Update November 10

Posted by Go Waihi on 10/11/2015

Black Friday, lucky for some! Always trying to think on the positive, although I won’t be walking under any ladders today, just in case eh! The influx of weekenders is becoming a regular, checking out all that’s good around our neighbourhood. Santa’s getting ready for a busy time, and with El Nino conditions we need to think about liquid intake seriously, and not just for Rudolf.

A $1000 POT OF GOLD - CONGRATULATIONS TO ...
It was as simple as shopping in Waihi throughout Goldfest across October, putting your contact details into the box and out came one name ... taking away 1000 $1 coins; the Stop Shop and Win Pot of Gold Promotion compliments of GO Waihi and Thiess Global Mining. Thousands of entries later and one name was drawn out ... that name .... drum roll ... is .... more louder drum rolls ... The Brockbank family from Te Puru, congratulations. Thousands of shoppers entered taking advantage of the great shops we have, thanks for entering, and shopping in Waihi, it helps our local economy.

A TO Z AT THE A & P SHOW
Waihi’s 77th A & P Show is on Saturday with a great day for the family lined up. Entertainment, food, refreshments, lots of animals all in their best trying to woo the judges, or in the cows division more trying to moo the judges. $12 for the family, $5 for adults, kids are $2 and so’s the car, it’s great value, and a fantastic grass roots day that could see you win the ticket travel prize at 2.30 pm. Side shows, rides and did I mention all the different breeds of horses, sheep, cattle, the kids sections and even alpacas. Gates open at 7 am along Parry Palm Ave in Waihi. Remember it’s free on Sunday for the other finals taking place.

SPRING CLEAN AT WAIHI SCOUTS
Help would be appeciated at their Baker St scout hall grounds this Saturday if you can spare a little time. Between 9 am and midday is when they’re clearing the section. If you can spare a little time and energy take a spade, hedge trimmers, loppers or a garden tool of some sort and get busy. They’ll sort a cuppa and bikkies and the place’ll look choice afterwards.

TWILIGHT MARKET A MUST
Waihi East School is getting in behind Sir Ray Avery who has designed a lifepod baby incubator that can be made for $2000. The school aims to raise enough for two, and then an anonymous donor will pay for a third. What a great fundraiser. They’ll have heaps of stalls with afternoon tea to dinner sorted for the family. Bric a brac is always popular, and they’ll have fresh produce, plants for in and outside, hampers and raffles. Head to Donnelly St in Waihi from 4 pm to 6.30 pm with a little cash for some great bargains Thursday 19th November.

TWO IN ONE & THEN A BREAK
Waihi Herb Society regularly meets to catch up and this month they get together twice. Their Christmas Do is on Sunday November 29.Then it’s the ‘summer break’ with their next meeting on February 28 when they’ll have a speaker on Iridology and health. Get in touch for contact details.

HEY, DON’T FORGET, REMEMBER WON’T YOU ... FLOATS AND STALLS
Santa’s heading to Waihi on Saturday December 12 for the annual GO Waihi Christmas Parade with Harcourts Waihi. Waihi Lions are preparing the landing area for the sleigh, Mrs Claus has already done a recce of the shops (and was very impressed!) and Rudolf has sussed the scenic route here and has given the green light, or was that a red nose, for their visit. Now it’s up to you with float and stall forms at the Hauraki District Council Service Centre in Rosemont Rd waiting to be picked up, filled out and returned. Get them at Gold FM, Harcourts Waihi and here online. Great prizes for the funniest, most Christmassy, Kiwi, loudest and others too. It’s free to enter and fun’s guaranteed.

LAST WORD ON COMING EVENTS AND UPDATING EARLY
Let GO Waihi know about what you’ve got planned, or are planning over the coming months. Even letting us know the basics in the early stages is helpful as it often means others won’t clash if they know when other things are on. We’re a great central point to find out What’s On in and around Waihi, before it happens. Put GO Waihi on your mailing list with any updates and we can let others know; as early as poss is really good to, especially heading into summer, the holidays and the New Year. Thanks.

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