Update September 29

Posted by GO Waihi on 29/09/2016

PLEASE NOTE: The Great Train Robbery is on FRIDAY the 30th September 2016 (NOT Thursday 29th September as it states in the Goldfest Programme).

Spring has sprung, or should that read ‘the springs have sprung’, along with rivers and flooding with the constant rain earlier this week. And now for some fine weather eh!? I hope the school holidays are going well; there are some interesting things on with Goldfest in and around Waihi to do. I’m just starting to get used to the extra light at the end of the day, and the darker start early mornings too. Now to make plans for the long (overdue) Labour Weekend.

GOLDFEST UNDERWAY WITH A PLETHORA OF THINGS TO DO
Ok, so I just wanted to use a big word, and it’s not far off the mark really. An overabundance could be stretching it but when you see the programme you’ll see there’s definitely lots on for young and the young at heart. See the full programme here. Grab one and take part. Lots are free, and participation is mandatory, meaning we’d love you to take part in as much as possible. Here are some things coming soon.

IT’S NUMBERS UP FOR CRUNCHIES - IT’S CRUNCH TIME
From Saturday, look in the windows in most of the Waihi shops downtown and count up all the Crunchie bars. Once you’ve done that, get an entry form available from most shops and fill out your ‘guestimate’. The three closest entries will win a $100, $75 or $50 voucher from New World Waihi with Guess the Number of Crunchie Bars Competition.

STOP, SHOP AND WIN THE $1000 POT OF GOLD
Starting Saturday, shop at participating Waihi stores through October for your chance to win $1000. When you make a purchase put your name and contact details in the box provided and you're in with a chance to win. The more you shop locally in Waihi the more chances you have of winning the 1000 $1 coins with GO Waihi.

FOURPLAY(S) IN ONE NIGHT
Waihi Drama Society’s Goldfest event is Petits Fours. Four award winning New Zealand one act plays, four provocative storylines. Worth $15? For sure. 7 pm shows on Oct 7, 8, 14 and 15 with matinees at 2.30 pm on Oct 9 and 16. Tickets at the i-site and at www.waihidramasociety.co.nz. Meet the Writers night Saturday 8 October, after the show with coffee and cake.

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS CONTINUE
Tomorrow with Goldfest there’s Give It a Go Tennis with Waihi Sport N Action at Waihi Tennis Courts in Baker St, just behind Morgan Park. Suitable for 8 years and over, it’s just $5 with professional coaching provided. Some rackets will be available. On from 10 am to 2 pm, if it’s wet head for the Events Centre.

SAT 8 OCT AND WE’RE ALL ON WITH OUR MARKET DAY DOWNTOWN
From 9.30 am sales and specials through the shops and more at the stalls coming to town will see you get a head start with your Christmas shopping. Sarah Spicer’s Band will entertain you from 10 am and there’re big model boats and trains on display in the Waihi Memorial Hall Supper Room. There’s plenty of choice for food too and then it’ll be time for ...

THE GO WAIHI TROLLEY DERBY SATURDAY 8 OCT
From 12 midday the trolleys will come hurtling down, and some rather more casually, Haszard St, taking the corner in their stride, well most, down to the finish line in Waihi’s main street. Then back to the top for another go and more. One entrant there on the day will win $300 cash, and there are other prizes too. Categories for men, women, boys and girls along with an Open Class for trolleys with a difference means as long as it’s safe you’re on your way. Registration forms are at HDC’s office in Rosemont Rd, Gold FM and here on our website. It’s FREE to enter, go for it.

A FEW GOLDFEST EVENTS TO LOOK OUT FOR
Vegetarian Festival Sunday Oct.9, Tribute To ABBA Saturday, October Beerfest Fri 7 Oct, Rainbow On the Horizon for Waihi Sat Oct 15, Waimata 100 year Centenary Labour Weekend , along with Art Waikino and Football Tournament and Multi Emergency Services Open Day Sat 29 Oct. Not bad for a little town eh!

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Don’t kill the dream, execute it.