Update - November 9

Posted by Go Waihi on 09/11/2011

Christmas is sneaking up quickly. After some fantastic window displays for Goldfest, shops are hard at work with their Christmas displays, and the ones I’ve already seen are looking good. I’ve also heard that the new Christmas lights in the town centre aren’t far away. And all the best if you’re sitting senior exams.

Waihi’s 73rd Annual A & P Show is this weekend and Saturday’s lining up to be a great day out for the family. At their A & P Showgrounds along Parry Palm Ave, they have a full day with Arabian horses, cows, sheep, alpacas, lambs, goats and horse riding events, with children to adults competing. The Highland dancing competition is great to watch, and there are rides and bouncy castles, plenty of food and refreshments, stalls and sideshows to enjoy. For entries, schedules and stall inquiries contact Marilyn Parker on 07 863 8243, or email marilyn@ktd.co.nz. The first event’s at 9.30 am.

Goldfest 2011 - Pot of Gold Winner, Heidi Holland

Heidi Holland from Waihi popped in for some refreshments at Second Cup Café in Seddon St during Goldfest and put her details into the Goldfest Stop Shop and Win entry box. Last Friday Waihi Police Senior Sergeant Rex Knight drew out her name from  the thousands of entries and Heidi won the Pot of Gold, 1000 $1 coins. Thanks to everyone who entered, and shopped locally through October. It’s great to see locals supporting locals.

Go Waihi's Brian Gentil with Heidi Holland,
Photo Courtesy of Waihi Leader.

Go Waihi’s Annual Christmas Parade with Harcourt’s Real Estate is on Saturday December 10th. Entry forms are at Harcourt’s, the Waihi HDC office at the top of Seddon St, Waihi library, Gold FM and you can also download a parade float registration formas well as download a parade entry rules and information sheet. Read the instructions, fill in the blanks and get it back to Go Waihi. Then it’s just a matter of sorting your float and you’re away. It’s always a lot of fun, and we’d love you and your club, group, school, church, business and bunch of friends on board.

This Saturday from 8 am Waihi East School and Waihi Playcentre are joining forces and holding a giant Garage Sale Fundraiser at the school. Get along early and check out everything for sale. If you’d like to donate something get in touch with the play centre or school, and they’re still after some helpers for the day too.

The building may have burnt down, but the Karangahake Market is firing up this Sunday at the carpark between 10 am and 2 pm. They’re helping raise funds to rebuild, so get along and check out the crafts, jewellery, pickles, plants, produce and jams etc. New stall holders are welcome.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Never have more children than you have car windows.