End where the Rainbow came from will be there to say hi along with lots of local people and businesses who gave of their expertise, skills, time and more. We’ll get some sausages on the BBQ and we’ll do some Rainbow Rock hunting too. We’ve got family passes to Rainbows End, Goldfields Railway, Gold Discovery Centre and Spikes Bricks and Models to win and Resenes has some cool prizes to give away too. 11 am to 1 pm at Rocket Park, that’s Victoria Park on the corner of Kenny St and Parry Palm Ave (SH2).

‘50 & FABULOUS’ - WAIHI DRAMA SOCIETY’S LATEST
Kicking off with a Gala Opening Night on Thursday November 2 for $25, followed by evening shows at 7.30 pm on the 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th and 11th, there are also two matinees at 2 pm on Sundays November 5th and 12th, all $20. This musical comedy based in the 60’s is about five fabulous friends who’ve kept in touch since school days and are about to turn the dreaded fifty. A last minute cancellation of a singing group sees a plan hatched to put on a dazzling musical spectacular that hopefully shows fifty can be FABULOUS. Tickets and details at www.waihidramasociety.co.nz.

WIN GOLDFEST $1000 POT OF GOLD & SHOT OF GOLD
Two promotions so easy to enter and some great prizes. Read the Goldfest programme for details. And thanks to OceanaGold for helping us put on a month of FUN events for all ages.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Youth isn’t a time of life, it’s a state of mind.

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