Update May 1

Posted by Admin on 01/05/2014

There goes another month. Four down and another underway. The Autumn cleanup could be a good thing to get into with the changeable weather; indoors when it’s wet and outdoors when you see the sun come out and hey presto, you won’t recognise your place next time you drive by. With just Queen’s Birthday Weekend to come before the gap to Labour Weekend, now’s a good time to think about that midwinter break. Whether it’s away to somewhere you’d like to visit or just to hunker down and do your own thing, in your own time, it’s good to give yourself that break. There’s always something on and coming up around our area, so read on and join in.

We have to remember it’s not a serious photo competition, but more of what the judges think gives off that Waihi feel with Go Waihi’s Snap Shot of Waihi’s Warm Up Party for Beach Hop Competition. It’s a bit of fun. Entries have closed and it’s the tough job of the judges now to go through some fantastic shots showing off the great day we had in Waihi to come up with the winner of the Sony Action Cam. So small and yet so technically advanced. We’ll announce the winner soon and put some of the photos up on our website too. Thanks if you entered by the way.

Very soon the visitor centre will move, right next door, for a brief time. The reason is the new Waihi Gold Discovery Centre. Wheels are turning and in September the new iSite will be up and running, back where it was before, where the Gold Discovery Centre is being built. Things aren’t starting to take shape yet as they’re busy pulling apart the old shapes first, but you’ll see progress pretty quickly with completion expected in five months.

Waihi hosts the Wedding and Functions Expo this Saturday between 10 am and 4 pm. Gathered in Waihi’s Memorial Hall will be a fantastic mix of stall holders with all the advice you need to hold a function of almost any sort and the wedding of your lifetime. Gather the information, talk and ask questions, enter to win the door prize, watch the fashion show and hair and makeup demonstrations. For a gold coin entry you’ll be well on your way to having everything you need to organise your big day.

Waihi Ward Councillors are hosting some informal community meetings so you can give them some early feedback on their draft 2015 - 2025 Hauraki Long Term Plan. What works well in your community, what needs improvement? Waht do you want your community to look like in the future and what would you like to see in the Plan? The meetings are in Waikino at Victoria Hall on Tuesday 20 May at 7 pm, Waihi Memorial Hall on Wednesday May 21 at 10 am and 5.30 pm, and at the Whiritoa Emergency Management Centre at 7 pm on Thursday 22 May. Everybody’s invited and it’s your chance to help shape your community’s future.

Waihi Community Resource Centre has an interesting variety of workshops and seminars on for you through May. Tomorrow from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm there’s a free adult workshop on oral History in conjunction with Waihi Arts Centre and Museum and Waihi Heritage Vision covering things like interview techniques, creating the right environment and knowing your equipment. The Life Skills Series continues with Goal Setting and Life Planning on Monday from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm. What do you want out of life and how do you get it? And on Thursday 29 May from 1 pm to 2 pm join them for their free Law Education seminar on Family – an Introduction to Relationship Property. For bookings and details contact 07 863 7555.

Waihi Drama Society is just about set for a start to their season of Brigadoon. It’s about a couple of tourists who come across a town that only appears for one day every hundred years. The play originally ran on Broadway for 581 shows and then moved on to the West End for 685 performances. Good credentials eh! Tickets are on sale at United Video in Seddon St Waihi for $20, or $25 for the gala opening night performance.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Anything free is worth what you pay for it.