Update July 17

Posted by on 17/07/2015

It was great to see some of Waihi’s characters last week when the district featured on TV with This Town. We have a fantastic mix of people who make up our unique community, one we should be very proud of. Well done to those who featured, I know there were several others who had their names put forward, but there just wasn’t the time to feature everyone, although a full programme of Waihi would have been great to see. I hope the school holidays have been good to you; the weather hasn’t been too bad overall, as long as you don’t mind the cool, crisp, clear mornings of late, and the occasional rainy day. Let’s see what’s happening around the region.

MARKET DAY IN WAIHI SATURDAY ALWAYS INTERESTING
Waihi Lions host the monthly Waihi Market downtown in Waihi tomorrow, and every third Saturday each month. From 9 am inside the Waihi Memorial Hall will be stalls galore with all sorts of goodies. You just don’t know until the day what treasures and surprises you’ll find. Outside on the street side there’s even more stalls with all sorts for all sorts. Add in lots of cool shops downtown and great cafes and restaurants and your Saturday’s just become interesting, fun and possibly a good start to your Christmas shopping – along with one or two things for you I bet. Bring a friend and spread the word.

GIVE ‘EM WHAT THEY DESERVE
July 31 is the last day for nominations for the Hauraki District annual Citizen and Young achievers Awards. Young Achievers are under 25, youth that have done something that deserves recognition. Out in the community, behind the scenes, if you know about them, then let’s hear about them. The same goes for the Citizens Awards. There are lots of people in the community doing fantastic things and this is your opportunity to nominate them for what they do. Get a form at any Hauraki District Council Service Centre, fill it out and get it back in before the end of the month.

HEAR YE, HEAR YE – FREE CONCERT ON SUNDAY
Senior citizens from Waihi are invited along to the Waihi RSA on Sunday for a free concert. You read right, a free concert. It’s being put on by Waihi Lions, with the afternoon tea compliments of the Waihi RSA. There’ll be several performers and it’s on from 2 pm to about 4.30 pm. If you need a lift then call Sonja on 021 414 556 and she’ll organise getting you there and home again.

LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING ABOUT OUR PAST
The New Zealand Society of Genealogists Waihi Branch invites you along on Wednesday to hear Bruce Ringer, the Team Leader at Auckland Libraries South Auckland Research Centre. There’s so much information that can be got from the shields, plaques and tablets that we remember seeing in schools, halls, churches and clubs. The meeting’s at the Waihi Museum starting at 1 pm, and the $5 door charge includes afternoon tea.

CHECK DETAILS AND READ THE FINE PRINT
If you’re from Waihi or Waihi Beach then you should be in! The Waihi Lions Community Diary is being freshened up ready for printing before Christmas. Check your details are in there and correct. It’s free for residents, and if you want to add a mobile or fax number then it’s just $20. And it’s all a great fundraiser for Waihi Lions. It’s the only one you reach for, and a great way for businesses to advertise too. Contact Dave on 863 6988 to update your details and to get in there, and the best part is there’s no fine print; it’s the one with the big readable print.

GET YOUR ENTRY FORMS BACK IN
Waihi Beach RSA is offering over $3600 in prizes for Waihi’s Got Talent, divided evenly between the Junior, Intermediate and Senior winners and their schools. Go to school in Waihi or Waihi Beach? Then enter, it’s free, a lot of fun, and could be financially beneficial too. Big words which mean you might win the money! And if your school would like the $1000 on offer in each section for a school project, then encourage your pupils to enter. Waihi Beach RSA would like entries back in now so they can calculate heats, so grab an entry form from your school office, at www.waihi.org.nz or at Gold FM, fill it out and get it back ASAP!

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