Update November 10

Posted by GO Waihi on 10/11/2016

Here we are into November already, and Guy Fawkes is over for another year. I hope the animals enjoyed it. I always like the local fireworks displays from families getting together around the neighbourhood. I’m also enjoying the longer afternoons with daylight stretching out to around 8 pm already. All the best with the schools senior exams which are underway, it won’t be long before schools close for the summer holidays!

THE WAIHI A & P SHOW’S A GOOD STARTER FOR THE WEEKEND
The animals take the limelight at Waihi’s 78th annual A & P Show at the showgrounds along Parry Palm Ave on SH2. Events start at 9.30 am with a full day of competitions, entertainment, food and fun. Townies and country folk alike enjoy the day, and make sure you’re there for the lucky gate draw at 2.30 pm with $200 for adults and $50 for kids and second and third prizes too. There’s plenty to see and do and refreshments galore so you won’t go hungry. It’s just $12 for a family, $5 for an adult, $2 for children and $2 a car park, great value for a good day out.

TWO DAYS, FIFTEEN GARDENS, A RAMBLING YOU SHOULD GO
Waihi Lions have their fundraiser for St John Waihi’s Building Project and the Rescue Helicopter Saturday and Sunday and inspiration’s the name of the game. Their Garden Ramble will see you travel around Waihi, Waikino and Waitawheta in the southern Coromandel to view a fantastic variety of gardens. Talk to those who’ve kindly put their gardens on show, get some ideas, and help raise funds for some great causes. On from 9 am to 4.30 pm each day wet or fine, there’s even high tea at one garden and a BBQ at another. $20 tickets, or $18 for gold card holders and groups of 10 plus, are at garden centres and HDC’s Waihi office in Rosemont Rd.

A POT OF GOLD WAS WON ON TUESDAY
GO Waihi and Thiess Global Mining gave away $1,000 to a lucky winner who’d shopped locally in Waihi in October with the Stop, Shop and Win Promotion during Goldfest. There were no strings attached, just an opportunity to enjoy Waihi’s Mall Without Walls with some fantastic bargains, lots of selection, good small town service and free parking thrown in. Gillian Fowler-Oates entered when she made a purchase at La Diva and was over the moon with her win. She’d never won anything before and was keen to spend her winnings in shops around Waihi. Thanks to the thousands who entered and congratulations Gillian from the team at GO Waihi.

FLOAT REGISTRATIONS OPEN FOR GO WAIHI’S CHRISTMAS PARADE
Lock in Saturday December 10 for your chance to catch up with Santa Claus and a whole pile of floats travelling through the main downtown shopping centre in Waihi with the annual GO Waihi Christmas Parade with Harcourts Waihi. Entry forms for floats are available at the Hauraki District Council Service Centre and Library Waihi office, Gold FM and online. Or email info@waihi.org.nz and GO Waihi will send one out. From sports clubs to schools, churches to businesses, everyone’s invited to be part of this family fun day. Kids love it, parents and adults do too, and Santa wouldn’t miss it for the world.

CHRISTMAS MARKET DAY STALLS INVITATION
Here’s an ideal opportunity to get some dollars in before Christmas. The annual GO Waihi Christmas parade with Harcourts Waihi is on Saturday December 10, and through the morning the Christmas market Day sets the scene with entertainment, sales, specials and stalls adding to the flavour of the day. If you’d like an application form they’re at the HDC Service Centre and Library in Waihi, Gold FM and online. As always it’s all about variety so everyone’s adding to the mix of goods and products.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: I’ve just about had enough of gardening, I’m almost ready to throw in the trowel.