Update May 12

Posted by Go Waihi on 12/05/2014

Another week slips by, and we’re just over a month away from the shortest day. Next thing you know they’ll be talking snow on the mountains and winter blasts. Queen’s Birthday long weekend at the start of June is the last public holiday we get for a while, there’s a good reason to start sorting what you’re going to do. Whether its feet up and relax or visit friends afar, make sure you treat yourself a little, it’s good for you.

Hauraki District Council Waihi Ward Councillors are hosting Hauraki Long Term Plan pre-consultation meetings as an early opportunity to be part of the next ten year plan before it’s developed. What do you want included in the plan, what works well in your community, and what doesn’t? Ideas for the future of your community could start here. Get along to any of the following meetings: in Waikino this Tuesday 20 May at 7 pm at Victoria Hall, Waihi Wednesday 21 May at 10 am or 5.30 pm at Waihi Memorial Hall and at the Whiritoa Emergency Management Centre at 7 pm next Thursday 22 May.

That’s the amount of time the mystical Scottish village of Brigadoon appears every hundred years. Add two American tourists, a young local lady for that love link, and you get a great story line that did the distance on Broadway and the West End. Brigadoon, Waihi Drama Society has pulled out the stops with their first production for 2014 with this one. Tickets for a good night out, or a matinee, are $20 from United Video at the top of Seddon St (cash of cheque). Or enjoy the opening night Gala Performance with nibbles and refreshments for $25. The season runs from May 21 to 31.

You can’t have a Book Fair without books; and games and puzzles too. The Waihi and Waihi Beach Lions Annual Book Fair is coming up on Queen’s Birthday Weekend. It’s a good chance to sort through the shelves and cupboards and pass on those books you’ve read, the games you don’t play anymore and those puzzles you’ve conquered – or not. Have a sort through and any in good condition, games and puzzles with all the bits please, drop them off at Home Hardware at the beach and in Waihi at Mobil or BP.

Sunday sees the Waihi Community Car Boot Sale in the Waihi RSA car park from 8 am to 1 pm, a good opportunity to pick up some great bargains and maybe make a few dollars with treasures you’re happy to sell. On Thursdays at the Dutch Shop car park in Mueller St there are a number of fresh produce stalls between 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm. They’re keen to hear from other stall holders to add to the market too.

Saturday the Targa cars and crews have a ‘pit stop’ in Waihi from around 10.30 am to 1 pm at Morgan Park. Check out some amazing cars and say gidday to our local entrant Ross Macdonald. They have closed road special stages at Golden Valley Rd and the Old Tauranga Rd into the Gorge if you want to see some of the action.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Tact is the art of knowing how far to go before going too far.