Update August 25

Posted by GO Waihi on 25/08/2016

What a fantastic Olympics, especially for the Kiwis; medals where we didn’t expect them and support from everyone for all our competitors shows the care and consideration by our representatives. Congrats to the whole team for a job well done. Windscreen wipers on, then off, shorts one day long johns the next; it’s definitely spring weather we’re experiencing and the wardrobes reflect that. Should we mention the amount of pollen around at the moment or will that bring the itchy eyes and sneezes on?

HEAR YE HEAR YE MIDDLE AGES NOT MIDDLE AGE
Here’s your chance to let your hair down and dress up, if you want. The Medieval Winter’s Night takes place Saturday night at Waihi Waterlily Gardens with a great time lined up. From a pig on a spit and dancing to prizes for best dressed and medieval dinner it’ll be a good night from 5.30 pm to 11.30 pm. $40 for tickets with concessions for 10 plus. Contact 07 863 8267 for tickets.

TROLLEY DOLLEYS, FELLAS AND YOUNGUNS
It’s an open invitation to men, women, boys and girls to enter the FREE GO Waihi Trolley Derby with Waihi Lions and Waihi Beach Dirt Track Club. Fun is the name of the game, with $300 thrown in just for entering and being there on the day. Saturday October 8 downtown in Waihi the track will take over Haszard St from midday heading into the main street. Get an entry form from HDC’s Waihi office, Gold FM, at www.waihi.org.nz or by emailing GO Waihi. Here’s your challenge for wherever you are around the Hauraki and Coromandel districts. Get your business involved, and an open class means ‘almost’ anything goes.

GOLDFEST EVENTS DEADLINE FOR PROGRAMME
GO Waihi would love to include what you’re doing around the Waihi district in October for Goldfest, and to get it into the programme we need to hear about it, by Friday September 2. Tell us what your plans are. Who, what, where, when and any costs is a good start. Then we can fill in the gaps as we go. Contact GO Waihi and we’ll see if we can get it included in what’s looking like an interesting festival again this year.

WHAT COMES FIRST, THE ART OR THE ENTRY?
That’s a good question that differs from artist to artist. Art Waikino entry forms are out and need to be in by mid October. You may already have your art chosen or be working on it. Or maybe your inspiration is coming to the fore now. Either way, don’t miss the deadline, I reckon it’s best to enter and then complete your art work so you’re safe. Five categories to choose from with a $500 Supreme overall winner, as well as the opportunity to display, and possibly sell your art are all part of Art Waikino across Labour weekend. Forms are on our website or email artwaikino@gmail.com.

WHAT TO DO WITH THE HERBS??
Problem solved if you’d like to join Waihi Herb Society on Sunday at their monthly meeting. They’ll talk herbs, gardening in general, plants and soils, and this month will focus on preparation for spring and companion planting. A few dollars for afternoon tea and you’re covered. Head for the Salvation Army Hall at the top of Seddon St for a start at 2 pm

STALLS FOR MARKET DAY, SITES LIMITED
Saturday October 8 downtown in Waihi sees the Market Day celebrations taking place during Goldfest, with music and entertainment, shops with sales and specials, and the addition of stalls adding even more variety to what’s on offer for the public. There are some stall sites available if you’re keen, but be quick as GO Waihi wants to get them all sorted and ready nice and early. Application forms are on our website or email us and we’ll send one out to you. Watcha got? Get in touch.

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