Update August 24

Posted by GO Waihi on 24/08/2017

Wow, this time next week and we’ll be into day one of September, and just 24 days to daylight saving. Spring will have sprung, even if unofficially, the first swim won’t be far away – well about 50 metres and that’s where it’s staying for me until it warms up a bit, elections will be on our doorstep and Fathers Day will be celebrated in fine style I hope, on the first Sunday, that’s the 3rd, just over a week away.

Pick a number, any number between 1 and 40. Now pick a few more and see if you can choose the right numbers like a lotto ticket buyer from Waihi did last weekend. $100,000 in Strike Four was shared between them and an Auckland winner. I hope they kept the ticket nice and safe, with their name and address written on it, just not over the winning numbers or barcode. Congratulations to you. And on a Wednesday just a week or two ago we had a $19,000 winner.

In 2014 Alan and Bernie from Waihi’s BananaPepper entered and won the New Zealand Pie Awards with their amazing Rhubarb and Wild Berry Pie. And now Waihi Bakery has won the top award for their Steak and Cheese pie. Well done to Vic and Phida who were over the moon with their win recently. Yum, main and dessert, and both top pies from Waihi eateries! Hungry by any chance?

A local in Waihi is keen to hear from anyone who’d like to join an adult board game group that will meet on a regular basis. What games, where you meet, when, for how long and what costs, if any, would be involved are all on ‘the agenda’. First up get in touch with Carol on 07 863 3015, register your interest and add to the selection of games so far ... scrabble, chess, dominoes, Pictionary, Chinese checkers and draughts.

Entries close for the St John Waihi Arty Bras Show next Friday, September 1. It’s not too late to get in behind this event to help ‘push up’ funds for their new buildings they desperately need. Waihi Beach Community Centre on September 30 is where the blokes will ‘reveal all’ ... of the amazing bras on the cat walk. Avante Garde, St John, Op Shop Up Cycle and From Mountain to Sea are the categories. Entry forms are at St John Waihi’s Op Shop in Silverton Rd or on our website if that’s easier. Leather or lace, sporty or strapless, they’ll all be on display and some for auction. You’re in for an ‘outstanding’ evening. ‘Bra’vo to the organisers too.

You’re invited along for Waihi Herb Society’s meeting this Sunday. The talk this month is by Jill Robertson about plant dyes for natural fibres. Be at the Salvation Army hall at the top of Seddon St in Waihi for a start at 2 pm. Take a couple of dollars entry and be prepared to soak up lots of information on companion planting, gardening in general, soils, composting and more. A cup’s always included too.

For GO Waihi’s FREE annual Trolley Derby with Waihi Lions and Waihi Beach Dirt Track Club on Saturday October 7 there’s not much else really. Maybe some nerves, a friend or two to help build it and to push you off at the start line and definitely an entry form would help. Free to enter there are categories for girls, boys, women and men. The Open Class gives you the chance to create something different – there’s your challenge! Entry forms are at Waihi’s HDC Service Centre and Library in Rosemont Rd, Gold FM upstairs on the corner of Seddon and Haszard Streets and on our website. Oh yes, a helmet and long sleeves would be good.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Give a bald man a comb and he’ll never part with it.