Update August 28

Posted by Go Waihi on 28/08/2013

There goes another month and here comes spring! Daylight Saving returns in just 30 days. Another good win for the All Blacks, and Thames Valley’s season is underway with one win already, good luck for the season guys. It’s been the mildest winter since the 1800’s apparently and we’re in full bloom all over the peninsular, a spectacular sight. I’m trying to get in early with just a few veggies, on the off chance they beat the weeds again this year. I hope you’re fit, well and ready to get out in amongst it ‘cos there’s a heap on around here. Let’s take a look.

Well between 6 pm and 8.30 pm to be exact there’ll be people going around in circles with smiles on their faces, some dressed like rock stars at the Waihi events Centre. That’s because Waihi Inline Hockey’s hosting a Rock star Skate Night to help raise $$’s for their club and the nationals. Dress like a rock star and maybe win a prize. There’ll be food and refreshments and the big screen pumping out the music. Throw in some fun games and a parent’s lounge for some R & R for the oldies and for $5 (skate hire included) it’s a great night sorted.

That’s the call from Waihi Central School with the Women’s Expo coming up on September 13, Black Friday. Ladies, here’s an opportunity to watch the fashion show, bid at the auctions, check out the stalls, enjoy the entertainment and music from the live DJ, have some nibbles and refreshments and raise some funds for the school. Tickets are $10 at the school office. Get in early with some friends and make the most of a night planned especially with you in mind.

This is their big fundraiser to help get the scouts to their Jamboree. They’d love to help with your spring cleaning. You do the cleaning and they’ll happily take any electrical goods in good working order, beds and furniture, clothing, books and ….. fill this gap. They will be at their Scout Hall in Baker St in Waihi on Tuesday and Wednesday at 4.30 pm if you can drop off donations, or call Paul on 07 863 6696 and he’ll try to sort picking things up if necessary. The Gigantic Garage Sale is set down for Saturday 7 September from 9 am.

Skateboarding’s the new category with the Go Waihi Trolley Derby this year, so that now reads Go Waihi Trolley and Skateboard Derby with Waihi Lions and Waihi Beach Dirt Track Club. Grab an entry form from Hauraki District Council’s Waihi office, Waihi Library, Gold FM or on our website and enter. Age doesn’t matter, neither does speed to be honest, it’s participation that’s most important. From the young to the young at heart we’d love to have you taking part on Saturday 5 October. There’ll be prizes for the fastest, slowest, craziest, most original, for falling out maybe, heck, if we can we’ll have a prize for everyone! The Emergency Services Fun Challenge is on again and I hear the Inter Schools Challenge is also cranking up.

The heat is on for Waihi and Waihi Beach kids with Waihi’s Got Talent back again for 2013 with Waihi Beach Memorial RSA, Gold FM and Go Waihi. Entry forms have the details of ages and when your heats are, so grab one from your school office or at Waihi Beach Memorial RSA. Then it’s rehearse, rehearse and practice a little too. The heats are at the Beach RSA the next two Fridays, September 6 and the 13, with the finals night on Friday September 20. There are great prizes for the winners and their schools so encourage them to enter, enjoy the experience and give it a go. And everyone performing will get a meal voucher.

Creativity to the fore, because winning the supreme award is what it’s all about. Art Waikino’s annual Art Exhibition is on again over Labour Weekend at the historic Victoria Hall. There are five categories covering art, handcraft, photography, photography of people, and sculpture has been added this year. Entry forms have details of cost, deadlines and the like so get one from around town, off our website or by emailing artwaikino@gmail.com. And remember to put it on the to do list for the long weekend, it’s always good to casually view all the entries, and they’re for sale too.

Well almost the last call. We’re filling in the gaps with events for Goldfest through October. If you’ve got an inkling to do something get in touch and let me know about it. This festival’s about taking part, whether it’s putting something on or taking part in those things others have gone to the trouble to put on for you. Goldfest is for the young and young at heart so if your club or group, church or school, society or business wants to have some fun don’t hold back; do it.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed.