Update July 5

Posted by GO Waihi on 05/07/2017

We’re just starting to see the afternoons lengthen a few minutes and before long we’ll be back into the shorts and singlet. Mind you, there are a few still wearing literally that in the middle of winter! We’re one month on from our long Queen’s Birthday Weekend, which means we’re three and a half months away from Labour Weekend. There’s a message in there somewhere about taking a break in the middle I’m sure. The school holidays are here and the decider Test between the All Blacks and British and Irish Lions is going to be a doozy. I just don’t think that number 12 jersey will fit me – damn!

MATARIKI CELEBRATION CANCELLATIONS A SHAME
Weather is weather and we don’t have any control over it so we have to go with the flow with outdoor events like the Big Fun Day out and the Matariki Dawn Viewing last weekend. We tried twice but just couldn’t get the ducks in a row; actually, most ducks were out soaking up the wet weather and having a good time. At least the teams and supporters at the Tapuwae Tournament earlier this week had good weather. Congratulations to everyone taking part, and the organisers. The Matariki Celebrations will be back again next year, and for anything still to come, just check our website.

WAIHI GENEALOGISTS BRANCH OUT
Let me explain. The Waihi Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists have been invited to ‘man’, or is that ‘person’ these days, a site at Waihi Library every second Wednesday of the month from 10 am to 1 pm. They can give you a start in researching your family and how to use Ancestry, and other family history websites. There’s no need to book, just head along and they’ll try to help. Here are some dates they’ll be there – Wednesdays, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8 and December 13.

WHIRITOA COFFEE CLUB’S GOT THE JUG ON
Thursdays this group meet from 10 am until about 11 am. They have a chat, enjoy a muffin or scone and of course, there’s the hot brew. I bet you could even get a pot of tea if you preferred. To find out when they meet next, and where, contact Gerry on 021 029 77890.

A VERY HARMONIOUS GET TOGETHER
You’d expect that when you’re talking about the Waihi Adult Community Choir wouldn’t you! These soulful singers meet on a Tuesday at 6.30 pm to improve their singing skills and just have some fun. Men and women are welcome to join them; they sing all sorts of styles and are happy to add to their repertoire. For more information, Angela’s your contact on 027 662 8826.

THE WAIHI LIONS COMMUNITY DIRECTORY UPDATE’S COMING
I just wanted to let you know in advance the Waihi Lion’s are planning to do an update of who’s phone number is what, where they live and any other details you’d like listed, later this year. This is the one with the big print, the latest maps and hopefully your correct details. You’ll have plenty of time to correct or pass on info later this year; we’ll keep you in the loop. It’s a big fundraiser for them, remembering they keep giving those funds back to very worthy causes in our community.

A SUGGESTION OR TWO FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Waihi Art Centre and Museum in Kenny Street’s a good place for any weather, Spike’s Bricks and Models is a Lego and Lego Technics lover’s dream come true in Haszard St Waihi. Goldfields Railway is running their train through the holidays and Victoria Battery site is a definite to put on the list for indoors and out. Take a walk around the Martha Mine Pit rim or Black Hill and then there’s the Hauraki Rail Trail by bike or foot, you choose.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Etiquette is knowing which fingers to put in your mouth when whistling for the waiter.