Update August 18

Posted by on 18/08/2014

It’s been great to see a bit more daylight, both first thing in the morning and at the other end of the day. There’ve been some clear nights full of stars recently, and the first BBQ isn’t far away. A couple of months and we’ll be nearing Labour Weekend, and a well earned three day weekend. With spring hopefully comes a lower power bill, and definitely a thought for dad with Father’s Day early next month eh?

On Friday you’re welcome to join Waihi Grey Power’s “Meet the Candidates” meeting where nine different political representatives and candidates will share why you should be paying attention to their party. Question and answer time is included. The venue is the auditorium of the Waihi Baptist Church on the corner of Kenny and Gilmour Streets. You’re asked to be seated by 9.50 am so the meeting can start at 10 am.

Support the performers taking part in Waihi’s Got Talent Finals Night Friday night with Waihi Beach RSA, Gold FM and Go Waihi. Friends, family and the public are welcome at Waihi Beach RSA to enjoy junior, intermediate and senior students give it their all to wow the crowd and impress the judges with the performance of the night. Do that and they could win $200 for themselves and $1000 for a project at their school, great prizes eh! Be early for good seats with the show starting at 7 pm

Saturday’s meeting of the Waihi Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists are heading into the 21st century with a digital meeting at Waihi Museum in Kenny St. Cloud, Evernote, Dropbox … please explain? Finding stories family fun, creating digital records and scanning tips, all this will be covered between 9.30 am and 4 pm, and morning and afternoon teas are included in the $10 cost. Harriet on 863 6063 has the details.

Make sure they’re tight, you’ve got some good steering, rubber wheels, a bit of a can do attitude and you’re almost there. Making a trolley is part of the fun. Racing it down Haszard St on Saturday October 4 is the other part that’s pretty fun too. Yet another bit of fun is the Skateboard Competition on the same day, same time and same course with prizes from Fowlers Surf & Fashion. No entry fee, not too many rules, all for fun and the chance to race down the middle of the road legally sounds good to me. Spread the word, the more entries the merrier. Entry forms are at HDC’s Waihi office, Gold FM or email Go Waihi.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: You can save a lot of money by walking into a spider web face first every morning instead of buying a coffee.