Update - November 17

Posted by Go Waihi on 17/11/2011

Shorts and T shirts are back in fashion, well around here they are and long may it continue. We’ve had mixed spring weather and it’s great to see people getting into the summer mode, you know, “hey let’s forget about work and hit the beach”. And it’s not just the kids either, I’m a starter. It’s great living in paradise, and even the rest of New Zealand can claim a bit of it. We’re gearing up for a great summer with plenty happening around the Waihi district, so stay tuned, as the saying goes, ‘cos we’ll have details over the next few weeks about what’s happening, where, when and any other info we can supply.

If you have an event on over the next few months, please let Go Waihi know about it. The earlier the better, even if it’s just the basics to start with. That’s who you are, what event you’re holding, when and where, with any costs. You can always send more details through as you confirm things, but at least we can let people know what’s on, and it also helps when others want to know what’s happening so their event doesn’t clash. Don’t forget your contact details.

The pupils of Carol Hayden’s Waihi School of Ballet put on their end of year recital at Waihi’s Memorial Hall with two shows on Saturday December 3rd, one at 2 pm and the other at 7 pm. Ballet pupils will be performing the Wizard of Oz, while the jazz and contemporary pupils will dance to Katy Perry and Lady Gaga songs. These shows are always very popular, with tickets at just $6 for adults and $4 for students and children.

This Sunday, 8.30 am weather permitting: out come the bargains at another Waihi Rotary Trust Car Boot Sale. Target the Waihi Memorial RSA carpark on Seddon St first thing to get the proverbial ‘pick of the bunch’, and if you want a site, just arrive a little earlier with $6, which Waihi Rotary redistributes to local worthy causes.

3, 2, 1 AND IT’S ALL ON!
Yes, it’s just over three weeks until Waihi’s Annual Christmas Market Day and Parade on Saturday December 10th. Float entries are starting to come back in which is great. To get an entry form pop into Harcourt’s Real Estate in Waihi, the Waihi HDC office, Waihi Library, Gold FM or download one here. It’s over to you as to how big and bright the Christmas Parade will be. And if you’d like to have a market stall downtown that morning then time’s running out to contact Go Waihi to book a site. Once full, unfortunately that’s it.

Not that sort! Art, food and entertainment are lined up on December 3rd and 28th, January 7th and 21st and February 4th when Waihi Art Centre and Museum head outside onto the grass for their Art and Craft Markets. Obviously if it’s wet and windy they’ll have to cancel, but let’s stick these dates in the diary and get along to check out what’s on offer. WACMA is after more stall holders with good quality original art work. Call 07 863 5622 or 07 863 3554 for details.

The date’s Tuesday next week, the 22nd for this meeting. It will be of interest to anyone living in the very large Coromandel electorate and also Hauraki / Waikato (Maori) voters. It’s always good to see who our possible local parliamentarians might be, what they stand for, and to hear what they can do for you, the region and our country, and with the elections next Saturday, it will be an ideal time to put any questions you might have to them to help in your voting decision. Starting at 7 pm at the Waihi Beach Community Centre, this meeting’s open to the public.

Waihi’s Foodbank got broken into not that long ago and someone stole a lot of the food set aside for needy families. I know, not very nice eh?!, Friday, 18th November, you have the opportunity to help replenish the shelves and have a good time as well. From 6 pm to 8.30 pm get along to the Waihi Events Centre off Haszard St and enjoy a couple of hours skating. The cost? Just one or more items of non perishable food. Get your skates on and support them … and skates and inline skates are available too.


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