Update July 30

Posted by Go Waihi on 31/07/2015

A pinch and a nice acceptable pat on the back for the last of the month as well as for tomorrow, the start of August. The weather we know will be variable, the days will start to lengthen, there’ll be some birthdays celebrated and I hope we see lots of smiles as people go about their business knowing we get four seasons and are lucky to I reckon. Well done to everyone involved with the Thames Valley Rugby finals, a great turnout, some good rugby and trophies going to some pretty proud teams. To everyone behind the scenes, you deserve a ‘good on you’ too.

PLUNKET LATCHING ON TO A GREAT IDEA
To create awareness on the benefits of breastfeeding and to build some community support breastfeeding women are invited to this fun event today, the Big Latch On event for World Breastfeeding week. 10 am for registrations, 10.30 am for the latch on, and a cuppa not long after at Waihi Plunket Clinic in Haszard St is all part of a nationwide promotion that really is ‘latching on’.

ALICE IS HEADING DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
Waihi Drama Society presents one of the best, one of the favourites, one that everyone enjoys no matter what age, Alice In Wonderland is about to take the stage. August 19 to 29 there are evening performances at 7 pm on Wednesdays to Fridays with matinees on the Saturday, Sunday and following Saturday. There’s plenty of choice for seats, if you’re early. It’s $20 for adults, and $10 for 12’s and under and tickets are at Waihi’s United Video in Seddon St.

IN LINE FOR A GOOD TIME
Every Saturday you’re invited to let your hair down, expend some energy, learn a new skill or hone some, catch up with others, enjoy some refreshments, go home knackered and yes, have a good time. It comes in the form of the Waihi Inline Hockey Club Skate and Scooter Night. Between 6 pm to 8 pm at Waihi Event Centre out come the ramps, the jumps and a nice clear space for the ‘not so experienced’ too. For $5 you get in, and skates or a scooter if you need them. All ages and abilities are recommended to take part for a good night’s sleep.

IN THE SWIM, YOU WON’T SINK
Short notice I know but if you had too much time to think about it you might get cold feet. You will anyway tomorrow when you join other hardy souls for the Waihi Beach Board Riders Icy Meat Challenge at Brighton Road Park Waihi Beach. Call it a mid winter swim, a chilly dip, a race in and out challenge; all the $2 entry fees go to the club, and there’s a nice sausage sizzle to warm you up afterwards so take a few extra dollars. Grab some mates and get dressed if you like! Fun’s highly likely with the classic egg and spoon race and an egg catching competition too, with great prizes from Waihi Beach Butchery.

POWER TO THE PEOPLE, CHEAP POWER TOO
Waihi’s Grey Power has connections, economical connections to reduce power bills. Now I have your attention here’s the deal. If you’re 50 or over and a member of Waihi Grey Power you qualify. Well almost, you need to get in touch to go over the details but there aren’t very many. The bonus is you also get to enjoy regular catch ups with interesting speakers and a nationwide network of people who have soooo much knowledge and experience and come from lots of different backgrounds. Interested? Contact me.

TIME TO PULL OUT THE DUSTER, WELDER, HAMMER AND NAILS
It doesn’t matter what you make it out of just make sure your trolley’s at the start line ready for fun and action on Saturday October 3 with the annual Go Waihi Trolley Derby with Waihi Lions and Waihi Beach Dirt Track Club. Entry forms will be out soon, I’ll let you know in plenty of time. Now’s the time to start putting together your mean machine, maybe one for the kids and one for you! Great idea. Challenge your workmates, other businesses, families and friends, clubs, churches and schools. Let’s fill Haszard St with lots of crazy carts. Free to enter there’re junior and senior classes for males and females. The Open Class is always great to design something super crazy. Oh, the duster? That’s if you’ve already got your trolley sorted, done and dusted!

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Figuring out that you’ll probably never figure it out is the first step in really figuring things out.