Update October 30

Posted by Mary Carmine, Go Waihi Vice-chairman on 30/10/2014

Brian is having a well earned week off but he’ll be back next week as we move into November and the silly season. We are well into spring now and the weather is keeping us on our toes but generally pretty good for this time of year. Have you got your tomatoes in yet? Never mind there’s still time but you’ll need to be good at time management as there are also lots of other things to keep you busy over the next month.

So you enjoyed Goldfest. Well there is still the Shop and Win Pot of Gold $1000 promotion to finish off and there is still time to get your last minute entries in. Be listening to 96.4 Gold Fm at 8.10am on Tuesday 4th November to see if you are the lucky one to win this great prize. The draw will be done by the Waihi Police live on radio.

And also associated with Goldfest is the Light Party to be held Friday 31st October at the Waihi Events Centre. This activity is run by the Waihi Combined Churches as an alternative to Halloween so if you are not keen on the ghouls and witches get your children dressed up on the theme of “Shine Like Stars” and give them a great night out at the Events Centre. It is free and starts at 6.30pm.

Social Wine Club is meeting at the Waitete Restaurant this evening 6pm to 9pm – four courses with wine to match. To be in you must book so give Roland a call now at 07 863 8980.

Tomorrow, November 1st is the date of the Hetherington House Gala organised to celebrate the opening of their new walkway. There will be heaps of fun including raffles, games, a mobility scooter obstacle course, paintball target shooting and a bouncy castle. The show kicks off at 11.00am with the opening of the walkway by Sel Baker and a special presentation by the Mayor. If you have any goods to donate, such as produce or baking, get them up to Hetherington House as they would be delighted for all contributions for the stalls.

On the weekend of the 15th and 16th of November the famous Lions Club Garden ramble makes a return. This will be on wet or fine and tickets can be purchased at garden centres and hardware shops in Waihi and Waihi Beach as well as the Habby Shop in Waihi. Get a group together because for groups of 10 or more people you get a $5 discount on $20 tickets. If you are a gold card holder individual tickets will cost you only $18 and it should be well worth it as there is a wide range of gardens to visit in Waihi East and the Golden Valley.

Also on the 15th November is this year’s A&P show with all the usual livestock and show jumping combined with stalls and sideshows for the whole family.

“Ladies for Hire” is the latest comedy production by the Waihi Drama Society. This is a hilarious play by Alison Quigan, better known for her role in Shortland St and it is directed by Val Ferguson with a number of new faces in the cast. It is a story about a disgraced church choir who take their talents on the road with some very funny outcomes. The show runs from Wednesday the 19th November to Sunday 23rd and again from Wednesday 26th to the final night of Saturday 29th. Tickets are available for $20 each from Waihi United Video from the 3rd November onwards.

Yes I know it’s not anywhere near Christmas yet but I understand that some shops are already putting up their decorations and it is time to think about the GO Waihi and Harcourts Real Estate Christmas Parade. Let’s make it a beauty this year. The date is Saturday the 6th December and if you think you can manage a float entry forms are out soon. Of course, if you just want to come and be part of the party mark it in your calendar now so you can keep that date free. Waihi usually has the best parade in the District (fighting talk) so make sure you don’t miss out.

And even further ahead we are pleased to announce that the Waihi Community Singers will be up and running again next year on Monday nights starting on February 3rd at 6.30 pm and costing $5.00 per week so book that one into your 2015 diary if you are keen on singing.

Thought for the week: You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.