Update March 14

Posted by on 14/03/2013

Here we are desperately in need of rain and yet it’s been a fantastic summer for lots of people and there doesn’t seem to be an end of the big fine in sight. I’m really hoping for some rain in the next few days, and then a fine spell for our big day this Wednesday. But weather will be just that and we’ll deal with it on the day. There are lots of things coming up, and I’m always after information about what’s on the horizon, so if you, your group or club is looking at something let me know the basics now, as early on as possible.

WARM UP GEARING UP ON WEDNESDAY
Here’s your chance to enjoy a nice relaxed day out, in Waihi. Just don’t mention the word quiet ‘cos it’s not going to be. We’re all set for a great day downtown with the streets closed off and full of hundreds of classic cars and hot rods from Beach Hop visiting. So we thought we’d do the big welcome again, year five I think, and have a PARTY. You’re invited, and your friends, to watch the spectacle as they rumble into town around 10.30 am. Then it’s all on until 3 pm with bands playing through town, rock and rollers dancing in the streets, lots of sales through the shops and stalls to add even more flavour. Then there’s the best dressed guy and gal to enter, and of course the Gold FM Drag Race at 12.30 should be fun. Don’t miss all the action, get there early and stay late. You won’t be disappointed.

ENTER IF YOU DARE, OR ARE DARED!
Last call for entries for the Gold FM Drag Race this Wednesday are being accepted as you read this. Three good keen blokes is all it takes, along with suitable attire of the female variety, a handbag and some big … well we’ll leave that for you to fill the space. Prizes will be awarded just for turning up, finishing, most outrageous, sad or bad luck story and possibly for finishing first too. Entry forms are at Gold FM, here on our website and just a phone call away on 07 863 9644. What, apart from pride and dignity, have you got to lose? Think of the bragging rights, and the fact we know there’re a lot more who really do want to do this race, but haven’t got the, well we’ll leave that up to you too. The race starts at 12.30 pm, so go powder your nose and good luck!

WOW - LOOKS GOOD, SOUNDS GREAT
Go Waihi has been given a Sony 3 D Blue – Ray Disc Home Theatre to give away with our Warm Up Party for Beach Hop. So we thought, let’s get some pics that tell the story. We’re after shots of our day that show the atmosphere, what makes our day hum? Rules are; five photos maximum per entry, either email them or send in on a disc and entries have to be in by April 5. We’ll probably put some up on our web to show off the sort of day you’ve enjoyed. Good luck.

DON’T BE AN EGG, FIND AN EGG
You don’t want to miss this one. The team from Waihi Beach Christian Centre are hiding hundreds and hundreds of eggs for kids between 1 and 12 to find in their fourth annual Giant Easter Egg Hunt. Where? Waihi Beach School. When? Saturday March 23. What time? 11 am. Cost? Free! And ... Cool Bananas are putting on a performance; there’ll be face painting, candy floss, a sausage sizzle and a rather large slide to ride. Did I mention the chocolate eggs that need to be found? They’d love your help to find them.

DECISIONS DECISIONS – DO ’EM BOTH
It’s a great day Saturday. Waihi East School in Donnelly St beckons between 10 am and 2 pm with their gala. Featuring everything from fire engine and fairground rides to a hangi and Shona Laing performing, it’s going to be a good day for young and old. Books, plants, cakes, bric a brac, produce and carnival stalls all feature, along with raffles, auctions and food galore. Face painting and competitions round out a great fundraiser to heat their pool.

AND YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS
Waihi Scouts invite you to get wet and muddy on Saturday between 9.30 am and 3 pm at their annual Mudslide Day. Just south of the beach turnoff along state highway 2 you’ll see the signs on the right by the gun club. Head down there and get ready for some Fun with a capital F. Three slides, a mud obstacle course to challenge you, a rope bridge to cross, a horizontal bungee and more mud than in a pig’s pen. Throw in a few sausages and face painting, the fire service to wash you down and a changing tent and you’re almost set. $5 for the fun in the mud and a bit extra for refreshments, a pair of old shoes to wear and remember something warm for afterwards and you’re away laughing, literally I’d say.

COMING NEXT WEEK
We’ll have details on how the dead tell tales, and how you can tap into this resource.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Off the top of the head ideas are often like dandruff – small and flakey.