Update March 30

Posted by GO Waihi on 30/03/2017

A pinch and a punch and the rest for tomorrow and there goes a quarter of 2017! Here we go with daylight saving ending early on Sunday morning when we wind the clocks and watch back an hour. I guess for a short time we early risers will get some daylight a little earlier. We are lucky to have such a beautiful country and with the change of seasons come some amazing autumn colours, and compost to boot. April sees more events and there’s Easter and ANZAC Day, along with the school holidays. I reckon now’s a good time to be thinking about booking in a little ‘you’ time off over the cooler months; something to look forward to whether it’s going away or’ cosying up’.

WINNERS LIST FROM WAIHI’S WARM UP PARTY FOR BEACH HOP
Best Dressed Congrats you looked awesome:

  • Boys – Lewis Lehmann from Morrinsville
  • Girls – Isla Keogh Whangamata
  • Men – Donny B Good from Levin
  • Ladies – Leigh from Pukekohe.

Sunglasses from Clarks Pharmacy for the kids, dinner for two at Waitete Restaurant for the men and a Guess watch for the ladies from Diamonds On Seddon.

Gold FM Drag Race Congrats you looked ... er ... awesome too?!

  • 1st BananaPepper Gold Tarts
  • 2nd OceanaGold Golddiggers
  • 3rd Waihi Beach Bakery Hot Cross Bunnies
  • Last Team Home Te Kawa Young Farmers Titty Pullers
  • Most Outrageous Outfits BananaPepper Ball Boys (a ladies team!)
  • Worst Dress Sense Te Awamutu Dairy Queens

And the Car Trophies Congrats these definitely looked awesome:

  • Best Classic Car Trevor Halstead’s 1956 Studebaker
  • Best Hot Rod Bruce McKenzie’s 1941 Willy’s Pick Up

WAIHI DRAMA SOCIETY STEAMPUNKS LION, WITCH & WARDROBE
C S Lewis never expected this of his classic tale. A cast of 30 plus aged from 8 to 80 plus with attitude giving you a twist to this intergenerational story. Grab some tickets for $15 adults and $10 for children and steampunk yourself up if you like. First show’s tonight at 7 pm with more evening performances tomorrow and next Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Add the two matinees this and next Sunday at 2 pm and you’ve got a few options for a good outing. Tickets are at Waihi i-site and online at www.waihidrama.co.nz.

WALK FEST A REAL FEAST FOR ALL SORTS
ECHO Walking Festival 2017 starts Saturday with around fifty walks on offer. Get a brochure and check out our back yard. There’s a walk to suit everyone, from beginners to seasoned trampers, those who have an hour or so to others wanting to do the long haul. Guides will give you a background on each walk and they’re all free except travel costs. If you’ve got a couple of hours, half a day or longer then pick a walk and put it on the must do list. Brochures all around the Coromandel cover all the walks and go to the ECHO Walkfest Website for full walk descriptions and to register.

4 INTO 1 CHARITY BIKE RIDE ON SUNDAY
Four different rides converge into one prize giving on Sunday with the combined Lions Charity Fun Cycle Ride and your entry fee is a donation for the Cancer Society’s Lions Lodge in Hamilton. Rides start at Te Aroha, Kopu in Thames and Waihi’s railway station at 10 am along with a Kids Ride starting at 11 am next to the old Karangahake Hall, all ending up at the Railway Reserve in Paeroa. There are loads of spot prizes, around $2,700 in cash to be won and the major prize, a $1,000 travel voucher. Categories include primary and college teams, alongside business and open teams of 6, or enter individually if you like. There’s food and refreshments and it’s on wet or fine. Go to www.lionshaurakifunride.co.nz to enter and for details.

GOT A SHOT THAT’LL WIN THE 40” PANASONIC LED TV?
The day’s been and gone but the memories live on. Maybe you were at Waihi’s Warm Up Party for Beach Hop and took some photos. One of them could be good enough to win you a Panasonic Viera 40” flat screen LED TV. Sort through your pics and choose up to six that show a little of Waihi somehow and the atmosphere. Put them on a memory stick or CD and drop them off to Gold FM at 17 Haszard St Waihi or post them to GO Waihi PO Box 34 Waihi 3641. You can email them through, one per email, to info@waihi.org.nz too. Entries close last thing on Tuesday 18 April, it’s open to amateur photographers and the judges’ decision is final.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Plastic packaged foods are very uncanny.