Update - September 4

Posted by Go Waihi on 04/09/2012

Well, it’s been an interesting week for me, to say the least. We got burgled at home last Wednesday the 29th, about 1 pm when most hard working people are at work. Deadlocks and alarms minimised the break in, but they still got what they came for - my son’s hard earned belongings. My hope now is they get what’s coming, what they deserve. Someone mentioned the name and shame; others have been a little harsher with what they ought to get. It’s the violation of your home, and no, the insurance doesn’t cover anywhere near what gets stolen, so if you think ‘it doesn’t matter’, you’re wrong! I just wonder if they actually used the same amount of brain power it takes to do this sort of thing, whether they realise they’d probably be quite successful in a legitimate business. Work the system; don’t try to beat the system! And as for those who receive these stolen goods, you deserve the same treatment. One won’t survive without the other. Neighbourhood support, get into it.

Friday the first night of heats for Waihi’s Got Talent with Waihi Beach Memorial RSA, Go Waihi and Gold FM. Junior and Intermediate heats are from 6.30, with the Senior heats next Friday. Then it’s on to the Finals Night on Friday September 21. With almost 50 entries in the three categories, you’ll be treated to some great performances. Yes, you’re invited! There are some fantastic prize packages with each section winner getting $200 for themselves, as well as $1000 for their school. Get along and support our up and coming entertainers.

At this stage the adults outnumber the children with entries into the Go Waihi Trolley Derby with Waihi Lions. That will no doubt change a little closer to Saturday October 6, or will it? Entry forms cn be downloaded here, as well as at Waihi Library, the Waihi Hauraki District Council office in upper Seddon St, at Gold FM and also at www.goldfm.co.nz. With only about half a dozen rules it’s pretty simple to enter. There’s an inter school challenge going on I hear, and of course we’re looking forward to the fun Emergency Services Challenge between Waihi St John, Waihi Police and Waihi Fire Service. Remember, entry is FREE and it’s all about FUN!

With just a few weeks before Goldfest, we’re getting to the business end of the programme. It’s virtually the last call for any events happening in the Waihi district during October to get some details to Go Waihi, so they can be added into the programme. Every bit of promotion helps, so what have you got to lose? Get in touch ASAP and let’s see if we can add some info about your event into the mix. Goldfest is for everyone, so whether you’ve got something on for kids or adults, get in touch with Go Waihi NOW!

With our Trolley Derby comes a bit of a Market Day downtown in Waihi, our open air mall without walls (or a roof). It’s an opportunity for shops and businesses to get their sale items and specials outside on the footpath and we usually have a few spots we can fit some extra stalls as well. If you stock goods that the shops don’t, then we’d like to hear from you. We want to add to the mix, rather than double up. There’ll be limited spaces so contact Go Waihi now.

It’s the Waihi Wellness Fair with the Waihi Community Resource Centre and it’s on Saturday 15th September at the Waihi Community Marae in Consols St from 9 am to 4.30 pm. It’s free with workshops and seminars through the day, along with a range of health services and therapies available locally like Maori healing, homeopathy, face reading, health and fitness, massage and more. Then from 6.30 pm, for just $8 you can enjoy a concert of music and dance, with local performers and special guests entertaining you. Contact Lauren on 07 863 7555 for tickets, and I hear there may be some at the door too.

Waihi and the region is a holiday paradise just a stone’s throw away from virtually everywhere. The big smoke, the wilderness, the beach, the shops, the walks and cycle trails, the cafes and eateries, an amazing array of shops (with no parking restrictions), even a working mine in the centre of town, and all of this within a fifteen k radius. Sound too good to be true? Come and check it out for yourself. But check the web first, so you can fit everything in. And then we’re just a hop, skip and a jump from so many other great attractions around the Coromandel, Waikato and Bay of Plenty. Waihi, it’s a great place to base yourself.


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  • Don’t get discouraged … no-one is perfickt.