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Update August 22

Posted by GO Waihi on 22/08/2018

This time next week we’re into the last day of August and the unofficial last day of winter, and the countdown to daylight saving returning, this year on Sunday 30 September. Now before I forget a huge happy Fathers Day next weekend, September 2. The Heartland Rugby Competition gets underway tomorrow; good luck for the season to the Thames Valley Swampfoxes and your home game at Boyd Park in Te Aroha against West Coast tomorrow.

Grey Power Waihi has opened their meeting to the public this Friday. Kerrie Spicer from the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust will be speaking at around 11 am about the possibility that the rescue helicopter base in Whitianga may be moved off the Coromandel. What’s the future of this service? Head to Waihi Baptist Church on the corner of Kenny and Gilmour Streets with a gold coin donation to hear the latest. Get there earlier for a cuppa if you like. 

At 2 pm on Sunday Waihi Herb Society invite you to their monthly meeting at Waihi Salvation Army Hall at the top of Seddon St where Sarah Morgan will run an interactive workshop on essential oils. She’ll add some good advice on safer cleaners and products and there’s something yum to eat. You’ll take away a natural alternative tool to help support your health and well-being and there’s afternoon tea to enjoy too. Not bad for just $5 for non members.

After something a little different? Looking for some fresh produce? The Karangahake Craft Market is on this Sunday and every 4th Sunday of the month in the new Karangahake Hall. $10 stall sites are available, just call 07 862 9233 or 862 7452 for more information. There’s always an interesting variety of stalls along with café style food and a cuppa available.

Entry forms for the GO Waihi annual Trolley Derby with Waihi Lions and Waihi Beach Dirt Track Club are out, and so are the application forms for Market Stalls on the same day. It’s a great time with music downtown, entertainment, sales and specials with the shops and stalls with plenty of choice when it comes to eateries when you get hungry. Grab a form from the HDC Waihi office in Rosemont Rd, at Gold FM upstairs on the corner of Seddon and Haszard Streets, download one off our website or email GO Waihi and get one sent out. Be part of a fun day in Waihi.

Don’t be shy; share your ideas and thoughts for an event across October during GO Waihi’s Goldfest 2018. We’re keen to hear about any ideas you and your club, school mates, business, church, group or even bunch of mates might have. It all adds up to a busy place with lots on for all ages. Get in touch with an outline and we can go from there.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Ever wondered what the speed of lightening would be if it didn’t zig zag?

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