Update May 19

Posted by Go Waihi on 19/05/2016

This time in a fortnight we’ll be heading into the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. I wonder if that will be when we start to think autumn and winter and pull out another layer, or will the mild conditions continue? Three weeks of term two at school are all but over, and we’re 141 days in to 2016. That’s over a third of the way through the year, and my new year’s resolution of having the jug on for a hot brew before 10 am hasn’t been missed so far, often it’s the second one of the day by then. Make your resolution achievable I say. Go on, put the kettle on now and have a read of what’s happening around the Waihi district.

MARKET DAY DOWNTOWN SATURDAY IN WAIHI
Waihi Lions run these every third Saturday of the month and it’s May’s turn tomorrow. Head for the Waihi Memorial Hall and outside along the footpaths for an array of wares that no-one can predict. There will be your favourites I’m sure, sprinkled with a variety of others with who knows what until you turn up to see. It’s always fun checking out the stalls, which are ready to go by 9 am. Add in the great mix of shops downtown and you’ve got a good way to start your Saturday in Waihi. And you won’t go hungry with the fantastic variety of eateries.

PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY AND THYME = ??
The Waihi Herb Society meets on the last Sunday each month at the Waihi Salvation Army hall in upper Seddon St. They often have talks and demonstrations about herbs, gardening in general, companion planting along with soils and plants. And this Sunday their guest speaker is Dale Speedy from Contact Care. You’re welcome to join them from 2 pm.

TOMORROW’S LEADERS INVITE YOU ALONG SATURDAY
Waihi Community Kindy is the new name for ABC Waihi at 36 Galbraith St. They’ve got an Open Day Saturday from 10 am to midday so you can check out their facilities, their education programmes for preschoolers and to meet the team. You’ll get a guided tour of their centre, and the kids will love the bouncy castle, fun activities and giveaways.

FAIR TO SAY THEY’D LOVE MORE BOOKS FOR THEIR FAIR
Waihi Lions are all booked in for their Book Fair on Saturday and Sunday June 4 and 5 over Queen’s Birthday weekend. They’ve booked the St John Anglican Church Hall to display all the books, music and games that people are donating. Then they’ll put the money they raise to good use back out into the local community. If you have any of the above in good condition that you’d like to donate to a great cause, here are the drop off points; BP and Mobil in Waihi, Home Hardware at Waihi Beach and at Moore’s Caltex Service Station in Paeroa.

GROWING THE BRANCHES OF THE FAMILY TREE
Waihi Branch of the New Zealand Society of genealogists meeting this Wednesday will include their AGM. They also say bring along your brickwall questions, for help with those elusive ancestors, and / or your breakthroughs so you can share how you managed to break down your brickwall. $3 covers things including a cuppa and biscuits. That’s at 1 pm at the Bridge Clubrooms in Union St.

PINK RIBBON BREAKFAST IN MOTION
With 100% of the funds raised going to the Breast Cancer Foundation it’s great to see everyone getting in behind this cause. It’s all aboard Goldfields Railway’s train in Waihi heading out to Waikino and returning while enjoying bubbles and nibbles while being entertained by Sarah Spicer. 8 am on Sunday 29 May are the time and date. Tickets are available for $55 each or two for $100 at Koru Florist in Seddon St, Waihi. Spot prizes too. All those involved, from the train through the food to the entertainment, advertising and prizes are donating their services and goods for FREE! That’s awesome.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: If Bill Gates had a cent for every time I had to reboot my computer ... oh wait, he does!