Update May 25

Posted by GO Waihi on 25/05/2017

We sure got some beanie and scarf weather earlier this week, and I bet there’s more to come. Fresh, crisp and a beautiful day to follow, it’s another nice time of year. The compost is getting a treat at the moment and the colours of autumn are just awesome. And hey, some of those unwanted weeds and vines are getting a short sharp shock. We’re just a week away from our beloved Queen’s Birthday Weekend, that last three day weekend before Labour Weekend later in October. Rug up, stay smiling and remember the metre from the heater rule – that’s clothes, towels and you!

It’s all part of Waihi College’s senior rugby and netball teams’ fun fundraiser Saturday night. Called the RugNet Derby Night it’s their last fundraiser for their trip to their Gold Coast tournaments in July. It’s just $15 per person or grab some friends and pay $100 for a table of ten. Fun, enjoyable, lots of laughs and potentially prosperous, you may even end up making money. A complimentary drink on arrival is included along with nibbles, and there’ll be refreshments for sale. There’s a courtesy van to get you there and home again safely, just book when you get your tickets at Waihi College office – today!

Yes, just $5 entry for Waihi RSA Fishing Club’s Reel Fun Kids In Harbour Fishing Competition this Sunday for children up to 16. Briefing’s at 6.30 am at Waihi RSA; that’s so you get a good day’s fishing before weigh in between 2 pm and 4 pm. The average weight fish, kahawai, trevally or snapper, will win a prize valued at $250. There are spot prizes, and food and refreshments for all entrants at the prize giving at 5 pm. Details are on the entry form available at Waihi Sports and Cycles and Waihi RSA. Get ’em out there and involved.

This is the theme at Waihi Herb Society’s meeting on Sunday with guest speaker Dave Harrison. Starting at 2 pm at Waihi Salvation Army hall at the top of Seddon St, guests are always welcome to join them for a cuppa and chat about companion planting, herbs, gardening, soils and plants. It’s just a few dollars to cover the hall cost.

This is the last call for any donations of books, games and CD’s for Waihi Lions Book Fair on Queen’s Birthday Saturday and Sunday at St John Anglican Church Hall, opposite the Pumphouse at the top of Seddon St. It’s a great fundraiser for them, and it’s a good chance for you to recycle things and give them another life. As long as it’s in good condition (games with all the parts please) you can drop things off at BP and Mobil in Waihi, Home Hardware at Waihi Beach and Caltex in Paeroa. And thanks to those who’ve already donated.

That’s a new word I just thought up to describe art and activity. Rain, hail or shine Waihi Art Club’s got Waihi Memorial Hall full of a variety of art in various mediums with artists working on site. There’s always a good raffle or two and with just a gold coin entry it’s a ‘should do’ over the long weekend Saturday and Sunday between 9 am and 4 pm, with all art for sale.

That’s another new word of mine for crafts and activity. Sunday 4 June Waihi Beach Community Centre will be transformed with 85 stalls for you to peruse between 10 am and 3.30 pm. Take cash as there’s no eftpos, and take your time because there’s a lot to see - new stuff, your favourites, fresh produce, preserves, the Waihi Beach RSA ladies in the cafe ... well their food and refreshments, and all for $4 entry. Children under 12 get in for free.

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