Update September 27

Posted by GO Waihi on 27/09/2017

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.

We’re bound to add a thing or two on the web, as you can these days, but the printed version is final and out now in lots of Waihi shops and here on our site. Remember with Goldfest rule number one is to have FUN. There’s a ton on for all ages so get involved and take advantage of things on offer. Through the school holidays and across October there’s something to suit most ages and tastes. Lots are free or next to, so it won’t break the bank. And a big thanks right from the start to everyone who’s putting these events on and to OceanaGold for supporting this town-wide festival.

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. The three closest entries will win a $100, $75 or $50 voucher from Waihi New World. Good luck.

Saturday from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm Waihi Branch of the NZ Genealogy Society invites you to their seminar on family history at Waihi Art Centre and Museum in Kenny St. You’ll hear speakers David Hastings talking about how to write a family story and Bruce Ralston on what it was like researching and writing his books. $10 gets you in with morning and afternoon tea provided, and it’s a BYO lunch.

Always one to get along to in November, Waihi’s A & P Show 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.

We’re gearing up for some fun, thrills and possibly some spills next Saturday 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. Enter the open class with a trolley 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. Got what it takes?? Entry forms are at Waihi HDC Service Centre and Library in Rosemont Rd, Gold FM upstairs on the corner of Seddon and Haszard Streets and on the web. Be quick, don’t miss out.

We’ve got a good spot or three still available for fundraisers and stall holders with something different to the shops for next Saturday’s Market in Waihi. A sausage sizzle, old-time treasures, some dingly dangly things, those hard to find objects – what have you got. It’s a fun day with the Market Day from 9.30 am leading into the Trolley Derby at 12 noon adding to the day. Application forms are on the web and contact GO Waihi ... ASAP!!

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