Update - May 25

Posted by Go Waihi on 25/05/2012

‘Isn’t this weather fantastic?’ It’s the favourite line at the moment, and I’m all for autumn rolling along as it is for quite some time yet. I only hope we manage to get a fine long Queen’s Birthday next weekend. We’re still seeing a lot of visitors through the region; I was speaking to a visiting French couple the other day who were very interested in all that was on offer in such close proximity. That’s what we like to hear, and spread the word about. We take it for granted sometimes when we have everything at our fingertips. Get out and explore your backyard every chance you get, it’s paradise.

I knew this would happen. The early bird has struck and one matinee show of Waihi Drama Society’s latest production ‘Nana’s Naughty Knickers’ has sold out already. Get you’re A into G and book for this very funny show before you end up sitting in separate seats because ‘they’re the only ones left’. $20 is good value, and the red carpet gala launch is only $25, if you’re quick. United Video in upper Seddon St is the ticket outlet and the season runs from June 7 to 23.

Donations are coming in nicely at Waihi Mobil in Seddon St, BP in Rosemont Rd, Caltex in Paeroa and Waihi Beach Hardware for Rotary Trust of Waihi’s Annual Book Fair with Waihi Beach Lions. They still need more books of all shapes, sizes and topics, fiction or non, kids or comics, DVD’s, CD’s, even kids toys. They’re busy sorting everything into categories so Saturday and Sunday next weekend, Queen’s Birthday, they’re ready for you to call into St John’s Anglican Church Hall at the top of Seddon St in Waihi and get some great bargains and help them fundraise. Keep the donations coming.

The Funding Information Service invites you to Waihi Library on Tuesday May 29 from 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm to learn how to use their databases to find the best funding matches for your community group. There’s FundView for community funding and BreakOut for scholarships and grants. With limited space you’re best to book by either emailing libraries@hauraki-dc.govt.nz or phoning 07 863 8316.

AKRAD was there, and PYE as well. Nowadays there’s a mixture of tenants in the old old PYE building in Haszard St, Waihi. If you’re a Waihi business owner or manager, grab your walking shoes for a tour of this maze of offices, storage areas, factory space and even the King’s Hall. A bit of history is on show with our Go Waihi BA5 for June on Wednesday June 6. From just after 5 pm we’ll gather in the King’s Hall to hear a little of the colourful history of this very interesting building, and we’ll meet some of the current tenants. From there we’ll get a tour of the building and see what’s under that unique zig zag roof of theirs. If you’re coming please RSVP, my contact details are down below.

We’ve heard of the add ons to entice you to buy something, but here’s a programme offering less, and it’s free. With Waihi Sport N Action’s Biggest Loser programme you get to check in on a regular basis eon Thursdays between 10 am and 1 pm on your way to becoming fitter and healthier. It’s about sustainable weight loss, regular positive support and a healthy lifestyle. They can also provide information relating to healthy eating and exercise. This programme is available for both men and women.

Waihi Glee is in the throws of preparing their show coming up on Friday June 22 at Waihi Baptist Church Auditorium, where they intend to wow you with their performance and raise funds for outfits and musical equipment. For a gold coin donation you’ll get an hour and a half or more of entertainment, so support them if you can. It’s great to see young adults getting out there and doing something positive and enjoying themselves.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Whoever rows the boat doesn’t have time to rock it.