Update - March 8

Posted by Go Waihi on 08/03/2012

Weren’t we lucky overall with those winds last weekend? I hear with the weather we’ve had farmers are making lots of hay which is great, but cows have decided the seasons have changed so they’re not producing as they should, which isn’t so great. Nature’s a funny thing. I’ve also noticed more firewood for sale, a sign of things to come. Get out and about if you can, there’s plenty to choose from.

Wednesday March 28 and town will be packed out with classic cars and hot rods on show with Waihi’s Warm Up Party. Make sure you get into town for this once a year event. Along with Seddon St we’ve closed off Rosemont Rd again this year with three bands playing through town, local entertainment, shops with interesting sales and specials, lots of stalls to add to the day, and you certainly won’t go hungry with plenty of food and refreshments. There’re the prizes for best dressed male and female, trophies for best hot rod and classic car, the Drag Race at 12.30, and still more to come.

Saturday 17 March and I hear there’s some luck of the Irish to be had downtown with a variety of shops marking the day with some crazy Irish specials. Add in a little jig or three with Irish music being played through town and the best dressed window competition and there’re a few good reasons to celebrate, to be sure.

Next week is Citizens Advice Bureau Awareness Week, and Waihi CAB is holding a street stall outside their office in Seddon St, at the end of the pedestrian crossing, on Wednesday from 10 am to1 pm. Stop and say hi and find out a bit more about what CAB do.

Or if you prefer run the walk. The Pit Rim walkway is the course for Waihi East School’s Annual Fun Run and Walk on Saturday, St Patrick’s Day. Dress in green and be in to win spot prizes, and cash prizes for fastest home in a variety of age groups too. Register at the Waihi Rugby Ground on the day from 8.30 am, with the race at 9.30 am and prize giving at 11 am. It’s just $2 for the kids, $5 for adults and $15 for the family to enter.

Slip into some old clothes and slide down the hill with Waihi Scouts Mudslide from 9.30 am to 3 pm on Saturday. There’s off road parking with refreshments available, or take a picnic if you like. Head out on the Tauranga Rd and look for the signs by the gun club. $5 for the day and you do your own washing!

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Anyone who’s never made a mistake has never tried anything new.