Update January 15

Posted by GO Waihi on 15/09/2016

Here we are again on another Friday, with the weekend looming up. Spring cleaning should be well underway ... I say should be, especially when it comes to my place, but hey, it’s the thought that counts, and I’ve definitively thought about it! A frost or two to come and Daylight Saving’s doing the same, arriving in just over a week next Sunday 25 September. It’s a good time to be sorting a little space in your garden, nothing too serious but the rewards are well worth just a little effort. Pots are great too, nice and close to the house with fresh veges and herbs close by, and you know what’s been put on them. Busy time ahead so let’s check out some of the things coming up.

LOOKING FORWARD TO LOOKING BACK
Tomorrow from 9.30 am to 4 pm at Waihi Art Centre and Museum in Kenny St the Waihi Branch of the NZ Genealogist Society presents Family History – More Than Just Names and Dates with three guest speakers. They’ll cover beginner genealogy to help you get started, filling in the blanks on your family history if you’re underway and want a few ideas and finding family and putting it all together to help you structure your family story; all very helpful, and interesting. $10 gets you in with a BYO lunch. Tea and coffee are provided and everyone’s welcome.

P STANDS FOR PLEASE COME TO THE PUBLIC MEETING ABOUT P / METHAMPHETAMINE
This Wednesday GO Waihi has organised a public meeting at Waihi College Hall in Kensington Rd for an informative meeting with the New Zealand Police Organised crime Squad about this dangerous drug. It’s effects, signs to look out for, who to contact if you’re concerned about someone and also a Q & A time will see you leave far better informed. Starting at 7 pm it’s suitable for all ages and is supported by Hauraki District Council and Waihi College.

MEET THE CANDIDATES AND MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION
Waihi Grey Power is hosting this night at Waihi Memorial Hall this coming Thursday from 7 pm. It’s free and will be a good opportunity to find out who the Waihi candidates and two Hauraki District mayoral candidates are, why they’re standing, what they’re standing for and why you should vote for up to, that’s up to, four of them, and possibly one or other of the mayoral candidates too. Well worth getting along so you can make an informed decision and HAVE YOUR SAY.

ENTRIES GOING OUT GET ’EM BACK IN
We’re talking Trolley derby Entries for Saturday 8 October and GO Waihi’s Annual Trolley Derby and Market Day, with Waihi Lions and Waihi Beach Dirt track Club. Youngies and oldies have already entered, if 45 is old. Can we top that? Free FUN and lots of prizes including $300 to one lucky entrant there on the day are up for grabs. All ages and both sexes are welcome to test themselves on the Haszard St Hill course into the town centre. Entry forms are at Waihi’s HDC Service Centre and Library in Rosemont Rd, Gold FM on the corner of Seddon and Haszard Sts, here on our website or email info@waihi.org.nz for one, and get your wheels turning ready for a good time.

STALLS BETTER BE QUICK
With a maximum number of sites available for the Market Day downtown in Waihi on Saturday October 8 you’d best be quick. There’s a cut off for stall applications of Monday 26 September. Forms are available at the same places as the Trolley Derby entry forms above. Add some colour with different goods to the shops and raise some dollars. It’s always a great day.

A COUPLE OF QUICKIES ...
Tomorrow you’re welcome to join in with the planting of natives on the sand dunes at Whiritoa to stop erosion. Meet at 10 am at the Whiritoa Surf Club and take a spade if you’ve got one. Two hours should do it. And remember the Art Show at Waihi Community Kindy 36 Galbraith St this Thursday from 4.30 pm to 6 pm with all the children’s art work for sale as they raise funds for the Salvation Army Christmas Fund for Needy Kids. Take some dollars for the roast meat sammies, hot chips and soup.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: My decision is maybe, and that’s final!