Update May 26

Posted by Go Waihi on 26/05/2016

Has anybody else noticed the cooler temperatures lately? Yep, I know, everyone’s saying the same thing. But hey, it’s nearing the end of May 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. Let’s begin the countdown to the long weekend ... too late, I’m already underway!!

ALL ABOARD FOR THE BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
Last minute tickets might be still available for Sunday’s Goldfields Railway train trip from Waihi to Waikino and back with a Pink Ribbon Breakfast, if you’re quick. A great fundraiser, you’ll enjoy the music of Sarah Spicer and the food and refreshments from some great local eateries who’ve donated for the cause. Everyone’s doing the same, so your $55 ticket, that’s $100 for two, all goes to the Breast Cancer Foundation, 100%. Other businesses have donated some fantastic prizes for the spot prize draws too. Mel and Audrey at Koru Florist & Gallery in Waihi have the tickets. The train departs at 8 am this Sunday.

NOMINATIONS CLOSE NEXT FRIDAY
If you know of a deserving person, why not nominate them for the Hauraki District Council Citizen or 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? You’ve got until next Friday to nominate someone.

BOOK FAIR COMING UP
The Waihi Lions are gearing up for their Book Fair at Waihi’s St John Anglican Church hall at the top of Seddon St on Saturday and Sunday over Queen’s Birthday Weekend. They’re busy sorting the books, music, games and puzzles that have been donated already. If you’ve got something you could add drop it off at BP or Mobil in Waihi, Home Hardware at Waihi Beach or Caltex in Paeroa. Doors open at 9 am next Saturday. All money raised goes back into the local community.

BAROQUE MUSICAL TREAT
The Le Mont Baroque Trio, Wella Tasma, Friederike Andre and Chalium Poppy, will be performing next 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.

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.

WHIRITOA LIBRARY DINNER SOON
Friday June 11 is the time to book in your diary for the annual Whiritoa Library Dinner. A BYO affair, except for the mulled wine, it’s a great way to enjoy good food, entertainment and raise some funds. The theme is a Touch of Red this year so think outside the square and include red in your outfit somehow. Included in the $25 is the mulled wine, soup, your main and dessert.

A QUICK LOOK AT QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY
The Waihi Art Club’s two day exhibition is on Saturday and Sunday at Waihi Memorial Hall between 10 am and 4 pm, with art on display and for sale, artists at work and it’s just a gold coin to get in. Also, on Sunday June 5 the annual Waihi Beach Art and Craft Fair takes place in the Waihi Beach Community Centre. There’ll be 80 plus stalls, food and refreshments and it’s just $3 to get in. Cash is a good idea; a lot of stalls won’t have eftpos.

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