Update - May 15

Posted by Go Waihi on 15/05/2012

I hope mum got treated as she deserves last Sunday, Mother’s Day. Isn’t it funny how sunshine brings out the smiles? You just have to walk down the street and see the difference in people on a dull, wet day compared to a fine day. No change in the temperature, but definitely a change in people’s outlook. The point is, forget the weather and smile anyway. In fact, smile enough and people will wonder what you’ve been up to. It’s great to see rugby league starting up again in Waihi with four teams so far. Good luck with your season, go the Waihi Warriors.

Queen’s Birthday is just that far away, so time’s ticking if you’d like to donate books, CD’s DVD’s, puzzles and games for the Annual Rotary Trust of Waihi Book Fair with the Waihi Beach Lions Club. Drop off points are Mobil Waihi in Seddon St, BP in Rosemont Rd, Waihi Beach Hardware and Caltex in Paeroa. If you can’t drop them off call Neil on 07 863 5722 and they can be picked up. Then it’s off to St John Anglican Church Hall on Saturday and Sunday of Queen’s Birthday weekend to replenish the stocks.

Are you interested in your family history? Do you think there may have been a connection to Europe? The Waihi Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists invites you to their meeting this Wednesday to hear Graham Clark’s talk about researching family history in Continental Europe. It’s only $5, starts at 1 pm at the Bridge Club hall in Union St, and you’ll get afternoon tea thrown in.

Sunday from 8.30 am there’ll be a variety of stalls in the car park of the Waihi Memorial RSA in lower Seddon St as the Rotary Trust of Waihi Car Boot Sale gets underway (weather permitting). A bit of this, a bit of that, and usually a few unexpected bits of this and that will show up on the tables, trestles and of course the car boots as well. $6 or $10 for a boot and trailer, and you’re away laughing. That’s cash on the morning, there’s no need to book. It’s always a great way to start your Sunday bargain hunting.

Will ‘Nana’s Naughty Knickers’ be hung out to dry? The plot alone of Waihi Drama Society’s latest production will have you laughing. What would you do if you found your favourite nana selling her handmade naughty lingerie to all the senior citizens in the neighbourhood? Get you tickets from United Video and see if she’s ‘knicked’. There are shows on at the Boyd Rd Theatre from June 7 to 23.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: The rooster may crow, but the hen delivers