Update - July 13

Posted by Go Waihi on 13/07/2012

Well you certainly can’t complain about the weather over most of the school holidays, unless it’s the cold evenings and mornings. Nothing an extra layer or a good friend can’t help with I say. We’re gearing up for another good Goldfest throughout October and will keep you up to date with events and happenings as they come in. You are welcome to add to the mix so don’t be backward in coming forward with any ideas. I’ll have more on this below. We’ve had an interesting mix of visitors through the Waihi district over the last month, including some from Argentina and Chile, and one person from Latvia. Lots of our visitors at the moment are from New Zealand, so perhaps the old saying of ‘don’t leave town ‘til you’ve seen the country’ is ringing true.

I guess you can say that about the Waihi Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists. Their next meeting is on Wednesday 25 July and you’re welcome to join them as Harriet Taylor gives a brief talk about historical medical terms. If you can add any, with their modern day alternative names, they’d love to hear from you. Everyone’s welcome to the meeting which starts at 1 pm in the Bridge Club Hall in Union St, and it’s just $3 to help cover costs. For more information call 07 863 6063, or email Waihi@genealogy.org.nz.

Heading down Haszard St right into the centre of town, there’s going to be some hot action with Go Waihi’s Trolley Derby with Waihi Lions on Saturday October 6,. Entry forms are now at the Waihi HDC office in Seddon St, Waihi Library, at Go Waihi in the visitor centre. There aren’t many rules and just some safety gear like a helmet and long sleeves. It’s all on the entry form so grab one and challenge someone else to enter too. The main thing to remember, as with all our Go Waihi events, rule number one is to have FUN!

Weather permitting the Rotary Trust of Waihi Car Boot Sale will kick off from 8.30 this Sunday morning. Whether you’re after that elusive gift for someone who seems to have everything, some fresh produce for dinner, or you’ve got some things to sell, it’s a great way to start your day. Remember it’s pay and display, that’s $6 for a site or $10 for a trailer space too. You don’t need to book, just turn up with the cash. These are held on the first sand third Sundays each month and proceeds from the stall fees are used for local community projects.

With the third school term getting underway we’re looking at about eleven weeks until the next holidays, and Waihi’s Goldfest throughout October. We’re forever adding, moving and changing things as they come in. Some of our favourites are back like the gold panning with Newmont Waihi Gold and our Light Party to wrap everything up. We have the Trolley Derby and a special Goldfield’s Railway train ride, the gecko display with Gold FM is always very popular and this year Waihi Sport N Action and Sport Waikato are working on a very interesting challenge based around the Olympics. There are plenty of opportunities to ‘give it a go’ with all sorts of sports and activities too. We still want to hear from anyone doing anything in October, so get in touch now and we’ll see if we can add it into the mix. Hey, any extra advertising is good advertising.

Everything else at Waihi Beach Community Centre Garage Sale will be. It’s on Sunday between 9 am and midday, and there’s still room for some more stalls inside for $15, and you can also book space in the car park. Proceeds from stall fees go to the upkeep of the hall, and proceeds from sales from stalls go to, well the stall holders obviously. Trish is your contact for more info and stalls on 07 863 5661.

Back during the school term are Waihi’s Adult Choir, who meet on a Monday between 6.30pm and 8 pm at Waihi Central School Hall, and Waihi’s Glee, a bunch of talented Waihi college age boys and girls who play instruments, sing and dance to their heart’s content every Tuesday from 5pm to 6.30 pm at Waihi Baptist Church auditorium. Angela’s the busy central point for both of these; you can call her for more info on 027 662 8826.

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