Update February 8

Posted by GO Waihi on 08/02/2017

Well you can’t say summer hasn’t been visiting recently, what with 27 and 28 degree days around our part of the country. And yep, school’s back in, but at least it’s most likely with air conditioning on the whole. Have you noticed the days getting just that little bit shorter? Make the most of outdoors, there’s only about 8 weeks to go before Daylight Saving ends on Sunday April 2. We’re gearing up to host Day One of Beach Hop with Waihi’s Warm Up Party on Wednesday 22 March and we’d love to see you here. More details are on our website.

A GOLDMINE OF COUNTRY MUSIC TALENT
Every second Sunday of the month Waihi Goldmine Country Music Club gets together. You’re welcome to join them this Sunday at Waihi RSA from midday across the afternoon to enjoy a variety of old and new styles of country music being performed and you’re welcome to register to sing as well. Afternoon tea’s provided and it’s inexpensive to get in. They quite often have guest singers to entertain you too. For more information call 07 863 8994.

PUCKS PROVIDED, SKATES TOO
Waihi Miners Inline Hockey Club Mighty Puck holds a learn to skate programme on Wednesdays at Waihi Events Centre. Starting at 4 pm skates and protective gear are included in the cost of the programme and it’s suitable for all ages. You just need to take some socks and a drink along, and a bit of energy would be good to have too.

WHIRITOA FIRE BAN CONTINUES & INCLUDES FIREWORKS
‘She’s pretty dry out there’. That’s the truth so think seriously if you want to light any sort of fire. Whiritoa’s Fire Force was called in to help with the devastating fire near Whitianga recently, and the size of that was about the same size as Whiritoa. ‘No rubbish fires, no open BBQ’s, no braziers and definitely no fireworks’ are their words of wisdom. The TOTAL Fire Ban continues indefinitely so if you smell or see smoke, dial 111 immediately.

MUD MUD GLORIOUS MUD
The more mud the merrier as far as Waihi Scouts are concerned because it’s their annual Mudslide Fundraiser Day. Three mudslides, a mud obstacle course and a rope bridge challenge await you on Saturday March 4. There are refreshments for sale and also the opportunity to buy a sausage and cook it yourself. Wear old clothes and shoes, and take a change of clothes for afterwards, they’ll have changing tents, and you’re welcome to pack a picnic lunch yourself if you like. $5 gets you in from 9.30 am to 3 pm on the right just south of the Waihi Beach turnoff on SH2. Look for the signposts. And there’s plenty of off street parking too.

DRAG OUT THE COSTUME AND DUST IT OFF FOR THE DRAG RACE
The Waihi Warm Up Party for Beach Hop on Wednesday March 22 just wouldn’t be the same without the annual Gold FM Drag Race. Prizes are handed out for participation more than positions passing the finish line, and everyone walks away with something cool. Get your out there outfit organised, along with a couple of mates to make up a team of three and grab an entry form from Hauraki District Council Waihi office and Library’s counter in Rosemont Rd, at Gold FM’s reception upstairs on the corner of Seddon and Haszard Streets in Waihi or online at www.waihi.org.nz. A little ‘fashionado’ help from the ladies is allowed of course.

FAMILY NIGHTS AT WAIHI DRAMA ARE FUN
Everyone’s invited along to have a go. The Theatre is in Boyd Rd Waihi and between 7 pm and 9 pm on the third Friday each month, that’s the 17th of February, people can do a pre-prepared skit, read, dance or perform a musical item. There’s also the chance to take part in script readings and improvised games. You can even go along as an audience member. The gold coin donation helps with refreshment costs.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Reincarnation is making a come back ... over my dead body!