Update - August 30

Posted by Go Waihi on 30/08/2011

… 'My Lady of the Cave', a silent movie by New Zealand’s pioneer film maker Rudall Hayward from Waihi. There’s just one screening at the Salvation Army Hall, Saturday September 10th at 7 pm. Refreshments are included in your $15 ticket available from United Video.

This festival runs right across October with something for everyone. With around 80 events and activities, it’s a fantastic time no matter what your age. From gold panning to native gecko displays, give it a go days with surfing, basketball, volleyball, skating and other sports to our Waihi Trolley Derby and Market Day, there really is something for every and anyone. There’s Oktoberfest for the adults and a Hollywood Ball for school kids. You can have a go at Maori carving and Taiaha lessons, go on the Goldfields train on one of our special trips and have a look at our unique mine on the Goldfest gold mine tours. There’re the Waihi Rugby Club’s 50 plus 1 Reunion celebrations and the Amazing Race, Beach Olympics and Sand castle Competition with Sport Waikato are back too.

Quiet in the cheap seats. Otherwise you’ll miss the best parts of the silent movie ‘My Lady of the Cave’ that Waihi Museum and Art Centre is screening, just the once, at Waihi’s Salvation Army Hall on Saturday September 10th. It starts at 7 pm, and your $15 ticket from United Video includes refreshments. This movie has a local connection in that New Zealand’s pioneer film maker Rudall Hayward, who shot and directed it, came from Waihi.

Friday September 2nd at 7 pm sees the seniors take the stage at Waihi Beach Memorial RSA with Waihi’s Got Talent, along with the finals for the juniors and intermediate sections. As co-sponsor Go Waihi’s been wrapt with the number and high standard of competitors, not to mention the great support from the crowd. Get there early for a good seat. With some great prizes to be won, I wish each competitor all the best, and enjoy yourself.

Waihi business owners and managers, please join us at Falls Retreat at the start to Waitawheta Rd Wednesday September 7th from 5 pm. We’ll get to see all the changes that Brad and Emma have made, with a wood fired pizza oven in their new restaurant adding to the ambience of a great setting. We’ll also get to hear from Brendan Crompton, the National Manager of the Police Blue Light, about what they do. Please RSVP now so we can cater for you.

Sunday September 4th there’s another Rotary Club of Waihi Car Boot Sale at the Waihi Memorial RSA car park in lower Seddon St. Weather permitting things start at 8.30, going through into early afternoon, with all sorts for all sorts. Want a stall? Take $6 and you’re away. That goes to Rotary projects in our community.

Entry forms with rules are out now for our Go Waihi Trolley Derby with Waihi Lions as part of our Market Day during Goldfest. We’ve even got our first entries back in. They’re available at the counter at HDC’s Waihi office, at Waihi Library, Gold FM and you can download an entry form online. FUN with a capital F U and N is the word of the day, so get a couple of planks, some wheels, an axle or two, bang on a brake and you’re almost there. A bit of paint and quick grease of the wheels might add to your speed down Haszard St into Seddon St on Saturday October 8th.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: I did think, but with no room last week you get two for one this week!
Being a mime means never having to say you’re sorry;

and here’s another -
What’s the speed of dark??