Update - October 27

Posted by Go Waihi on 27/10/2011

Well it’s in the history books now, with New Zealand’s All Blacks down as the winners of the RWC 2011. Speaking of winners it’s been fantastic to see so many people getting into the hype and supporting them, flying the New Zealand and All Black flags on buildings, on cars, in shop windows, through stores and from trees and poles, we really have got in behind them and the whole event. Visiting teams and supporters have been overwhelmed with our friendliness and support. And the patriotism has been great. Keep flying those flags! We’ve had a steady flow of visitors around the Coromandel and hopefully now they’ll have a little more time to stop and take in the view. I hope you enjoyed the loooong weekend, I guess now we’re counting down to Christmas, in just 59 days.

Saturday 29th October sees Goldfest’s Oktoberfest at Waitete Restaurant and Café in Orchard Rd Waihi. From 5 pm you’ll be entertained by, yes, an oompah band, with singing, food and refreshments and a great time through to midnight’ish. Call Roland for details and tickets on 07 863 8980. Dress up and you could win a cool prize!

With Goldfest wrapping up on Monday the 31st, there’re just a few days left for you to shop around Waihi at participating stores, they have signs in the window, and go into the draw for 1,000 $1 coins. The Pot of Gold Stop, Shop and Win Promotion with Go Waihi will see one lucky shopper in Waihi take away $1,000. The winner will be drawn next Friday, so shop locally in Waihi, where the parking’s free and there’re plenty of bargains, and you also get the chance to win the $1,000 Pot of Gold.

Firstly it’s congratulations to Waihi Croquet Club on your Centenary celebrations this weekend. They have Association and Golf Croquet Tournaments planned, along with a centennial dinner. Enjoy. A good chance to get up close to some of our local history is on offer on Sunday with an open day from 10 am to mid afternoon at Victoria Battery Tramway and Museum in Waikino. With a narrow gauge train track, guided underground tours and a gold mine museum, it’s an inexpensive outing.

The last event for Goldfest is on this Monday from 6 pm to 8 pm, and last year it was a great success with over 500 people turning up. It’s the combined churches Light Party, an alternative to Halloween. Dress up, just not in scary costumes, and get ready for a good time with spot prizes, a bouncy slide, face painting, games and, well the best idea is to go along to the Waihi Events Centre and check it out for yourself. And yes, it’s free!

Our Go Waihi B A 5 for Waihi business owners and managers next Wednesday afternoon (2nd November) is at Newmont Waihi Gold’s shop in Seddon St with updates on Correnso, their proposed underground mine, and their Martha Mine Exploration Project too. From a business perspective this should be worth coming along for. We’ll also run over Goldfest and look ahead towards Christmas and summer. It’s a great opportunity to catch up and network too. Please RSVP if you’d like to join us, it only takes a minute.

Weather permitting from 8.30 am, November 6th, there’ll be a fantastic array of fresh produce and homemade goods for sale at the Waihi Rotary Trust Car Boot Sale. Put Waihi Memorial RSA Seddon St into your GPS, and if you want a stall, take $6 and be there early to set up.

Take the number of seats at The Theatre in Boyd Rd. Now multiply that by the number of performances of Oklahoma, the Waihi Drama Society’s latest production. Now work out the odds of getting seats for you and your friends if you leave it to the last minute. United Video Waihi’s the place for tickets. Early birds get the choice of performances between November 4th and 19th, and you’ll enjoy a fantastic musical that will take you back to the Wild West set in 1906.

Summer, Christmas, another year, and lots of things to see and do over the next few months around the region, that’s what. Let Go Waihi know about what you’re involved with and we’ll see if we can help get the word out. No promises, but at least we can compile a list of everything so we can answer any inquiries. Contact Go Waihi.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: In comic strips, the person on the left always talks first.