Update August 10

Posted by GO Waihi on 10/08/2017

We’re just 8 weeks away from the annual GO Waihi Trolley Derby, a free event for all ages that sees trolleys hurtling, and sometimes cruising, down Haszard St. Details are below. I’m so pleased we won the Super 18. I say we in a broad sense as I have to admit to backing the Chiefs through the season, but with just the one New Zealand team in the final I’m happy to throw the Crusaders my support. And have you noticed all the pollen lately ... bless you in advance if you’re sneezing like a lot of hay fever sufferers.

REGISTERING GOLDFEST EVENTS
We’re keen to hear from anyone wanting to hold an event during October as part of Waihi’s Goldfest Celebrations to add to the list. Whether it’s for children or adults, let’s get it into the mix. Fun, informative, educational, a pastime or maybe a club or society, indoors or out; whatever you’re holding let’s spread the word during Goldfest 2017. Get in touch with GO Waihi and let’s talk. Running across October there’re any number of events and activities and we are always keen to hear about others, ideally as early as possible so they can be added to the programme prior to it going to print.

3 OR MORE WHEELS, GOOD BRAKES & STEERING AND YOU’RE ALMOST AWAY
Saturday 7 October, in the middle of the next school holidays, GO Waihi is running the annual Trolley Derby with help from Waihi Lions and Waihi Beach Dirt Track Club. Between us the day runs pretty smoothly, with drivers getting plenty of runs down Haszard St into the main shopping centre between midday and about 1.30 pm when the prize giving takes place. One entrant will win the $300 cash just by being there! Entry forms with all the details are at HDC’s Waihi Service Centre and Library, Gold FM and on our website. It’s free to enter and open to adults and children.

MARKET STALLS REGISTER NOW
There’s a Market Day coming up leading into the Trolley Derby on Saturday 7 October in Waihi. If you’re a stall holder grab an application form from HDC’s Waihi Service Centre and Library or off our website and get into the spirit of the day. Full of FUN, with music downtown, shops having sales and stalls with even more choice all goes alongside the cafes and eateries with a great selection of food and refreshments. What have you got? We only have a limited number of stall sites for $15 so get in quickly.

AN EVENING FEASTING & DANCING MEDIEVAL STYLE
Tomorrow night’s the night Waihi Waterlily Gardens goes back in time with their Medieval Night. Dress up for the best male and female costume prizes. Take some friends and enjoy the Dancing Divas, a complimentary ale of the realm, the meal and dancing through the night. And with tickets just $25 it’s a good opportunity to get out for a night and not break the bank. Tickets and details are available from Waihi Waterlily Gardens, 441 Pukekauri Rd, just on the outskirts of Waihi. Bookings help so they can cater, phone 07 863 8267. Doors open around 6 pm.

ENTRIES FOR ART WAIKINO OVER LABOUR WEEKEND
They’re hot off the press. Just out, the entry forms for the five categories for Art Waikino’s annual Art Exhibition are ready for you to pick up from around lots of outlets in and around Waihi, and they’re also on line, see our website. Categories are Art, Handcraft, Photography of People, Photography of Other Than People and Sculpture, and there’s a Supreme Award with $500 for the overall winner.

DOG DAY AFTERNOON PLANNED FOR CHARITY
This Thursday get along to Waihi Memorial Hall with a few $$’s in your pocket for a fun time for a good cause. Bosom Buddies has a Happy Dog Show lined up, along with raffles, tea and coffee, a sausage sizzle and quiz. Watch the dogs doing tricks while raising funds for this local cancer care group. It starts at 1 pm so sort a late lunch.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: The definition of dieting – wishful shrinking.