Update July 6

Posted by Go Waihi on 05/07/2013

Another month rolls around and the thought of spring comes to mind. Well the weather of late has had a hint of it too, although with the ski season just getting underway I think I’m a little ahead. We didn’t quite make it into the paper last week due to full pages but we’re back with plenty on around the Waihi district this week. Don’t let the cold keep you tucked up inside, get out there and enjoy. There’s lots on to warm the cockles, and I don’t even know what that saying really means to be honest, but I’m happy to warm mine if you’re happy to warm yours, sounds fair enough to me. Congrats to everyone involved with the Matariki Celebrations too. From the combined schools and preschools around Waihi to those who helped set up and run the different events and everyone who took part, well done, I thought it was great.

Arty Bras with Waihi Bluelight Ventures is coming up tomorrow night. And what a night’s in store as they raise money for youth projects. Comedian Jarred Fell is set to make an appearance, being a magician as well that could mean he makes a disappearance too. Celebrity judge Miss Crystal Chandelier will no doubt be dressed to the nines and ready for some fun, ands you’d better be too. There’ll be auctions and a bar, with eftpos available. With a complimentary drink for starters, a courtesy van organised if you want a ride home, nibbles throughout and loads of blokes wearing bras trying to catch your attention it’s well worth sourcing a $25 ticket or two from Ebony at Waihi Beach or La Diva in Waihi. Contact artybras@gmail.com for tickets as well.

Every year Hauraki District Council invites nominations of deserving nominees for these awards. The Young Achievers Award is for 13 to 25 year olds who live in the district who have stood out for their achievements. The Citizen Awards are for residents of the district whose services have been for an activity within the district or that directly benefits the district. Have a think and see if you can come up with some worthy recipients, but do make sure you put the paperwork in before the closing date of July 12. For forms and information go to the Hauraki District Council website.

Next Saturday night the 13th it’s time to head for Waihi Beach Community Centre where the annual Op Shop Ball is taking place. This year it’s all to raise funds for new chairs at the centre, and also for Christmas lights at the Wilson Road shops. The theme is black and white, now watch someone buck the rules and turn up in white and black. Get your tickets for $35 from Home Hardware at the Beach, and get ready to Paarrrtyy, with a capital P. The band sounds awesome, and the light supper provided does too.

Waihi Beach Memorial RSA is hosting Waihi’s Got Talent again this year, in association with Go Waihi and Gold FM. There’ll be categories for junior, intermediate and senior school children from around our region with some great prizes, and just getting up on stage and having a good time is half the fun. Dancing, singing, playing instruments, telling jokes and acts of all sorts are welcome. Now’s the time to be thinking about what you’d like to perform. If you’re from Waihi or Waihi Beach, here’s your chance to shine.

I got a call from Paul the other day asking if there was a Remote Control Off Road Car Club in the area. I said I’d ask around but have had no luck. Paul has said he’d be keen to get something together if there was enough interest, so if you think it’s a bit of you, give him a call on 022 169 6288. It’d be interesting to see these all racing around some rough terrain over summer.

Waihi Community Resource Centre has a full programme across July, so I’ll skim the surface and you can follow up with a phone call or visit to get the full details. There’re Mental Health and Wellbeing sessions, an introduction to Mindfulness, and Circus Skills for Youth should be popular with unicycling, juggling and plenty more being taught by a nationally renowned circus skills coach. Also in July there’s a free law seminar and a community mid winter Christmas Dinner. Best you register for these as a lot are free so it’ll be first in best dressed I’d say. They’re in Mueller St Waihi, and on the phone at 07 863 7555.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Life is only as long as you live it.

ANOTHER THOUGH: I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can’t put it down.