Update - November 13

Posted by on 13/11/2012

We’re in the midst of NCEA and Scholarship exams and I hope it’s going well. Then the holidays take over, something to look forward to. I’ve heard we’re in for a good summer, an average 18 degrees with plenty of sun and not too much rain. We’ll never get it perfect, but that’s not too bad considering last summer (that wasn’t). Waihi’s gearing up for a busy time with a festive feel to some shops already, and plenty of bargains for the early Christmas shoppers too.

This Sunday Waihi features in Praise Be, with the Ohinemuri Singers and Waihi Women’s Choir singing in St John Anglican Church. They were taking scene setter shots around the district too, so Waihi should get some good coverage nationwide. Maori TV show ‘It’s In the Bag’ is going to be filmed on Tuesday 4 December at the Waihi Event Centre, and the following night ‘A Country Shine’ will be recorded there too. Both these shows will screen in the New Year.

Waihi Art Centre and Museum in Kenny St has a thought provoking art exhibition by Bob Kerr on, running until November 25 featuring oil paintings depicting the Miners Strike of 1912. Painted specifically for this exhibition over the last two years, most of the 30 pieces are for sale. $5 entry is great value.

The guest speaker at the Waihi Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists meeting on Wednesday 28 November is Maree Lewis. Her topic of Norfolk Island Convicts should be interesting. It starts at 1 pm and for $5 you can join them at the Bridge Club Rooms in Union St.

Not only a great old song, but what we’re expecting to see with the Go Waihi Christmas Parade with Harcourt’s Waihi on Saturday December 8. That part’s up to you. Entry forms for floats are at Waihi Library, Harcourt’s Waihi, HDC’s Waihi office, Gold FM and here on our website. This is a great family day with a Market Day through the morning with the parade starting at 1 pm.

Variety, something a bit different, choice … that’s what we’re after to add to what the shops will be offering with our Market Day leading up to the Christmas Parade on December 8. Contact Go Waihi if you’d like a stall as we’ll only have a limited number of sites. You could virtually do all your Christmas shopping in the one day if you plan it right, and save with specials and sales through town.

THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK: ‘The best way to kill time is to work it to death’, and ‘Gravity, not just a good idea, it’s the law’.