Update May 11

Posted by GO Waihi on 11/05/2017

What a great couple of days last weekend. It was autumn at its best with mild temperatures, fine weather, lots of colour across the countryside and plenty of people outdoors. Let’s do it again this weekend! I can feel a long weekend coming up soon. We’ve got some events happening over Queen’s Birthday Weekend, and plenty on through May too. Get out and enjoy what’s being put on, there’s a good mix of events for a good mix of tastes – literally with the Waihi Lions Good Food Revolution tomorrow. Stay warm!!

FOOD LOVERS DELIGHT SATURDAY
Waihi Lions have a full day organised from 9 am to 4 pm Saturday at Waihi Memorial Hall with their Good Food Revolution. For just $2 entry, you can enjoy cooking demonstrations, food sampling and lots of food-related events you can take part in. There’s a blindfold test, cheese making demos and make sure you’re there when they call out a lucky programme number each hour to win prizes up to $250. There are spot prizes, a dietician to answer any questions and info on diabetes. There’re also the schools biscuit baking competition and the healthy snack bar competition winners to be announced. Details at www.goodfoodrevolution.co.nz.

AMATEUR RADIO HANDS HAM IT UP
Waihi & Districts Amateur Radio Club is blowing out 70 candles and celebrating with a variety of events this weekend. There’ll be a display at Waihi Art Centre and Museum in Kenny St and they’ve got some activities lined up for anyone who’s been involved since they started in 1949. There’s also a lunch get together, ring and register with Maxine on 027 316 5278.

KEEP WAIHI BEAUTIFUL – GOTTA AN HOUR OR TWO TO SPARE?
Join this group on Sunday 21 May from 10 am to about midday for their first public clean up; a spruce up of Seddon St down town. Many hands make light work, just take some gloves. They’ll have bags for the rubbish and you should meet in front of the Waihi Memorial Hall.

DERBY RACE NIGHT A LOT OF FUN
Waihi College Rugby and Netball teams are heading to the Gold Coast for a tournament in July, and to help raise funds they’ve got one of their very popular Derby Race Nights on Saturday 27 May organised. Tickets are available at the college office for $15 or for a table of 10 just $100, and you get a complimentary drink on arrival and nibbles. There’ll be a cash bar and there’s a courtesy van to get you there and home again safely. Tote opens at 7.15 pm and the first race is at 7.30 pm.

CARERS SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS
Waihi Community Resource Centre in Mueller St invites carers to join their meetings on Wednesdays at 1 pm. You can find out about resources and information to support you and meet other family / whanau carers in Waihi to share experiences and stories about the highs and lows of the job. Contact Linley for more info on 07 863 7555.

GET THE KIDS HOOKED ON FISHING
Waihi RSA Fishing Club’s holding a fishing competition for children up to 16 on Sunday 28 May. Briefing at 6.30 am will sort the kids from the adults and then it’s harbour fishing across the day before weigh in at 4 pm. There’s over $1000 in prizes to win, including $250 for the average weight fish. Get your $5 entry forms for the ‘Reel’ Fun Kids Fishing Competition at Waihi Sports and Cycles or Waihi RSA. Tight lines!

HEADS UP FOR QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND
An arty long weekend is in store if you so desire with Waihi Art Club’s Exhibition in Waihi’s Memorial Hall on Saturday and Sunday June 3 and 4 from 9 am to 4 pm, and also the Waihi Beach Annual Art & Craft Fair on at the Waihi Beach Community Centre between 10 am and 3.30 pm on Sunday June 4. We’ll have more information on both these events in the coming weeks but worth noting they’re on so you don’t miss out.

BOOK LOVERS CATERED FOR TOO
Books, music and games are all part of Waihi Lions Book Fair on Saturday and Sunday June 3 and 4. St John Church Hall at the top of Seddon St is the venue for a good selection of all of the above. You can add to that collection by donating any books, music and games in good condition to their fundraiser. Donations can be dropped off at BP and Mobil in Waihi, Home Hardware at Waihi Beach and at Caltex in Paeroa. A big thanks from the Lions to those who’ve already donated.

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