Update October 25

Posted by GO Waihi on 25/10/2018

Well last weekend was a doozy, fine weather, lots of visitors and the extra day suited me just fine. We’re a month into daylight saving, and suddenly the longest day will sneak up just before Christmas. NCEA and scholarship exams are looming up, and Christmas Eve is just 59 sleeps away. I guess I’d better start behaving, not! What’s coming up? Let’s see.

CONGRATULATIONS CRUNCHIE BAR COUNTERS
We had hundreds of entries in the GO Waihi Guess the Number of Crunchie Bars Competition with New World Waihi. The final tally was 287. First prize of a $100 New World Waihi voucher went to 10-year-old Brody Orchard from Waihi, who was right on the mark. Anna-May Death (8) was only a couple off and won a $75 New World voucher, while 3rd place was a draw with 2-year-old Lillie and 5-year-old Skylah Garner winning the $50 voucher. And they all received Crunchie bars too. Thanks for entering, and thanks New World Waihi for the fitness and fun.

THRIFTY & THRIVING AT CHRISTMAS COURSE
Waihi Community Resource Centre has a 5-week course on Thursdays from 10 am to 12.30 pm to help reduce the stress of Christmas. You’ll create unique beautiful gifts, learn to make yummy Christmas treats and have some laughs along the way. Register at WCRC or phone 863 7555.

MINDFULNESS MEETING LAST SATURDAY EACH MONTH
What’s Mindfulness all about? Head to the Waihi Community Resource Centre where you’ll explore, share and practice, and find out. Register by phoning 0274 592 756.

BLACK HILL MOTORCROSS FUN DAY
It’s fun day this Sunday 28 October at Blackhill MX track at the end of Clarke St Waihi with races for all abilities, bbq food stand and a photographer to ‘capture the moment’. Take a friend, a hat, some sunscreen and a bit of courage if you’re keen to give it a go. It’s $5 for children and $10 for adults. Registrations are between 8 am and 9 am and racing is on from 10 am to 3 pm with free runs after that.

WAIHI HERB SOCIETY ON THE MOVE
This month’s meeting is a trip to Growers Direct in Te Puna followed by a picnic at the Quarry. They’ll be leaving at 11 am this Sunday, Oct 28 and you’re welcome to join them. Call 863 6164 to register.

GOLDFEST - VOLUNTEER EXPO THIS WEDNESDAY
October 31 is the date at Waihi Memorial Hall from 2 pm to 7 pm. Find out about all the local volunteer groups, what they do and possibly find something of interest you’d like to join. From Waihi Heritage Vision to Greypower, Waihi Drama Society to GO Waihi, Victoria Battery to St John there’ll be lots of volunteers to talk about their passions and pastimes, and brochures and information too.

VEGETARIAN FESTIVAL ALWAYS POPULAR
Coming up on Sunday 4 November at the International Academy in Landlyst Rd, it’s free to get in with cooking demonstrations, entertainment, arts and craft, live music and lots of food for sale. Open from 10 am to 3 pm you’re guaranteed a good time and you won’t go hungry!

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31 IS THE LAST DAY
Not of the world, but the GO Waihi Stop, Shop and Win Pot of Gold Competition. It’s free to enter every time you shop in Waihi at participating shops. Put your receipt in the box on the counter with your contact details to be in to win the $1000. We’ll draw the winner on Tuesday 13 November, good luck.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: One day you’re the best thing since sliced bread, the next you’re toast.