Update July 25

Posted by Go Waihi on 25/07/2014

Another week goes by, and almost another month too! This time next week we’ll be into August, heading out of winter and into spring. Sorry to remind you but the spring cleaning list should be starting to grow, ready for a bit of attention pretty soon. Looking at the positives, the cooler temperatures recently have been great to clear the air, the bugs, the nasty vine things that grow where you don’t want them to along with your nostrils. We talk about blowing the cobwebs away, well now’s your chance to do just that. Cobwebs, paperwork, a fence, some wallpapering, the section, those photos, the wardrobe, learning to play the ukelele ... and that’s just my list! A quick good luck to the Thames Valley rugby sides competing in the finals tomorrow, it’d be great to see a good crowd supporting all the different teams, especially Waihi Senior B’s at 12.30 pm of course.

TUNE IN TO THE IN TUNE OHINEMURI SINGERS
A hundred years since World War One, Ohinemuri Singers are commemorating the centennial with their performance entitled ‘1914, the Songs They Sang’. Each year they focus on a particular subject, and it’s fitting they’ve chosen this in 2014. They’ve also invited special guests to join them to mark this very special occasion. You’ll probably sing along to one or two of these classics yourself, as they sing a lot of very familiar songs, and they’d like you to. Ohinemuri Singers invite you to Waihi Memorial Hall next Friday, August 1 at 2 pm, and it’s just $8 a ticket.

A VARIETY SHOW OF WHO KNOWS PROPORTIONS
With children from year 1 to year 13 taking the stage over the next couple of Friday nights I’d like to think we’re in for an exciting varied couple of heat nights with Waihi’s Got Talent 2014 with Waihi Beach RSA, Gold FM and Go Waihi. Juniors, intermediates and seniors each compete for $200 for themselves and $1000 for their school, yes $3,600 in prize money! Get along early to Waihi Beach RSA for a good spot to enjoy a couple of hour’s worth of young performers giving it their all and having a good time doing it over next two Fridays, August 1 and August 8. Finals night is always packed, that’s on Friday August 22. And good luck to you if you’ve entered, enjoy yourself.

ENTERTAINERS, GET IN TOUCH TO BE PART OF GOLDFEST
We’re looking at some entertainers through Goldfest to, well, entertain obviously. What do you do, do you know of someone with a talent worth watching? Singing, blowing huge bubbles while cooking pancakes, dancing, picking lint off your new cardigan, maybe even telling jokes, walking on a tightrope or even ..... no, on second thoughts that’s probably not a good suggestion. Almost anything goes so why not try us. We’d love to feature local acts, and regional’s pretty good too, so that’s where we’re aiming. Goldfest is a Waihi region wide festival in late September and in October with activities and events for all ages. Talk to your friends and get them to get in touch, or tell us and we’ll contact them, but sooner rather than later if you can please.

WE’RE LOOKING AHEAD AT LOOKING BACK AT YOUR FAMILY
Next month on Saturday August 23 the Waihi branch of the New Zealand Genealogists will get together at Waihi Museum in Kenny St for their seminar ‘Genealogy In the Digital Age’. Guest speakers Michelle Patient and Kathleen Woodley will talk about creating your own digital records with tips and tricks, mobile and Cloud technology, finding stories family fun and more, with question and answer time as well. It’s $10 for part or whole of the day, there’s a BYO lunch invite and it’s a full day from 9.30 am to 4 pm. For details and to register contact Harriet on 07 863 6063 or email waihi@genealogy.org.nz.

SO WHY SHOULD WE VOTE FOR YOU?
If you’re 18 or over Waihi Grey Power is in the throes of organising a meeting that you should seriously think about attending. Who are the local candidates wanting to represent us in Parliament’ what do they and their party stand for, how will they benefit this region and New Zealand, helping us, our children and the country in these times? When it comes to the elections in September you’ll have a better understanding of who stands for what, and how your vote can and will make a difference. Details are still being sorted but I hear August 22 is the date at this stage. I’ll let you know more in a week or two when things are in place.

WILL POWER BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT
Wills and Powers of Attorney are really exciting subjects right? Not necessarily a positive answer to that one, but it’s important you have a grasp of these important topics for when you might need to have an idea of how these things work. An hour of your time this Thursday from 1 pm will give you a start in that direction when Waihi Community Resource Centre hosts an overview of the law about wills and power of attorney. To register and find out more phone 07 863 7555.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.