Update - June 14

Posted by Go Waihi on 14/06/2012

Scarves and gloves, beanies, thermals and thick socks have all been getting an airing recently, along with an extra layer for when that temperature drops around 4 ‘ish. It’s important to remember the smile when you’re adding all the extras; it’s amazing how a simple little thing like that can make such a huge difference. Test it out next time you go into town. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how effective, and contagious, a smile is. I hope you and yours don’t have too many snivels, they’re quite contagious too. Unfortunately with so many working parents these days, these things get spread a lot more, rather than being contained at home. Here’s to a home made soup and a warm fire to speed the recovery process.

The Ohinemuri Singers have just one performance in Waihi of their take on The Arcadians Show, a smash hit that ran for over 800 performances, and was rather risqué back a hundred years ago. It’s a radio-style show that one critic called “the masterpiece of British musicals”. If you’d like to go head for the Waihi Drama Society Theatre in Boyd Rd for a start at 7 pm on Friday June 29. The cost is $10 and $5 for seniors and students.

Across October Waihi celebrates Goldfest, a month long festival of events and activities for the young and young at heart. We invite anyone to put on events and activities, whether you’re a business, club, church group, school, society, a group of mates, neighbours … we could go on but I think you get the idea. Be part of it. It’s an ideal opportunity to highlight what a great area we live in so let’s let everyone know, and invite them to take part. Contact Go Waihi with any events, activities or even ideas and we’ll go from there. But please, do it now or you may miss out on some extra publicity.

We are after trolleys galore for our fifth annual Go Waihi Trolley Derby with Waihi Lions on Saturday October 6th. The challenge has been laid down, now it’s up to you. Some wheels, decent steering, a brake, helmet and probably long sleeves and gloves and you’re off and away. A bit of gumption would be good too to take that corner from Haszard St into Seddon St. We’re in the throws of setting up our Emergency Services Challenge again for some added fun on the day. Entry forms will be out soon.

Friday, 15th June, you can get along to Waihi’s Sterling Tavern and enjoy a great night with The Magic Roundabout, a five piece band playing a mix of blues and rock, and all as a fundraiser for St John Ambulance Waihi. The $10 door charge goes to help support the fantastic work St John do around our region. From around 9 pm until late, they’ll have you singing and dancing, and the bonus is that great feel good factor of doing something for a very worthwhile cause. St John run on volunteers and donations, so if you want to support them, and have a good night out, here’s your opportunity.

Saturday, 16th June, sees a film crew at Goldfield’s Railway in Waihi for most of the day, as they start to roll out making about 13 tourism ‘movies’, all in 3D around New Zealand. They’re starting in Waihi with the first of these, and will be busy shooting around town and at the railway station with people in period costume adding to the flavour of the movie. It will be interesting to see the end result. We’ll keep you posted when we hear something. I guess we’ll have to wear those cool glasses?

Apparently they’d be laughing in the aisles if there were some at Waihi Drama Society’s Theatre in Boyd Rd. Nana’s Naughty Knickers is into it’s second week of a three week season, meaning if you don’t get your proverbial A into G, you’ll be a ‘coulda, shoulda, woulda’ person, rather than a ‘been there done that’ person. A lot of laughs, a few twists to the story and a well rehearsed play by the cast mean a good nights’ entertainment for just $20. Get your tickets at United Video in upper Seddon St Waihi soon and enjoy. There are 5 shows left with the last show next Saturday, June 23.

Rotary Trust of Waihi’s Car Boot Sale has it all this Sunday. Stall sites are only $6 or for a trailer and boot site take along $10. If you’re on the other side of the counter looking at some early Sunday morning bargain hunting, you’re in luck. There’s always a great variety of things to browse through, and you just never know when that one off Antiques Road Show oddity will turn up. Fresh veges and produce cap off a nice mix on sale at the Waihi Memorial RSA car park in lower Seddon St, and remember weather permitting things get underway at 8.30 am.

I’m not sure if that’s exactly the case, but you’ll be able to find out for yourself when you go and see what a bunch of talented Waihi teenagers can do when they get together on a regular basis and play instruments, dance and sing. Rehearsals are coming along nicely and they’ll be in fine form for their one performance next Friday, the 22nd. A gold coin (or some folding stuff if you’re feeling generous) will get you in, and help get Waihi Glee some much needed musical equipment and uniforms. Grab some friends and head for Waihi Baptist Church Auditorium for a 7 pm start.

You will likely be in the latter of these two descriptions if you don’t get your tickets to the Waihi Beach Op Shop Ball like, now! I’ve heard there are about 30 tickets left for this medieval themed night at Waihi Beach Community Centre. Head for Waihi Beach Hardware with $35 per ticket, and get set for a great night with live music and supper from 7.30 pm until midnight on June 30. As always funds raised will be used in the local community.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: A great idea needs landing gear, not just wings.