Update April 28

Posted by Go Waihi on 28/04/2016

I hope you had a good ANZAC break. Monday’s services enjoyed good weather for the most, and good turnouts show the respect New Zealanders have for those who stood, fought and died for or country. And so the seasons change. The leaves are starting to change colour, the temperature is starting to change, the sunset has changed, the clothes are changing and meals could well change to warm soups and winter favourites soon too. Winter sports have had a decent start to the season weather wise, and the school holidays have had a fairly decent run with fine days too. Mind you, I’ve noticed a few with a sneeze and snivel too. Here’s hoping for a mild few months.

GO Waihi’s Snapshot Photo Competition with our Warm Up Party for Beach Hop judges will have a winner for us in time for next week’s column. If you’ve entered, the best of luck, there’s a 40” LED big screen Panasonic TV to be won. We’ll put some of the photos up on our website too. I’m glad it’s the judges’ decision, there are some fantastic entries.

If you have any of the above and no longer read, play or listen to them, then why not donate them to the Waihi Lions Book Fair. Games, CD’s and records and of course books are needed to for their two day Book Fair over Queen’s Birthday Saturday and Sunday at St John’s Anglican Church Hall at the top of Seddon St. Why not give them a new lease of life? They appreciate any donations, which can be dropped off at BP and Mobil in Waihi, Caltex in Paeroa and Home Hardware at Waihi Beach. Recycle, replenish and help your community at the same time, sounds good.

No beating about the bush, Waihi Drama Society have been rehearsing a real who dunnit?! If you want a laugh out loud great night out then Ken Ludwig’s ‘The Game’s Afoot’ will do the trick. A murder, no body, no weapon, an actor who thinks he’s Sherlock Holmes and a detective who thinks she’s an actor all adds up to a great show for all ages. Watch for clues, be prepared for a twist or two, and get your tickets at Waihi i-site. On from 5th to 14th May with a couple of matinees as well this is good entertainment for $20.

Waihi’s Nugget Multisport event is coming up next Saturday May 7 with some spectacular views, amazing countryside and a challenge or three along the way. With a variety of courses there’s one to suit your ability. From Waihi to Waihi Beach and back to the finish line at the unique Cornish Pumphouse on the edge of the Martha Mine, you’ll road bike, run, paddle, mountain bike and possibly even walk from coastline and cliff top to hill and dale, either as an individual or as part of a team of up to five, taking in breathtaking trails and hidden beaches along the way. Enter online at www.thenugget.co.nz.

These are all included in the Bay of Plenty Symphonia, who are coming to Waihi Beach Community Centre on Mother’s Day, May 8, to perform ‘Taiko To Tango’. Based on the five rugby nations playing the Super 18 there’ll be tangos from Argentina, Taiko Drums from Japan, orchestral pieces to represent both New Zealand and Australia and the unique sounds of South Africa, a diverse couple of hours of entertainment, and only $10 and $22 depending on age. Tickets are available at the Art Market in Waihi, Molly’s at Waihi Beach, the Katikati Information Centre and at www.ticketek.co.nz.

Remember Ohinemuri Singers amd Katikati Maestros and Divas combined shows tomorrow and Sunday, for a bit of nostalgia at two different venues with the same fantastic mix of fun songs and old favourites. For where, when and how much see here. And Waihi Art Centre and Museum is open every day between midday and 3 pm featuring Ray C. Neuman’s ‘3D’ art in the Lee-Johnson Gallery. This expo runs until May 7. The museum is always adding more history too, so why not check them both out? It’s just a few $$’s to get in and you’ll need at least a couple of hours to have a good look around.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: You’ll never be younger than you are right now.