Update September 9

Posted by Go Waihi on 09/09/2015

We have a fantastic back yard for visitors in their masses to come and enjoy around the Coromandel, and Waihi has its fair share of events and things to do. Keep an eye out for our Goldfest activities across October; in fact we kick things off slightly early with Oktoberfest late this month. The change of season gives us yet another beautiful vista to enjoy with an expectant feel in the air. When do the winter clothes get tucked away, replaced by the shorts and T shirts? Already judging by some I’ve seen! What you’re going to wear over the hot months ahead will be interesting if you’re already down to just the one layer. Brrrr. Here comes the Rugby World C ... am I allowed to say those words? Now, where are all the banners and flags in support of New Zealand we saw four years ago?

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Keep Go Waihi up to date with events and things happening around the Waihi district. It’s great to have the support of the Hauraki Herald in keeping you up to date around the Coromandel Peninsular with What’s On and What’s Coming Up with our column. We also put everything we can up here on our website. News, events, sports, non profit organisations, meetings, business updates, clubs and groups, no matter who you are or what it is, let Go Waihi know. A bit of publicity can go a long way. Thanks.

ART IS THE FOCUS AT SATURDAYS ST JOHN FUNDRAISER
On Saturday 12th September, an exhibition of art runs from 10 am to 4 pm in Waihi’s Memorial Hall, and there’s a lot that’s for sale. Then at 4 pm lots more of the art on display goes under the hammer. Add something to your wall at work or home, knowing you’re helping St John Waihi with every purchase. They’re doing some serious fundraising, and it’s a great way for both them and you to benefit.

SO WHO ARE YOU AND WHERE DO YOU COME FROM?
Ever wondered about your past? Where do you start to find out who your ancestors are? Easy, join the Waihi branch of the New Zealand Genealogy Society and their Family History Seminar Saturday September 19 at Waihi Arts Centre and Museum in Kenny St. They’ll cover beginner genealogy, discovering ancestors through migration records, the paperspast website and ancestry.com, and all for $10 for all or part of the day. Take your lunch or share some soup for a gold coin donation. It runs from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm, with a couple of guest speakers too.

O− O+ A− A+ B− B+ AB− AB+
These are all blood types, and if you belong to any of these categories then roll up your sleeve this Tuesday (15th September) for the New Zealand Blood Service, well for the people they’ll be using your blood to help really. They’re visiting Waihi this Tuesday between midday and 4 pm and they don’t want a rest. They’ll let you do that while they extract just a little of your blood that could save the lives of up to three people. Regular donors know what to do, first timers – it’s easy. Call 0800 448 325, have a chat to sort some minor details then take some photo ID along and relax. The Waihi Memorial Hall is Blood Bank Central.

MARKET DAY & TROLLEY DERBY DAY UPDATE
Time’s ticking! Saturday October 3 sees both of the above take place downtown in Waihi. Want a stall? Get in touch so you don’t miss out. Keen on taking on the Haszard St hill in a trolley? Grab an entry form from the same places the Stall Application forms are available. Here’s where ... the Waihi Hauraki District Council Library and Service Centre in Rosemont Rd, Gold FM at 17 Haszard St or here on our site. Get those wheels spinning, the tactics sorted, the stall stocked with products the shops don’t have and we’re all set for a fun time downtown with FUN being the operative word! It’s free for trolleys with lots of prizes and the $300 entrants draw. It only happens once a year, so don’t miss your opportunity. Oh, and we only have this much room for stalls so get back to me ASAP, it’d be great to get lots of variety for shoppers.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Surely it’s not a coincidence that the word ‘listen’ is an anagram for the word ‘silent’.