Update - July 4

Posted by Go Waihi on 04/07/2012

It’s hard to believe it’s almost 45 years since we changed from pounds, shillings and pence to dollars and cents. The 10th of July, this year … I can almost hear those old enough humming the tune. Well done to Waihi East School and their Rippa Rugby team, off to Wellington in September after winning the regional competition in Hamilton last week. And congrats to the seven reps in netball that are away at tournaments these holidays. It’s great to hear these sorts of things about Waihi folk. Tell me more I say. Sunset’s are getting just a little later, soon we’ll start to notice the days lengthening, a sign of the warmer months ahead.

This week Waihi Sport N Action put in action their school holiday programme, and it continues next week with a fun bike ride around Black Hill, library quiz and basketball fun too. Find out more and register so you don’t miss out by visiting Waihi Events Centre or calling Pauline on 863 7295.

Waihi Goldmine Country Music Club proudly presents Shona Laing at their club day on Sunday. What a great show’s in store for club members and friends. Waihi RSA will no doubt be full. It’s just $5 entry, and afternoon tea’s included.

It’s time to start thinking about entering the Waihi’s Got Talent Competition with Waihi Beach Memorial RSA, Gold FM and Go Waihi. Last year we had a fantastic array of performers, and I’m looking forward to seeing who takes the stage this year. With $200 for each category winner, and $1000 in each category going to the school they attend, it’s well worth thinking about your act now. There’s also a new category for those who live in Waihi or Waihi Beach but are schooled out of the area too. You also get a chance at $200, and you can choose a charity to donate $500 if you win your section. Entry forms with details are out at schools in the area as well as at the Waihi Beach Memorial RSA, Go Waihi and Gold FM.

It’s not often someone says check out that bra! Well not in public anyway. But this is the case with the Arty Bra Fundraiser coming up on Saturday August 4 with Waihi Beach Play Centre. Rumour has it some of the ‘models’ from last year are keen to strut someone else’s stuff again this year, and you’re guaranteed lots of laughs with the entertainment too. There’ll be auctions and refreshments, with a cash bar too. If you want to enter a bra, email ange.ollie@xtra.co.nz. $10 tickets for the show are on sale at La Diva in Waihi, Sunny’s in Paeroa and Ebony Fashions at Waihi Beach. Doors open at 7 and the show gets underway at 7.30 pm at the Waihi Beach Community Centre.

Waihi Police invite you to ‘show them your cash’, with their Blue Light Quiz Night coming up on Friday August 24 at Waihi Memorial Hall. It was sold out last year so make sure you get your team of 10 people maximum and pay your entry fee of $100 early. This goes to Blue Light events so it’s a great cause. Then just polish up on those tricky questions like what’s your name and where do you live and you’re well on your way to a fun night out. With spot prizes, auctions through the evening and a licensed cash bar, get there when the doors open at 5.30 pm to ‘calm the nerves’, ready for a start at 6.30 pm.

Whether it’s to challenge yourself or you’re competing against others, Waihi's Blast Duathlon will be worth entering. Now’s about the time to be looking at some form of training, with just on two months to ‘blastoff’ on Sunday September 2nd. Would you prefer the run, mountain bike, run option, or perhaps you’d rather choose the run, road bike, run course. Then of course there’s the decision whether to run or walk, go in a team or as an individual, and what coloured socks to wear. All important decisions you should be pondering.

We regularly get asked this, and it’s great to ask which suburb they come from, and then ask the same question back. The answer to that question is ‘so much we run out of space to tell you about it’. Honestly, small towns in New Zealand put on so many things for locals and visitors alike, it’s fantastic. Just a ‘Gentil’ reminder, that unless you let Go Waihi know about it, we can’t share the information and help spread the word. As part of your publicity, include sending details of anything you’re doing to us at Go Waihi. When was the last time you went to anything in say Glenfield in Auckland, Hillcrest in Hamilton or maybe Parkvale in Tauranga? Now there’s a thought. And here comes another one.


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