Update May 1

Posted by Go Waihi on 01/05/2015

A pinch and a punch for the start of May. Flip the calendar, pull out the Maypole, grab your jacket for later and let’s get busy with things to see and do over the coming wee while. ANZAC commemorations really brought home what everyday people went through just a hundred years ago, it’s a sobering thought. The turn outs to services everywhere are growing, and that’s just fantastic. Now’s a good time to be looking a little further ahead to the winter months and aiming for a break somewhere sometime. We have Queen’s Birthday Weekend in early June then a three and a half month gap before Labour Weekend.

GALLOPS, MAYBE HURDLES BUT NOT THE TROTS
They’re off and racing tomorrow night with the Waihi College RugNet Derby Night fundraiser. For your $15 you get a great night out, with a complimentary beer or wine when you arrive, as well as supper. Get a table of ten sorted and it’s just $100. The courtesy van can get you there and back safely, there are refreshments for sale and it’s all in aid of the senior netball and rugby teams’ trip to their Gold Coast tournaments. Tickets are at the school office, the doors open tomorrow at 6.45 pm with the first on the card set to jump at 7.30 pm.

MOTHER’S DAY ATHENREE HOMESTEAD HIGH TEA
Morning or afternoon tea, it’s a tough decision. Make your Mum’s day with a delicious assortment of food specially prepared and served at the newly refurbished historic Athenree Station Refreshment Rooms. Athenree Homestead is raising funds for the final stage of restoration of the Stewart Homestead. You can take a tour of the grounds, and the homestead will be open for viewing. Book for morning tea on 07 863 4773, and afternoon tea on 07 863 4421. They’re at 360 Athenree Rd, just off SH2 and the beach turnoff.

FLOWERS AND DRUMS, SOUND AND VISION
Waihi International Academy in Landlyst Rd has invited the Tamashii Taiko Drummers to entertain you this Sunday. Taiko drumming has been a tradition in Japan for thousands of years, starting with their introduction from China and Korea. Combining ancient traditional sounds, heard for thousands of years at the temples and festivals, and infusing them with modern beats and rhythms, the show on Sunday will be a blend of the old and the new, the East and the West. Alongside this high energy performance will be a Flower Arrangement Exhibition with the theme of Mother. On from 1 pm to 4.30 pm, tickets are $20, or $15 each for groups of 10 or more, and are available at www.eventfinder.co.nz, for cash at Take Note in Paeroa and Gold FM in Waihi, and at the International Academy on the day.

BOOKS, BOOKS AND MORE BOOKS, AND GAMES AND PUZZLES
Read them, then put them on the shelf or in the cupboard and forget about them. That’s until now. Books of all sorts, any subject, fiction or non, gardening to sports, historical to pastimes and anything in between would be gratefully received by Waihi Lions with their quest for books for their Book Fair. Donations of books, games and puzzles can be made at Caltex in Paeroa, Mobil Waihi and BP Connect in Waihi and at Home Hardware at Waihi Beach. Recycle, then replenish your stocks at the book fair on Queen’s Birthday Weekend Saturday and Sunday at St John’s Anglican hall, opposite the Pumphouse.

WAIHI’S JUNIOR SURVIVOR SHAPING UP TO BE A FUN CHALLENGE
Next Sunday the 10th is a good one to get the kids outdoors and into a bit of adventure of the organised variety with the Waihi Sport N Action Junior Survivor Challenge. There are categories from under 5’s to under 13’s and you don’t need any special gear. Just turn up and be prepared for a bit of a run with some interesting obstacles and activities along the way. It’s $20 entry, $50 family concessions, early bird registrations get a free T Shirt, and there are some neat spot prizes on the day. Based at the Waihi Rugby Grounds in Kenny St, registrations on the day start at 9.15 am. Get in early and see Pauline at the Waihi Events Centre.

AND THE SONY CAMERA GOES TO ...
We’ll have the winner’s name right here next week. Judges have made their decision and are all agreed, and now have the pleasure of getting in touch with the winner to give them the good news that they’ve won the $1300 Sony camera with Go Waihi’s Snapshot of Waihi’s Warm Up Party for Beach Hop Competition. I haven’t seen all the pics but have been told it’s been a tough job to sort out the winner. Thanks to everyone who went to the effort, we’ll post some of the entries on to our website after the winner’s announced, they’ll be worth checking out.

BA5 THIS WEDNESDAY
There’ve been a few changes at Waihi Mitre 10, the venue for our Go Waihi Business After 5 Meeting for May. Waihi business owners and managers are invited to join us from just after 5 pm to meet the team, check out the changes and catch up with the latest happenings both in the shop and out in the yard. Please call 863 3030 or email info@waihi.org.nz to register.

HAVE A HIT OUT
Club nights at Waihi Squash Club are each Friday night from 6 pm. It’d be a good start to the weekend with a game or two at the Sport Centre in Baker Street. New members are welcome and it’s just $3 for non members. Get along tomorrow night.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: The push up bra: the strangely acceptable female equivalent of a rolled up sock in a man’s underwear ??