Update - June 22

Posted by Go Waihi on 22/06/2011

Again our thoughts go out to family, friends and fellow New Zealanders in the Christchurch region affected by some massive aftershocks. It’s support from around the country that will help them through this disaster, so spare a moment or two and see what you might be able to do to help. With the weather lately it’s been great to pull out some old classic family favourite games. What a laugh, even if I didn’t win. Give it a go, have a look in your cupboards and shelves and spend a few hours with friends and family, rekindling those lost skills and playing games that don’t need batteries. And a quick good luck if you’re involved in the Thames Valley / King Country Rippa Rugby Finals today, do your best and have fun.

This Saturday the proverbial garage doors will open at Waihi East School at 8 am for their Monster Garage Sale. What treasures will you find? Get there early for the best choice. And if you’ve got something in good working order that you’d like to donate to this school fund raiser, it’s not too late; just pop it in to their offices during school hours. Remember, there’s no eftpos so take along some cash.

You can enter the Blast Duathlon with Waihi Sport N Action as a team or on your own, the choice is yours. It’s coming up in just over five weeks on Sunday July 31st, so now would be a good time to get an entry form and decide if you’ll do the long or short course, and whether you’ll team up with a buddy or enter as an individual. The course is unique, running around the rim of the Martha Mine, and cycling around some amazing scenery … if you’ve got the time to have a look during the race I guess. Entry forms are at the Waihi Events Centre and at www.waihi.org.nz.

The combined schools Matariki Celebrations continue with an invitation for you to join the hikoi on Friday July 1st. This will start at Gilmour Lake at 10 am, walking up towards the rugby grounds and ending at the Pumphouse with waiata (songs) and presentations by schools from around our region. Everyone’s invited so let’s get along and make it a big Waihi celebration of the Maori New Year.

Waikino’s Victoria Hall has room for more stalls for their Garage Sale coming up on Sunday. If you’d like a spot get in touch with Jo on 863 6070 or Helen on 863 6974. And if you’re at a loose end on Sunday morning, now you’re not! 9 am and it’s all go with another very popular Garage Sale to raise funds for the upkeep of the historic Victoria Hall.

Waihi Glee is a singing, dancing and musical group of college aged young adults who have a lot of fun together. They have a weekly practice session every Tuesday from 5 pm to 6.30 pm at Waihi Baptist Church and invite anyone else interested to get along and see what it’s all about. If you’re a year 7 to 13 student and can sing, dance or play an instrument and would be keen to join this performing group get along next Tuesday, or call Angela for more details on 027 662 8826.

Neighbourhood Support is a great way to create safer communities. If you’d like to make your street and neighbourhood safer and help to protect people and property from crime contact the Neighbourhood Support coordinator at Waihi Police Station in Kenny St Waihi, or phone them on 863 8179. Crime can’t survive in a community that cares.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: If all the nations in the world are in debt, where did all the money go?