Update October 14

Posted by GO Waihi on 14/10/2016

Busy times are already here in and around our region, despite the mixed weather. Schools are back in for the final term, Labour Day is just a weekend away and Christmas is down to the last 69 sleeps –unless you’re a baby. Our Goldfest celebrations in and around Waihi continue with plenty on and the summer wardrobe is just around the corner. Have you got your first swim in yet? Welcome aboard to the new representatives for our region on a number of things and welcome back to those who are returning for another term. We look forward to your promises coming true.

GOLDFEST UPDATE #1 – THANKS
GO Waihi thanks all those who made the Goldfest Market Day and Trolley Derby a fun day. The weather man, the trolley makers and drivers, the shops that took advantage of the day, all the stalls that added to the day, Waihi Lions and Waihi Beach Dirt Track Club, Sarah Spicer Band, Waihi Model Boat Club, Dynamik Dance group, HDC ground crew on the road closure and you, if you were there. You’re all what makes this day tick over, great stuff. And to the team at Waihi International Academy; your Vegetarian Festival on Sunday was fantastic, again with pretty decent weather in the end; lots of people with loads to see and do, well done.

GOLDFEST – THIS WEEKEND
Waihi Drama Society has three more performances of their four 10 minute one act plays, the best in the country. Tonight and tomorrow night at 7 pm and Sunday at 2.30 pm are the last performances of Petits Fours. It’s $15 well spent with tickets at the i-site and at www.waihidramasociety.co.nz.

LABOUR WEEKEND EVENTS
Across the long weekend you can enjoy Art Waikino with their exhibition in the Victoria Hall with 5 categories vying for the Supreme Award, and everything’s for sale. Waihi Football Club’s Annual Labour Weekend Tourny’s on Saturday and Sunday at Morgan Park, and all the best to Waimata School with your Centennial Celebrations. The XTerra Trail Challenge is on Saturday at Dickey Flat and the Big Beach Dig with Waihi Beach Christian Centre is on Sunday 24th at 4 pm to fit the tides.

HEADS UP FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES DAY SAT 29
Police, Fire Service, LandSAR, St John, Waihi Beach Surf Life Saving Club, Waihi Beach Coastguard, Mine Search & Rescue, Rescue Helicopter and Civil Defence will all be at Waihi’s Morgan Park between 10 am and 2 pm for this day. Join them and get close up to our first responders and their equipment. Kids can get lost ... in the foam, there’s fire engine rides, competitions, the Police dog demonstration and their physical competency course to try, a sausage sizzle, candy floss and tea and coffee. Fun, competitions, information and more makes for a good family day.

A & P SHOW AND WAIHI LIONS GARDEN RAMBLE IN WAIHI IN NOVEMBER ...
Saturday 12 November sees the return for the 78th time for the Waihi Agricultural and Pastoral Association Show – easier to say A & P Show eh - at their Show Grounds along Parry Palm Ave. Schedules are out with all the categories and if you want to enter, or have a stall, contact Marilyn Parker, the secretary, on 07 863 8243, or email marilyn@ktd.co.nz, soon. And there are 15 gardens to explore around Waihi district with the Waihi Lions Garden ramble the weekend of the 12th and 13th too. Tickets are at Mitre 10 Waihi, Curtis Growers and HDC Waihi office for $20 or $18 for gold card holders.

GOLDFEST EVENTS, WHAT’S ON, WHEN, WHERE AND MORE
See the full programme of Goldfest 2016 with GO Waihi and Thiess Global Mining here or grab a programme from around most shops in town. Remember, rule number is to HAVE FUN!!

1000 $1 COINS COULD BE YOURS
GO Waihi’s Stop, Shop and Win Pot of Gold promotion runs across October. Just shop in stores taking part – there are signs in their windows – put your entry form with name and contact info into the box provided and on Tuesday November 8 the police will draw a winner out just after 8 am during Police File on Gold FM. Keep entering every time you shop locally.

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