Update June 8

Posted by GO Waihi on 08/06/2017

A couple of nice hot soups and a stew or two enjoyed already and I’m just starting the cooler months. The best part is if there’s any seconds, or some for lunch tomorrow, if you’re lucky. I hope your Queen’s Birthday went as planned or better and now it’s time to hunker down for four and a half months of no public holidays until Labour Day! Or, you could plan for a break or two, even an extended weekend, just to break it up. A thought for your health … how often is the ‘enter’ button cleaned? It’s got to be the key hit by the most people, healthy or not.

With visitors galore and locals always keen it was great to see so many things on across the long weekend. Good on those who put these events on, creating some fun things to see and do, to add to the bush, beach and boutique shopping. Your hard yards are appreciated and sometimes go unmentioned. Like the Waihi Beach Art & Craft Fair, Waihi Lions Book Fair and Waihi Art Club’s Art Exhibition.

Think outside the square and head along to St Joseph’s Parish Room on Wednesday, June 14, from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm. This will be an educational workshop designed with a flavour of creative art activity based with lots of fun for learning. Like Minds Like Mine will be your hosts and to register or to get more information phone/txt 021 902 434.

Waihi Community Resource Centre is running a series of four free workshops for seniors to learn about digital technology. Learn the basics and a bit more between 3 pm and 5 pm on Wednesdays, June 14, 21 and 28 and July 5. Register and ask any questions at the WCRC in Mueller St or phone 07 863 7555.

Across the next few weeks there are several events the public is invited to be part of with the Maori New Year celebrations. On Friday June 16 there’s a Hikoi going from the Pumphouse through town and back to the top of town for lunch and waiata, or songs. Wednesday 28 June sees the Community Celebration in the Waihi Memorial Hall with performances from most of the schools starting at 5 pm. There’s also a dawn viewing at Bowentown Heads, at this stage on Sunday 25 June, a Tapuwai Tournament at Central School on Tuesday 4 July along with Waiata (singing) and Te Reo evenings. We’ll have updates on our website. Remember you’re invited to take part in all these celebrations.

Goldfest is Waihi’s month long festival featuring anything and everything that’s on around the district. Whether for children or adults, indoors or out, creative or sporty, we want to hear about it. It makes the month an exciting time to visit our region, and shows what small town New Zealand gets up to, on a regular basis. Here’s your opportunity to get involved in any number of things happening in and around the district. If you, your club, group, school, society, church, business or bunch of mates want to put something on, or get involved in something that’s happening, get in touch with GO Waihi ASAP so we’re up to date.

Check out this website to find out what’s happening in and around our town and district. If we know about it, chances are it’ll be on the web. If we don’t know, let us know. Our website is visited by lots of locals and visitors and is a great central point for info on Waihi. Walks and pastimes, shops and businesses, photos and events, news and accommodation are all there, and it’s easy to get in touch too.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: I’ve come to realise ‘maintenance free’ often means ‘it can’t be fixed’.