Update - May 7

Posted by Go Waihi on 07/05/2012

What a fantastic day for the opening of the Rail Trail last Saturday. It’s a very easy track to ride, so on your bike, you know you want to. It’s good to see winter sports have been enjoying great weather lately too. Over the weekend there was the sound of roof repairs hammering away, lawn mowing, the chopping of firewood, a spot of outdoors work; a bit of preparation for the colder months ahead, and all by my neighbour. Which reminds me, I must … naaaa. Anyway, with the cooler weather remember to keep the doors closed and here’s to a happy Mother’s Day. Go on, treat her, she deserves it.

You’re invited to hear the latest on the proposed Gold Discovery Centre as well as an update on the combined sports complex tonight by the Waihi Community Vision. Where are they at? Where to from here? Do we have a time frame? The experts will present the latest information and there will be refreshments provided. This open public meeting is at the Salvation Army hall in upper Seddon St, starting at 7 pm.

Here’s the ideal opportunity to clear the shelves and then replenish the stocks, while supporting a very worthy cause. Waihi Rotary Trust’s Annual Book Fair on Queen’s Birthday weekend needs books. This year with the Waihi Beach Lions helping they’re keen to receive not only books, but also CD’s and DVD’s, and games and puzzles in good condition and complete. Drop off points of any kind donations are Waihi Mobil and BP Connect, in Paeroa at Caltex and also Waihi Beach Hardware. Neil on 07 863 5722 can organise pickups too.

The Waihi Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists has experienced researcher and speaker Graham Clark talking on researching in Continental Europe at their meeting on Wednesday 23 May. Starting at 1 pm in the Bridge Club hall in Union St, he door charge of $5 includes afternoon tea. For more information call 07 863 8602.

With Mother’s Day this Sunday why not book your Mum in for morning or afternoon tea at historic Athenree Homestead. With just two sittings at 10 am and 2 pm, there are limited $10 tickets so call Anne on 07 863 6448 and treat your mum, mother in law, grand mum or even your wife to Devonshire Tea and some musical entertainment.

A quick word about a movie on water’s role in the environment, the impact of human use and the conflict as this becomes an increasingly scarce source. It’s screening at 6.30 pm on Saturday 26 May at Waihi Community Resource Centre. Seating’s limited so book early on 07 863 7555.

That’s about it this week, except for …

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Mary had a little lamb, a side salad and some chips.