Update July 21

Posted by GO Waihi on 21/07/2017

As of last week I was bug free, then came Thursday. Mind you I only got a mild dose and am virtually over it. And I’m determined that’s my lot for the winter! We’re heading back to school for term three on Monday and the business end of the year. I’m hearing of a number of events and things coming up which is great. Get along and support these if you can. You’ll enjoy it and it’s good to get out at this time of year eh! And the better the numbers the more chance there is of more of these events being held.

THE LAST RESORT - A PLAY ON WORDS
The story goes there is a bunch of baby boomers that live at a village complex who want a bit of fun doing a shopping road trip that ends at the casino. Can they raise funds without causing havoc? Get along and find out the answer with Waihi Drama Society and ‘The Last Resort’. Tonight and tomorrow night and next Thursday to Saturday they take the stage each night at 7 pm, with a matinee this and next Sunday at 2 pm. $15 for two hours’ish of entertainment is good value I reckon. Tickets and details are at www.waihidramasociety.co.nz. Take along your laughing gear.

A WAIKINO FOCUS FOR WAIHI GENEALOGISTS BRANCH
A peek at the history of Waikino is on the agenda for the Waihi Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists this month when they meet at the Waihi Bridge Clubrooms in Union St this Wednesday 26 July. Starting at 1 pm, local Waikino residents Homer and Bev Stubbs will give a talk about their back yard. It’s steeped in history as well as steep in parts and you’ll no doubt learn a thing or two. The door charge is just $5 to cover costs and there’ll be a lovely cuppa during the afternoon I’m sure.

A FEW QUESTIONS ... & THE ANSWERS
Did you know it’s quiz time with the Waihi Herb Society’s July meeting? And how about the fact it doubles as a Mad Hatters Day too? When? Next Sunday 30 July. Where? At the Salvation Army hall at the top of Seddon St, below the Pumphouse. Will I get thirsty? I don’t think so as they always offer a cup of hot tea or coffee. What’s the cost? Just a few dollars to help with the hall hireage. And what time? 1 pm for a friendly get together that includes info on herbs, companion planting, gardening in general and more.

NEW TO TOWN? SO WHO MEETS WHERE TO DO WHAT, WHEN
Check this website or a good kick start to clubs and societies that meet regularly around our region. We also have contacts to pass on for other activities and sports that you’d like to find out about. Whether it’s bridge or football, croquet or rugby we should be able to put you in touch with the right people. And we’re just a phone call or email away with any inquiries too. See GO Waihi’s contact details below.

TIME TO PLAY UP IN WHIRITOA ... IF YOU’RE A KID!
The new Whiritoa playground is up and running and ready for business with one of the best views in the country. Slides, swings, climbing walls and new things we never had as children all encourage locals and visitors along to the playground right beside the sea.

TROLLEY DERBY ENTRY FORMS ARE OUT!
The entry forms to this free event happening on Saturday October 7 are here on our website ready to be downloaded. then it’s up to you to ‘get the bug’ and build, buy, beg, borrow or stea … no we won’t go there …a trolley or parts to make one for yourself, the kids and even mum. We have classes for boys, girls, men and women, along with an Open Class for Trolleys With Attitude; something outside the square. Remember there’s a $300 cash prize drawn on the day for entrants too.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Lose weight – put some scales in front of the fridge.