Update - April 17

Posted by Go Waihi on 17/04/2012

Hey, summer’s arrived. Don’t tell anyone, or it’ll disappear again, but on the whole what fantastic weather for the holidays, and this time of year. Shame the sun sets so early, but at least it’s mild in the evenings. There are lots of visitors travelling around our region at the moment, including plenty of motor homes, and some great classic cars that were in town last week. Plenty of people are still enjoying swimming at the beach and in the rivers. Remember to take care and don’t go past your limits.

Theres still several walks to go covering today until Sunday and still an opportunity for you to be part of ECHO Walking Festival this year. Brochures around town give you walk descriptions, and you can go to www.echowalkfest.org.nz and follow the link to find a suitable walk or two, and to book. From a walk with your dog along Waihi Beach through a look at the site of the Tui Mine and a hot swim, to the beautiful Orokawa Bay William Wright Falls walk, they’re all guided and free.

Photos: Conveyor Belt Boogie - Kit Wilson, Newmont Waihi Gold

Conveyor Belt Boogie

Conveyor Belt Boogie

It’s only a couple of days away with five races this Saturday, and the Junior Survivor on Sunday morning. It’s not too late to enter, just a little too late to start your training. Choose from the full Nugget, half Nugget, 21 km, 10 km or 5 km walk / run. Get your registration online and you can do the same for the junior race, or turn up at 9.15 am on Sunday and register at the rugby grounds on Kenny St. And if you’re not entering, get into the fun of the day and cheer them on from a vantage point around the course, or at the finish line up at the Pumphouse.

The experts will be on hand at this public meeting to let you know the progress that’s been made regarding both the Gold Discovery Centre and Morgan Park Sports Complex. Waihi Community Vision invites everyone in the Waihi district along on Thursday 26 April at 7 pm to the Salvation Army Hall at the top of Seddon St to hear about these two developments.

This coming Wednesday at 10.45 am there will be a parade from Waihi Memorial RSA up to the Waihi Memorial Hall. A service will be held at the hall at 11 am, and this will be followed with wreaths being laid at Waihi Cemetery. You’re invited to take part in these commemorations, in memory of all those who fought for our country. We will remember.

An early reminder for business owners and managers to contact Go Waihi to register for our May 2 Business After 5 Meeting. We’re going to hear the latest on the Hauraki Rail Trail from a business perspective, and also would like to hear from employers about what skills you’d like to see school leavers have to make them, well, more employable at your business. Email or call Go Waihi to register.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Seven days without laughter, makes one weak.