Update April 15

Posted by Go Waihi on 15/04/2013

What a welcome sight, and smell, the rain has been, and it’s been a while coming. Driving to the different conditions should be top of mind after the long dry spell. The old saying slippery when wet comes to mind. ANZAC Day is tcoming up, and I’m sure we’ll have another good turnout locally, and nationally, to mark this very important date. It’s great seeing the younger generations acknowledging and marking this day. Schools are out so no doubt there’ll be bedrooms tidied, assignments done and, well it’s a good thought anyway.

It’s an action packed school holiday programme with Waihi Sport N Action. Best part is it won’t cost heaps either. From the gym taster day to the badminton and skating days, the Train and Trek outing to the Pit Rim Adventure, it’s hands on. There’s even a Black Hill Bike Ride to challenge yourself on. Some activities are free, and others are $5, pretty cheap eh! Find out the inside info here, at the Waihi Events Centre or call Pauline on 07 863 7295.

Registrations are still open for The Nugget Multisport Festival in Waihi The 5 km, 10 km and 21 km walks / runs, the half and full Nugget options are there before you. Which will challenge and test you? Can you handle to go the extra distance? Would you prefer to cheer on the hardy souls at the finish line then? First 5 km’ers are back around 9.25 am and the first full Nugget competitors should be heading down the finishing chute at the Pumphouse around 11.30 am. Get along and support them and enjoy the atmosphere. Oh yes, if you’re entering, all the best.

The artists are creating as you read this. The deadline is this Wednesday. The ‘gallery’ is 26 Galbraith St, Waihi, better known as ABC Waihi. The time, between 5.30 pm and 7 pm. The artists, unknown yet but this could be their big breakthrough, are between 10 months and 5 years old. Their art is for sale with proceeds going to Kidney Kids NZ. Ponder and wander while enjoying a BBQ sausage, they’re good value. So’s the curry and rice, I know, it’s hard to choose. Candy floss and drinks, well they’re a must too. Another dollar or three for the raffles would be good too.

Talk about leaving it to the last minute. Typical Kiwi. Get you’re A into G and head to United Video before the shows of ‘The Old People Are Revolting’ by Waihi Drama Society are either booked out or over. That’s where the $20 tickets are, for cash or a cheque. Then you’re set for some funny antics by a bunch of old far.., er folk who are standing up for themselves for a change. What a laugh, hearing these ladies and gents speak out on some rather interesting topics. Talk about opinionated. It might just spur some others to speak up too. First things first, see the show tonight or tomorrow night at 7 .30 pm.

The Plunket Dads Time Roadshow is coming to Waihi on Sunday. Featuring the very clever Funky Monkees, there’s a chance you’ll score a free CD. Waihi Plunket brings you this free event starting at 2 pm in the Waihi College hall. There’ll be stalls and rides, a demonstration of how hard it is to see young toddlers in the rear view mirror and every child receives a bag of goodies.

This month’s Waihi Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists meeting doubles as their AGM. They’re also inviting people to talk for a few minutes about towns and villages where an ancestor may have lived that interests you. It’s $2 for members and $3 for the rest. Start time is 1 pm this Wednesday at the Bridge Club Hall in Union St. Harriet’s your contact on 07 863 6063.

The Aotearoa Quilters Biennial Challenge features at Waihi Art Centre and Museum on Kenny St with 20 beautiful quilts on display in the Lee-Johnson Gallery until April 28. Open hours are 10 am to 3 pm Thursday and Friday, and midday to 3 pm Saturday to Monday. Free entry but a gold coin donation would help cover costs.

Rotary Trust of Waihi’s Car Boot Sale is on Sunday weather permitting at the Waihi Memorial RSA car park. Roll on up for a start at 8.30 am and keep your eyes peeled for a bargain or two. You never know what you’ll find there but there’s a good chance there’ll be fresh produce and pickles along with other treasures. For a site just turn up with $6, or $10 for a trailer as well, and that money gets used by Rotary in our community.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Life can only be understood backwards, but has to be lived forwards.