Update August 2

Posted by GO Waihi on 02/08/2017

A punch and a pinch, that’s a nice non alcoholic drink and a small amount of salt, for the start of another month! Spring is almost here and the weather seems to mirror that. Some nice, rather cool days and crisp nights are welcome between the wet ones. With the Thames Valley Rugby competition over, and big congratulations to all the winners, we turn our attention to the Heartland Competition with a couple of pre season games coming up. Here’s to a good season for the Swamp Foxes. We’ve got a few things coming up so let’s tuck into it.

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of World Breastfeeding Week. Waihi La Leche League is hosting a Big Latch On event for local mums to celebrate, support and promote breastfeeding. Being held from10am Friday at the Boat Club, Waihi Beach, Pio Road, Bowentown, local mums and their family, whanau and friends are invited to join this fun and supportive event. They’ll have prizes, a new mum & baby raffle, 2nd-hand baby clothes for sale and free morning tea for participants.

Saturday October 7 sees the return of this annual event. GO Waihi’s Trolley Derby with Waihi Lions and Waihi Beach Dirt Track Club is always a great day and it’s free to enter. Get a trolley organised and be part of the fun. There are categories for boys, girls, men and women and we have an Open Class for those trolleys that are ‘a bit different’. It could be the size of the wheels, or the shape or size of your creation. As long as it’s safe we’d love to see it racing down Haszard St just after midday. Entry forms are on our website and at Hauraki District Council’s Service Centre and Library in Rosemont Rd. And Market Day stall applications are up on our website and at HDC’s offices too. It’s just $15 per site with a fun time into the bargain.

Dogs doing tricks is what it’s all about on Thursday August 17. From 1 pm in Waihi Memorial Hall you’ll enjoy a fun show, along with a sausage sizzle, raffles, a quiz and an auction. It’s in aid of Bosom Buddies, a local cancer care group. Take a few dollars along and enjoy some good entertainment for a great cause.

Keep Waihi Beautiful invites you along from 1.30 pm to 3 pm on Sunday 13 August to the streets by Waihi College where they’ll be looking for rubbish in all the wrong places in nearby streets. The idea is to put it into the right place. If you can help out head to the school bus bay at 1.30 pm where you’ll be given rubbish bags, recycling bags and gloves to help with the sprucing up. There’s a prize or two just for being part of the clean up and then there’s the satisfaction of making ‘our place’ a better place.

Waihi Lions Community Directory is in the update stage so now’s the time to get in touch if you live in Waikino, Waihi, Waihi Beach, Athenree or Bowentown. This is the one with the big print so everyone can read names, addresses and contact details easily. Businesses, new folk to town, a change of address or to add your mobile or other details, get in touch with Waihi Lions. Phone 863 6988 or email waihilions@gmail.com. It’s due out before Christmas and is a major fundraiser for them.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: You know times are tough when the only thing your credit card is good for is to scrape ice off your windscreen.