Update February 2

Posted by GO Waihi on 02/02/2017

It’s Waitangi Day on Monday with another long weekend. I hope it gets celebrated the way it should be. It’s unique to New Zealand and an integral part of our history. Schools are nearly all back for term one and there are plenty of folk on holiday with settled weather for the last part of summer, and hopefully autumn. With one twelfth of 2017 behind us now’s a good time to re-evaluate your New Year Resolution and maybe make it a monthly one, that way you can kick start it again if necessary or change it to something more achievable so you feel good when you succeed. Sunscreen on, wits about you on the road and enjoy your extra day off.

Brochures have been delivered around the district for the 14th annual ECHO Walking Festival. Happening from the 1st to 23rd of April there are over 40 walks, rides and other things to do, and if it’s not free the cost is just to cover expenses. From easy to a challenge, there’s something to suit most people. You can also go to the ECHO Walking Festival website to get descriptions and to book. Remember some have maximum numbers so get in early ... ‘to avoid disappointment’.

Waihi Association Football Club’s Muster for the season is held at Morgan Park this afternoon. If you miss it it’s definitely not too late to get involved. Current and new players are welcome. Take your boots and gear for a training session next Thursday starting at 6 pm. And for more information contact Matty on 027 243 0135.

The Waihi Branch of New Zealand Society of Genealogists meets on the last Wednesday of the month from February to November. The meetings are usually held at the Waihi Bridge Club on Union Street from 1 pm, have guest speakers or For more information phone Harriet on 07 863 6063 or email waihi@genealogy.org.nz.

Waihi Herb Society meets monthly at the Salvation Army Hall at the top of Seddon St starting at 2 pm. They have guest speakers and have demonstrations about herbs, plants, soils, companion planting & gardening. They also visit gardens and there’s always a shared cuppa in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. For more details phone (07) 863 9322.

If you’d like to be a stall holder for Waihi’s Warm Up Party for Beach Hop on Wednesday 22 March then get an application form here on our website, at HDC’s Waihi office in Rosemont Rd or at Gold FM on the corner of Seddon and Haszard Streets, fill it out and get it back in as early as possible. There’s a deadline of early March, which won’t take long to arrive. It’s a great day with lots of visitors so be quick if you’re keen.

Around the Waihi district there’s a lot to see and do, and there’s a lot of history too. The Waihi New Zealand’s Heart of Gold brochure put out by GO Waihi gives you a short history of the region, along with places to see, things to do, where to stay and eateries and the like. It’s a great starting point for your visit, with a brief background to the area through to maps including the Karangahake Gorge, and where some of the touristy things are. There’s plenty for all tastes to enjoy, and with everything from boutique shopping in our mall without walls to hitting the beach and bush, it’s all just a few minutes away. The recently updated brochures are in lots of shops and businesses and well worth grabbing for a background to the town as well as suggestions of how to fill your time here. And they’re free!

HERE’S A THOUGHT: All I ask is for the opportunity to prove that money can’t make me happy.