Update November 2017

Posted by GO Waihi on 24/11/2017

Well, this time next month Santa will be frantically getting sorted for his worldwide trip bearing gifts … for good children at least. Yes, Christmas Eve comes just after the longest day. And did I mention 2018 sneaking up around the corner? Hey senior exams are well underway with some students finished and others close behind. I’ve got to say the veggies are growing quickly, and so are the weeds. We’ve had plenty on and it ain’t stopping yet. Check out some things to do and see below.

I think we’ll be right for tomorrow and attempt # 3 for our Rainbow Welcome at Rocket, or Victoria Park. Yep, it’s weather dependent, but hey surely not again!! !! From 11 am to 1 pm there’ll be free sausages sizzling, rocks to hunt for, music with Kristian Lund, faces being painted, family passes to give away to Rainbow’s End, Goldfields Railway, Goldfield Discovery Centre and Spikes Bricks and Models. Add lots of prize packs of M & M’s, lollipops and balloons from Resenes along with some cool goody bags and a quick catch up with those who helped get the Rainbow here and we’ll be set.

Waihi East School has combined these and come up with their Carnival Christmas Market next Thursday 30 November. From 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm they’re raising funds and having fun with carnival stalls, bric a brac, cakes and sweets, crafts, Christmas decorations and gifts, raffles and silent auctions and a plant stall. Add in Thai, Indian, Mexican and more in their tasty Food Ally and dinner’s taken care of.too.

We’ve received our first entries into the GO Waihi Christmas Parade with Harcourts Waihi on Saturday 9 December. It starts at 1 pm but you may want to start a little earlier sorting out a float with your club, school, mates, church or whoever to be part of a fun day downtown in Waihi. Entry forms are at the Hauraki District Council Service Centre and Library in Rosemont Rd, Gold FM on the corner of Seddon and Haszard Sts Waihi, Harcourts at the top of Seddon St and here on our site. Let’s float, float on.

On Saturday 9 December through the morning it will be ideal to get your Christmas shopping sorted. Whether you’re kicking it off or wrapping it up, with GO Waihi’s annual Christmas Market there’ll be even more choice. Shops are gearing up with specials and sales and stalls will add to the variety. If you’d like a stall now’s the time to get an application form. They’re at the HDC Service Centre and Library in Rosemont Rd, at Gold FM on the corner of Haszard and Seddon St and you can download one here on our site. What have you got that the shops don’t have? With limited spaces don’t leave it too long to apply.

All the best to the surf club volunteers who start their season in Whiritoa next weekend, December 2. Hopefully an uneventful one, it’s always good to know they’re there. So do the right thing and swim between the flags and look after each other. Anyone can become a Whiritoa Lifeguard Service Member, it’s just $35. See them at the club.

The last Sunday each month this group gets together and that happens to be this Sunday at 2 pm at the Salvation Army hall. This month you’re invited to learn more about hydrosol infusion and face creams. There’s always a shared cuppa, actually you get your own, and lots of information about herbs, plants, composting, companion planting and more. Head along with $2 or join for $15 single and $20 for a couple.

But you’re welcome to take a script along to the Waihi Drama Society in Boyd Rd for a skit or to read a poem. That’s what family nights are about. First timers, friends and the regulars get together for a fun night of script reading and laughs. They’ve got plenty of scripts there for you to look over too. And they’ll be looking at their productions for 2018 too. It starts at 7 pm tonight.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Today’s a day for firm decisions ... or is it?