Update July 17

Posted by Go Waihi on 17/07/2014

What a nice thing to see that big golden globe we know as the sun over the last few days. While it’s been wet and windy I have to say the warm winter so far hasn’t been too bad. That is except for the bugs and noxious weeds that a frost or three might keep under control. Then there are the other bugs that linger on shopping trolleys, phones, ATM’s and eftpos machines, computer keyboards and just floating in the wind that might catch you if they can. Hopefully you and yours are avoiding the worst. As the school holidays come to a close it’s worth a reminder that roads are still busy. As a ‘local’ give visitors a nice smile and wave when you come across them and possibly a few minutes of your time if you feel like it so they feel at home. The after effect of them talking about their great experience will see them return and others heading our way to enjoy our hospitality too. It’s got to be good for our local economy!

Each year Ohinemuri Singers focus on a particular programme, and this year is no exception, more exceptional. They have been working on songs to commemorate the centennial of World War One. ‘1914 the Songs They Sang’ features a lot of familiar tunes and the audience is encouraged to participate. Hum, sing along and be part of the show. They have also invited special guests to take part in this tribute to the times through music. If you’d like to go the show is $8 and is on at Waihi Memorial Hall on Friday August 1 starting at 2 pm.

A caption like that should get you reading on. All school aged children who live or go to school in the Waihi and Waihi Beach area can enter Waihi’s Got Talent with Waihi Beach RSA, Gold FM and Go Waihi. But you now have just a week before entries close. Don’t wish you had, give it a go. I’ve not seen anyone walk away disappointed they took part. From a parent’s viewpoint it’s a great opportunity for children to try something new, to go out of their comfort zone, to gain experience and maybe, win the $200 for them and $1000 for their school in the junior, intermediate and senior sections. Heats are on Fridays August 1 and 8, with Finals Night on Friday August 22. Don’t muck around, get an entry form from school offices, Waihi Beach RSA or on our website, fill it in and get it back to the Beach RSA ASAP. And if you’re quick you could get some tips at Shona Laing’s Master Class on what to do to impress the judges and crowd ... stage presence I think they call it.

Coming up on Thursday July 31 Waihi Community Resource Centre has an overview of the law about wills and power of attorney being presented. If you don’t know too much about these sorts of things then why not get along and get clued up. This is a free seminar and there’ll be time for discussion afterwards too. It’s on from 1 pm to 2 pm and it’s probably a good idea to book so you’re guaranteed a seat. Phone 07 863 7555 or call in to WCRC in Mueller St Waihi.

Go Waihi is starting to piece together the ‘new improved’ version of this popular town brochure and would like to hear from potential advertisers. We’ll be looking at new categories like Weddings and Functions and are after any other suggestions from you. This brochure is heavily distributed around the whole Coromandel and is also in a lot of information centres, i-sites, motels, hotels, camping grounds, B & B’s, tourist attractions, shops and businesses around the country where potential customers are likely to pick it up. We’ll do an initial run of about 25,000 like last time, with another 10,000 plus reprints as required to keep our name out there promoting Waihi and your business.

If you’re a performer - a singer, dancer, a fire eater, a juggler, contortionist or (fill this space), get in touch with Go Waihi. We’re looking at doing some things through our Goldfest celebrations in late September and early October and would like to hear from local talent before going further afield. Anything is a possibility so get in touch and tell us what you do. It’s just a case of finding out what’s out there, what’s available, what’s affordable and what’s going to make our Goldfest a humdinger. Variety is what we’re after so spread the word amongst performers of all sorts, tell them to get in touch now and let’s have some fun with Goldfest 2014.

Waihi is proud of our boutique shops that offer a great shopping experience for all ages and walks of life. Packaged neatly into four blocks, with cafes and restaurants including Indian, Thai, Sushi, Chinese and German spread through town catering for a variety of tastes we’re a great place to visit and base yourself for a while. You’ll find a great mix of shops and eateries, and tomorrow we’ll even throw in the monthly Lions Waihi Market for even more variety. From 8.30 am until after lunch check out the stalls in and around the Waihi Memorial Hall. Bargains, they’re all over town!

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