Update July 22

Posted by GO Waihi on 22/07/2016

Had a couple of cold ones earlier on this week which was nice, and no, it’s not the brown ale we’re talking about, more the chilly mornings with ice on the windscreen of cars left outside overnight. The holiday weather has behaved quite well overall, hopefully the kids have too. As August approaches the first signs of spring are well and truly already here. Daffodils and lambs are out and about, and quite a few people are too. Now, where’s the snow?

HOW MANY TICKETS ARE LEFT?
I have no idea, but rather than do the usual Kiwi thing and leave it to the last minute, grab your tickets early for a great night for a good cause. Waihi Lions are supporting the St John Building Project with their Charity Dinner and Show. Kiwi comedian and hypnotist Guy Cater will entertain you while you enjoy dinner, and it’s only $45 a ticket. Or grab a table of 10 for $400, if you’re quick. It’s on at the Waihi Beach Community Centre on Saturday August 6, and a packed house would be brilliant. Get your tickets now from Waihi Beach Pharmacy, HDC’s Service Centre and Library and at Waihi St John’s Op Shop in Silverton Rd.

VARIETY THE AIM OF WAIHI’S GOLDFEST IN OCTOBER
Goldfest is Waihi’s month long festival featuring anything and everything that’s on around the district. Whether for adults or children, indoors or out, creative or sporty, we want to hear about it. It makes the month an exciting time to visit our region, and shows what small town New Zealand gets up to, on a regular basis. Here’s your opportunity to get involved in any number of things happening in and around the district. If you, your club, group, school, society, church, business or bunch of mates want to put something on, or get involved in something that’s happening, get in touch with GO Waihi ASAP so we’re up to date.

GET THE BACKGROUND & SEE THE CREATIVITY
Waihi Art Centre and Museum in Kenny St’s open from 10 am to 3 pm today and from midday to 3 pm tomorrow and Sunday with a display of paintings by Eric Lee-Johnson, and it’s in the Lee-Johnson Gallery to boot. There are water colours depicting early Waihi and a good selection from their permanent display too. While there take in the museum, it’s just $5 for adults, $3 for children and $15 for families. The Gallery’s a gold coin donation which helps with the upkeep.

FACTS FOR WHIRITOA FIRE FORCE
Fact 1.Their AGM is coming up on Sunday July 31 and they’d love you to be there. It’s at 10.30 am in the Community Hall – the more the merrier. And Fact 2. They’re after more volunteers, so if you live there and can make the practices on Wednesdays at 6 pm why not get along and put your hand up. Or call 07 865 8891 or 865 6811 for more info.

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WERE TWO CONVICTS ...
To find out how this Tale of Two Convicts ends you’re invited to join the Waihi Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists on Wednesday, July 27, at the Waihi Bridge Club Rooms in Union St, starting at 1 pm. Members remember your $2 and for non members it’s just $3 or if there’s a guest speaker, $5. The tale is being told by Harriet Taylor by the way, and afternoon tea is included I understand. They regularly meet here on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Want more info, contact me at GO Waihi.

TWO IN ONE AT TWO
This numbers game is easy. The Waihi Herb Society is gearing up for spring with their monthly meeting, along with their AGM, at 2 pm on Sunday July 31. There you go, in a nutshell, which could be used for composting couldn’t it? They welcome new members and visitors along to share and learn about herbs, companion planting, plants and soils and gardening in general. The AGM is also on so a good turnout would be great. I hear Dave Harrison will talk on circulation too; better make that three in one. If you want contact details, contact GO Waihi.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics.