Update June 16

Posted by GO Waihi on 16/06/2016

Pink fingers and cheeks featured this week with the cooler temperatures, and amazingly, so did the shorts and singlets. Mixed wardrobes’d be a good theme for a fundraiser I reckon. Hmmm, the mind starts to wander. Anyway, one less week to the next long weekend ... later in October, and one week closer to the longest night (some know it as the shortest day). Coughs and cold under control? Winter sports have had a pretty decent run with the weather, and it looks like another fine day tomorrow too; just don’t quote me on that. Rug up and get outdoors while you can, I’ve got a feeling we might get a few wet weekends again at some stage.

THE PIGGIES ARE OFF TO MARKET
Waihi Lions Club has another Market Day downtown tomorrow in the Waihi Memorial Hall and along Seddon St too. You never know what you might find. From fresh produce, plants and pickles to soaps, wooden toys and who knows what ... check it out from 9 am through into the afternoon. And the shops in town are open too with all sorts for all sorts, including a good mix of cafes and eateries.

SQUEEZE YOUR ENTRY IN FOR SQUASH TOURNY
Next weekend sees Waihi Squash Club host a B Grade and Ungraded Tournament at their courts in Baker St. Included in the $35 fee is the Saturday night dinner, but there’s just two days to enter, this Sunday’s your last day. Email waihisquash@gmail.com and good luck.

IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE MATARIKI IN WAIHI
The Maori New Year is a time for celebration in and around Waihi over the next month with several events happening and you’re invited. This coming Thursday the 23rd sees the ECE Matariki Sports Day at the Waihi Marae Reserve in Consols St, from 9.30 am to noon, with a BBQ to wrap things up. Next Friday the 24th sees the Hikoi through the Waihi town centre, starting at midday through to 1.30 pm, with lunch on the Pumphouse green to finish. The following Wednesday enjoy the community celebration at the Waihi Memorial Hall from 5 pm to 7 pm, and I’ll have details next week about the Dawn Viewing of Matariki and the Tapuwae Tournament.

HISTORICAL AUTHOR TO SPEAK
The Waihi branch of the New Zealand Genealogy Society invites you to hear best selling historical author Deborah Challinor this Wednesday at the Salvation Army Hall at the top end of Seddon St. Starting at 1 pm afternoon tea’s provided. Tickets are at the i-site for $8 cash.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT - QUIZ & SOUP OR SOUP & QUIZ?
That’s the question that’ll be answered at the Waihi Herb Society June meeting on Sunday 26 June. Either way go with your wits about you as they enjoy a brainteaser time, starting at 2 pm. Held in the Salvation Army hall at the top of Seddon St, there’s always some good company, lots of advice and yes, soup comes with the quiz, I’m just not sure which comes first, and it’s just a few dollars to cover the hall and arvo tea.

WAIHI BEACH IN THE 50’S & 60’S
Apparently it was a cool era, and you can either relive it, or try it out for the first time with this year’s Op Shop Ball theme. Coming up on July 2 at the Waihi Beach Community Centre with special guests The Munroes, it’s always a great night and a fantastic fundraiser. Still got some of the clothes of the time? Dust ‘em off and get along. $40 tickets are on sale at Waihi Beach Professionals.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Today’s the day for firm decisions ... or is it?