Update April 7

Posted by Go Waihi on 07/04/2014

t’s going to take me some time to get used to these early sunsets. At least with the warm weather it’s nice outdoors after dark. We’ve got a four day and then a three day working week coming up, with Easter closely followed by ANZAC Day. Next week sees the end of term one for schools too, The hum of the mower has been fairly constant and there’s a bit of movement on the firewood front too. Not a silly idea. Any extra Easter eggs – hollow, marshmallow and runny sorts all accepted - can be dropped off at my office; well you’ve got to try!

I’ve been checking out the Sony camera, sorry that should read Sony Action Cam that Go Waihi has to give away. Nice! Small, very cool and just a shot away from being won. If you were at Waihi’s Warm Up Party for Beach Hop check your photos. We want to see a shot of the day with a little bit of Waihi in it. Entries are open for amateur photographers until the end of the month so have a look at your pics and oick some out. It’s free to enter. Send your photos singly to info@waihi.org.nz or put them on a disc and post them to P O Box 34, Waihi 3641. Remember to include your contact details, and good luck.

The New Zealand Military Vehicle Collectors Club is in town for Easter weekend and 50 plus WWII military vehicles will be on display next Saturday at the car park under the Poppet Head at the top of Seddon St from 10 am to 11.30 am. There’ll be war time tunes with Suzy Macdonald and descriptions of the vehicles and their history. At 11.45 am all the vehicles will make their way down Seddon St in a military motorcade, travelling back up through the centre of town in convoy and up to the Pumphouse. At midday a replica Mustang aircraft will do a fly past. As part of the parade the WW100 Commemoration will be recognised. Waihi Heritage Vision has invited descendants of Waihi tunnellers who served overseas during World War One to climb aboard some of the military vehicles and descend into ‘The Minefield’, heading all the way to the bottom of Martha Mine. Most of the vehicles will also display the tunnellers insignia and the name of one of the tunnellers. After manoeuvring around The Minefield the vehicles will ascend past the Pumphouse at approximately 1.30 pm and travel down Seddon Street before dispersing for lunch and their afternoon activities.

There are so many choices for you with the Nugget Multisport Challenge next month. Challenge yourself, better last year’s time, try something outside your comfort zone, or maybe volunteer to help on the day. The courses are set for everybody from newbies to the seasoned competitor. This year it’s being run locally by Waihi Sport N Action so get in behind it and enjoy the fantastic courses and unique finish line at the Pumphouse, a great place to base yourself to cheer people home.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: 2B or not 2B, or maybe I should use a pen.