Update May 20

Posted by Go Waihi on 20/05/2013

The count down is on to Queen’s Birthday long weekend, well for me it is anyway. I’ve got  this holiday mode in mind and am already well on the way to settling in for the three days  off. Now to get the workload to fit the plans! Not too many snivels around so far, touch  wood, or newspaper in this case. Speaking of wood, I hope you’ve got your stockpiles ready for the cooler months ahead. So far so good on that front too, although I don’t think we’ll get away frost free. Rakes, brooms and the compost are all top of mind at my place with the leaf fall at the moment, with more to come. Another good wind or two, that’s Mother Nature’s wind by the way, and trees will be baring all and preparing for spring buds. Now, back to those holiday plans.

Car batteries are a pain to get rid of, well that is until now. Whether it’s been in your boat, caravan, truck or just sitting in the shed, get it to Purcell Panelworks on the Tauranga Rd, SH2 and Rotary Trust of Waihi will be able to raise some much needed funds for Hetherington House.

Waihi Scouts have their Jumbo Garage Sale starting at 9 am on Saturday. They’ve got all sorts for all sorts at their Scout Hall in Baker St Waihi, and they want to sell it to raise funds to help them get to their Jamboree late this year. Last minute donations of good quality anything and all sorts would really be appreciated, call Paul on 07 863 6696 if you need it picked up.

Oliver made that statement famous. Rotary Trust of Waihi and Waihi Beach Lions want some more too - books, CD’s, DVD’s and puzzles and games in good condition for their Book Fair next weekend. Have a look around your place, if you have something suitable drop it off at Mobil Waihi in Seddon St, or BP Connect in Rosemont Rd Waihi. Other dropoff points are Caltex in Paeroa and Home Hardware at Waihi Beach, or give Neil a call on 07 863 5722 to arrange pick up. Remember Saturday and Sunday of Queen’s Birthday is your chance to stock up again at St John Church Hall, top of Seddon St in Waihi.

Waihi Art Club has their Art Exhibition on Queen’s Birthday Weekend. It’s all on display, and for sale, at Waihi Memorial Hall in Seddon St between 10 am and 4 pm daily, and it’s just a gold coin donation to get in. Some of their member artists will be working in the hall across the weekend so you can watch their progress, and ask any questions you might have too. There’ll be an interesting mix of styles and mediums, and a special section will feature New Zealand Native Flora and Fauna.

We’re gearing up for another Goldfest in early October, and we’d love to have you on board with an event. Indoors or out, day or night time, adults or for children, let’s look at anything to highlight Waihi as a great place to live, work and visit. If you’d like to be involved please get in touch with any ideas and we can work on things from there. Clubs, pubs, groups, schools, your church, a bunch of mates or just you; get involved and put something on. It’s always a good time, and we’re keen to have new events alongside our favourites. Call me and let’s have a chat, but please get in touch now rather than later.

We’re gearing up (pardon the pun) for another Go Waihi Trolley Derby with Waihi Lions on Saturday October 5, smack bang in the middle of the school holidays. A wrench, screwdriver, hammer, nails, a few nuts and bolts, a plank or three and some good steering and then all you need is a brake, a helmet and long sleeves, closed in shoes and some gumption and you’re just about there. Challenge someone else, and get a few friends along to help with the project. It’s always a lot of fun, no matter what your age. Oops, almost forgot the wheels!

That is unless it’s a strapless bra that you’re featuring in Arty Bras 2013 with Waihi Bluelight Ventures. Entries close on June 6, and with six categories you may like to enter two, or more. Choose from Bluelight Couture, O Naturale, Gold Strike, SOS Bustier, Illustrious Industrial or Bits, Boobs and Knicky Knacky Knoos. I don’t even know what a ‘knoo’ is, unless you paddle it. But a great night out’s guaranteed, and for a worthy cause, so enter and have a go at creating a boob job for blokes to parade in on July 6 at Waihi Beach Community Centre. Entry forms and details are on our website, or email artybras@gmail.com.


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