Update June 1

Posted by Go Waihi on 01/06/2016

Has anybody else noticed the cooler temperatures lately? Yep, I know, everyone’s saying the same thing. And wet too, but don’t let that put a frown on your face! Hey, it’s the start of June so we haven’t done too badly! It’s still business as usual as we check the chimney and make sure the heat stays indoors. Matariki, the Maori New Year, is on the way, with several events coming up in Waihi. I’ll have some details next week. Welcome to our piece of paradise if you’re visiting, we’re proud to call this our home and holiday home too.

NOMINATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY
If you know of a deserving person, why not nominate them for the Hauraki District Council Citizen and Young Achiever Awards. Think of someone who’s committed substantial time and effort over a period of time to benefit the community. Forms are available at HDC offices and online. Who do you think deserves some recognition? 

BOOK(S & MORE) FAIR IS HERE
The Waihi Lions are gearing up for their Book Fair at Waihi’s St John Anglican Church hall at the top of Seddon St Saturday and Sunday. They’re busy finishing sorting the books, music, games and puzzles that have been donated. Doors are open from 9 am to 4pm tomorrow and 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday. All money raised goes back into the local community.

BAROQUE MUSICAL TREAT
The Le Mont Baroque Trio, Wella Tasma, Friederike Andre and Chalium Poppy, are performing Saturday at Waihi’s St John Anglican Church opposite the Pumphouse in Seddon St starting at 3 pm. Called Brilliant Baroque, you’ll be treated to works by Handel, Bach and Telemann featuring the flute, harpsichord, recorder, organ and soprano. It’s just $10 and under 16’s are $5.

SURREALISTIC ART EXHIBITION AND SALE
Waihi Art Club are taking over Waihi Memorial Hall Saturday and Sunday with their annual Queen’s Birthday Art Exhibition and sale with paintings in a variety of mediums including pastels, oils, acrylics and more. It’s just a gold coin entry and everything is for sale. There’ll be artists at work and part of the expo is a display of Surrealistic Artworks. Doors are open between 10 am and 4 pm with eftpos available and raffles too.

ARTS & CRAFTS X 80 PLUS
This is a good way of describing what you’ll find at Waihi Beach Community Centre on Sunday. It’s the annual Waihi Beach Art and Craft Fair, and they’ve got a fantastic mix of over 80 of your favourites and new stalls to explore from 10 am to 3.30 pm. Cash is a good thing, as while some stalls might have eftpos, you’ll need the folding stuff, or coins, for the $3 entry fee and lots of the stalls, as well as the Waihi Beach RSA Ladies Cafe.

TOURNY TIME AT WAIHI SQUASH CLUB
Coming up on the 24th to 26th of June there’s a B grade and Ungraded Tournament happening at their Baker Street courts. $35 gets you in, which includes a meal on the Saturday night. Email waihisquash@gmail.com to enter. Entries close on June 19.

BEEN, ON, COMING UP AND GENERAL INFO
Check out our events page to find out what’s happening in and around our town and district. If we know about it, chances are it’ll be on the web. If we don’t know, let us know. Our website is visited by lots of locals and visitors and is a great central point for info on Waihi. Walks and pastimes, shops and businesses, photos and events, news and accommodation are all there, and it’s easy to get in touch.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: He who sneezes without a hanky takes matters into his own hands.