Update November 14

Posted by Go Waihi on 14/11/2014

7 weeks and we’re into 2015. It’s a bit of a shock to realise the longest day is just over a month away. The outdoors is beckoning and the longer afternoons are ideal to do a few more things before heading indoors. Watering the garden is a must for juicy fruit and veges, so take the little extra time to look after them now and you’ll literally reap the benefits in just a few weeks. Remember to slip, slop, slap, and wrap; and I always throw in the slurp to keep up the water intake.

TREES, GARDENS, FRUIT, VEGES, FERNS ...
Tomorrow, Sunday, wet or dry, big, small, new, established, seasonal, natives, edible, for colour, shade, wind protection, on a hill, down a dell, to enhance the view, hide the neighbours, making the most of what’s already there, what can be done, what can’t, the opportunity for ideas to form, pictures to be taken, questions to be answered and raise some pingers for the Lions Club of Waihi. Good eh! Tickets are at Waihi garden centres and the Habby Shop for $20, $18 with a Gold Card and for groups of 10 or more $15.

BETTER GET A MOOVE ON FOR AN UDDERLY AMAZING DAY
All the best if you’re entering in the Waihi A & P Show tomorrow. A big day of the best from down on the farm’s lined up along with bouncy things for the kids, entertainment for everyone, and food and refreshments a plenty. Take the family for just $12, and park your car next door for $2. There are classes of everything from alpacas, miniature horses, cows and Arabian horses to the proud kids with their calves, sheep, goats - and parents coaching them on.. Be there for the gate prize draw to win a very nice travel voucher. The Showgrounds are at the end of the palms on the main road into the Karangahake Gorge.

LIVING WELL
This is a Cancer Society programme at Waihi Hospital for anyone wanting to learn ways of living well through cancer, with speakers talking on a range of topics including dealing with stress, nutrition, managing after effects and relaxation management. On Fridays 21 and 28 November from 10 am to 2.30 pm, contact me for details.

A PLAY ON WORDS WITH ACTION TO BOOT
What would you expect a ladies church choir to do when they’re told their services are no longer required by the new minister? Get out there and promote their talents that’s what, and they’ve got plenty of those. Waihi Drama Society presents ‘Ladies Night Out’. It’s got a great story line that’s been described as jaw-droppingly funny, and all it will cost you is a couple of hours and $20.Tickets are at United Video at the top of Seddon St in Waihi. The show’s on from 19 to 29 November, including a couple of matinees.

DON’T BE A TURKEY AND MISS OUR CHRISTMAS PARADE DAY
We’re gearing up for another great Market Day and Christmas Parade in Waihi on Saturday 6 December. Santa’s excited by the looks of his txts. He enjoys exploring the mall without walls, Rudolf likes the free parking right in the middle of town and Mrs Claus loves the casual atmosphere with so much choice in the shops and so many nice eateries to relax and rejuvenate in. We’ll even add some stalls and music for atmosphere and see you there. That’s if you’re not on a float.

KEEP ’EM COMING WE’VE GOT THE ROOM, AND THE ATTITUDE
A happy attitude that is. Floats of the big variety full of people, smaller ones with just a few on board, walking floats, individuals floating along; we want you to be part of our annual Go Waihi Christmas Parade with Harcourt’s Waihi. It’s on Saturday December 6 so you’ve got a few weekends and some late afternoons and nights if you’re dead keen to set up your float. But why not confirm with your entry form now so you’re ready to go? Grab one from the HDC Service Centre and Library in Rosemont Rd, Gold FM in Haszard Street or here on our website.

STALLS WITH A DIFFERENCE, WHAT HAVE YOU GOT?
For our Christmas Market Day on Saturday December 6 we’re after stalls that will add variety to our shops. What have you got that they haven’t? Let’s add to the mix and delight the crowds coming to shop for Christmas, browse and enjoy the atmosphere. Download a Market registration form. It’s a great time for some fund(s) raising and sites are limited so be quick.

FOOD FOOD GLORIOUS HEALTHY GOURMET FOOD WORKSHOP
Waihi Academy, Sunday November 30, 9.30 am to 3 pm. Full of preparation, advice, flavours and tastes AND you get to enjoy the fruits of your labour. Morning tea and lunch are provided, kind of, because you’re involved every step of the way. Learn lots, enjoy new tastes and register by November 23 please. $40 all up and you won’t go home hungry. Get in touch for tickets.

NEWSFLASH – JUST COME IN
The Waihi Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists is meeting on Wednesday 26 November at Waihi Arts Centre and Museum in Kenny St. Starting at 12 with shared lunch – take a plate – or go at 1.30 pm to hear Michelle Patient talk on how to create a free family history website. It’s $5 and everyone’s welcome.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: My favourite exercise is a cross between a lunge and a crunch. It’s called Lunch.