Update May 3

Posted by GO Waihi on 03/05/2017

It’s been just a little nippy first thing recently, and then we get these awesome autumn days. That is apart from the couple of wet ones but hey, I’m still happy with the steady temperatures and the beautiful array of colours in the trees at the moment. It’s interesting seeing the mixed clothing choices with a beanie and hoodie being worn alongside a singlet and shorts pretty popular right now.

PICTURE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
Actually, this photo was worth a brand new Panasonic Viera 40” Flat Screen LED TV and the winner, while not speechless, was so pleased he entered. Karl Tretheway is a Beach Hop nut – his words not mine – and took hundreds of photos at Waihi’s Warm Up Party for Beach Hop. He entered GO Waihi’s Snapshot Photo Competition and the judges chose his photo of cars arriving in Waihi as the winning photo. Karl’s a builder in Tauranga and will be picking up his new TV to replace his ageing 32” model. Many happy hours viewing Karl. And a big thanks to everyone who entered, cool shots. Lots of the photos are here on our town website.

COFFEE & A CATCH UP
Whiritoa Coffee Club is alive and kicking – must be the caffeine! Why not join them on Thursday mornings between 10 am and 11 am at the local cafe in Whiritoa whether you’re a long time resident, a new resident or just visiting. ‘Make them welcome’ seems to be the motto at this social gathering. Meet your neighbours, take your friends and have a good time. Did I mention the muffins?

WHIRITOA’S PURPLE DINNER
Let your hair down, relax and enjoy a good night out ... and wear something purple. Them’s the rules for the Purple Dinner coming up. $25 gets you a nice menu and good company for the evening. Contact Gerry on 021 029 77890 if you’d like to book tickets or get more information.

HAVE YOU BEEN PART OF WAIHI’S AMATEUR RADIO CLUB?
Seventy years on these folk are getting together for lunch, an activity or two and to put on a display at Waihi Art Centre and Museum. They’re the Waihi & Districts Amateur Radio Club and if you’ve had anything to do with them anytime since they started in 1947, they’d love you to join them. Maxine on 027 316 5278 is your contact.

FOOD, FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD
Waihi Lions Good Food Revolution is a great opportunity to get along to Waihi Memorial Hall on Saturday 13 May and enjoy food sampling, cooking demonstrations and possibly win one of the lucky $2 programme hourly draws up to $250 value. There’s a blindfold competition for the public, the school’s biscuit baking competition, cheese making demonstrations and spot prizes. You can have a chat to the dietician and diabetes professionals and enter the healthy snack bar competition with $500 to be won – visit www.goodfoodrevolution.co.nz for all the details. Starting with how to cook scrambled eggs the healthy Jamie Oliver ways at 9 am, the day will run through to 4 pm.

DO YOU FIT THIS DESCRIPTION?
3 x males 50 +, 5 x females 50+, 1 x female 20 to 50 or 1 x female 35 to 55. Auditions are being held between 2 pm and 5 pm on Sunday at Waihi Drama Society’s Boyd Rd Theatre for their upcoming show “The Last Resort’. Set in a retirement village complex the residents are planning a concert to raise funds for a sightseeing bus trip and a little gambling at the casino. As you’d expect, things don’t go to plan, which makes for a fun storyline. Rehearsals will start soon with performances in late July.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: All those who believe in psychokinesis raise my hand.