Update - August 31

Posted by Go Waihi on 31/08/2012

A pinch and a slight tap (‘cos you can’t punch these days) for the first of the month tomorrow and no returns. Just getting in early! We’re counting down to the return of daylight saving at the end of September, and I for one am looking forward it. Being an early starter it gives me more time at the end of the day to enjoy. On the other hand, it’s a signal that Christmas isn’t far away. The winter sports are starting to wind up, that is except for the Heartland Rugby Competition … go the Swampfoxes! Judging by the weather lately we’ll be hitting the beaches soon looking for that elusive two metre swell, with the wetsuit that is.

Yes, the weather hasn’t been the kindest, and to cater for that The Blast Duathlon is now postponed, just for a wee while, until early in the New Year, when hopefully we can rely on the weather a little more. Hey, that gives you a bit longer to train, and urge your friends to join you too. There are some neat trails, and they’ve added the off road courses as well, so you have more choice. Stay tuned for details.

We’ve invited Waihi Ward Councillors to host the September Business After 5 Meeting this coming Wednesday. We thought it was a good opportunity for them to let us know what they do, being our representatives and voice in council. Some have been in for a term or three; others are in for their first time. It will be interesting to hear what they think after two thirds of this term. You’ll also get to hear their views on council matters and the recommendation that Waihi loses a Ward representative at next year’s local body elections. Are you happy about that? If you’re a Waihi business owner or manager, please ring or email Go Waihi to let us know you’d like to come, and we’ll see you at the Waihi Memorial Hall Supper Room just after 5 pm.

Waihi’s Got Talent with the Waihi Beach Memorial RSA, Go Waihi and Gold FM is gearing up for the heats on Friday September 7 and 14, with the finals night on Friday 21. From years 1 to 13, Waihi and Waihi Beach students are busy rehearsing, practising their moves, remembering those words and checking the outfits, all set to win their category. Juniors, intermediates and seniors each have a chance to win $200 for themselves, and $1000 for a school project. Get along and support them, cheer them on and enjoy a great range of performances at the Waihi Beach Memorial RSA. Good luck!

Waihi Playcentre invite you and your family along to their Open Day tomorrow to see what they do, talk to the teachers and some of the families that already go there, and to check out the improvements and renovations they’ve been busy doing recently. It’s a great place that caters for newborns through to school age children, and their parents and caregivers. Head for Consol St just around the corner from Victoria St. There’s plenty of parking on the field next door.

With just over four weeks to the start of our month long festival, we are close to finalising the programme. Not quite yet, but very soon. We want you on board, so if you have given us the basic details of your event, or would like to hold one, NOW is the time to get in touch with your information. We need to fill in the gaps so we can get the programme ready to go out soon. It doesn’t matter if it’s aimed at the youngies or young at heart (that’s better than saying oldies eh!?), we want it included so get in touch and let us know about your event. Get ready to have some FUN, ‘cos that’s rule NO. 1. And if you’d like to have a stall to add to our Trolley Derby Day, contact Go Waihi now.

Serendipity - a happy accident, a pleasant surprise; the accident of finding something good or useful while not specifically looking for it. Or in layman’s terms, a futuristic musical being put on by Waihi Central School that you’re invited to. There are several performances, and the public is welcome along on Wednesday September 5 at either 1 pm or 6.30 pm, or Thursday September 6 at 6.30 pm. It’s only $2 entry with tickets at the school office. The Jetsons did it years ago, and now it’s Central School’s turn.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Don’t waste the whole day, laugh at least once.