Update April 9

Posted by Go Waihi on 09/04/2015

I hope you had a great Easter break. The weather was pretty good to us around the region with lots of people enjoying the outdoors, and the last of the daylight saving. It’ll take me a bit of time to get used to this early sunset, and I still believe two weeks after Easter is when it should finish. Not to worry, there are still some mild nights ahead to enjoy, and it was great to get to the beach over the long weekend and see so many others there and in the surf. Still warm and loving it!

Waihi Art Centre and Museum are open every day across the holidays between midday and 3 pm, and on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 am. Next to nothing is what it costs, and the art gallery is worth a good look while you’re there. That’s Kenny St, just a block from the main CBD. PSW, they’re always after more helping hands (volunteers to some) for a variety of jobs out front and behind the scenes.

Have a read of what Hauraki District Council’s looking at doing, not doing and changing over the next ten years to 2025 and put a few words down with your thought(s) and / or idea(s). How could the LTP affect you, your family and your community? Is there enough information for you to decide if the options proposed are good or not? Do you agree with what they’re suggesting? To be kept up to date put your submission (that’s your few words and thoughts) in before close off in less than two weeks on April 22. Documents are at HDC offices and there’s a shortened Consultation Document there too. Check their website for the full version, definitely worth it. There’s an informal ‘drop in’ meeting this Wednesday in Whiritoa Community Hall at 7 pm and another in front of the Waihi Memorial Hall next Friday between 10 am and 2 pm.

Tomorrow entries close for Go Waihi’s Snapshot Photo Competition for Waihi’s Warm Up Party for beach Hop. If you were there and took some pics, then enter your best that show off that Waihi feel. Email single entries to info@waihi.org.nz or get them on a disc and send to PO Box 34, Waihi 3641. Open to amateurs and judges’ decision is final. We’ll even feature some on our website.

Last call for tomorrow’s ECHO Walking Festival Waihi Express Train & Trek trip. Details are in the brochure and on the web. Great for the family a push chair’s all good with a level 1 grading. On Saturday take on the Mangakino Pack Track walk with a stream crossing included, a grade 3 - 4. Your guide will tell you about the Rickers stand, 100’s of kauri trees. $5 for the transport and there’s billy tea – take a mug, damper twist, sausages and marshmallows waiting you at Dickey Flat after your walk. Go to www.waihi.org.nz and follow the link for details and to register.

They’ve got special prices, holiday activities for kids and adults and are open every day. Check out Waihi’s newest tourist attraction right opposite the Pumphouse at the top of Seddon St.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Life’s too short to match socks.