Update October 5

Posted by GO Waihi on 05/10/2017

Woohoo, yeehah and even a yippy yay yo. Daylight Saving is the subject, not the elections. That extra time at the end of the day is already paying dividends with people outdoors, the lawnmowers working away, a barbecue or two by the smell of things around my place, and the spring in the step as Spring takes over. It’s a mind thing, and I don’t mind. Here we go into October and a busy time so let’s get stuck in. Hope you do too with so much on offer around Waihi.

FRIDAY, NEXT WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY – WORTH VIEWING
The Khaki Miners and Underground Mine Simulation is a new display at the Education Centre in Moresby Ave. Open Friday Wednesday and next Friday at 10 am it’s worth checking out, and free. You can see what underground mining’s like and learn lots with the Khaki Miners display. Take a moment.

TO MARKET TO MARKET SATURDAY
Not a silly idea when you think with shops having sales and specials and Christmas calling, you could definitely make a good start to that list. Or just for you! There’s plenty of choice when it comes to your hunger pangs with lots of eateries and also sausage sizzles, candy floss and more treats. Music with Daytripper will add to the atmosphere and check out the impressive model boat display with Waihi, Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga Model Boat Clubs combining in the Supper Room at Waihi Memorial Hall; big boats and lots to look at.

TROLLEYS UNDER STARTERS ORDERS FRIDAY MIDDAY
We’re gearing up for some fun, thrills and possibly some spills downtown in Waihi with our annual GO Waihi Trolley Derby with Waihi Lions and Waihi Beach Dirt Track Club. They always run a great day and get entrants as many runs as possible. Free to enter there’s a class for all ages, males and females, kids to adults; even an open class for trolleys with a difference; put a business entry in, get the wind blowing between your ears ... ooops, no, through your hair. And keep an eye out for the Emergency Services Challenge between ambulance, fire service, police, coastguard and who knows who else. There are lots of prizes and $300 cash up for grabs to one entrant there on the day. See you trackside down Haszard and Seddon Streets.

WAIHI’S GOLDFEST – COMING UP
We’re in the midst of the school holidays and there’s still lots to come for kids to do. Try basketball, tennis, goldpanning, Beyond the Fence Mine Tours and the Waihi Art Centre and Museum’s Open Day after their recent ‘Museum Makeover’ and a poster exhibition covering Waihi since the 1920’s. The Rock Painting Day with Waihi Rock Hunting Club at Gilmore Lake is on this Wednesday too (if wet at Central School). Details you need are in the programme, on the web and in shops through town.

A HOLD UP BUT TRAIN’S ON TIME
This is a popular one in Goldfest. The Great Train Robbery with Goldfields Railway takes place on Thursday, rain or shine. Get your tickets sorted early to experience a little of the Wild West with a happy ending. Kids dress up to win prizes. All aboard the 10 am train for a good time.

HOW MANY CRUNCHIES ARE THERE?
GO Waihi’s Guess the Number of Crunchie Bars Competition with Waihi New World is back through the holidays with Crunchies in lots of shop windows to be counted. Lists of which shops have them are in windows in each block through town and also on the website. The three closest entries will win a $100, $75 or $50 voucher from Waihi New World. Good luck.

THE SHOT OF GOLD PHOTO COMP
It’s simple. Get the Rainbow at Victoria Park in the pic along with you and maybe some friends and email it to info@waihi.org.nz , one per email. Put your shots on a disc and post it to PO Box 34, Waihi 3641, or drop it off to Gold FM at 17 Haszard St Waihi. Then you’ll be in to win a family pass to Rainbows End. We may feature your shots on the web etc too. Don’t forget your contact details.

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