Posted by Go Waihi on 14/10/2013
Phew, what a fast two weeks of school holidays. You can’t say there’s nothing to do around here! And there’s plenty more to come with Goldfest. Some strong winds have seen nature spring cleaning and a few clothes in the neighbour’s property. Labour Weekend is just around the corner, the first official break in a while. The new library is starting to take shape and I think we’re starting to see a few extra visitors with bikes in and around town from the Rail Trail.
GOLDFEST COMING UP
Thanks to Leichons and MacMahons for their continued support of Goldfest, it’s fantastic to see them getting in behind this month long town festival of around 50 events. This Saturday sees the Miners Seat Unveiling at Gilmour Lake at 11 am, with MP’s Simon Bridges and Scott Simpson and dignitaries. You’re invited to this community celebration. Also there’s the Martha’s Market, and singing outside the Waihi Memorial Hall at 11.30 am with the Waihi Women’s Choir. Programmes have details of everything coming up, especially across Labour Weekend, so grab one or see our website for details. From the Wine & Cheese Evening with entertainment aboard Goldfields Railway, through Art Waikino’s 3 day exhibition, the Football Tourny across the weekend to the Kite Day and Big Gold Dig, there’s no way anyone should be bored!
AND THE WINNERS ARE …
Guess the Number of Crunchies Competition was as popular as ever, and we need time to sort through all the entries to find the three closest guesses. They’ll be announced next Monday at 8.10 am on Gold FM and we’ll also put their names in this column. Go Waihi’s sponsored $100, $75 and $50 as prizes. Then there’s the Stop, Shop and Win $1000 Pot of Gold Competition. This runs until October 31 so keep buying locally in participating stores and putting your details into the entry box. The winner of the1,000 $1 coins will be drawn on Tuesday November 5 at 8.10 am on Gold FM. Keep entering and good luck.
FAMILY HISTORY’S FUN
The Waihi Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists wants to make it easier for you to find out about your family history. They’ve invited their national President Michelle Patient along on Saturday to talk about the facts, fun and fiction of family history, as well as using Google and getting more out of your search. Adding to the programme David Bryant, Chairman of their Computing Group, will talk about safeguarding your data, and how to cite and record sources, and genealogy mailing lists. Head to Waihi Museum in Kenney Street from 9.30 am to 4 pm, BYO lunch with tea and coffee provided. It’s $10 for part or all of the day and you’re invited. Harriet on 07 863 6063.
XTERRA NOT TERROR
There’s a course to suit most fitness levels with the 4th annual Xterra Trail Challenge on Saturday. From the short 7.5 km walk or run, through the mid and long walks / runs to the marathon and Ultra Marathon for the hard core, challenge yourself and give it a go. You won’t be disappointed at the views either. Based in our Karangahake Gorge it’s all on this Saturday with last registrations tomorrow afternoon and early Saturday. Good luck, and enjoy.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: I try to avoid things that make me fat, like scales and mirrors.
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