Update July 8

Posted by GO Waihi on 08/07/2016

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! And that’s the end of term two for schools, which will mean 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. 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, and the beach ain’t bad either!

HOLIDAY ACTION UPDATE
Basketball, badminton, skate and scooter days and sports activities are planned, and they’re inexpensive too. See more on our event page. The Waihi Events Centre is home base for a lot of these things so head there and see Pauline from Waihi Sport N Action for an update, or give her a call at 07 863 7295.

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 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.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: The trick is to die young, as old as possible!