Update Septmber 7

Posted by GO Waihi on 07/09/2018

Spring has sprung, the rain has come, the showers prevail but there’s no hail. The sun will shine, at your place and mine, and happy we’ll be when more fine weather we see; my spring poem, done and dusted. Speaking of dusted, the spring clean should be on your list of things to do as we welcome the unofficial start to spring. I take it Dad’s Day was a doozy and now to prepare for Labour Weekend and then it’ll be Christmas before we can say Santa Claus is Coming to Town, backwards three times (or pretty close anyway). We’ve got a few things coming up so let’s check them out.

TROLLEY DERBY ENTRIES OPEN – FREE
The GO Waihi Trolley Derby with Waihi Lions and Waihi Beach Dirt Track Club, they make it a fun event, you supply the trolley and driver; a simple, successful recipe that sees lots of boys and girls, men and women getting lots of turns and lots of spectators watching lots of action. There’s even an open class for trolleys that don’t fit in the regular categories. Grab an entry form at the HDC office and library in Rosemont Rd, Gold FM upstairs on the corner of Seddon and Haszard Streets, at www.waihi.org.nz or email us and we’ll get one out to you.

STALL AND YOU MIGHT MISS OUT ON A STALL
Saturday, October 6 is Goldfest Market Day downtown in Waihi. It’s a fun morning leading up to the Trolley Derby with lots of people, an interesting couple of bands, a model boat display and children’s recycled fashion show on. There’s always a good mix of stalls, and yours could be one of them. For an application form head to the same places as for the Trolley Derby above. Diversity, different goods, not what the shops have, arty, crafty … you get the idea.

HEY WAIHI LIONS NEED SOME HAY FOR A DAY
Safety first, that’s what it’s about with the approximately 60 rectangular hay bales the Waihi Lions would like to borrow for Saturday, October 6 for the GO Waihi Trolley Derby. They’ll pick them up and drop them back too. We’re looking at the safety barrier between trolleys and spectators and hay bales come up trumps! Can you help? Know of anyone who can help? Please get in touch with Kevin on 863 5730 or contact me. Thanks in advance.

HELP WITH YOUR HISTORY – FAMILY THAT IS
On Wednesday between 10 am and 1 pm there’ll be some members of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Waihi branch at Waihi library to help you look up your family history using Ancestry.com and other free websites. It’s free and there’s no need to book they say, just turn up.

ARTY ‘FARTY’ CRAFTY PARTY INVITE
Art Waikino is synonymous with Labour Weekend these days. Victoria Hall is the venue with all money raised going to its upkeep. Entries in the six categories this year, including the one off Armistice Day section, close on October 12. The entry forms are available at lots of shops and businesses, the HDC office and library in Rosemont Rd, at Gold FM upstairs on the corner of Seddon and Haszard Streets, on the website below and by emailing artwaikino@gmail.com. Cost is minimal; exposure’s great and sales are a definite possibility.

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