Update July 12

Posted by GO Waihi on 12/07/2017

One week almost down with one to come ... we’re talking school holidays which I hope you’re enjoying. If you’re not on holiday, then I hope you’re enjoying working your way through winter without catching any ‘bugs’. The days are lengthening, just a little but I’ve noticed. It won’t be long before we’re talking lambs and calves and some buds on the trees. Bastille Day today and 32 years and 4 days since the Rainbow Warrior was bombed and sunk in Auckland’s harbour. Right, let’s tuck into the spring cleaning so it’s out of the way in Spring ... and we’ll end up doing some other time saving jobs in that gap.

Waihi Drama Society’s just putting the finishing touches to their latest production, ‘The Last Resort’. Based at a retirement village this bunch of middle aged folk want to go on a road trip and to the casino. How do they raise the money? Get along, watch the fun and find out. Shows run from Thursday 20 July with matinees on Sunday 23 and 30 July. Tickets are just $15 and for details of times, dates and more on the background of the play go to www.waihidramasociety.co.nz.

Here’s an idea for the second week of the holidays. Get along to Waihi Events Centre and check out the programme Waihi Sport N Action has organised. Pauline has several events happening across the holidays and it’s often free, or just a small fee to cover costs. There’s badminton, skating and indoor games from memory. It’s a good place for the kids to burn up a little energy rain, hail or shine during the school break.

This month’s meeting comes with a twist, or two. Waihi Herb Society has a Mid Winter Quiz and a Mad Hatters Day coming up on Sunday July 30 at their meeting at the Salvation Army Hall at the top of Seddon St. Starting at 1 pm you’re welcome to join them and hear about herbs, soils and plants, companion planting, gardening in general and to enjoy a cuppa. It’s just a few dollars to help cover the hall cost and the advice flows freely. Remember to start thinking about the ‘mad hat’.

Every third Saturday each month Waihi Lions host their Market inside the Waihi Memorial Hall, as well as on the main street. You never know what will be for sale, and that’s why lots of people make it a regular outing. Your favourites will be there too, and if you’d like a stall let me know and I’ll pass on contact details. It starts around 8.30 am and runs until early afternoon. Cash is a good idea as only some stallholders have eftpos.

If you’ve been to Waihi’s Museum in Kenny St and checked out Spike’s Bricks and Models in Haszard St, been for a walk around the Martha Mine Pit Rim and Lake Gilmour Reserve, taken a ride on Goldfields Railway and enjoyed some time biking or walking the Hauraki Rail Trail and visiting Victoria Battery then you’re doing well. Here are a few more suggestions to do while you’re here. Check out the fantastic boutique shopping downtown in Waihi. Enjoy the great selection of cafes and eateries; whether it’s something light or more substantial, we’ve got you covered. Take a short ride out to Waihi Beach or Whiritoa and get some sand between your toes. Check out ANZAC Bay, Homunga Bay and Orokawa Bay – great walks, and don’t leave town until you’ve explored our amazing Karangahake Gorge with walks and bike rides to suit most fitness levels and time frames.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: If the odds are a million to one of something happening, chances are 50/50 it will.