Update - October 24

Posted by Go Waihi on 24/10/2012

I hope you enjoyed Labour Weekend and the extra day we got to relax, catch up with friends, get some Spring cleaning done and generally do anything WE wanted to do. Just recapping from last week; no I didn’t get the first swim in, but the BBQ did come out! It was great to see lots of people visiting the region, along with locals, enjoying all the events happening. I’m keen for a repeat in the near future, but apparently I have to wait until Christmas and the New Year before another long weekend happens again. Goldfest still has a few days left, and you can still win the $1000 Pot of Gold too.


THURSDAY 25 October

Waihi Croquet Club has their Association Croquet Tournament on until late afternoon; public are welcome.

The Social Wine Club meets at Waitete Restaurant from 6 pm to 9 pm. On

SATURDAY 27 October

Scooby Don’t play from 8 pm ‘til late at The Sterling in Seddon St. Take a friend and enjoy.

WEDNESDAY 31 October

Wrapping up Goldfest 2012 on Wednesday is the Light Party, a fun family-friendly dress up party and a great alternative to Halloween. On from 6.30 pm at the Waihi Events Centre remember, no scary costumes, and take lots of energy and smiles.


1000 $1 coins are about to go to a new home, and it could be yours. The Stop Shop and Win $1000 Pot of Gold Promotion ends soon, giving you a few more days to shop in local stores taking part (just look for the sign in the window). Jot your name and contact details down, put it in the box provided and listen to Gold FM just after 8 am on Tuesday 6 November to see if it’s your name that’s drawn out. That would have to be a nice treat leading up to Christmas.

No lycra’s required to attend the last Go Waihi Business After 5 Meeting for 2012, but we are talking sports, the plural. Sport N Action Waihi Trust will host our meeting at the Waihi Sports Centre in Baker St. We’ll get an update on where things are with the combined sporting complex based at Morgan Park – that’s the Waihi Recreation and Community Centre Project. What do they need to do to progress from here, what will it look like, who’s on board and what should the (Almost) All Blacks and Silver Ferns be concentrating on to return to their winning ways. You may have the answers to this last one, the rest we’ll leave up to those in the know. We’ll also bring you up to speed with business news from around the region, and you’ll have a chance to relax and catch up with others from the business community. If you’re a Waihi business owner or manager and would like to go, phone or email Go Waihi so the catering is covered.

Well it may be big, it has been in the past, and if we get the entries like we have over the last few years it will definitely be big again this year. The Go Waihi Christmas Parade with Harcourts Waihi is on Saturday December 8. We’ll have a Market Day too, just to add a little more flavour. If you’d like a stall get in touch. Come into town early and get your Christmas shopping out of the way, or at least get it started. Then settle in for a great parade. Float entry forms are at the HDC Waihi office, Waihi Library, Gold FM and at www.waihi.org.nz. Waihi Lions will have Santa on the last float as usual, and I’m asking those entering floats not to include any Santa suits this year as it confuses the youngies.

The Schedule is a very important document if you want to enter the 74th Annual Waihi A & P Show. It tells you about the different categories and gives you all the important information you need, like that it’s on Saturday and Sunday November 10 and 11 for starters. If you’d like a Schedule call Marilyn on 07 863 8243, or email marilyn@ktd.co.nz. Saturday’s always a great day for families with sideshows, entertainment and plenty of food and refreshments, and there’s always so much to watch and to do. The Waihi A & P Show is held at the A & P Showgrounds at the entrance to Waihi at the end of the palms in Parry Palm Ave.

Commemorating a hundred years since the Miners Strike of 1912, Waihi Drama Society is performing two Waihi mining inspired plays by Campbell Smith at their Theatre in Boyd Rd. ‘The Red and Gold’ tells the story of the 1912 Miners strike, while “the Miners of Waihi’ remembers the strike three years on. The season runs from November 1 to 10 and tickets are on sale for $20 at United Video Waihi.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: ecnalubma – an emergency services vehicle that can only be seen in the rear view mirror.