Update September 13

Posted by GO Waihi on 13/09/2017

Well, the shorts can wait for another week after the hail and cold temperatures lately. That breeze keeps reminding me its spring and a few more wet days are still on the horizon. Having said that there are definite signs of a change of season; lawns growing a lot faster, lambs and calves, spring flowers and trees budding up, those fresh breezes and some daylight later in the day as sunset stretches out are all little reminders.

WHIRITOA BEACH DUNE PLANTING SATURDAY
The word is ‘the more the merrier’ Saturday for this year’s dune planting. Children can help too; just get them along for the start at 10 am at the surf club. Take a spade or trowel, a good pair of shoes and a friend or two to get the job done and then it’s BBQ time for all the volunteers. Great idea, now for a good turnout; and visitors are welcome to help!

CALVES, COWS, SHEEP, HORSES, ALPACAS, ELEPHANTS, GOATS
Well maybe not the elephants but Waihi’s annual A & P Show is coming up in mid-November again and this is a reminder the schedules will be out at the end of this month. There’s an opportunity for stalls to have a site and also entertainers are invited to contact Marilyn too. For more information email marilyn@ktd.co.nz or give her a call on 07 863 8243 during office hours.

HDC ALCOHOL CONTROL BYLAW & GAMBLING POLICY PUBLIC CONSULTATION
You can have your say with this review through to October 2. There are some proposed changes to both of these that are worth looking at. The consultation documents can be viewed at www.hauraki-dc.govt.nz, or by calling into an HDC office.

EVENTS FOR GOLDFEST – LAST CALL FOR THE PROGRAMME
Got an idea for some time in October? Whether it’s for children or adults, why not get it included in the GO Waihi Goldfest programme in association with OceanaGold. Day or night, for the school, church or club, just as an individual or a business putting something on, let GO Waihi know about your plans quick smart and it can probably be included in the Goldfest Programme.

GOLDFEST MARKET DAY APPLICATIONS FOR OCTOBER 7
We’ve got so many spaces and so many stalls to fit in them. There are still some spots available in the middle of the action on Saturday, October 7 so get an application form from the HDC Service Centre and Library in Rosemont Rd, Gold FM at 17 Haszard St, off our website or email us and we’ll get one out to you. Diversity, or different things to what the shops sell, is what we’re after. Why not add to the mix and raise some dollars.

FREE FUN AND SKILL TESTER - TROLLEY DERBY ENTRIES OPEN
Entries are coming in for this free fun event for boys and girls, men and women. Saturday, October 7 is when we’ll see all the trolleys and drivers hurtling down Haszard St heading for the main CBD around the sharp right hander. Cope with that and get to the finish line and then head back to the top to get as many runs in as possible before prize giving. Lots of prizes are up for grabs with one lucky entrant there on the day winning $300 CASH!! Entry forms are at HDC’s Library and Service Centre in Rosemont Rd, at Gold FM ‘trackside’ on the corner of Haszard and Seddon Streets, and on our website too. Are you game?

AND REMEMBER ...
We have our General Election coming up next Saturday September 23. A good turnout is important if people want to have their say in the direction our country is taking. One vote can go a long way, and of course, we get two votes, so make the most of them and take the time and get to a polling booth. You can vote early if you’re busy on the 23rd and if you’re 18 or over and a New Zealand citizen it’s not too late to register to vote.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: The trouble with our times is that the future isn’t what it used to be.