Update July 16

Posted by GO Waihi on 16/07/2016

About now’s a good time to be thinking about just a little down time, you know, that period of winter where you recharge the batteries by ... fill this space. Going on holiday’s always popular, getting a weekend or two away, maybe spending time just putting the feet up; whatever it is it should be enjoyable to help break the cooler months up. Maybe a trip to the snow, when it arrives! With the school holidays on, we have an influx of visitors to our area, and what a nice place to visit, better still to live. We welcome you and hope you enjoy yourself.

WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO, EATING OUT, ACCOMMODATION, HISTORY
It’s all bundled up in our town brochure, Waihi, New Zealand’s Heart of Gold. They’re in a lot of places around the Coromandel and Hauraki districts. You can also take a look around this website for a good insight into what’s happening and on offer. It’s full of information with regular updates and you can also get in touch with GO Waihi, your central base for information, by email or phone too.

WALK IT OFF, TAKE A STROLL, STRETCH YOUR LEGS
We’ve got some fantastic walks around our back yard. Whether you’ve got an hour with a friend or two, or are after something more challenging, we can cater. The Hauraki Rail Trail is great for a walk, or bike, and it’s a grade 1, which is fairly easy. You can always catch the Goldfields Train one way for something different. Into the Karangahake Gorge you’ll find a wide variety of interesting and unique walks, from an hour to a day or more. There’s the popular Pit Rim Walk around the perimeter of the Martha Mine which takes just over an hour and is interesting, and Gilmour Lake is a great place for a stroll. Head towards Waihi Beach for walks at the north and south ends, these have some fantastic views.

HOLIDAY ACTION UPDATE
There’re some things happening for the school children across the holidays with Waihi Sport N Action and Waihi Bluelight at the Waihi Events Centre. This Tuesday there’s badminton from 10 am to midday, and the $5 covers the racket too. In the afternoon there’s skating from 1 pm to 4 pm and on Thursday from 1 pm to 4 pm have some fun with general sports. Most ages are catered for and parents and caregivers are welcome too.

WACMA IN ACTION FOR HOLS
Where can you go to find out about Waihi’s history? Waihi Art Centre and Museum, or WACMA, the same place as you can see a selection of paintings from their permanent collection in the gallery. There are lots of watercolours from early Waihi days, including paintings and ink sketches by Eric Lee-Johnson, the artist who was instrumental in setting up the Gallery in the early 60’s. WACMA is open 10 am to 3 pm Thursday and Friday, and 12 pm to 3 pm Saturday to Wednesday through the holidays. The museum is just $5 for adults, Children $3 and families $15, and it’s a gold coin for the art gallery. They’re in Kenny St, Waihi.

FREE CONCERT FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
Yes, this Sunday from 2 pm to 4.30 pm at Waihi RSA Waihi Lions invite senior citizens along for some entertainment and afternoon tea. Call 021 414 556 or 863 3295 if you need transport.

A GOOD READ FOR HAURAKI FARMING COMMUNITY
A new brochure with advice and answers are covered in ‘The Wellbeing of Hauraki Farming Community’ a good support pamphlet with advice and information to help with stress and depression, as well as some good contact details for support. They’re available at HDC offices or contact GO Waihi.

GO WAIHI TROLLEY DERBY DATE SET
Get those wheels spinning, the steering sorted and the safety gear ready for Saturday October 8 downtown in Waihi. We’ve got Waihi Lions and Waihi Beach Dirt Track Club on board to help run the day and as always, rule number one is to HAVE FUN. No entry fee, a lucky entrant draw for $300 cash, lots of prizes and categories for him and her, young and not as young but still with a bit of oomph to fly down hills (basically takes in any age), and even an open class for trolleys with attitude.

Entry forms will be on our website in a few days or email GO Waihi for one.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: One good turn ... gets all the blankets!