Update July 26

Posted by GO Waihi on 26/07/2017

Wind, rain, some cooler temperatures, a few snivels, a fine day here and there ... let’s call it winter and have a nice hot soup, and hey, we’re at the shorter end of it now with just a month to go! Third term is underway at school, August is almost here and the countdown is on to daylight saving – I counted and it’s 67 days until we wind the clocks and watch forward an hour. That’d be 9 weeks and a couple of days. It’s time to think about getting the garden ready for some home grown veges. A bit of elbow grease and prep now and the return will follow soon after.

A SPECIAL DEDICATION IN REMEMBRANCE OF LOST MINERS
A tribute to remember miners lost in Waihi mines, including Tipiwai Stainton, who was lost just last year, is being held this Sunday at 2 pm at Gilmour Reserve's Miner's Reflective Area. You’re invited to join friends and whanau of the lost miners for this special dedication at Gilmour Lake Reserve.

PLAY TIME IS ALMOST UP
Waihi Drama Society have had a great time performing their latest production ‘The Last Resort’ and have just two more evening shows, tonight and tomorrow night starting at 7.30 pm, and then their final performance on Sunday at 2 pm. Picture a bunch of middle aged folk all dead keen to go on a sightseeing trip away culminating in a visit to a casino. To raise funds for the trip they will do just about anything and you guessed it, with things not quite going to plan that’s exactly what they need to do. It all adds up to a fun play with lots of laughs along the way. $15 gets you a seat, a cuppa biscuits and a couple of hour’s entertainment. Check waihidramasociety.co.nz for tickets and details.

QUESTION AND ANSWER TIME FOR MAD HATTERS
It’s a double whammy! On Sunday the crazy hats will be out in force with Waihi Herb Society’s mid winter quiz. Starting at 1 pm in the Salvation Army hall at the top of Seddon St, you’re invited along to answer as many questions as you can, wear a ‘hat with a difference’ and learn all about herbs, companion planting, soils and gardening in general. A few dollars to help cover the hall costs is about it, and the cuppa might even be herbal?

HEAR YE, HEAR YE, A MEDIEVAL WINTER’S NIGHT IS COMING
Court jesters, fair maidens, serfs, wenches, kings, queens and princesses will all no doubt be dressing to the nines for this evening out at Waihi Waterlily Gardens on Saturday August 12. Best dressed prizes are up for grabs, there’s a medieval dinner, complimentary ale of the realm, entertainment and music to dance the night away to witching hour. Details of the cost, where to get tickets, times, etc are on our website. You never know, Robin Hood and Maid Marion might make an appearance.

ARTY BRA SHOW IN ‘SUPPORT’ OF WAIHI ST JOHN
It’s back! Arty Bras will be out in force on Saturday September 30 helping raise funds for the new building for St John Waihi. Underwear is going to be centre stage at Waihi Beach Community Centre with four categories – Avante-Garde where anything goes, Mountain to Sea with a focus on bush to beach, geology, history etc, Op Shop Upcycle using items bought from op shops, and St John, where you can portray any of St John’s services. Entry forms are at St John Waihi’s Op Shop in Silverton Rd and we’ll have them on our website soon too.

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