Update August 15

Posted by Go Waihi on 15/08/2014

The winter woollies are alive and well, with beanies, scarves, gloves, thick socks and thermals all getting a fair share of wear. This time of year is when you appreciate the car heater. It’s great to be seeing more daylight too. Much more and there could be an urge to clean up the barbecue. Did you manage to see the super moon? I got glimpses but not anything compared to some photos I’ve seen. Hey, just a thought, it’s almost the end of winter why not get in touch with someone you’ve been meaning to for a while? Surprise them, and yourself!

DIGITAL FUTURE FOR RECORDING THE PAST
The digital age is helping keep records straight with the Waihi Branch of the NZ Genealogists Society. Their meeting next Saturday 23 August at Waihi Museum on Kenny St will feature guest speakers who have walked the walk and will talk the talk. Digital is good, and fun and they’ll tell you all about Cloud, Dropbox, creating digital records and family fun finding stories between 9.30 am and 4 pm, and all for just $10, with a cup of tea and a chat included. Call Harriet for info on 07 863 6063.

WAIHI’S GOT TALENT GALORE
Next Friday night Waihi Beach RSA is hosting Waihi’s Got Talent finals night for Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors in association with Gold FM and Go Waihi. Judges will be looking at stage presence (not presents – that’d be cheating), the way you draw in the audience, your originality and creativity and overall performance. Look, just have as much fun doing what you love doing and you might end up winning one of the three categories and scoring $200 for you and $1000 for your school to use for a project. And everyone’s invited along for some damn good entertainment and lots of it too. Get there early for a 7 pm start.

WHAT OTHER TALENT FROM AROUND THE REGION?
Here’s a chance to show what you’ve been practising has paid off. There may be a spot you can fill with Goldfest in Waihi coming up late September through October during Waihi’s Goldfest celebrations. Singers, fire eaters, dancers, stilt walkers, artists, clowns, trapeze artists ... this is where you can add to the list. A spot here, another there, could fit the bill and add to the entertainment we want to have on the street during the holidays and through October. Here’s your opportunity, knocking away.

MEET YOUR HOPEFUL CANDIDATES AND REPRESENTATIVES
Nine representatives and candidates are attending the Waihi Grey Power organised Meet the Candidates Meeting next Friday. Get there by 9.50 am so you’re seated and ready for a start at 10 am. That way you’ll get maximum time listening to what they’ve got to say to woo your vote. Listen carefully and don’t make your decision straight away, this is another chance to gain more information before voting at the elections next month.

BE PART OF SOME WHEELY GOOD FUN?
Skateboards and trolleys will take over Haszard St once again on Saturday October 4 with the annual Go Waihi Trolley Derby and Skateboard Competition with Waihi Lions and Waihi Beach Dirt Track Club helping run the day. Fowlers Surf & Fashion has sorted some great prizes for the skaties, and there’s always a good variety of prizes for the trolleys too. Entry forms are available at the HDC Waihi library and office, Gold FM and here on our website. Challenge a friend, workmate, classmates and your family, there’s even an open class for crazy contraptions. Safety first of course but there really aren’t too many rules, ‘cos fun’s the name of the game, and taking part is the main thing.

WANNA WATCH A GOOD GAME OF RUGGA OR TWO?
Well done to the teams playing in the finals of the Thames Valley Secondary Schools Rugby Competition in Paeroa. Tomorrow sees Waihi College and Hauraki Plains College Development Squads play off at 11 am, followed by the 1st XV sides of Waihi College and Peninsular, a combined Coromandel and Mercury Bay side, kicking off at 1.30 pm. If you want to watch some good rugby at ground level, you’ll be hard pressed to see much better than this. The home side support crews will no doubt be loud for all the teams.

ART WAIKINO ENTRIES OPEN
Entry forms have just gone out to the mailing list and into outlets all around the region for Labour Weekend’s annual Art Waikino Exhibition and Competition. Haven’t got one? Then email artwaikino@gmail.com and ask nicely and they’ll send one out to you, easy eh? Then you have a couple of months to decide which of the five categories you’ll enter and create that special piece for that could take out the category, and possibly the Supreme Award of $500.

MARKETING THE MARKET
Waihi Lions monthly Market Day in Waihi is this Saturday from 8.30 am to early afternoon, with Waihi Memorial Hall the venue for all sorts of goodies, and more stalls spilling out onto the footpaths downtown as well. Park in the CBD for free, take a browse around the shops and stalls and you’ll find you’ve got a very good head start to your Christmas shopping. Add some top class cafes, restaurants and eateries catering for most tastes and hunger levels and you’ve got a good days outing.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: A good cure for insomnia is to get plenty of sleep.