Update May 6

Posted by Go Waihi on 06/05/2016

Happy Mother’s Day for this Sunday. I hope you have a fantastically spoilt time and the other 364 days are as enjoyable. None of this back to reality stuff, sorting kids, running a household, holding down a job and caring for the whanau unthanked! Well it’s a nice thought, now to make it reality. The month will tick along quickly heading towards Queen’s Birthday on the first weekend of June, and not long after that it’ll be just about half way through another year ... already?? It’s shorts and beany weather at the moment, T shirt and polar fleece, jandals and jacket, you know, that change of season where you hang on to the summer feel while also getting out just a few of the warmer clothes – just for that comfort factor ... so far!

AND THE WINNER OF THE GO WAIHI SNAPSHOT PHOTO COMPETITION IS ...
Congratulations to David Heald of Waihi who won the big prize of a 40” big screen Panasonic LED TV by taking the photo that stood out to the judges from Waihi’s Warm Up Party for Beach Hop recently. The judges said the slightly different angle of looking out from a walkway into the main street attracted their attention, and there was definitely a ‘bit of Waihi’ in there with the old Waihi library featuring. And well done to Janis Newbould and Luzia Godde who were highly commended. To everyone who entered thanks heaps, we’ve got a selection of the entries here. And thanks Panasonic and Beach Hop too.

PLAY DATE? DO IT SOON!
Waihi Drama Society’s latest production The Game’s Afoot is on at the moment and the storyline should be enough to get you along early to get some tickets for the matinees this weekend or the evening shows tonight and tomorrow, and Thursday to Saturday next week. $20 tickets are available at the Waihi i-site. A murder investigation with no body or murder weapon and enough twists and turns to make you dizzy, and laugh a bit along the way.

BOOKS, MUSIC AND GAMES WANTED FAIR TO SAY
Waihi Lions Book Fair is always a great fundraiser, and of course all the proceeds benefit the local community. If you’ve got any books you’ve read and wouldn’t mind giving to a good cause, or maybe some CD’s or a game or two, drop them off at BP or Mobil in Waihi, Home Hardware at Waihi Beach or Caltex in Paeroa, the Lions’ll love you for it. And then someone else gets to enjoy them, and you can always go along and stock up again on Queen’s Birthday Saturday and Sunday when they’ll be in the St John Anglican Church hall at the top of Seddon St.

A TUNE OR TWO FROM FIVE RUGBY NATIONS
It’ll be a symphony of sounds on Sunday at Waihi Beach Community Centre, where the Bay of Plenty Symphonia will be performing music from the five nations in the Super 18 starting at 2.30 pm. That’s with a little help from the Taiko Drummers of course; they’re looking after the Japan segment. Then there’s music from Australia, Argentina, South Africa and also New Zealand, a varied show is guaranteed I’d say. Grab your tickets quick before they sell out from Molly’s at Waihi Beach, The Art Market in Waihi, Katikati Information Centre or at www.ticketek.co.nz for $10 or $22 and enjoy a great afternoon’s entertainment.

WORKSHOP FULL OF INSPIRATION
Waihi Community Resource Centre is running a series of workshops exploring art and creativity as a tool for creating positive change. You’ll cover problem solving strategies, enhancing your communication skills and more. Run on Tuesdays through May between 10 am and 12.30 pm all art materials and resources are provided and it’s free. Contact WCRC for more details.

GOOD LUCK, SEE YOU AT THE FINISH LINE
All the best if you’ve entered The Nugget in Waihi tomorrow. Five courses catering for all walks, and runs, of life from short, through medium to the damn long and hard but worth it, there’s a category waiting for last minute entrants. Fantastic scenery along the way is a bonus, and the unique finish line beside the historic Cornish Pumphouse at the top of Seddon St is a good spot to check out the runners, bikers, kayakers and mountain bikers coming off the course. Details are on our website. All the best from the team at GO Waihi.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: I wouldn’t touch the metric system with a 3.048 metre pole!