Update August 19

Posted by GO Waihi on 19/08/2016

A crisp morning or two, some beaut afternoons, lots of sunshine and the thought of a BBQ not too far off; things are looking good at the moment. We’re getting our fair share of medals at the Olympics and I’m a little sleep deprivated, but that’s OK. It’s one of those times you get to see the ‘minor’ sports like javelin, diving, pole vault and the gymnastics to name just a few, with the best on show, which is great. I’m looking forward to the Heartland Rugby Competition, good luck to the Swampfoxes starting with a home game next weekend.

WHICH CATEGORIES WILL YOU ENTER?
Back over Labour Weekend, Art Waikino offers artists five categories to enter. Photography of people, photography of other than people, handcraft, sculpture and art gives plenty of opportunity to show off your talent, and possibly sell your art too. Entry forms with the nominal entry fee details and cut off dates are available at the Waihi HDC Service Centre and Library, Gold FM, by emailing artwaikino@gmail.com and on our website too. Get your arty attitude out and see what you come up with. It’s always great viewing across the long weekend.

MEDIEVAL KNIGHT AHEAD
That should read night, but at least I got your attention. Waihi Waterlily Gardens is hosting this on Saturday 27 August, with a medieval dinner, pig on a spit, music and dancing and prizes for best dressed male and female in medieval costume. Get in touch with them for tickets.

FAMILY HISTORY’S ALWAYS INTERESTING, AND SOMETIMES SURPRISING
This is Family History Month and the Waihi Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists has the family in mind with their monthly meeting coming up this Wednesday at the Waihi Bridge Club Hall in Union St. Starting at 1 pm and finishing with a cuppa and chat, they have Fay Sefton along with a ten minute talk. It’s $2 for members, $3 if you’re not a member, and $5 for when they have a guest speaker.

SOWING THE SEEDS, & SEEDLINGS, OF SUCCESS
Another month has ticked by and spring is just around the corner. Waihi Herb Society is gearing up for their August meeting on the 28th at the Salvation Army Hall at the top of Seddon St. Getting underway at 2 pm they’ll cover preparation for spring and companion planting, where you plant plants that like and look after each other. From beginners to experienced, you’re welcome to join them, learn and offer advice too. They’re a friendly bunch who enjoys afternoon tea as well, so take a few dollars to help cover their costs and enjoy.

AMERICANA – A STAR SPANGLED CELEBRATION
On Sunday you’re invited along to hear the combined Kerepehi Brass Band and Katikati Concert Band perform at the Waihi Salvation Army Hall at the top of Seddon St. Starting at 2 pm you’ll enjoy a star spangled musical celebration of the United States. It’s just a donation entry and everyone’s invited. I wonder if Glen Millar will feature?

WELLBEING’S TOP OF MIND
There’s a brochure that’s just been put out that features advice and answers to lots of questions aimed at the farming community. When times are a little stressful where can you get support and advice? There’s some good information in the brochure and also contact details for support networks and other resources. It’s a great starting point and is available at Hauraki District Council offices or you can contact GO Waihi for one.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT NETWORK
They’re there, behind the scenes, to help those affected by prostate cancer, their family and friends. In whatever way they can, whether it’s someone to talk to, to feed the pets and check your mail if you’re away or to help point you in the right direction, just ask. Contact the Waihi Support Group on 07 863 7076.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: If you eat onions and baked beans, do you end up with teargas?