Update August 21

Posted by Go Waihi on 21/08/2015

Last week I was talking about the rain, hail and the frost and now, Spring has sprung! I know I’m officially a little early, but after the pollen and hay fever of late, and the fantastic weather last weekend, I’m pretty sure it’s going to appear before we know it – like daylight saving in just over 5 weeks, Labour Weekend in nine weeks and Christmas in 18 weeks today. It was so nice to head to the beach last weekend for a throw of the Frisbee, or flying disc officially, and to see so many others out enjoying the sand, a little surf and lots of sunshine. People, bikes, dogs and some sporting equipment all featured, along with a few hard core surfers who had hit the water. Pull out your barbie and get cooking I say!

TONIGHT’S FINALS NIGHT AND YOU’RE INVITED
Waihi’s Got Talent with the Waihi Beach RSA, Gold FM and Go Waihi all comes to a head tonight with the finals for the Junior, Intermediate and Senior sections. Dancing, singing, a magician, hip hop, comedy, gymnastics, solo artists, duets and groups all feature, with $200 for each section winner, as well as the $1000 for their school for a project. We’ve got some very talented school kids in Waihi Beach and Waihi. Starting at 6.30 pm it’s an open invitation to enjoy a couple of hours’ entertainment at Waihi Beach RSA.

IT’S ABOUT THE WHANAU WITH PIO TEREI TONIGHT
Waihi Bluelight Ventures has got Pio Terei along to the Waihi Memorial Hall tonight for an informative and fun evening for parents and caregivers. His presentation Building Awesome Whanau covers developing a positive atmosphere at home, giving kids confidence and resilience to problem solve and the love and values that make up a solid family foundation. Doors open at 6.30 pm, Pio’s on from 7pm to about 8.30 pm and supper is provided. I bet you’ll come away with some great ideas.

ART COMPETITON & EXHIBITION ENTRY FORMS ARE OUT
Art Waikino’s Art Exhibition across Labour Weekend is a must do, whether it’s to enter or to go and look at all the entries. Entry forms have just arrived and we’ve got them here on our website. They’re also available at Gold FM and a number of other outlets, or email me and I’ll get one out to you. The five categories again this year are art, handcraft, photography of people, photography of other than people and sculpture, all with great prizes, and the overall Supreme Award of $500 to be won. The historic Victoria Hall’s going to be full to the brim again this year I’d say.

TRUCK ON IN FOR TROLLEY DERBY ENTRY FORMS
Go Waihi’s Annual Trolley Derby is an ideal time for a challenge; a challenge to build a trolley, to rebuild a trolley, to freshen up or speed up a trolley and to challenge others to get a trolley ready to race. Good steering and brake, long sleeves, closed in shoes and helmet and you’re just about there. A bit of gumption and someone to push you off and you’re just about set to take on the hazards of the Haszard St hill. Got a business? Enter. How about your club, school or church? Your family and friends might like to compete against you. Remember there’s $300 up for grabs to all entrants there on the day!. And entry is FREE too. Forms are at Waihi the HDC Service Centre and Library, Gold FM and here on our website.

DON’T STALL FOR A STALL SITE
Go Waihi’s Annual Trolley Derby and Market Day is just that, but in the other order. The Market Day leads up to the Trolley Derby, and there’ll be entertainment through the morning too. If you’d like to have a stall and you sell product different to the shops then we’d love to hear from you. Variety, a fundraiser, something different, an awareness grabber, something you make; they’re all great ideas. Application forms are on our website and you can contact me for them too. We’re filling the gaps between the shops with their wares out streetside too. An ideal time to get ahead on that Christmas shopping is on the cards.

THE SEASON HAS BEGUN AND ALICE IS IN WONDERLAND
Waihi Drama Society has been rehearsing this classic story for several months, and the hard work has paid off with some great reviews of the first nights. Matinees are on course this weekend and next Saturday, with evening performances tonight and next Wednesday to Friday. The choice of which show is up to you, although that choice is whittling down as people buy their tickets at United Video at the top of Seddon St Waihi. It’s $20 per adult and $10 for 12’s and under, cash or cheque, and you get about two hours fantastic entertainment.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: I’d love to see two mimes arguing!