Update August 1

Posted by Go Waihi on 01/08/2014

Here we go into August and the last official month of winter. Congratulations to the Thames Valley Rugby finals winners for 2014, and here’s to a good Swamp Foxes season very shortly. The garden should be getting a little going over about now to give you the freshest veggies at very little effort in just a few weeks, and you know what’s been put on them. There are some fantastic walks around our region, pick a few and make it a challenge to invite someone to join you and work your way through your list. Make sure you include the walk through the centre of Waihi CBD, and take a few dollars for the bargains you’ll see and the great cafes and restaurants ready to replenish your energy. It’s about to become hoarding city around the country with the general election coming up and billboards going up everywhere, just make sure you keep your eyes on the road.

The venue this afternoon is Waihi Memorial Hall in downtown Waihi. The start time is 2 pm. The event is the Ohinemuri Singers commemoration of the centennial of World War One. ‘1914, the Songs They Sang’ is the culmination of several months rehearsals after researching their chosen subject, and what an excellent choice. You’re not only invited along to enjoy the show for just $8, but to take part and sing along to some familiar tunes. They’ve even invited some special guests to add to the performance, but you’d better be quick or you’ll miss a great show.

Waihi’s Got Talent heats for 2014 with Waihi Beach RSA, Gold FM and Go Waihi are on tonight starting at 6.30 pm. There’s some serious prize money to be won with $200 in each of the junior, intermediate and senior sections for the winners and $1000 in each category for their school. The experience alone is worth it and the confidence these kids show on stage, hey a lot of adults could learn a thing or two. The show will run for the best part of two hours and it’s an open invitation to get along and enjoy. Finals night is Friday 22 August, always a full house with so much energy and talent. You don’t want to miss these nights. A huge good luck to you if you’ve entered, enjoy your performance, the audience definitely will.

This Wednesday from just after 5 pm to about 6.30 pm Waihi business owners and managers are invited along to Gold FM which broadcasts around the Coromandel from Waihi. What’s a radio station look like from the inside? Do they still play music on vinyl, CD’s and cassettes? It’s a technological world these days in radio with computers and specialty programming so things tick over 24/7, and you’ll get the chance to see around the studios and ask any questions you might have. There’ll also be an update on things coming up around the region, and of course there’s the opportunity to catch up with other business owners and managers, which doesn’t happen often enough these days. A quick call or email to register would be appreciated.

We’re not talking about car boots but what’s in them. No-one knows until on the day the mix of fresh produce, home made goods and goodness only knows what else will be on offer, and that’s a good thing. You can have a good look around the stalls based at the Waihi RSA car park in lower Seddon St and probably get a lot of your Christmas shopping done while also finding a treasure or two for yourself. These car boot sales are run on the first and third Sunday each month between 8 am and 1 pm with the $6 fee donated back to the Waihi community. For information and to book a space call 07 862 7833.

It’s amazing the wide variety of inquiries we get at Go Waihi. Where to stay, what to do while in the region, who does what around town and how to contact them, job applications that need redirecting, descendants wanting family history information, where the Martha Mine is, when events are being held, what sorts of schooling are available, what shops are available to lease, suggestions of where to get married, etc etc ... it’s all part of the job that Go Waihi does, quietly behind the scenes. We’re a one shop information stop and a good central point for people to find out all about our region. Keep Go Waihi informed about anything you’re doing, and by all means ask away, if we don’t know then we want to find out so we can continue to answer all the queries we receive. It’s all part of the job. And it’s good for those putting on events so there’re minimal clashes too. Keep our email and contact details handy and check our website for constant updates.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: If it says ‘one size fits all’, chances are it doesn’t fit anyone at all.