Update - August 8

Posted by Go Waihi on 08/08/2012

Whether you’re following the Olympics or not, you’ve got to be pretty proud of our athletes in London. Our medal tally isn’t too bad considering the size of NZ, and I’m still enjoying seeing the different sports that we don’t get to see too much of over here. On the home front what a win for the Chiefs last weekend. And a deserved win it was too. They worked hard, and got the fruits of their labour, a good example to others about how hard work pays off. And congratulations to Waihi’s Tracy Te Wake, doing well in the netball arena, with the announcement that she’s going to be an apprentice coach for the Waikato NPC over the coming months.

Go Waihi’s Trolley Derby with Waihi Lions is set for Saturday October 6. The challenge is for you to enter and blow those cobwebs away, and possibly the opposition as well. Here’s a chance for a bit of a second childhood. Grab some wheels, a plank or two, attach a brake, add a helmet and a few other things and you’re set to head for stardom as this year’s winner, or you might possibly be doing it just for fun. Entry forms are at the HDC office in Waihi, the Waihi Library, Gold FM, at Go Waihi in the visitor centre at the top of Seddon St, and you can download an entry form. We’ve added the open class for those thinking outside the square too, you know, bigger wheels, something outrageous; that sort of thing. I’m looking forward to the Emergency Services Challenge again this year; it should be a lot of fun.

These are all types of croquet played at the Waihi Croquet Club on Kenny St each week. They always welcome new members, and are happy to explain the differences with the styles of play. They celebrated their centenary last year, and over the next few months are hosting several tournaments. If you haven’t played backyard croquet I’d be surprised, so why not try the real thing. Anyone interested is more than welcome at their club or you can call 07 863 8375 for more information.

Go Waihi holds several events each year, and we like to keep a file of possible stall holders. If you’d like to be added to that list, or to refresh your details, please email through who you are, what you sell and as many contact details as possible to make it easy to get in touch. Sometimes we are also asked if we know of any stall holders so we act as a central point for other events too. If you’d like to be added to our file, just email or post your details to us.

Waihi Glee has been together for about 18 months and they’re after more members, both males and females. If your teenagers play an instrument, sing, dance and generally enjoy music then get them involved. They practice at the Waihi Baptist Church Auditorium every Tuesday from 5 pm and perform for the public every once in a while too. It’s lots of fun, so why not get in touch with Angela on 027 662 8826 or call in on Tuesday afternoon and find out more.

One hundred and sixty eight hours, or 10,080 minutes, or if you’re really keen 604,800 seconds – give or take; that’s the time left for entries for Waihi’s Got Talent with Waihi Beach Memorial RSA, Go Waihi and Gold FM. Next Friday is cut off so if you’re ‘umming and ahring’, make that decision and go for it. You’re guaranteed a free meal voucher, and could end up with lots of dollars for your school, a nice prize for yourself, and in one category money for a local charity. Everyone wins. Entry forms are at school offices, the Beach RSA and you can download an entry form. Remember this is open to all school aged children who live in Waihi and Waihi Beach. Now there’s only 10,078 minutes left.

Have you picked up an entry form for this competition yet? If you are thinking of entering, remember there are different deadline dates and conditions in some of the 6 categories. They’re available around town. It’s always good to put it into your diary to visit over Labour Weekend, there’s some great art on display and everything’s for sale. Remember this year there’s the extra category commemorating the 1912 Miners Strike.

Are you or your group doing something in October? Maybe you’d like to organise something for then. We’re highlighting lots of things happening around our region as part of Goldfest. It’s a month long festival that virtually anyone can be part of, in fact, the more the merrier. Whether it’s for the kids or adults, indoors or out, night or day, a business, educational or just for hell of it, let’s show off what Waihi has to offer. It’s a great chance to get out after a few months and enjoy what’s on our back doorstep. Get in touch and tell Go Waihi about it now.

- Second chances aren’t usually associated with first impressions.
- Always proofread carefully to see if you any words out.