Update November 18

Posted by GO Waihi on 18/11/2016

What a week! Our thoughts go out to those affected by the massive earthquakes down south. It’s often a case in New Zealand of someone you know who knows someone who’s been affected. We’re into the serious part of the school year for seniors and we wish you the best with NCEA and Scholarship exams. It won’t be long before the holidays are here so put in the hard yards now and get the payoff.

It’s great to see so many groups organised nice and early for the GO Waihi Christmas Parade with Harcourts Coast Realty in Waihi. Entries are coming in to GO Waihi daily, with still plenty of time to organise your float, whether it’s walking, on a trailer or the back of a truck, on a bike or a car covered in tinsel. Participation in this neat community custom isn’t mandatory, but is definitely a lot of fun and one of those memories that goes through life with you. Entry forms are at the HDC Waihi office in Rosemont Rd, Gold FM upstairs on the corner of Seddon and Haszard Streets, on the web at www.waihi.org.nz and also just an email away to info@waihi.org.nz. Will you and your friends be cruising alongside Santa’s sleigh on Saturday December 10? I hope so.

You never know, it might be, if the mix of stalls allows. Diversity is the key word ... what have you got that’s different to the shops, to add to the choice. Variety means everyone has the opportunity to offer something unique to the day. A fundraiser, some spare cash for summer, an opportunity to let people know what you do are all good reasons to get an application form for a stall site on Saturday 10 December, leading up to the Christmas Parade at 1 pm. Are you in? Get the application form from HDC’s Waihi office in Rosemont Rd, Gold FM or at here on our site.

Waihi Herb Society’s November meeting is coming up on Sunday 27th at the Salvation Army Hall at the top of Seddon St. This month you’ll not only learn about herbs, gardening in general, companion planting and the like; they’re focusing on card making and herb gifts for Christmas. Starting at 2 pm it’s an open invitation with just a few dollars asked to help cover the tea, coffee and hall hire. Need contact details? Get in touch and I can pass them on.

The Christmas Concert with the Ohinemuri Singers is always one not to be missed. There will be a good selection of Christmas songs and carols along with the Cantata ‘A Carol for a King’, which includes a narration and songs of the Christmas story with a sprinkling of versions of well-loved Christmas carols, some of which the audience can join in and sing along to. It’s set down for Friday December 9 at the Salvation Army Hall in upper Seddon St Waihi starting at 6.30 pm. Entry for children is free and it’s only $5 for adults, with a cold drink and biscuits at the conclusion to enjoy.

The old saying ‘many hands make light work’ is the idea when it comes to this community group. With summer just around the corner and another busy few months at Whiritoa, the team would love to hear from other local recruits to lend a hand. Training and uniforms are provided and it’s definitely a good thing to offer your help with. Contact Mike on 021 051 0543 or Bob on 07 865 6811 for more info. And remember fire permits are required for all fires; again Mike’s your contact.

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