Update - September 13

Posted by Go Waihi on 13/09/2011

The Rugby World Cup’s underway and town shops and businesses are festooned in flags. With lots of Silver Ferns and National Flags being flown, there’s a very patriotic feel in New Zealand. Shops and their windows are worth checking out with their displays, and the Pumphouse has a unique look with its flags. It‘s great to see so many people with smiles as the weather warms. It won’t be long now before there’s a rush for the surf at one of our beautiful beaches.

PUMPHOUSE FLAGS THANKS
With the RWC just a few days away we received a full set of flags from Hauraki District Council to fly in Waihi. What to do? Enter Newmont Waihi Gold who supplied local contractors, labour and the crane for the project. Thanks also to Mark Samson, the Total Rehab team and ISS crane crew, and Max McLean who went the extra kilometres to help make it happen. It looks great, and the feedback has been phenomenal. Thanks to everyone who came to the party in a very short time to help make this happen. Waihi’s a brilliant town for ‘chipping in and getting things done’. Now we can only hope they can contend with Waihi’s winds.

GOLDFEST COUNTDOWN
October is Goldfest month around Waihi with dozens of events and activities for the young and young at heart. There’s something for everyone, with the chance to try lots of different activities. Take the Goldfields Railway special train out to Waikino, Victoria Battery has an Open Day, there are goldmine tours, goldpanning, a gecko display, beach Olympics, hip hop dancing, a golf croquet open day, and the very popular Light Party is back to wrap up Goldfest. There’s quite a bit more on, so get set for a good time and get into it.
We’re currently working through October’s Goldfest programme and will have it available here soon.

ENTRIES BACK EARLY …
for the Trolley Derby on Saturday October 8th. Entry forms can be downloaded here, or you can pick one up from the Waihi Library, Gold FM and at the Waihi office of the HDC at the top of Seddon Street. Men, women, boys and girls can enter, and it’s FREE. There’s only about half a dozen rules, rule number one being you must have FUN. Do that and follow half a dozen safety rules and you’re set for Saturday October 8th. It’s part of our Annual Market Day during Goldfest, and is open to adults and children.

MARKET DAY STALL OPPORTUNITIES
As part of Goldfest, Waihi will host our Annual Market Day on Saturday October 8th. Shops have some amazing one day specials streetside, there’s entertainment, the Trolley Derby, rides for the kids and more to keep you entertained from 9 am through to mid afternoon. We also include some flavour with a selection of stalls that add to what’s available in the shops. If you’d like to hold a stall, get in touch with us (Go Waihi) now. This could be an ideal opportunity to fundraise for your club or group.

HOLLYWOOD BALL
Fundraising for their 2012 Jamboree, Waihi Girl Guides have decided to have some fun by holding a Hollywood Ball for 9 to 14 year olds at Waihi Memorial Hall on Saturday October 1st. Nibbles are included in the $10 price, and there’ll be drinks and glow products for sale, along with photos for $5. Dress up and you could be crowned King, Queen, Prince or Princess of the Ball. There are door and spot prizes, and tickets are at BNZ branches in Paeroa, Katikati and Waihi and at most school offices.

BLACKOUT BLUELIGHT RAVE
Friday evening October 7th Waihi Police are hosting a Blackout Bluelight Rave at the Waihi Baptist Church Hall. It’s on from 5.30 to 8.30 and is just a gold coin donation to get in. There’ll be spot prizes, and a sausage sizzle and drinks available for just $2. Sounds like a good night out for years 4 to 8, and all funds raised go into local youth projects.

PRELOVED TOYS AND GAMES WANTED
Waihi Playcentre is holding a fundraiser on Saturday of Labour Weekend, and they’re after your unwanted pre-loved toys and games. If you have toys that are in good condition and games that have all the parts, and you’d like to give them a second lease of life find out more here.

TRUNK JUNK? ROTARY CAR BOOT SALE
Treasures are bought and sold, at very good prices I hear, at the Rotary Club of Waihi Car Boot Sale. Weather permitting it starts at 8.30 this Sunday morning at the Waihi Memorial RSA car park in Seddon St, and you just turn up with $6 for a site.

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