Update July 4

Posted by Go Waihi on 04/07/2014

Term two for schools comes to a close and we’ll no doubt be seeing lots of visitors around our region over the next few weeks. With a bit of luck there’ll be some fine weather but if not, there’s still plenty to do around our place. The elections are approaching fast, and so is Christmas! It’s funny when you think like that, and then look how far away Labour Day is. It seems a long way off until you put it in perspective. It was amazing the number of people who made comment of the weather last weekend and how much like spring it was. I even managed to get some of those smaller spring cleaning jobs started. Now I guess I’ll have to complete them.

Hauraki District Council is on the lookout. If you’d like to nominate someone from the region for either of these two awards it’s probably best if you get an entry form from the council to see what the rules are, like the Young Achievers, they have to be between 13 and 25 and live in the Hauraki district. Citizen Award nominees have to be resident in the district at the time of the services, and the services must be related to activity within the district, or benefitting the district. If you know someone worthy of either of these awards get an application form and put their name forward, but do it soon as nominations close on July 18.

We’re looking forward to see what comes out of the woodwork with Waihi’s Got Talent 2014 with Waihi Beach RSA, Gold FM and Go Waihi. We’ve seen some fantastic acts over the last few years with lots entering more than once. It’s great to see the school children come out of their shells and really enjoy themselves. Solo acts, featuring with, duets and groups are all welcome to enter, the more the merrier. To enter you must live or be schooled in the Waihi or Waihi Beach area. That’s it! There’s no entry fee, and there’s even the opportunity to get some tips from Shona Laing with a Master Class before the heat nights on August 1 and 8, leading up to the finals night on Friday August 22. Entry forms are at school offices, at Waihi Beach RSA and on our website.

Here are a couple of things for the kids to do during the school holidays. Waihi Sport N Action has a badminton day and skating day organised over the holidays. The $5 cost for each covers your racquet and skates and all you need to take is something to eat and drink, to keep the energy levels up. These get pretty popular so to avoid disappointment book your young ones in early for some physical fun that should see them have a good night’s sleep. You can book at the Waihi Events Centre or call Pauline on 07 863 7295 for more details.

Athenree House is steeped in history, and the volunteers who are slowly but surely restoring her are happy to bake some scones and brew a nice cuppa for you, and even take you on a tour of the property. Yes the very popular Devonshire Teas are back this Sunday, and combined with the tour it’s just $10. It’s a great cause and you get some exercise and a real treat along with coming away with a better understanding about the history of Athenree House. Call Anne to book on 07 863 6448, and take a friend, there’s plenty of fresh whipped cream.

At the end of this month you have the opportunity to look into the future and make some plans. Wills and Powers of Attorney are the subjects of this presentation at Waihi Community Resource Centre in Mueller St. You’re invited to hear an overview on these subjects from 1 pm to 2 pm on Thursday July 31. To register contact the Resource Centre on 07 863 7555 or call in and see them in Mueller St, Waihi. I hate to say it but these sorts of things will affect you in the future so knowing a bit about the processes is important.

In fact they’re encouraged to take to the street in Go Waihi’s Trolley Derby and Skateboard Competition with Waihi Lions and Waihi Beach Dirt Track Club. We’re just finalising the date and then it’s all on for the countdown to a fun day for all ages. Adults are welcome to enter alongside the kids and everyone’s invited along to watch the fun and sometimes a spill or two. Preparation is a big thing when it comes to the trolley so pull the old girl out and dust her off. A tweak here, a tighten there, maybe some oil to speed her up and after a few practice runs (remember to lean into the corners) you’ll be set for a good time.

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