Update - November 4

Posted by Go Waihi on 04/11/2011

We’re rapidly approaching the end of the year, and next week sees the start of senior exams. Good luck with both the study and the exams themselves. It won’t be long before students are free for summer, and by the sounds we’re in for a mild, warm one. The water temperature is slowly warming up; in fact I could be in the swim by Christmas at this rate. Christmas will be here before you know it, and we’re already getting inquiries about the Waihi Christmas Parade, so I’ll give you more details below.

We’ve confirmed Saturday December 10th for Waihi’s Annual Christmas Parade, starting at 1 pm. The central downtown area will be closed from midday to 2 pm, and there’ll be stalls with sales and bargains through town all morning. Entry forms will be out shortly. It’s an ideal time to kick start your Christmas shopping and get ahead, and you’re likely to catch a glimpse of the jolly man himself, he’s a definite a starter in the parade, and he’s bringing several of his reindeer with him.

To coincide with Waihi’s Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday December 10th we’re inviting stall holders to add a little flavour downtown. Shops will no doubt have sales and specials at sale prices, a lot with stalls outside. We’d like to add to the mix with some stalls with different goods as well. If you’d like a stall, maybe to do some fundraising, then get in touch with Go Waihi and we’ll see if we can find a space for you.

Waihi Rotary Club Trust has another very popular Car Boot Sale on this Sunday, weather permitting, in the Waihi Memorial RSA car park in Seddon St. Bargains galore, fresh produce, home made goodies, it’ll all be there first thing, ready for the early bird buyers. Starting at 8.30 am and running into the early afternoon, there’s always a great selection of stalls and car boots. If you’d like a site just turn up with $6 and you’re covered.

… 997, 998, 999, 1000!
We counted them and counted them again, just to make sure, and yes, there were 1,000 $1 coins in the Pot of Gold Stop, Shop and Win Promotion that ran throughout Goldfest in October. The winner was drawn this morning and unfortunately when we posted this we didn’t have that name. We’ll let you know the winner of the $1,000 next week. And a big thanks to the thousands of people that shopped locally in Waihi and entered this promotion. We have a great place to not only live, but to shop as well, with so much choice available in our own back yard.

In the nicest possible way, Go Waihi wishes Waihi Drama Society all the best for your production of the Rogers and Hammerstein classic ‘Oklahoma’. Starting Friday 4th November with a Gala performance and continuing with evening and matinee shows through until November 19th, ticket sales are going well, so if you want to get a few friends together to go, I’d suggest earlier would be better than later to get your tickets. It’s set out west, not Auckland, back in 1906, and with a cowboy, a couple of cowgirls, a dastardly farm hand, a slime ball salesman and a few good tunes; you’re bound to enjoy a great show.

Set down for November 12th and 13th at the Showgrounds along Parry Palm Ave on State Highway 2, the 73rd Annual Waihi A & P Show is one for your diary. Whether you enter or check out the entries, Saturday’s a fantastic day for the whole family. There’ll be Arabian and side saddle horse riding, highland dancing, Alpacas, sheep, cows and bulls, and the very popular pet lamb, goat and calf club sections will be as popular as ever. That, together with food and refreshments through the day, along with sideshows and rides for the kids adds up to a great day out. And all for just $12 for the family, $5 for adults and $2 for the children – under 5’s are free as long as they’re accompanied by a caregiver. If you want a schedule, a stall or business stand, phone Marilyn on 07 863 8243, or email marilyn@ktd.co.nz.

HERE’S a THOUGHT: Money won’t buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research team to study the problem.