The A&P shows is celebrating its 80th anniversary this Saturday. The annual show held at Waihi showgrounds, in Parry Palm Ave on SH2, showcases horse and pony competitions this year. Children’s sections include kid goats and pet lambs. Market stalls will include food and beverages. Pony rides will also be available on site. The show starts at 9.30am. Bring cash as no eftpos is available. A $200 lucky gate draw is at 2.30pm.
The LMM Network will stage their first music festival on Saturday, November 17 in Tahawai, Katikati. The line-up includes local and international indie musicians Lace, Iveta and Simone, Coral Pitcher, My Pennyworth and Lance Roberts. Bring a blanket, sunblock and chairs — the family-friendly event starts at 11am to 5pm at the Tahawai Bed and Breakfast on 94A Martray Road near Katikati. Tickets are $40/person or cash at the gate. More information at www.localmusicians.co.nz
Hospital changes hands
New owners of the Waihi Hospital, Hazel and Steven Wallace, took over last week. Hazel and Steven already own the Athenree Lifecare rest home.
Cool Crew Waihi fundraiser
The teens s from Cool Crew Waihi — a hiphop dance, drama and social group for youth with special needs and abilities — is organising a Pancake Brunch Fundraiser this Saturday, November 10 from 9am to 11am at Martha Cottage, 112b Parry Palm Av. Call 021 1451730 to book ($10/adult, $5/child and $25/family). The group holds its performance dance night on Saturday November 24 at Waihi Memorial Hall.
New supermarket or not?
Adrian Walker, general manager property, said the Countdown group is always looking for new opportunities to bring FreshChoice or SuperValue stores to customers but there is “no immediate plan” to have a store in town. “We always look at opportunities in regional towns such as Waihi, not specifically including Waihi. He said Waihi customers can shop with Countdown online, delivered from its Katikati store.