Update May 2

Posted by Go Waihi on 02/05/2013

The school holidays are almost over, and we’ve had a mix of spring and autumn weather. The steady flow of visitors to our region continues; it’s great to see both overseas and domestic visitors in our neck of the woods. The mild temperatures at the moment are certainly helping. We’re into another month already and things aren’t slowing down. We’ve got some great events coming up, and I’m always keen to add to the list so if you’re planning something let Go Waihi know early on. It’s always good to have information at hand when inquiries come in.

Go Waihi’s Business After 5 meeting is on Wednesday at the Waihi Memorial RSA. We’ll get to check out the facilities, and hear from Waihi Heritage Society’s Kit Wilson about a couple of projects that are underway in Waihi; one’s at Gilmour Lake, the other at Waihi cemetery. It’ll be a good chance to catch up as well. If you’re a Waihi business owner or manager and would like to go, please let Go Waihi know.

Now’s thinking time for your entry for the Arty Bra Show on July 6. There are six categories this year, so pick one and start designing your masterpiece, for a bra. Waihi Police Bluelight is hosting this year, and you have about two months before the finished product is displayed on the cat walk. Get ready for a show with a bit of a twist too. Contact artybras@gmail.com for details and tickets.

Athenree Historic Homestead has their major fundraiser coming up on Mother’s Day. Treat her to a delicious Devonshire tea with musical entertainment on Sunday May 12. There’s a pianist performing at morning tea, and vocalists entertaining at afternoon tea. For tickets and information call Anne on 863 6448.

Walk the walk and hear the talk. The free ECHO Walking Festival continues until this weekend, with some great walks still to come. They’re all guided so you get to hear a bit of background to some really interesting places around the Kaimai’s to the Coromandel. Brochures tell the story, and the website gives full descriptions, and you register on line too. Locally there’s the Train and Trek with Goldfield’s Railway tomorrow, and Waitekauri to Strawberry Fields on Saturday, both are described as fairly easy walks.

The Blast is now a Trail Run or Walk and Mountain Bike Competition with all events based at Gilmour Lake. There are 5 and 10 km have a go walks and trail runs, and 5 and 20 km mountain bike courses to choose from. Sunday May 12 is the date and entry forms and details are are on the web and at the Waihi Events Centre at Waihi Sport N Action, phone 863 7295.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: I had amnesia once, or was that twice?