Update February 16

Posted by GO Waihi on 16/02/2018

Well so much for the muggy conditions stopping! We can’t do much about it so ‘grin and bear it’ is the plan. We’re heading into autumn next month and the days are definitely getting just that little bit shorter. The water’s warm, the heat pumps are working a bit of overtime cooling things down and just a quick heads up that Daylight Saving ends on Easter Sunday, April 1, seven weeks away. So early! Lots on so let’s see some of the things you can get along to and enjoy.

A hundred years ago this November WWI ended. Celebrations were held all over the world, including Waihi. How will Waihi commemorate this historic event? Get along and hear what others have to say and share your ideas. Waihi Heritage Vision is your host and they’d like to hear from anyone with ideas. The meeting’s at the OceanaGold Education Centre on the corner of Moresby Ave and Savage Rd on Thursday 15 February at 3.30 pm. Contact Krishna on 07 863 8455 for more details and to share ideas.

OK it’s time to watch the clowns clowning around, and enjoy the jugglers, the aerial artists, hula hoop experts, acrobats and more with Circus Aotearoa – NZ’s very own circus. There are shows on this Friday 16th February at 7.30, Saturday at 11 am and 7.30 pm and at 2 pm on Sunday this weekend. Held in the classic Big Top at the Waihi A & P Showgrounds it’s good value and lots of family fun. Book on line at www.circusaotearoa.co.nz or turn up any time after 10 am on the day you want to go and pay cash at the ticket office. Roll up, roll up!

This Is Me is a free initiative by Sport Waikato in conjunction with Waihi Sport N Action. Happening this Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm at Morgan Park Waihi there’ll be lots of things to check out. Have a go at some of the sports and pastimes on display, talk to the experts, watch the demonstrations, win prizes and enjoy the healthy food that’s for sale. Women, girls and families are invited along, and register at their website or on the day and be in to win an iphone 6 – you must be there to win. For details and to register head to www.thisisme.org.nz.

Everyone’s invited to take part in ECHO Walking Festival coming up from 7 to 22 April. Based from the Coromandel to the Kaimais there are walks for an hour on the flat, places you can’t get to any other time, long treks, tramps, walks with food, and they all have fantastic views and are guided. Did I mention they’re all FREE except travel costs? For walk descriptions, dates and times and to register head to www.echowalkfest.co.nz and take part. Whether you’ve got a young family, a friend or want to go on your own, there’ll be a walk or three ideal for your level of fitness and time you have available.

Ocean is a three year old girl from Waihi who needs an operation in America to help her walk unaided. To help raise funds there’s a fair being held at Gilmour Lake on Sunday March 4 from 10 am through the afternoon. It’s just a gold coin entry, or more if you like, to enjoy stalls, live music, a teddy bear’s picnic, pony rides, a bike parade, games, performers, dancers and more. Take a bit of cash along too, just in case. Lots of fun for a great cause so grab some friends and family and support it if you can.

We’re expecting hundreds of hot rods and classic cars from Whangamata and even more Ultimate Pass entrants cars to fill the main streets of Waihi again on Wednesday 21 March. The Gold FM Drag Race is on again at lunch time so start sorting your 3 person team, and your outfits! Add in the best dressed male, female, boy and girl and three bands rock and rolling through town and we’ve got a good day lined up for one and all. Registration forms for the Drag Race and application forms for stalls are on our website, at HDC’s Waihi Service Centre and Library and at Gold FM. We are after things shops don’t stock so think about what you have that might be suitable. Also any food stalls need the right signoff so include that paperwork with your application.

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