Update October 10

Posted by GO Waihi on 10/10/2018

We’re almost halfway through another month with Labour Weekend looming up just over a week away. I’m definitely looking forward to the extra down time. Goldfest is going well with plenty on across the holidays and lots more still to come, check out details below. Spring has definitely sprung and it’s that time of year we look at the options - jandals v shoes, shorts v longs, sunhat v beanie, sunnies v raincoat, board shorts v thermals, bbq v roast and play v work … if only.

FIRST UP A HUGE THANKS
The annual GO Waihi Market Day & Trolley Derby was a lot of fun, both for those aboard and the spectators. Congratulations to everyone who entered. Thanks to Waihi Lions and Waihi Beach Dirt Track Club for running a smooth show, Carters Contractors for your behind the scenes support and to Dawn Freestone for your idea and follow through with the students Fun Recycled Fashion Show, well done Waihi East School. To Ian Verrall and the Waihi Model Boat Club and friends and also to everyone who came to town to have a good time, thanks from GO Waihi. We agree, the Trolley Derby is ‘cool’.

GOLDFEST UPDATE
This Monday is the start of the WWI Armistice Centennial Commemorations with images and text all around the Waihi Memorial Hall walls and a lot more activities planned through November. Thursday is Wriggle and Rhyme time for 0 – 2 year olds and then we’re into Labour Weekend with loads on, details follow and programmes have full details on our website and in shops around town.

GOLDFEST LABOUR WEEKEND
Here’s an idea or three. Art Waikino at Victoria Hall Saturday to Monday from 10 am to 4 pm with 6 categories and everything’s for sale; gold coin entry. Waihi AFC’s annual Football Tournament is at Waihi College on Saturday and Sunday and there’s the Big Beach Dig on Sunday 21 at 2 pm in front of the Surf Club, north end of Waihi Beach. And Monday from 10.30 am it’s Waterlily Garden’s Grand Opening with live music, stalls, bouncy castle, face painting, classic cars, spit roast, café open and more at 441 Pukekauri Rd.

CRUNCHIES NUMBERS ALMOST UP
GO Waihi’s Guess the Number of Crunchie Bars Competition with New World Waihi closes on Monday 5 pm. Guess the closest and you could win the $100, $75 or $50 New World Waihi vouchers. Entry forms are in most shops and a list of shops taking part is in shop windows in each block and on our website so you don’t miss any. Good luck.

VOLUNTEER GROUPS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Wednesday, October 31 at Waihi Memorial Hall from 2 pm to 7 pm meet the teams behind so many Waihi voluntary organisations, find out what they do, see if there’s a group you might like to join and get a better idea of all the organisations behind the scenes that help run some fantastic things in and around Waihi.

WIN THE $1000 POT OF GOLD
Stop, Shop and Win with GO Waihi just by shopping in participating Waihi shops with the sign in their window. Every purchase gives you another chance to win just by shopping locally. Save time and petrol, support local businesses and be in to win a thousand one dollar coins. This runs to October 31 with the winner drawn Tuesday November 13.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.