Update September 23

Posted by GO Waihi on 23/09/2016

Here we are again on another Friday, with the weekend looming up. Spring cleaning should be well underway ... I say should be, especially when it comes to my place, but hey, it’s the thought that counts, and I’ve definitively thought about it! A frost or two to come and Daylight Saving’s doing the same, arriving on Sunday. It’s a good time to be sorting a little space in your garden, nothing too serious but the rewards are well worth just a little effort. Pots are great too, nice and close to the house with fresh veges and herbs close by, and you know what’s been put on them. Busy time ahead so let’s check out some of the things coming up.

Emergency Services are getting together so you and the family can get up close and involved on Saturday 29 October in Waihi. Morgan Park is the venue for a close up encounter with police, police dogs, a fitness course, the Jaws of Life demo, fire service with their old engine included, water and foam, St John and their ambulances and info, Coastguard will be there, along with Land Search and Rescue, Waihi Beach Surf Lifesaving Club and more. Demonstrations, a chance to talk to the teams, see inside their vehicles and possibly even the rescue helicopter will be there. More details coming but I just wanted to give you an early heads up.

They’re gearing up to celebrate their centenary at Waimata School on the fringe of Waihi over Labour Weekend. Were you schooled there, teach there; work in the office or as the caretaker? Whatever your connection the organisers would love to hear from you. A get together for dinner, photo session, trip down memory lane at the school, a remembrance service, catch up time with old school mates and more have been organised. To keep up to date with the programme go to www.waimata.school.nz or call the school on 07 863 8020 for information.

We’re talking Trolley Derby entries for Saturday 8 October and GO Waihi’s Annual Trolley Derby and Market Day, with Waihi Lions and Waihi Beach Dirt track Club. Youngies and oldies have already entered, if 45 is old. Can we top that? Free FUN and lots of prizes including $300 to one lucky entrant there on the day are up for grabs. All ages and both sexes are welcome to test themselves on the Haszard St Hill course into the town centre. Entry forms are at Waihi’s HDC Service Centre and Library in Rosemont Rd, Gold FM on the corner of Seddon and Haszard Sts, here on the website or contact us for one, and get your wheels turning ready for a good time.

With a maximum number of sites available for the Market Day downtown in Waihi on Saturday October 8 you’d best be quick. We can only fit so many in and the cut off date is looming up. Application forms are available at the same places as the Trolley Derby entry forms above. Add some colour with different goods to the shops and raise some dollars. It’s always a great day.

Art Waikino is held across Labour Weekend, and entry forms are out now for the artistic to enter. Art, photography, photography of people, craft and sculpture are the categories so there’s plenty of scope. And at $5 or $10 an entry it’s not too expensive. All art will be on sale, and funds raised go towards the upkeep of the venue, the Victoria Hall in Waikino. It’s also a great opportunity to put your artistic talents on display for an enthusiastic audience.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Diamonds are forever, and oranges are good for half time.