Update February 18

Posted by Go Waihi on 18/02/2015

I’m a starter for a rainy day, sooner rather than later. We’ve had one or two drops, but they’ve been in a bucket really. Let’s get some green going. It’s funny watching the Cricket World Cup as Super XV rugby kicks off. Another month and a bit and local winter sports will get underway too. Busy roads, safety near water, use the sunscreen, ice cream melts, share the rail trail, eat your greens … you know the drill. And remember to enjoy.

Want to know more about your family roots? The Waihi Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists meets this Wednesday at 1 pm for a power point presentation about the free to view online FamilySearch website and how to access it. $5 includes afternoon tea at Waihi Museum in Kenny St.

Enjoy a big bit of it with the Formosa Cultural Experience next Saturday, February 28, at the International Academy in Landlyst Rd from 10 am to 3.30 pm. Taiwanese performers are coming to Waihi to entertain and show you how to. Try shadow puppetry, straw art, the bamboo flute and more. The Millenium Orchestra will be playing ancient Chinese instruments, there’s the contemporary Taiwan Art Exhibition with photography, lantern art, pottery and patchwork bags and lunch is included. Contact Go Waihi for ticket details.

Saturday is the monthly Waihi Lions Market Day. Based at the Waihi Memorial Hall both inside and street side you’ll find a great mix of stalls with all sorts for all sorts. Well worth checking out from around 8.30 am into the afternoon. More stall holders are always welcome.

It’s free, it’s fun and it’s on Sunday. The Waihi Bridge Club open day runs from 2 pm to 4 pm in their club rooms at 57 Union St. Played before or not get along and see what it’s about. Ask the questions, try your hand and learn a little about the club.

It’s time to start training for the Nugget Multi Sport Challenge in May. There are courses to suit most levels, and the finish at the iconic Pumphouse is always a great spot to cheer on the hardy souls as they complete the race. They’re after volunteers too, contact Waihi Sport N Action for more info and entry details.

Go Waihi is a non profit incorporated society that promotes the Waihi region as a great place to live, work and visit. We’re a good central point for what’s happening around the region. If you have something on then let us know, and if you want to know what’s going on then get in touch. There’s our website www.waihi.org.nz, the email’s info@waihi.org.nz and you can call us on 07 863 3030.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Reality’s a nice place, but I wouldn’t want to live there.