Update - August 14

Posted by Go Waihi on 14/08/2012

I think we should be pretty proud of our Olympic athletes, all of them. If we were to look at our medal tally and compare the size of our population to America, they would need around 390 Gold Medals to be on a par with New Zealand’s five! They got around 46. Now that puts things into perspective. It has been good to see some sun lately too. Over the weekend there were the sounds of roof repairs hammering away, lawn mowing, the chopping of firewood, a spot of outdoors work, and all that was by my neighbour. Which reminds me, I must … naaaa.

The Rotary Trust of Waihi Car Boot Sales on the first and third Sundays each month helps our local community, as the $6 fee, or $10 for a trailer as well, gets used by Rotary for projects in our community. So if you’ve done some early spring cleaning and have some treasures looking for a new home, or perhaps some fresh produce and the like, head for the Waihi Memorial RSA car park at the bottom of Seddon St on Sunday for a start at 8.30 am. As long as the weather’s OK, they’ll be there.

Waihi’s Glee is a group of active and talented secondary school age boys and girls, that love to get together and play instruments, dance and sing. Every Tuesday from 5 pm to 6.30 pm they’re at the Waihi Baptist Church Auditorium, and they’re after more members. It doesn’t cost anything, is a lot of fun and it’s a great way to catch up with others and have a good time. Head along this Tuesday and see what it’s about.

Last call! The Waihi Beach Memorial RSA is hosting Waihi’s Got Talent with heats late August and September, with the finals on Friday September 21. There are junior, intermediate and senior sections with some great prizes. Get along and support them when they take centre stage, singing, dancing and performing for you. Entries close tomorrow so get an entry form from your school office or the Beach RSA and get it in. Good luck if you’re entering, it’s going to be lots of fun.

Every Thursday evening from 7 to 8.30 pm the Survivors Youth Group meets at St James Presbyterian Church Hall in Moresby Ave. The group enjoy games, discussion and supper and anyone from years 7 to 13 and young adults is welcome. Call or txt Peter on 021 1900 616 for more details.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: You never find time, but you can always make time.