Update February 1

Posted by Go Waihi on 01/02/2013

First things first, let’s get it out of the way. A pinch and a punch, or whatever’s politically correct these days, for the first of the month, and no returns. Well the country’s in the midst of a fantastic summer, and there have been so many visitors around here it wouldn’t surprise me if some decide to move here. Why wouldn’t you with the scenery, all the things to do, the closeness to everything, and the relaxed feel of our region. I’m all for these four day weeks, but prefer to call them a 3 day weekend, it’s got a better sound to it I think. We have a few hints on the ‘what to do’ list coming up. Now, let’s make some plans for Waitangi Day this Wednesday.

Waihi business owners and managers grab a sausage and salad and something to slurp at our first Go Waihi BA5 for 2013. On Wednesday February 13 we’ve been invited to Dickey Flat and Max McLean’s place. It’ll be good to get together and see the facilities after the busy Christmas and New Year. We’ll start the year off with a catch up with HDC Mayor John Tregidga and also an HDC department head, who’ll give us a briefing of where the land lies and where to from here with some of the things happening in our region. Please email or phone Go Waihi to register.

With just a couple of months until Waihi kicks off Beach Hop with our Warm Up Party, Go Waihi’s after a little help. We’re after some volunteers to help with a few jobs leading up to Wednesday March 20, and also on the day. If you’d like to find out what’s involved, get in touch with Go Waihi, it’d be appreciated. Thanks to those who have already put their hand up.

Actually quite a bit of culture will be on display at the International Academy in Golden Valley Waihi on Saturday February 23. There’ll be a Chinese art exhibition, glove puppetry, a concert and cultural performance and the opportunity to watch Chinese martial arts, lion dancers and talk with the artists too. If you’d like to go bookings are open now.

Every month on the first and third Sunday Waihi Rotary Trust’s Car Boot Sale sets up at the Waihi Memorial RSA in lower Seddon St, weather permitting. You never know exactly what you’ll find, but you’re guaranteed there’ll be plenty of bargains alongside fresh produce and homemade goodies. And if you’d like to have a stall just turn up ready to start at 8.30 am with $6 for a car and $10 for a car and trailer. That fee goes to Waihi Rotary and supports local projects.

We’re obviously talking about the kind of blokes who don’t think twice to enter the Gold FM Drag Race at Waihi’s Warm Up Party for Beach Hop. They probably think three or four times before entering, then they think about the outfits and probably about their career prospects afterwards too. Still you can’t keep a good man down, so start thinking about your three man team and of course that GORGEOUS OUTFIT! Wednesday March 20’s the date, so make it a date and we’ll see you at the start line, and hopefully the finish line too.

Whether it’s teenagers dancing, singing and playing instruments as part of Waihi Glee, or adults rehearsing and singing a variety of music with the Waihi Community Singers, they’re after new members to join them for some fun as they get ready to get underway for 2013. Beginning February 11 Waihi Central School Hall between 6.30 pm and 8 pm on Mondays is the venue for Waihi Community Singers, and Waihi Glee starts on Tuesday 12 February from 5 pm at the Waihi Baptist Church Auditorium on Gilmour St. Glee’s free and they’re looking at adding a band this year, while it’s $3 a week for the Community Singers, and they’d like new members too, both male and female. Contact Angela for details on 027 662 8826.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: The difference clarified. Conscious – when you’re aware of something. Conscience – When you wish you weren’t.