Update October 28

Posted by GO Waihi on 28/10/2016

A three day weekend seems so long ago, maybe we can sort another one for this weekend? The holiday capital of New Zealand was the chosen destination for a lot of people. Exams for senior students kick off soon, and Christmas is on the horizon. Sorted your holidays yet? It’s a good one to book in the ‘in-betweens’ where you get twice the amount with the stats ... but don’t say I suggested it! I hope the lily whites get to stay out now we’ve got some warm, dryer weather.

GOLDFEST’S CODE RED EMERGENCY SERVICES DAY TOMORROW
It’s going to be a great day at Morgan Park off Kenny St in Waihi with Waihi Police, St John and Fire and Rescue, LandSAR, Waihi Beach Coastguard and Surf Lifesaving Club, Mines Search & Rescue, Civil Defence, the Rescue Helicopter and Community Patrol all there. Between 10 am and 2 pm there’ll be demonstrations with the Police Dogs and the Jaws of Life with St John and Fire & Rescue. The kitchen fire displays will be an eye opener, as will all the emergency services vehicles which you can check out close up. Bubbles feature as a fire retardant and fun for kids, and competitions with mini IRB’s should be fun. Food and refreshments will be available and there’ll be fire engine rides too. See how you do on the police physical competency course, and talk to all the first response teams. It’s a free day ideal for all the family.

TOMORROW NIGHT’S RACE NIGHT – WITH A DIFFERENCE
The horses for courses evening at Waihi College is always a load of laughs. A great fundraiser for their senior rugby and netball teams, your $15 ticket, or $100 for a group of ten or more, gets you in, nibbles and a complimentary drink on arrival. Doors at Waihi College Hall open at 6.30 pm; place your bets from 7.15 pm with the first of eight races starting at 7.30 pm. With a bar and auctions take cash and a cheque book along. The courtesy van can get you home safely too.

STOP, SHOP & WIN THE $1000 POT OF GOLD WITH GO WAIHI
This promotion runs until the end of business this Monday, October 31. Keep shopping in participating Waihi stores, you’ll see the sign in their window, write your name and contact details on the form provided and place it in the container on the counter. Then be listening to 96.4 Gold FM at 8.20 on Tuesday November 8 to see if the police pull out your name to win the 1,000 $1 coins. No entry fee, no personal details kept and no problem entering as many times as you make purchases. Good luck.

THE A TO Z OF WAIHI’S A & P SHOW
Saturday November 12’s the date. Events start at 9.30 am and the lucky ticket draws are at 2.30 pm – you must be there to win the $200 adult and $50 children’s prizes. Cows, calves, sheep, horses, ponies, goats, alpacas and more along with the kids sections are always well represented. There’ll be side shows, entertainment and food galore. This year there’re donkey rides and a petting zoo too. If you’d like a stall, to entertain or to enter contact Marilyn, the Secretary. Phone 07 863 8243 or email marilyn@ktd.co.nz. It’s great value too, just $12 for the family, $5 for adults, kids are $2 and so is the car. Along Parry Palm Ave is where you’ll find the A & P Showgrounds.

TIP TOE THROUGH 15 GARDENS & SPOT ANY TULIPS
Waihi Lions Garden Ramble is coming up Saturday and Sunday November 12 and 13, rain or shine. From town to country, native to flower and vege, small to rather large, you’ll get a good mix of gardens to get ideas, learn, look and talk with the owners. There’s even high tea available. It’s another great fundraiser with several outlets selling tickets for $20, or $18 for gold card holders, including Mitre 10 Waihi, Curtis Growers and Waihi‘s HDC office.

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
Waihi will see the jolly ‘rotund’ man and his reindeer on Saturday 10 December. Health and safety issues with the reindeer are sorted and now it’s just a case of inviting everyone to take part. Get along for the Market Day through the morning for a good start to your Christmas shopping and more and watch the parade at 1 pm.  Everyone should take part in these fun events during their lifetime.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: If you try to fail and succeed, which have you done?