Update - July 27

Posted by Go Waihi on 27/07/2012

Phew, what a week. Rain, then some more rain and finally some light cloud and, was that sunshine I saw just before? I hope you were OK through the worst of the weather we’ve been experiencing. It certainly brings home the power of Mother Nature. It’s an ideal time to remind ourselves to be prepared. A big congrats to those who got our roads and services up and running again too. This time of year’s good to do all those jobs you usually don’t have time to do, like fishing, checking out the Olympics, the occasional walk, reading a good book, a little retail therapy perhaps and coaching the All Blacks – from your couch. And there’s still plenty on if you want some fun and entertainment.

It’s been raining cats and dogs, and now we’re fundraising for them, along with rabbits, a few birds and whatever other animals are cared for at Waihi SPCA. How? Easy, you head to the Sterling Tavern at 9 pm tonight and enjoy the rock and blues of the Magik Roundabout, and your $10 door fee goes to help to care for these little cuties.

When’s the Waihi Police Bluelight Show Us Your Cash Quiz Night? Where’s it being held? How long before all the tables of up to 10 team members are taken? It’s probably a good idea to sort these questions out and get your $100 entry fee in. A bit of fun, and a challenge, rolled into one. Oh yes, before I forget, it’s on August 24 at the Waihi Memorial Hall. Sorry, I can’t answer the last question.

It’s High Tea and Poetry at Athenree Homestead as they mark National Poetry Day. You’re invited to listen to poetry readings while enjoying afternoon tea at 2 pm on Saturday. There’s an open mike if you’d like to read a poem too. To book your $10 tickets phone 863 4363, or get them at the door. By going you’ll be helping with their continuing restoration work.

With the start of another month coming up Go Waihi is holding another Business After 5 Meeting this Wednesday August 1. We’re going to Newmont Waihi Gold at the Education Centre on Moresby Ave. If you haven’t been there for a while you’ll notice quite a few changes. Education Officer Phil Salmon has been busy redesigning the interior and they can also now link to schools via skype. There are new computers and mobile digital devices, and QR Codes and iPods to help find information and answer questions. We’ll get an update on their Correnso application and Healthy Home Fund too. We also have Sergeant Dave Litton there with an update for us from Waihi Police. If you’re a Waihi business owner or manager and would like to come, contact Go Waihi to register now.

Imagine going along to a show and staring at bras. Why would you want to do something like that? Surely you have better things to do. Heck no, this is a fun night out raising funds for Waihi Beach Playcentre and these bras are definitely to be looked at. ‘Designabrart’ (my new word – watch it catch on – not), ‘cos these opportunities don’t come along every day. Get arty with a bra, think outside the square and enter by emailing artybras@gmail.com. Imagine the prestige if you win! Head along to the Waihi Beach Community Centre for a 7.30 pm start on Saturday August 4. Scratch your nose at the wrong time and you could win one of the auctions, there’s a cash bar; spot prizes and entertainment, with Miss Crystal Chandelier your MC. $10 and a ticket is yours, from La Diva in Waihi, Ebony at Waihi Beach and in Paeroa at Sunny’s.

National Poetry Day is today, so there is rhyme and reason for Athenree Homestead to host High Tea and Poetry tomorrow to mark this auspicious day. For $10 you can enjoy afternoon tea at 2 pm while enjoying readings of poetry. You might like to add a poem or two; there’ll be an open mike. Hey, if you wave your arms around it could be poetry in motion! Phone 07 863 4363 for tickets, and you can get them at the door too, if you want to chance it. Restoration of the homestead is where all the funds raised are going to by the way.

It won’t stop them trying though. Go Waihi’s Trolley Derby on Saturday October 6 will see trolleys taking over Haszard St in Waihi. Judging by the last few years we’ll see a great variety of homemade racers, drifters and cruise machines heading for the finish line in Seddon St. How they handle the Seddon St corner is always interesting. And don’t forget the Emergency Services Challenge is on again. There’s a bit of unfinished business there I understand. Hey everyone’s invited to take part so grab an entry form from Waihi Library, Waihi HDC office, Go Waihi at the visitor centre, Gold FM or download an entry form. Oh yes, and it’s free to enter.

Through August Waihi Beach Memorial RSA is hosting the heats of Waihi’s Got Talent, a chance for Waihi and Waihi Beach children to take the stage and vie for some great prizes. There are several categories covering from year 1 to 13. And there’s a new category for those schooled out of the area too. Entry forms give you all the details; they’re at school offices around the district, at the Beach RSA or you can download an entry form. But time’s running out so you’d better do it yesterday, or really soon! PS Finals night is Friday Sept 7.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Middle age is when you smile at things that used to make you laugh.