Update November 6

Posted by Go Waihi on 06/11/2015

I hope your Guy Fawkes went off with a bang. Mind you there are a few waiting for this weekend too I think. November already with summer starting at the end of the month, that spring cleaning I’ve been putting off had better do itself or I might have to! Not on the bucket list. I’m enjoying the barbecues, the mozzies are behaving so far, daylight at the end of the day is a bonus and the All Blacks won the Rugby World Cup. Now if interest rates come down, health and education are free, prices at the shops come down and the Black Caps cap off the series against Australia, I reckon we’re about on track. Waiting!

ACCOMMODATION PROVIDERS AND THOSE THINKING ABOUT IT ...
GO Waihi is hosting a free, yes free, B & B Workshop this coming Monday for anyone wanting to find out what’s involved in the industry. You’ll hear from the B & B Association about the do’s and don’ts, the Hauraki District Council and what their part is and representatives from the Hauraki Rail Trail, which is a good source of customers. Could this be a bit of you? Register with GO Waihi and get along to the Waihi Memorial Hall from 11 am to 1 pm, and yes, it’s free.

AHOY ME HEARTIES, SHIP LOVERS AND MODEL BOAT ENTHUSIASTS
This Sunday Gilmour Lake is the setting for the get together of model boat enthusiasts, coming from near and far to sail, steam, chug and glide across the lake. Auckland’s coming, Tauranga, the Bay of Plenty and probably some from the Waikato with steamboats, paddle steamers, warships, sailing yachts and a lot of knowledge they don’t mind sharing. It’s a great venue with the kids play area, the walks around the lake and lots of fresh air. Take a picnic, a Frisbee and your time.

EIGHT MORE SLEEPS
Next Saturday Waihi A & P Show Grounds along Parry Palm Ave in Waihi will come alive with all sorts of live stock, there to win the prize, take away the trophy, get the sash and say a few words afterwards. Well maybe not that last part. Get along and enjoy a grass roots day with entertainers, stalls, food and refreshments and cows, sheep, alpacas, side saddle riding, Arabian horses, goats, a $250 travel voucher draw, show jumping, ponies, boys and girls pet sections, calves ... go along and see if I’ve missed anything out. It’s a cheap day out, entries just $12 for the family, $5 adults and $2 for children and your car.

ROLL YOUR SLEEVES UP FOR WAIHI SCOUTS
They’re doing the same with their Working Bee next Saturday at their scout hall grounds in Baker St, Waihi. 9 am to midday and it should be done, and they’ve got drinks and morning tea sorted. Just turn up with a spade, hedge clippers, gardening tools, weed wacker or whatever, along with a little energy (and gloves) and they’ll put you to good use around the section.

1G, A THOUSAND DOLLARS, A GRAND, $1000...
GO Waihi and Thiess Global Mining are giving away just that, with the Stop Shop and Win Pot of Gold Promotion. This Tuesday just after 8 am on Gold FM the police will draw a name out of the box and that person will win1000 $1 coins. Good luck if you’ve been shopping in participating Waihi stores over Goldfest across October.

SANTA, FLOATS, MARKET DAY ... HO, HO, HO WE’RE IN FOR A GOOD TIME
GO Waihi’s Christmas Market Day and Parade with Harcourts Waihi is on Saturday December 12. Be part of the parade with your club, school, church, business or group. You’re guaranteed a great time. Float entry forms are out, grab one from the HDC Service Centre in Rosemont Rd, Gold FM in Haszard St and at www.waihi.org.nz, or get in touch with GO Waihi for one. Santa loves all the stalls too, almost as much as Mrs Claus, so if you’d like to have a stall get an application form from the same places as above. The countdown is on, don’t miss out!!!

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Latest survey results show that 3 out of 4 people make up 75% of the population.