Update July 1

Posted by GO Waihi on 01/07/2016

Let’s celebrate! It’s day 183 of 2016, which is exactly half way through the year – we got the extra day with it being a Leap Year. Welcome along to another month and maybe a new month’s resolution ... possibly the same one as last time with a tweak to make it interesting. Just make sure it’s achievable ’cos there’s nothing like ticking the box. While we’re on the numbers game, it’s 79 days, or is that nights, until we welcome back Daylight Saving. 

MATARIKI ... DAWN VIEWING & TAPUWAE TOURNAMENT
The Maori New Year or Matariki Celebrations continue in and around Waihi. Possibly a little late for the official Dawn Viewing which is this morning at 6 am - depends on when you get your Hauraki Herald - but you’re invited if you can make it. Bowentown Heads by ANZAC Bay’s the venue, with kai and a cuppa afterwards at Otawhiwhi Marae sounds like a great way to start your Friday. This coming Thursday Waihi Central School will see 15 plus teams come together to play for the Tapuwae Trophy, and have lots of fun. Get along for some fast action from 9 am to around 3 pm.

SCOUT OUT A BARGAIN OR THREE
Waihi Scouts are out and about looking for any last minute donations they can tout of good quality pre-loved ‘whatever you’ve got’ with their Garage Sale, on tomorrow from 9 am without a doubt. They need to raise some clout for the Scout Jamboree later this year. Call 027 459 6479 with a donation if you can, and the bargains will be flowing tomorrow, so get along to Baker St behind Morgan Park and help them out.

BE PART OF THE SHOW ... IF YOU DARE
The opportunity might just present itself with the Waihi Lions Charity Dinner and Show at the Waihi Beach Community Centre. Raising funds for the St John Building Project they’ve organised a great night out on Saturday August 6 from 6 pm with comedian and hypnotist Guy Cater requesting your attention, and probably getting it whether you want to or not, with his very funny show. $45 tickets are available at Waihi Beach Pharmacy, Waihi St John Op Shop and Waihi’s HDC Service Centre and Library in Rosemont Rd. Or get a bunch of ten together and take a table of 10 for $400. Listen very carefully ... you will get your tickets early so you don’t miss out.

GOLDFEST TROLLEY DERBY REMINDER
Entry forms for the GO Waihi Trolley Derby will be up next week on our website. It’s coming up on Saturday 8 October during Goldfest. The Trolley Derby is open to all ages and is free to enter. A little prep now is a good idea, then it’s just some practice and you’re on track for some good fun. There’re the fast and furious, not so fast and funny, the ‘just giving it a go because it’s fun’ and the Open Class where anything goes, so get thinking outside the square and you might win a prize for the craziest cart.

END OF TERM TWO & HOLIDAYS ON THE HORIZON ... WHAT TO DO
Waihi Sport N Action will be kicking into action again through the holidays with a variety of events for school children and Waihi Police Bluelight has some things planned too. Badminton, skating, sports days and basketball could all be on the programme, which I’ll have for next week. I’ll also put it up on our website as soon as it comes in. Call in to the Waihi Event Centre or give Pauline a call on 07 863 7295 to find out what days things are on. It’s inexpensive and physical, and got to be good for them.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Sometimes people demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought they avoid.