Update - May 30

Posted by Go Waihi on 30/05/2012

Happy Birthday your Majesty, and all the best for your Jubilee Celebrations too. Here’s to a long weekend to celebrate. I hope you and yours get to do what you want to and if you’re travelling you have a safe trip. It’s that time of year when a lot of people go on their last sojourn before hunkering down for winter, so no doubt roads will be busy. Across the long weekend there’s plenty on offer around the region, from the arts to crafts, a book fair to shopping and the café scene, you’re well catered for. Take a walk if you get a chance, we have some of the best in the land. And remember to have a look at our unique Martha Mine, right next to Waihi’s main street; you can walk right around the rim in just over an hour.

Cooking, gardening, travel, horror, thrillers, antiques, do-it-yourself, finance, poetry, the arts, mysteries, non fiction, car maintenance, romance, science fiction, western, cartoons, kids toys, games and puzzles, DVD’s and CD’s – I think I’m well on the way to describing some of the categories at the Rotary Trust of Waihi’s Annual Book Fair with Waihi Beach Lions. They’re all for sale at never to be repeated prices on Saturday from 9 am and Sunday from 10 am at Waihi’s St John Anglican Church Hall right at the top of Seddon St. This is a major fundraise so get along, stock up and support them.

Waihi Beach Community Centre on Beach Rd is all go this Sunday, June 3, with their Annual Art & Craft Fair. $3 cash gets you in, and with around 75 stalls there, a few more dollars in your pocket should see you right for a few early Christmas gifts and something for yourself too I’d say. Doors open at 10 am, children get in for free and food and refreshments will be on sale too.

Rotary Trust of Waihi’s Car Boot Sale is on again this Sunday in the Waihi Memorial RSA car park, lower Seddon St. Weather permitting everyone will be set and ready to go by 8.30 am. If you’d like a site it’s $6 or $10 if you want a trailer space too. Here’s another great place for different gift ideas.

The Go Waihi June Business After 5 Meeting is this coming Wednesday, and we’re heading back in time, sort of. Built many years ago to house AKRAD and then PYE, this large building also features the King’s Hall, where a lot of public mining meetings were held over the years. These days there’s a mixture of tenants, with room for more. We’ll get to meet some of these tenants and also have a look around the premises. If you’re a Waihi business owner or manager and would like to join us, please RSVP to the address below, or you could ring! We’ll start the tour in the King’s Theatre just after 5 pm.

Nana’s Naughty Knickers is being performed for the first time in New Zealand by the Waihi Drama Society. In fact they’re performing this publicly 11 times in total. Knickers, cover ups, secret sales; the plot thickens, and twists and turns as well. Laugh? You bet you will. For $25 you can go to the Gala Opening Night on June 7 and enjoy the red carpet treatment with bubbles and nibbles. All the other shows through to June 23 are just $20, with tickets at United Video in upper Seddon St Waihi, remember it’s cash sales.

Go Waihi’s Annual Trolley Derby with Waihi Lions is coming up on Saturday October 6. 3 or 4 wheels, some brakes, steering wheel and a little gumption and you’re virtually at the starting line already. Now’s a good time to be challenging neighbours, class mates, teachers, parents, friends, workmates or even yourself, and it’s probably also a good time to make sure you’ve started gathering what you need to make your trolley. Fun is the most important ingredient, but a little gamesmanship wouldn’t go amiss either. I hear a rumour the Emergency Services Challenge is starting to gather some momentum too. And hey, it’s FREE to enter!

Waihi Central School’s Women’s Expo from 6.30 pm on Friday June 22 is going to be a great night out for the ladies. With fashion shows, the chance to shop at over 20 stalls, bid for goods in the auction, enjoy a wine and nibbles and even have a night out from the children all adds up to a great fundraiser. $10 tickets are available at the Talisman Café in Karangahake Gorge, and in Waihi La Diva, Jack & Jill and at Waihi Central School. Sort your baby sitter now and you’re sorted. Remember to take cash for the bar, and not everyone will have eftpos.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Don’t worry about avoiding temptation, as you grow older, it starts avoiding you.