Update - November 6

Posted by Go Waihi on 06/11/2012

We’re into the summer wardrobe and warmer evenings are great for BBQ’s and the outdoors. In fact the first swim of the season shouldn’t be too far away. Neither is Christmas, and the Go Waihi Christmas Parade already has some entries back in. Good luck with senior school exams starting in a couple of days, it won’t be long before the holidays kick in. Lots on again so here we go.

Not quite but there’ll be horses, alpacas, cows, goats, sheep, Arabian and miniature horses, lambs … what have I missed? No, no goldfish sorry. Make a day of it and enjoy the 74th annual Waihi A & P show this Saturday at the A & P Show Grounds on Parry Palm Ave. It’s a fantastic family day out with sideshows and stalls, plenty to eat and drink, and entry’s cheap too.

The Sunday morning TV1 programme Praise Be has been in town and Waihi harmonies including the Ohinemuri Singers and Waihi Women’s Choir will soon be on TV. Shot at St John Anglican Church the show will also feature some Waihi scene setters, and airs on November 18.

That’s the title of the exhibition on from Sunday to November 25 at Waihi Art Centre and Museum in Kenny St. Featuring paintings by Bob Kerr, one of the leading artists of New Zealand history and landscape, they relate to Waihi’s gold mining history and the 1912 Miners Strike. Entry’s just $5.

ABC Waihi has their pre-Christmas Toy Sale coming up on November 21 and they’d like to hear from stall holders who sell toys and gifts. Contact Jane on 863 6639 to find out more.

The Waihi School of Dance end of year concert is at 7 pm on Saturday December 1 in the Waihi Memorial Hall. It’s always a great show, so mark it in your diary. This year the dancing school will perform Peter Pan, while the Jazz pupils will dance to a variety of the latest hits on radio.

With just a few shows until the final performance on Saturday night, get along and support Waihi Drama Society with their two plays by Campbell Smith. ‘The Red and Gold’ is about the miners’ strike in 1912, while ‘The Miners of Waihi’ is set in 1915, looking back at the strike and how some miners went on to be tunnellers during WWI. $20 tickets are at United Video.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: The best way to kill time is to work it to death.