Update May 12

Posted by Go Waihi on 12/05/2016

With the onset of some cooler months now’s a good time to look at your stocks of porridge and brown sugar, firewood, soup and warm socks too, just a thought. Matariki’s coming up in June, and come to think of it the shortest day on June 21 as well. Queen’s Birthday weekend will sneak up quickly too. All the best with winter sports, whether you’re playing, coaching, managing, sorting the uniforms, running the tuck shop, marking the field, transporting, standing on the sideline supporting or even refereeing or umpiring. Did I get everyone in? It takes them all to make things run along smoothly.

THE SHOW MUST GO ON, BUT NOT FOR MUCH LONGER
Waihi Drama Society has just four shows left of their latest production ‘The Game’s Afoot’ by Ken Ludwig, a whodunit with enough twists and turns to get you back to GO without collecting $200 or going to jail. A policeman who thinks they’re an actor? An actor who believes they’re Sherlock Holmes, and a murder with no body or weapon! It’s a great scenario that will have you laughing, guessing and possibly bemused by the end. Tickets are $20 at Waihi i-site. There’s a matinee tomorrow afternoon, and tonight and tomorrow night are the last evening performances, then the curtain comes down for the final time.

SQEEZE IN A SQUASH INVITE?
Waihi Squash Club’s hosting a free ‘Have a Go’ Day on Sunday at their clubrooms in Baker St. Head along between 1 pm and 4 pm, try your hand and enter to win a year’s free membership.
Note: There is Business House Squash on Thursdays, and anyone wanting to play can turn up any time from 5.45 to get involved.

OPEN DAY AT COMMUNITY KINDY WAIHI
On Saturday 23 May you’re invited along to see the inside workings of this popular preschool. They’re changing names and want the community to join them and meet the teachers, take a guided tour the facilities and see what they offer. Oh yes, there’s a bouncy castle, fun activities, giveaways and more. On from 10 am to midday you’ll find them at 36 Galbraith St in Waihi.

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY ARTY SAT & SUN
Waihi Art Club are putting the final brush strokes to some of the works of art that they will be displaying and selling at their two day Art Exhibition in Waihi’s Memorial Hall. Open from 10 am to 4 pm each day, they’ll have artists at work and a great display of Surrealistic Artworks especially painted for this exhibition, and it’s just a gold coin to get in!

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY SUNDAY FUNDAY
The Waihi Beach Community Centre will be full of stalls and lots of people with the annual Waihi Beach Art and Craft Fair on from 10 am to 3.30 pm. First up, take cash, ‘cos you’ll need it. There’s no EFYPOS for food and all the drafts and other delights that will be for sale. There ate new stalls to go alongside your favourites, and plenty to eat and rink with the Waihi Beach RSA ladies café. Entry’s just $3 with under 12’s free. From home spun knitwear to beautiful art, gourmet sweets to jams, pickles and herb products, wooden toys, jewellery and dog beds to Alpaca products and new retro furniture and we’re still only skimming the surface.

SORT YOUR TROLLEY TIME
It seems a long way off, but it will sneak up on us very quickly, and you need time to sort your machine, ready for the GO Waihi Trolley Derby down the Haszard St hill early in October. Three or four wheels, a brake, a bit of gumption and a willingness to take on the challenge is about all you need, along with a helmet, long sleeves and closed in shoes. Now’s the time to be sorting a few team members to help, maybe challenge a friend or two, another business or school. How about a sports club or church challenge; there’s definitely another Emergency Services Challenge. Let’s ‘get the wheels turning’.

LOOKING INTO THE CRYSTAL BALL & GOLDFEST
Every October Waihi hosts Goldfest, highlighting everything going on in and around the district across the month. If you, your group, club, school, church, business or organisation would like to hold an event, then why not include it in Goldfest. Anything goes, well almost. Whether it’s for adults, children, both, locals and visitors, let’s fill up the month. Get in touch with GO Waihi and let’s toss some ideas around.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: The world’s full of apathy, but I don’t care!