Update October 25

Posted by GO Waihi on 25/10/2017

We’re just about at the end of another month, and 2018 is looming up pretty quickly. With Labour Weekend behind us we now focus on those long weekends through Christmas and New Year, well I do. It’ll sneak up quickly too. The talk about who’s governing the country is starting to settle down, starting, and hopefully we can enjoy some good spring weather that allows some more outdoor jobs to be done sooner rather than later. We’re closing in on the end of Goldfest 2017 around Waihi, but don’t think it’s all over. There’s a good event to wrap things up tomorrow to welcome Waihi’s new rainbow.

AND THE WINNERS ARE …
We had 293 Crunchie bars through over 50 shop windows downtown in Waihi with the GO Waihi Guess the Number of Crunchie Bars Competition with New World Waihi. Lowest was 1, yes 1, and the highest ‘guestimate’ was 345. We had entries from Warkworth and Kaukapakapa to Lower Hutt and Dunedin with lots of locals too. We had several guess the exact number so we did a draw. Congratulations to the three prize winners – first 7 year old Hineira Pio-Ainsley who won the $100 voucher to New World Waihi, second Katie Twidle 8 from Waihi Beach won the $75 voucher and third was Charlize Moore who won the $50 voucher. And they all got some Crunchie bars too.

WAIHI’S WELCOME OVER THE RAINBOW
It’s on Saturday from 11 am to 1 pm at Victoria Park, Rocket Park to locals, along Parry Palm Ave on SH2. GO Waihi will get some sausages cooking on the BBQ, there’ll be some rock hunting with prizes from Rainbow’s End, Goldfields Railway, Spikes Bricks and Models and Gold Discovery Centre and lots of prizes from Resenes paints too. And at 11.30 am we’ll get to say thanks to those people and businesses who’ve helped with the project to get the Rainbow here too.

COOKING WITH HERBS EXPLAINED
Waihi Herb Society invite you to their monthly meeting on Sunday at the Salvation Army Hall at the top of Seddon St. Members will be talking and possibly demonstrating how to cook with herbs. Add to your culinary skills and learn about gardening, composting, companion planting and more. Afternoon tea’s included for your $2 and they have a raffle as well.

WAIHI’S ANNUAL A & P SHOW COMING UP
This is always a great day for all, whether from town or country. Cows, sheep, alpacas, Arabian horses, goats, bulls and lots of people all come together for the day on Saturday 11 November at Waihi’s A & P Showgrounds along Parry Palm Ave (SH2). $5 for adults, $2 for children and $12 for the family is great value. There’ll be stalls, a magician, food and refreshments, and lots of very proud owners of animals competing. If you’d like a schedule or to have a stall contact the secretary Marilyn. Email marilyn@ktd.co.nz or phone 07 863 8243.

$1000 POT OF GOLD FLOWING OVER
You’ve got until the end of October to buy locally in participating Waihi shops and possibly win the 1,000 $1coins with GO Waihi’s Stop, Shop and win Pot of Gold Promotion. The more times you shop the better your chances of winning. Simple eh! The winner will be drawn by police on Tuesday 14 November and will be contacted. Good luck and happy shopping.

SHOT OF GOLD PHOTO COMP CLOSES SOON
Waihi’s new rainbow has to be in the photo somehow, and you, your friends and possibly family. That’s about it really; we’ll put all the photos sent through into a draw for some great family prizes to the Gold Discovery Centre, Spikes Bricks and Models, Goldfields Railway and Rainbow’s End too. One pic per email to info@waihi.org.nz and we’ll put lots up on the web etc too. Winners will be announced mid-November, watch this space. Get clicking and good luck.

50 AND FABULOUS PLAY STARTS NEXT WEEK
The rehearsals are almost over and Waihi Drama Society’s Gala Opening night of Fifty & Fabulous is this Thursday at 7.30 pm. It’s $25 and you’re invited to dress for the occasion. Evening shows next Friday and Saturday and the following week on November 9th, 10th and 11th as well as matinees at 2 pm on Sundays 5th and 12th are all $20. Based in the 60’s five fabulous friends who’ve kept in touch since school are approaching 50 and after the cancellation of a singing group suddenly find themselves putting on a musical spectacular. It’s a great storyline with lots of humour and music. For tickets and details go to www.waihidramasociety.co.nz.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Lead me not into temptation … I can find it myself.