Update September 27

Posted by GO Waihi on 27/09/2018

Spring has officially sprung, and we’ve had a few leaks in the clouds to prove it too. Temperatures vary at the moment, one minute the beach beckons, the next the blanket and beanie. Things will settle soon I’m sure but I have to say it was nice to get the barbecue out last weekend. I’m aiming for a repeat this weekend, especially with the extra hour of sunshine with Daylight Saving starting on Sunday. Here we go into the next school holidays, and Goldfest 2018 gets underway through October, and early November! 

DEMENTIA THE TOPIC OF GREY POWER WAIHI’S MEETING TODAY
You are invited to Grey Power Waihi’s Meeting Friday morning at the Baptist Church on Kenny St to hear Howard Vickeridge of Dementia Waikato speak about the effects of dementia and the impact on the whanau/family. Please be there seated by 11 am to hear this informative talk on a topic that is one of New Zealand’s growing healthcare challenges. A gold coin would be appreciated.

GOLDFEST - A TIME TO CELEBRATE ALL THAT IS WAIHI
We have an interesting time across October with all sorts of events and activities lined up with GO Waihi’s Goldfest 2018 in association with OceanaGold. From Art Waikino to school holiday activities, the Great Train Robbery to a Vegetarian Festival, I’m sure there’ll be something to suit most tastes. Programmes are in lots of shops and businesses and also on our website. Get involved and enjoy.

CRUNCH TIME TO COUNT CRUNCHIES
Starting tomorrow, Saturday, with a cutoff date of 5 pm on Monday 15 October your challenge, and the kids as well is to walk the CBD of Waihi looking for all the Crunchie Bars in shop windows. Count them and then fill out a free entry form available in lots of shops and drop your entry in to Gold FM, corner of Seddon and Haszard Sts Waihi, the HDC Service Centre & Library or at New World Waihi, who are giving away a $100, $75 and $50 voucher to the three closest entries. Lists of shops taking part will be in shop windows in each block and also on our website.

MARKET DAY OCTOBER 6 LOOKING GOOD
From 9 am that day there’ll be a good mix of stalls through town adding to the shops and their sales. If you’d like a site get in touch with GO Waihi pronto. We’re after stock that’s different to the shops. There’ll also be a recycled fun fashion show featuring school children and their creations at 10.15 am and the Kerepehi Brass Band and Kati Katz Dixieland Jazz Band performing.

TROLLEY PLANS TRUCKIN’ ALONG
Entries are coming in for GO Waihi’s annual Trolley Derby on Saturday, October 6 with Waihi Lions and Waihi Beach Dirt Track Club. Rule number 1 is to have fun, rule 2 is to get as many turns in as possible. Boys and girls, men and women can enter for free and there’s the open category for trolleys with a difference. Entry forms are at HDC’s Waihi office, Gold FM upstairs at 17 Haszard St Waihi and online too.

HERB SOCIETY TALK HERBAL HEALING CREAMS
This Sunday at Waihi Herb Society’s meeting at Waihi Salvation Army Hall at the top of Seddon St Roger Kennerley will talk about herbal healing creams that can help with muscle aches and pains, rheumatism, headaches, eczema, cuts and burns and more. Starting at 2 pm with afternoon tea to follow it’s just $3 entry and you’re invited.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Days of the digital watch are numbered.