Update September 6

Posted by GO Waihi on 06/09/2017

I hope Dad had a great day last Sunday, and long may Father’s Day celebrations continue. I’m starting to get used to some daylight early in the morning; that’ll change with daylight saving starting in three Sundays time. We’re in between with winter and summer sports at the moment, there’s still a ton of rugby to come, football is busy and netball, wow, what a great win last Sunday against Australia for the Silver Ferns. Keep it up ladies! Summer sports are in the wings readying for a busy season too. A few UV’s over the weekend will be good; we just have to remember to put on the sunscreen. Here comes beach time!

CLEAN UP COMING UP – CAN YOU HELP?
Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s national clean up week is this month and Keep Waihi Beautiful is gearing up for a big tidy up around Gilmore Lake Reserve on Sunday 17 September. They’d love lots of volunteers to help; can you spare an hour or two? Turn up at 10.30 am and you’ll be given gloves and bags for the job. There’s also a free sausage sizzle for volunteers and that feeling of satisfaction of having a tidy, clean and safe park for locals and visitors to use.

RAINBOW TAKING SHAPE – OR GETTING INTO SHAPE
Ship shape for summer is the plan with the new addition to Victoria Park, or Rocket Park as it’s affectionately known. There’s been a bit of work going on in the background, and then a hold up with the weather lately, but good things take time. The rubber cover’s getting a makeover with Mark from Spiers Roofing and then Dave Dudek and his team will give the colour a spruce up with Resenes. It’s been great to get all the positive feedback about this new addition to town - a good photo opportunity and already getting people talking about Waihi.

STALLS FOR GOLDFEST MARKET DAY & TROLLEY DERBY
Want to have a stall on Saturday October 7 at this event? Then get an application form from the HDC Service Centre and Library in Rosemont Rd, download one here or get in touch with GO Waihi. Contact details are below. We’re after things the shops don’t have. Add to the flavour of the day and make some $$’s for your club, group or yourself. It’s just $15 a stall site and it’s always a fun day with entertainment downtown to add to the atmosphere. There are limited sites so get in early rather than later.

GET THE WHEELS TURNING, THE FASTER THE BETTER
FUN is rule number one. Trolley Derby time with GO Waihi, Waihi Lions and Waihi Beach Dirt Track Club is coming up on Saturday 7 October and we’d love to see your entry heading down Haszard St. Speed for some, a comfortable ride for others, a challenge to make something that will get to the finish line is another reason some enter and then there are those that just want to get back a little of their childhood again and blow a few cobwebs away. Free to enter entry forms are on our website, at HDC’s Rosemont Rd Service Centre and Library or by contacting GO Waihi – see details below. ‘Coulda, shoulda, woulda?’ Naaa, make it a ‘been there done that and want to do it again’ moment. All ages, males and females, prizes galore AND a $300 cash prize for one lucky entrant. Remember the Open Class is for ‘outrageous’ entries.

REGISTER GOLDFEST EVENTS NOW
With the programme starting to come together for Waihi’s Goldfest celebrations across October if you, your club, group, church, school or bunch of friends would like to host an event let me know about it. The basics are all I need at this stage so we can slot it in. Whether it’s for kids or adults let’s include it - the more the merrier. Let’s show what small town New Zealand gets up to. Contact GO Waihi with what you’re up to.

WHAT WHERE WHEN IN WAIHI = WWW.WAIHI.ORG.NZ
A great place to check out for events and things to do in and around our region Waihi’s website is just a click or two away. For contacts for clubs and groups, events, places to stay, where to eat, Waihi’s history, places to go, trades people you might need, businesses around our district and more visit our website on a regular basis. And there are some great photos up here too.

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