Update August 5

Posted by on 05/08/2016

OK, own up, who knows where July went? Wow that was fast! We must be enjoying ourselves. We’re enjoying a mild winter so far, and the weather’s supposed to stay fairly warm over the next three months too. It doesn’t mean we won’t get a cold day or three, and we’ve still got some rain to come, but cast your mind back a month or two when we were enjoying fine weather and all the talk was about the lack of rain. We’ll be into another season before you can say ‘Merry Christmas’ ... I hope. I’ll be looking at hitting the beaches again pretty soon, just maybe not the water, unless there’s a decent swell of course. Aren’t we lucky with our backdrop of countryside, from beautiful beaches to fantastic bushwalks, and boutique shopping to boot.

SORRY – FULLY BOOKED – GOOD ON YOU!
Waihi Lions Charity Dinner and Show tomorrow has no tickets left and a waiting list. Well done to those who thought ahead and bought tickets, and a great cause too; the Waihi St John Building Project. Guy Cater will entertain you and your $$’s are appreciated by St John. Enjoy your night.

GOLDFEST GETS MORE EVENTS BOOKED IN
GO Waihi says ‘keep ‘em coming’! Events are coming in for Goldfest through October and there’s room for more. Art Waikino is back, the iconic art exhibition across Labour weekend. We’ve just heard about a Vegetarian Festival and will keep you up to date with that, and of course there’ll be things for the kids to do through the holidays, and adults too, We’ll have more information about several plays being put on in October, all on the same night too. And of course we’ll have some fun with the GO Waihi Trolley Derby and Market Day too. If you want to hold an event send whatever info you have so far in to GO Waihi and keep us in the loop and we’ll add it into the programme.

BIG LATCH ON TOMORROW A FUN EVENT
Waihi’s La Leche League and Birth Insight are hosting The Big Latch On at 10 am tomorrow. You’re welcome to join them at Paeroa Community Support Trust at 5 Mackay St. It’s a combined get together with breast feeding women and supporters celebrating World Breastfeeding Week with morning tea and there’ll be spot prizes too.

FAMILY NIGHTS A CHANCE TO TRY IT OUT AND HONE YOUR SKILLS
Waihi Drama Society has these on the third Friday each month, so the next one will be August 19. You can develop your performance skills and confidence in a relaxed, supportive and fun atmosphere. Take along a pre-prepared skit, do some reading, dance or perform a musical item. Take part in script reading or improvisation games or just get along and be an audience member. Everyone’s invited from 7 pm to 9 pm at The Boyd Rd Theatre and it’s just a gold coin to help with the refreshments.

MARKET DAY STALLS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 8
As part of Goldfest and the annual Trolley Derby GO Waihi is having a Market Day on that Saturday and there’s room for some interesting stalls to add to the flavour through town. If you’re a regular stall holder, part of a club fundraising or an individual that wouldn’t mind making some money with different products than the shops, get in touch with GO Waihi for an application form, or download one from our website. Inexpensive, fun and profitable are all good reasons to follow up on this one.

WWWW = WAIHI (on the) WORLD WIDE WEB
There’s always something on, something coming up and some things in the wind around Waihi. Lots of these things feature on our website, and in my column in the Hauraki Herald too. Keep sending us your information and we’ll let everyone know what’s happening, where and when. We’re a great way of letting folk know what’s happening, and our website gets lots of visits from both visitors and locals.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Have we learnt from our past, or just about it?