Fashion at trolley derby
GO Waihi has added a special fashion show to its annual Trolley Derby and Market Day coming up next week, on Saturday October 6.
The streets of Waihi will get busy from 9am with stall holders on Seddon and Haszard streets and businesses having some special offers on the day.
GO Waihi says it is after more stalls with handmade art and craft that complement what the shops have, rather than doubling up.
Several bands, such as the Kerepehi Brass Band, Kati Katz band with Dixieland jazz will play all morning while model boats, from steam and sail to warships, will be on display in the supper room of the Memorial Hall.
Before the trolley derby at midday, a new event has been added this year — a fashion show featuring school students modelling clothes and outfits made from recycled items, GO Waihi co-ordinator Brian Gentil said.
Then trolleys will take over Haszard and Seddon streets and participants are encouraged to enter the races and building unique trolleys.
He said that there are no limits to the creations.
“Think outside the square and come up with something different, like the Tardis, the banana and hamburger trolleys we’ve seen in the past,” he said.
Prizes will be awarded at the end to different categories — men and women, boys and girls of all ages — with an open class for trolleys that are a little different, and don’t quite fit the regular dimensions, he said.
The day is run in conjunction with Waihi Lions and Waihi Beach Dirt Track.
The Go Waihi Trolley Derby, part of the Goldfest celebrations.