Update November 19

Posted by Go Waihi on 19/11/2015

A bit of wet never hurt anybody, and it’s great for the garden. Soon enough we’ll be looking forward to the occasional shower through summer so soak it up, hopefully you’re getting all those indoor jobs done now rather than in the heat of summer. How’s the Christmas shopping coming along, and the plans for the break? We’ve got a couple of short weeks coming up across Christmas and the New Year and now’s the time to sort your time off. It’s 35 days to Christmas, and counting (down)!

Santa’s getting excited about the GO Waihi Christmas Parade with Harcourts Waihi on Saturday 12 December. We hear there are going to be some vintage cars, some Beach Hop classic cars and hot rods and even a sleigh has already been entered by Mr and Mrs S. Claus. Be part of the parade by entering a float, walking, on the back of a truck or trailer or ??? Carters Contractors are always happy to help with their trucks, it’s fantastic to see this sort of town support. Get in touch for your float. Get the kids involved, it’s one of those childhood memories they’ll cherish, and they’ll have a great time. Entry forms are at the HDC Waihi Service Centre and Library in Rosemont Rd, Gold FM on the corner of Seddon and Haszard Sts or here on our website. Get them back in early and get that float organised. Fun’s the name of the game.

Sites are available for the GO Waihi Christmas Market Day on Saturday December 12, leading up to the annual Christmas Parade. It’s always a fun day with lots of families, locals and visitors coming into town to enjoy the fun and festive atmosphere. If you’ve got stock different to the shops then get in touch with GO Waihi. Contact details are below, or get an application form at the same places at the floats – see above. Don’t leave it to the last minute as sites are limited. Here’s a great fundraiser opportunity and you’ll get to see Santa too.

Sunday January 3 is Whiritoa Beach’s annual Market Day with all proceeds going to their library and fire force, two great causes worth supporting. They’re keen to hear from you with any ideas you have to add to the day. Why not book a stall, they always get a good turnout and it’s a fun day beside the beach. Let’s see if we can beat the $1200 they gave to each of these good causes last year. Gerry is your contact on 07 865 6322, or let us know and I’ll pass on your ideas and details.

Every week this group gets out and blows the cobwebs away with bike rides suitable for most levels of fitness. Short, medium and longer rides are organised, always with a friendly cuppa afterwards. They’re well organised with a programme of rides in place for the rest of November and heading into the New Year. Why not join them for a ride, the camaraderie and a bit of fitness, not to mention the catch up afterwards. Call 07 863 8477 for more info, and you can always contact us and I’ll pass on your details.

The courts at Waihi Squash Club get busy on Friday nights from 6 pm when they hold their Club Nights. New players are always welcome at the Baker St Sports Centre and it’s only $3 for non members. Get along and get fit for summer. I have contact details for more info.

It sounds a strange ‘weigh’ to introduce Waihi’s Biggest Loser, but it does draw attention to the Waihi Sport N Action programme designed to help people to lose weight. Sustainable weight loss is the goal; take it off and keep it off. Pauline looks at a healthy lifestyle, healthy eating and exercise combined to support your goal of losing weight. It’s a good time to be thinking about it just before summer, and Christmas come to think of it. 07 863 7295’s your contact number to find out where and when, and it’s available for men and women.

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