Update July 8

Posted by Go Waihi on 08/07/2014

It was 47 years ago today New Zealand changed to dollars and cents from pounds, shillings and pence. The school holidays have come around quickly, and for some they won’t be over soon enough, and that includes some kids too. Hopefully they don’t get bored, they shouldn’t with the things they can do these days. But it all comes down to batteries and a screen for a lot of them these days unfortunately. We’ve got an idea or two below to get them out and doing something physical.

Waihi Community Resource Centre has an overview of the law about wills and powers of attorney coming up on Thursday July 31. What are they, how can they affect you and who uses them? These questions will be answered, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask more at the end of the presentation. Register by phoning 07 863 7555, or call in to the Resource Centre in Mueller St.

It’s nice to take the time to smell the roses sometimes, to sit back and watch the world go by. Goldfields Railway train trip between Waihi and Waikino is that opportunity. Catch the train out; take a walk to the historic Victoria Battery site, maybe to the Owharoa Falls, then catch the train back. Not bad, a bit of exercise, some nostalgia and a nice experience to repeat occasionally. You might like to walk part of the Rail Trail, or bike it, another option. Check our website for a link for their timetable.

Waihi’s Got Talent for school aged children who live or are schooled in Waihi and Waihi Beach, here’s your chance to shine. Spread the word that this year the heats are Friday August 1 and 8, with the finals night Friday 22 August. Junior, intermediate and senior section winners get $200 for themselves, and $1000 for their school. It’s not too late to enter. Entry forms are at Waihi Beach RSA, at school offices and on our website. It’s free and a lot of fun. Talk to the RSA about the special Shona Laing coaching night.

Walk the Pit Rim around the Martha Mine, check out the unique walks in and around the Karangahake Gorge and coast line, visit Waihi Art Centre and Museum in Kenny St, take a stroll along the beach, do a bit of shopping in our boutique selection of shops and take advantage of the great choice of eateries in and around Waihi. Hey, we had time for an extra one! Gilmour Lake’s another good one.

The Young Achievers and Citizens Awards for the Hauraki District are open for nominations. Do you know someone you think deserves being recognised? This could be an ideal way of letting them know they’re appreciated. To find out what the criteria are get a nomination form from the Waihi HDC office or their website. You have until 4 pm on July 18.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: 1st rule of intelligent tinkering – save all the parts.