Update October 13

Posted by GO Waihi on 13/10/2017

What a difference a week makes. Maybe not to the weather but more the fact school’s about to start again, Labour Weekend is next weekend, and we’ve had the full moon already so planting vegetable seeds is all go, now that any frosts should be behind us. The winter sports continue for some, the beach beckons others and the spring clean is on for lots of folk, even if it’s just the teeth and possibly your act if you’re anything like me. With lots on and still to come around the Waihi district with Goldfest 2017 we thought a few ideas and suggestions might be a good idea. And grab a Goldfest programme downtown or on our website.

You’ve still got time to look in windows of Waihi shops downtown to Guess the Number of Crunchie Bars with GO Waihi and New World Waihi. They’ve given us $100, $75 and $50 vouchers for the closest entrants. To make it a little easier there’s a full list of participating shops on the web, and in windows of some shops in each block through town. A bit of exercise, a good browse in shop windows and a great test of your addition skills all wrapped into one. You’ve got until 5 pm on Monday before entries close. Good luck!

Today from 10 am the Khaki Miners and Underground Mine Simulation at the Education Centre in Moresby Ave is open. Tomorrow Waihi RSA hosts their Pink Ribbon Trivia Quiz at 5 pm and Entertainment with Sarah Spicer starts at 7.30 pm. It’s $5 for either or both events. One woman band Alice Sea performs tomorrow night at Tandoori Chambers from 6 pm, $20 includes tapas. This Thursday Waihi senior citizens are invited to ‘Celebrate the International Day of the Older Person’ at Waihi Memorial Hall between 10 am and 12.30 pm with morning tea and entertainment. If you need transport contact HDC on 863 8077 nice and early.

Art Waikino’s Art Exhibition is on with the meet the artists and judges wine and cheese on the Friday from 6.30 pm for just $10. Saturday, Sunday and Monday between 10 am and 4 pm Victoria Hall will be open to browse the exhibition of art, craft, photography and sculptures, with everything for sale. It’s a gold coin entry, with raffles too. Waihi Association Football Club’s annual Tournament will be worth checking out at Morgan Park next Saturday and Sunday. The XTerra Trail Challenge is on next Saturday based at Dickey Flat with short to looooong runs / walks. Waihi Lions monthly Market is in Waihi’s Memorial Hall next Saturday from 9 am and The Big Beach Dig with Waihi Beach Christian Centre is next Sunday at 2 pm in front of the Surf Club.

We’ve received some great photos of the new Rainbow at Rocket Park (Victoria Park). Get you, friends and family into a shot with the rainbow and send it to info@waihi.org.nz or goldfm@xtra.co.nz (1 per email) and be in to win family passes to Rainbow’s End, Gold Discovery Centre and Spike’s Bricks and Models, a Lego lovers paradise. Entries close October 31.

GO Waihi’s got 1,000 $1 coins to give a lucky shopper through October. Simply buy something from a participating Waihi store, fill in your contact details on the till slip and put it in the container on the counter. That’s it; you’re in the draw every time you make a purchase at any of the shops taking part. The winner will be drawn by police at 8.40 am Tuesday 14 November on Gold FM.

Always one to get along to in November, Waihi’s A & P Show on the 11th has their schedules out with all the categories you can enter. There are a ton of them too, from alpacas to goats, horses to cattle and the kids sections too. It’s one of those great community days where town meets country. If you’d like a schedule contact Marilyn. Email marilyn@ktd.co.nz or call during the day on 07 863 8243. And if you’d like to entertain or have a stall, Marilyn’s your contact.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Before borrowing from a friend, decide which one you want more.