Update - April 10

Posted by Go Waihi on 10/04/2012

I hope you enjoyed your Easter break. Another weekend is looming up already. I like these four day weeks and four day weekends. If we all share the workload a little I think we could just about make this a permanent thing. It was good to relax with some fine weather over Easter, and with the school holidays we have lots of visitors who are enjoying the warm autumn weather while seeing our region. Remember the ANZAC commemorations on the 25th.

There’s cleaning the bedroom, finishing the school project, helping around the section, and the Waihi Sport N Action holiday programme. Spot the odd one out! There’s basketball and skating on this coming week. Call into the Events Centre to get details and register. Or you can phone 863 7295. Then again you could do the vacuuming and dishes.

From the Kaimai’s to the Coromandel, the ECHO Walking Festival is underway. It’s great to see the regulars as well as new faces taking part, and there are still two weeks of fantastic walks you can go on. Brochures are around town, and also on the web. From an hour to a day, bush to ocean views, there are walks suitable for seasoned trampers through to families with a buggy. Go to www.echowalkfest.org.nz and follow the link for walk descriptions and to book.

The Bowentown Boating and Sport Fishing Club is holding a harbour only Junior Fishing Competition this Sunday. Open to anyone 16 and under, it runs from 7 am to 4 pm with weigh in between 1 pm and 4.30 pm. Make sure you’re at the prize giving at 5 pm, there are lots of cool prizes. Enter for just $10 at the Bowentown Boating and Sport Fishing Club.

Road cycle, kayak, road cycle, run, mountain bike, run - that’s all. That’s if you want to go the whole hog and enter The Nugget. You could always do the Half Nugget, or the 21 km, 10 km or 5 km run / walk options. The Nugget Multisport Festival is next weekend, the 21st, with the Junior Survivor for the kids on Sunday morning, the 22nd. The finish line is a great place to cheer on the competitors. And you can still enter, if you dare. Enter through our website and you can have a part of your entry fee go to Waihi Sport N Action.

Waihi Art Centre and Museum are looking for some volunteers for a variety of roles. You might like to mind the front desk, help with computer data input or give guided walks for school groups. They’re sure they can find something to suit if you’ve got a few hours to spare every once in a while. Call in and see them at 54 Kenny St, or phone 863 8386 and be a part of Waihi’s history.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Some do, some don’t, some will, some won’t.