Posted by Go Waihi on 14/04/2015
Bbrrrrrr. I just wanted to start with that after a little reminder of a few cooler days and nights ahead, not hurrying it along of course but it’s a reality. Beanies and board shorts, hoodies and jandles ... so many decisions. I took the scenic route to work yesterday, an extra 4 minutes and well worth it. Thought about Auckland and the set of traffic lights I would have been parked at but then got lost in the beautiful scenery, and the road ahead. It’s funny how, with the slower, relaxed lifestyle, everything still gets done, often just a little earlier without the hassles of the masses. Here’s to a nice transition into term two of school, and to some good winter sport.
W100 - ANZAC COMMEMORATIONS SHOULD BE TOP OF MIND
Whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing don’t miss marking the 100 Commemoration of World War One. ANZAC Day dawn services, civic services, visits to cemeteries and getting together to remember and respect those who went to war for our country are high priority across our proud nation, and rightfully so. Check details of where you can get along and mark this next Saturday April 25. It’s the least we can do in respect of what they gave and did for our country.
MISS THE MEETINGS? DON’T MISS HAVING A SAY!
Hauraki District Council has a discussion document out about the Long Term Plan, an overview of what they’d like to do, change and perhaps not do anymore. What will you be doing in five years, or ten? If you think it might affect you, your family and the community it’s important you keep in the system by putting in a submission. Do you want a say of what happens, then call into any HDC office for information and submission forms, and remember they close this Wednesday, April 22, at 4.30 pm. Just a few minutes is worth it.
THIS LITTLE PIGGY WAS SEEN AT WAIHI’S MARKET
It was having fun too, looking around all the stalls in and around the Waihi Memorial Hall Saturday. The shops downtown give you a good eclectic collection of boutique shopping, all within four blocks, so adding more choice with the stalls with Waihi Lions is a win win for you. Add in time for something to eat at any of the good mix of eateries and you’ve got a good Saturday morning plus sussed.
DRUMS & FLOWERS - A DAY WITH A DEFINITE DIFFERENCE
Tamashii Taiko drumming is a very dynamic art form, which fuses ancient rhythms with carefully choreographed movements. Exponents of this ancient art will be performing at Waihi’s International Academy on Sunday May 3. There’s also a flower arrangement exhibition with the theme of ‘Mother’. Beat a path to Take Note in Paeroa or Gold FM in Waihi for tickets (cash sales), or go to email@example.com for details. Eventfinder’s got tickets too. Early birds get the $15 tickets if you’re very quick, or it’s $20 at the door. Groups of 10 plus are $15 each. Here’s something different on our doorstep.
NUGGETY NUGGET A GEM OF A CHALLENGE
Not for the faint hearted, but definitely good for a challenge, The Nugget Multisport Event with Waihi Sport N Action is back in Waihi on Saturday May 9. Based at the Pumphouse with a run here, a bike ride there and a few other things to keep you puffing it’s going to be fun! It’s for individuals and teams so get something sorted and push yourself. Our website’s a good place to find out the categories, costs and details. Views are a free bonus compliments of Waihi district, so are the memories.
WAIHI’S JUNIOR SURVIVOR ALL GO FOR MAY 10
Sunday May 10 the Waihi Rugby Grounds are home base for Waihi’s Junior Survivor Challenge. There are four categories, the under 5’s, the 5 – 7 year olds, the 8 – 10’s and the 11 – 13’s. It’s a fun run interspersed with obstacles and challenges along the way to show how much fun you can have outdoors. Early bird registrations will get a T shirt as well as the chance to win some great prizes. $20 gets you in and the best part is you don’t need anything special, just turn up ready for some fun, and take a change of clothes, just in case. For more info see Pauline at Waihi Sport N Action at the Waihi Events Centre.
TRAIN ON TRACK FOR A BREAK
Maintenance calls for the Goldfields Railway train line so it’s maintenance and a rest for the engine and carriages in just a few days for a week or three. We’ll let you know when it’s back on track so to speak, but safety is paramount and maintaining the track that has seen thousands of people of all ages and will continue to excite and educate youngies and bringing back memories for others a little longer in the tooth must take priority. Good they sorted it for after the holidays though.
HERE’S A THOUGHT: Bad spellers of the world untie!
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