Update March 27

Posted by Go Waihi on 27/03/2015

It’s great to see all the classic cars and hot rods that are cruising through the Coromandel, everyone living south of the Bombay’s seemed to be at Waihi’s Warm Up Party for Beach Hop, kicking off the first day on Wednesday. We’ll see a repeat on Sunday with the exodus so pull up a chair, enjoy and dream. Another month under the belt, the end of the financial year, the New Year resolution seems a long time ago (but still intact) and it’ll get dark really early soon so enjoy the afternoon daylight saving while it lasts. And yep, the barbie’s out again, that’s the outdoor cooker OK!

A HUMUNGOUS THANKS BECAUSE IT’S DESERVED
Waihi’s Warm Up Party for Beach Hop is one of those days that comes together because of a lot of background work, both leading up to and also on the day, also afterwards come to think of it, and that’s by lots of people. Thanks to Hauraki District Council for looking after the roads and detours, Waihi Lions for your marshalling duties, the Night Owls and your patrols, and to Waihi College Year 13 Geography class volunteers and teacher Ben, your help was much appreciated with whatever we asked you to do; I hope it’s helped with your studies. Thanks too to Mike Hickey, Kerry Single and Josh and the volunteers who put up their hand and gave of their time, you’re awesome. The shops that put in the effort will see the benefits with return visits in the future and thanks to all Thanks Beach Hop Crew and all the entrants, passengers and friends in tow, you all come back now, you hear?! To everyone who turned up you rock ... and roll!

AND THANKS TO THESE FELLAS THE SHOW ‘GOT ON THE ROAD’
To MacMahons working in the Martha Mine and Thiess Global Mining and the underground mining we thank you from the bottom of our mines, and hearts. Your generous sponsorship of Waihi’s Warm Up Party for Beach Hop makes a huge difference. It’s great to get your support for this day, it shows how Waihi’s community works together for a big day of the year in Waihi, one that both locals and visitors really look forward to and enjoy. Thanks for your continued support.

A PICTURE’S WORTH NOT AS MUCH AS THIS SONY CAMERA YOU COULD WIN
This little beauty is ready to go to a new home, $1300 worth, and it could be your place. If you were at Waihi’s Warm Up Party for Beach Hop and took some photos, sort through them, pick out a few that show off a Waihi perspective and enter Go Waihi’s Snapshot Competition. Open to amateurs you’ve got until Friday April 10 to get your pick of your pics in. Either send them on a disc to Go Waihi, PO Box 34 Waihi 3641, or email entries, one per email please, to info@waihi.org.nz. We’ll even feature some of the entries on our website. Make sure you include your name and contact details, and remember this is a fun competition and the judges decision’s final.

APRIL BA5 EARLY
Go Waihi’s Business After 5 meeting for April is a day early, on Tuesday, the last day of March. Easter’s that week, and the timing’s good to find out about a big ANZAC W100 project in Auckland that’s got a Waihi connection. If you’re a Waihi business owner or manager meet at Kimberley Tool & Design in Ford Rd just after 5 pm and we’ll see this project in the making. Hauraki District Council will give an update on the Long Term Plan and we’ll hear about what KTD are up to. Add a little catch up time and it’ll be an interesting hour and a half. RSVP’s early please to Go Waihi at info@waihi.org.nz or phone 863 3030. That’s Tuesday.

THE BIGGEST COMMEMORATIVE POPPY EVER CREATED’S CONNECTION TO WAIHI
Little old Waihi is where Kimberley Tool and Designs is based. They’re the company pressing 59,000 red discs as they take shape to be part of this huge display at Auckland’s Domain. Anyone in NZ can donate and add a disc, or piece of the massive poppy, to this display that will take 9 days to put together, leading up to ANZAC Day. If in Auckland call in to the Domain between the 16 and 24 April, make a donation and you’ll get a disc you can write a message on before it goes into the display. Great idea and well done KTD.

TRACTORS AND VINTAGE MACHINERY ON DISPLAY
The historic Victoria Battery in Waikino is a fantastic venue this weekend for about 50 plus of the above on display between 10 am and 3 pm both days, and all for a gold coin donation, excellent. While you’re there you should have a look around the other historic relics called the Battery, kiln tunnel and museum, and possibly ride the narrow gauge train too. No, we’re not including the volunteers under relics, but they can give you a guided tour. Great for the family, it’s another cool thing that goes on in small town New Zealand.

DERBY NIGHT AT WAIHI COLLEGE A SURE BET FUN TIME
Saturday May 2nd is the date of Waihi College’s RugNet fundraiser with a difference. The night starts with a complimentary wine or beer, supper’s provided, the courtesy van’s available and a good night’s virtually guaranteed with the virtual races that always get the crowd going. $15 for a ticket or get a table of 10 together for $100, they’re available at the college office. Doors open at 6.45 pm with the first race underway at 7.30 pm. $$$’s raised help the senior rugby and netball teams on their trip later this year. Tip of the day? Sure, use your manners and always carry a hanky.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Alcohol is not the answer, it just makes you forget the question.