Update February 22

Posted by GO Waihi on 22/02/2017

Here we are about to sign off another month! An extended warm summer going through March and April would be welcome after what’s been higgledy piggledy (cool words!) weather over the last couple of months. Few bees due to the wet in December has seen fruit trees fruitless, the wind has affected everyone’s summer except sailors and kite flyers and the thought of going into Autumn without a good run of summery weather surely just can’t happen ... can it? Should I mention the end of the financial year and stocktaking – no, I don’t think so.

STILL TO COME, THEY’RE POSTPONED – NOT CANCELLED
With last Saturday’s wet weather the Waihi Hack and Hunters Recycled Ribbon Day at the A & P Showgrounds was postponed until Saturday March 11; same time, same programme, just a different date. The Bowentown Boating and Sport Fishing Club’s annual Bathtub Regatta also got put on hold. We believe it’s going ahead on March 18, and as soon as we get confirmation we’ll let you know and put the new details on our website.

HERB SOCIETY HONES IN ON HOMEOPATHY
Homeopathy is a system of natural health care that has been in worldwide use for over 200 years. Basic homeopathy is the focus this month at Waihi Herb Society’s meeting on Sunday. It starts at 2 pm at the Salvation Army hall at the top of Seddon St, and always includes a cup of tea, some good advice and the opportunity to find out more about herbs, gardening in general, soils and plants, companion planting and more.

JUNIOR SURVIVOR FUN FOR ALL
On Children’s Day, Sunday March 5, starting at 10 am Waihi Sport N Action is hosting their Junior Survivor event at Waihi Rugby grounds in Kenny St. There are categories for under 5’s through to 13 year olds, and you don’t need any special gear or abilities. Full of obstacles and challenges it includes a slippery slide, fire service foam and things to go under, over and around. It’s $10 or a family concession of $30 with the first 40 entries getting a t-shirt which is good incentive. Forms are at the Waihi Library, the Events Centre and on our website, or register on the day from 9.15 am.

VOLUNTEERS FOR WAIHI’S WARM UP PARTY FOR BEACH HOP
GO Waihi is pleased to have the support of Waihi Lions for this big day, and we’d love to hear from others who are available on Wednesday March 22 to do a variety of jobs to help with the smooth running of the day. There’s no heavy lifting, just some important tasks that need to be done quickly and efficiently. You’ll get time to enjoy the day as well, so if you can help please contact GO Waihi as soon as you can.

MUDSLIDES, OBSTACLES, A ROPE BRIDGE AND YOU
Set aside some time on Saturday March 4 between 9 am and 3.30 pm to take on the Waihi Scouts Annual Mudslide Fundraiser. For $5 you can get mucky on three slides, a rope bridge and a mud obstacle course. There’re changing tents, and food and refreshments for sale to keep your energy levels up, or take your own picnic. Spectators are welcome too. The venue will be well signposted about 2 k’s south of Waihi behind the Gun Club with a ton of parking. Oh, and take old shoes to wear.

BEST DRESSED COMPETITION WORTH ENTERING
Dress up for Waihi’s Warm Up Party for Beach Hop and enter GO Waihi’s best dressed male and female, young guy and girl competition. Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery has a voucher for a lovely meal for two, Diamonds On Seddon is donating a fantastic watch and Clarks Pharmacy has some cool sunglasses for the young entrants to be won. You can enter on the day at GO Waihi Beach Hop Central in the old library next to the Waihi Memorial Hall. Now’s a good time to start thinking about your outfit.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.