Update - June 7

Posted by Go Waihi on 07/06/2012

It’s just a short run into the longest night and then we’re on the home stretch to spring and the summer we didn’t get earlier this year. Now that’s a nice thought. I enjoyed the three day weekend that much I’ve decided that every weekend should have at least one, possibly two of them attached. With the change in weather I hope it hasn’t put a dampener on your outdoor activities, like supporting your favourite team. I think we should be just about right for our weekend sports after that cold, wet weather. We have a lot on even though it’s winter so let’s run through some of what’s coming up.

Ladies, here’s your invite. Waihi Central School is hosting a Women’s Expo Fundraiser with fashion shows of ladies and children’s clothing and accessories, auctions of some fantastic prizes, spot prizes, around twenty stalls with all sorts to look at and buy, and a cash bar as well. For your $10 ticket you’ll also receive a complimentary orange juice or wine when you arrive, and nibbles through the evening. It’s happening on Friday June 22 at Waihi Memorial Hall from 6.30 pm until about 3 in the morning, no just kidding but a fun filled evening can be counted on. Tickets are at Waihi Central School in Moresby Ave. I reckon the blokes should do something like this as a fun raiser too!

Yes Nana’s undergarments are causing a bit of interest and possibly some grief too. It’s not often Nana’s Naughty Knickers get this much attention on centre stage? Have a laugh or three and enjoy a night out with your friends with Waihi Drama Society’s latest production. They’re in full swing until June 23, but be warned, some shows are booked out, or very close. United Video in upper Seddon St Waihi has tickets, all just $20 cash.

Short for Art Waihi At Waihi Art Centre and Museum, it rolls off the tongue quite nicely. Through until June 18 you can see the latest efforts by this group of artists who meet regularly to share their love of the arts. Admission to the art display in the gallery is free and they’re open in Kenny St Waihi from 10 am to 3 pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and Saturdays to Mondays from midday to 3 pm. While you’re there, for a small fee, you can also enjoy roaming the museum and finding out a bit of the district’s colourful history.

Waihi Community Resource Centre in Mueller St has another movie coming up. On Saturday 30 June at 6.30 pm the lights will go down and there, on the ‘medium sized’ screen (let’s be honest) will be the movie ‘Nasty Old People’. Described as funny, sad and warm hearted, it’s about a young woman who’s a member of a neo-Nazi gang. She looks after some ‘crazy oldies’ and when she realises all is not well with her world, they create a world and voice of their own. This movie is not suitable for younger viewers. If you’d like to go it’s probably a good idea to book on 07 863 7555, as seats are limited.

I know, it looks kind of out of place with five w’s in a row, but when you think of it like this … who, what, where, when and why, you get the idea of why a lot of people visit this website. We receive information about things going on and put it in our events section. Then people can have a look at what’s coming up. So keep sending any and all information about what’s coming up around the region, and we’ll try to help spread the word on our Waihi site via the World Wide Web. You’d best put some contact details on any info you send in case of inquiries too.
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And hooray for Friday … June 22, when Waihi Glee put on their performance for you at Waihi’s Baptist Church Auditorium on Kenny St, starting at 7 pm. It’s just a gold coin to get in, and they’re raising funds for uniforms and musical equipment, so they’re prepared to do the hard yards and rehearse, practice and put on a show to reach their goal. Waihi Glee is a bunch of teenagers and young adults who love to play instruments, sing and dance. Remember, they always welcome new male and female members along to their practices on Tuesday evenings from 5 pm. Call Angela for details on 027 662 8826.

The Blast Duathlon with Waihi Sport N Action is on at the later date of Sunday September 2 this year, so you have more time to either train, or come up with excuses and then get along and support those who do enter. There are two courses, the long and short, and you could also volunteer to help out around the course if you’re not entering. Get in touch with Pauline at the Waihi Events Centre or call 863 7295. And they’re after a table tennis table too if you can help them out.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Anything is easier to take apart than to put back together.