Update September 1

Posted by GO Waihi on 01/09/2016

And so Spring begins, unofficially but beginning anyway. The Spring Cleaning hasn’t been done but who cares. The BBQ’s due for a quick clean up ready for another season, the shorts never got put away for quite a few, and ‘miserable’ is a state of mind that people really should get over. I guess the next thing to moan about will be the heat and lack of showers over summer. Oh the glare and the wind are always good to pick on too. Get over it and start enjoying four seasons, or go live where the wind don’t blow, the sun don’t shine and the lack of rain causes water shortages I say. Now let’s start a list of all the positives of living in one of the best regions in the country, and the world.

P STANDS FOR POLICE AND OUR FIGHT AGAINST METH
GO Waihi has organised a free public meeting on Wednesday, September 21 starting at 7 pm at Waihi College for New Zealand Police to come and talk about methamphetamine in our community. It’s affecting lots of communities and this is an opportunity to get first-hand information on the effects, to find out how to identify signs and signals, where to turn to for help and how to help police to keep your community safe. This meeting will be well worth going to, for all ages, and is supported by Hauraki District Council and Waihi College.

MEET THE CANDIDATES - BEFORE YOU DECIDE
Meet the candidates; it’ll help you with your decision making with the local body elections’ coming up. Here’s your opportunity to hear what they are standing for, why they’d like to represent your community of Waihi, what they have to offer, how they can make a change for the better for you, your family and your community. Grey Power Waihi are your hosts on Thursday 22 September at Waihi’s Memorial Hall. Starting at 7 pm it’s free to find out more. A wise decision!

WAIHI’S OCTOBER GOLDFEST IS ABOUT VARIETY
It’s always interesting seeing Goldfest come together. It changes every year. There’ll be lots of things for the kids during the school holidays, and then there are all the other events put on by different groups and people. Here’re some things to look forward to. There’s the Trolley Derby and Market Day, a Vegetarian Festival, an Emergency Services Day, Art Waikino, NZ Genealogy Seminar, XTerra Multisport Event, Boats and More on Gilmour Lake and a series of one act plays with Waihi Drama Society. If you’ve got something planned let GO Waihi know ASAP so it can be included in the programme!!

THE PRINTER’S WORKING! TROLLEY DERBY ENTRY FORMS ARE OUT
Plan B came into effect so we could get the GO Waihi Trolley Derby entry forms on the counter at HDC’s Waihi office and Library and at Gold FM’s reception. Download one and get your trolley ready for some free fun on Saturday, October 8 in Waihi. A $300 cash prize will be won by an entrant on the day. There are classes for boys and girls, men and women along with an open class for ‘trolleys with attitude’. An open invite, no, call it a challenge, to any other towns, you’re welcome to enter.

WANNA JOIN A NEW GROUP IN TOWN?
The Waihi U3A has just started getting together and they’re after more likeminded members. U3A stands for University of the Third Age, and you don’t need to have gone to Uni to join. It’s a time of life, where you have a little more time to spend on things you enjoy. They’d love to hear from you with a line or two for their newsletter, maybe a poem, an experience or a story. They have a book chat group, a writing group and get together to talk about current affairs. Contact Clare for details on 07 561 5108.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: The computer is mightier than the pen, the sword, and quite often, the programmer.