Update April 13

Posted by Go Waihi on 13/04/2016

And so we welcome the school holidays. Wow, I remember the days when there were only three terms, and our concentration span surely wasn’t that much longer than children these days. Keep ’em busy, get them outside when you can and a few jobs around the home is always a good thing ... good luck! I guess we’d better get ready for the onslaught of leaves for the compost, and a slowdown in the lawn mowing cycle’d be good. Next weekend sees ANZAC Day on the Monday; It’s great to see the mix of generations marking this special day at the different services.

FAMILY NIGHTS FUN
Waihi Drama Society’s Family Nights are an opportunity to develop performance skills, present a reading or musical item, dance, take part in script readings and have a go with the improvisation games. It’s all fun and in a supportive atmosphere and happens on the third Friday each month at The Theatre in Boyd Rd from 7 pm to 9 pm, and it’s free, although a donation to help cover the refreshments is always appreciated.

‘3D’ CONSTRUCTIVE STYLE PAINTINGS EXHIBITION
Ray C. Neuman has created some interesting pieces of art that are almost 3D, and Waihi Art Centre and Museum is displaying these across the school holidays. They’re in Kenny St and are open from midday to 3 pm each day. It’s only a small entrance fee, and you might like to take in the museum at the same time. With Waihi’s long history there’s a fair bit of history on show, mining and otherwise.

BLUE LIGHT SKATES, SCOOTERS AND SPORTS
Both Tuesdays across the holidays the Waihi Blue Light team are running skating and scooter activities, and both Thursdays they’ll have sports games for school kids aged between 5 and 15. Parents and caregivers are welcome along and to join if you like. These days will run from 1 pm to 4 pm in the Waihi Events Centre.

DIGGING DEEPER FOR JUST $5
The April meeting of the Waihi Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists guest speaker is Bruce Ralston, with a talk entitled ‘Digging Deeper: find out what else online might help you’. Bruce has been studying his family history for over 50 years, is the editor of the NZ Genealogist and lives in Waihi. You’re welcome along to the Bridge Club Hall in Union St for a start at 1 pm on Wednesday 27 April. PS - afternoon tea’s included.

BOOK IN THE BOOK FAIR
The Waihi Lions Book Fair is on Saturday and Sunday over Queens Birthday Weekend, June 4 and 5. If you’ve got any books, games or CD’s in good condition you’d like to donate drop them off at Mobil or BP in Waihi, Waihi Beach Home Hardware or Moore’s Service Station in Paeroa. All the proceeds go back into our community, and it’s a great chance to stock up on some good reading material and more.

AWARE YOU CAN HEAR ABOUT HERBS?
As part of Herb Awareness Week, on Sunday April 24 at 2 pm Waihi Herb Society is looking at Aloe gel, Kombucha and ointments. They meet at the Salvation Army Hall at the top of Seddon St on the last Sunday each month and talk herbs, companion planting, gardening, soils and plants and share their knowledge in a friendly atmosphere where newbies are always welcome. There’s even a shared cuppa involved.

IT’S ALL UP TO THE JUDGES NOW
We’ve officially closed entries for the GO Waihi Snapshot Photo Competition and now it’s in the hands, and eyes, of the judging panel. What catches that Waihi vibe at Waihi’s Warm Up Party for beach Hop with GO Waihi. There’ve been some great photos entered, and lots will feature here on our website after the winner’s announced. That person is in for a treat with a Panasonic 40” big screen LED TV the major prize. We’ll announce the winner on Friday 29 April.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: A synonym is a word you can use when you can’t spell the other one.