Update September 22

Posted by GO Waihi on 22/09/2017

First up happy birthday to my brother Geoff. Now you can’t say I didn’t think of you ... and it’s the thought that counts eh! Here comes that spring feeling with daylight saving returning, a nice thought with that extra daylight at the end of the day. A great win to the All Blacks last week and also the Swamp Foxes was fantastic, and well done to the Thames Valley Development team, they’ve won every game and the competition with a week to spare!

NOTE TO VOTE
Today and tomorrow you have your chance to share in the direction our country heads over the next three years with your votes. It’s not too late to register and vote, and it’s true that you can make a difference. Every vote counts. Do your homework and decide who you think will do the best job for you, your family, community and our country.

LATEST WACMA DISPLAY ABOUT WAIHI POSTERS
This will be interesting for locals as well as visitors. Waihi Art Centre and Museum in Kenny Street’s September exhibition is called ‘Posters from Days Gone By’. It’s a look back in time at advertising posters from the 1920’s onwards that relate to Waihi’s local businesses and social events. It’s being held in the Lee-Johnson Gallery Thursday to Monday between midday and 3 pm with free entry.

SUNDAY’S WAIHI HERB SOCIETY’S MEET DETAILS
They meet on the last Sunday each month which means this Sunday you’re invited to join them at the Salvation Army hall at the top of Seddon St starting at 2 pm. The topic this month is ‘body spring clean’ with Dave Harrison. They have workshops, share their knowledge on companion planting, soil health, composting and herbs and gardening in general and sometimes visit gardens too. It’s $2 for non members and that includes afternoon tea. Take some cash for the raffle and the trading table.

DAYLIGHT SAVING STARTS SUNDAY
It’s time to give yourself a little time to adjust the time on Saturday night or Sunday morning. Losing an hour’s sleep is worth it as we wind clocks and watches forward and welcome some more daylight in the afternoons. Remember your alarm, your phone, the stove and the one in the car.

GET THE RIGHT TIME FOR THIS MEETING
Whiritoa Fire Force’s Annual General Meeting is on Sunday morning starting at 10.30 am. Everyone’s welcome and with daylight saving kicking in that day it’s worth double checking you get to the Community Hall on time.

AN INVITATION TO WOMEN & GIRLS
Waihi Sport N Action is heading ‘This Is Me”, a new campaign developed by Sport Waikato to support, encourage and celebrate physical activity participation among women and girls of all ages, whether it’s a team sport, some weekend walking or playing games with your kids on the back lawn. Join their Open Forum at The Whare at Waihi College this Wednesday from 5.30 pm where you can let them know what opportunities you’d like to see in your community. Finger food and tea and coffee will be provided. RSVP today if possible by phoning 07 867 7011 or email hauraki@sportwaikato.org.nz.

FAMILY HISTORY SEMINAR INVITATION
Waihi Branch of the NZ Genealogist’s Society has organised a good day at Waihi’s Art Centre and Museum in Kenny St next Saturday September 30. Running from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm, take pen and paper, ipad or laptop along with a few family notes for Bruce Ralston’s workshop on how to write a family story. The afternoon sessions sees David Hastings talking about what it was like for him researching and writing his books, a fascinating journey for both the writer and reader. $10 covers you for the day or part of it, tea and coffee are provided and it’s a BYO lunch.

WAIHI’S OCTOBER GOLDFEST CELEBRATIONS COUNTDOWN
Two more weekends and away we go with another month long celebration of everything that is Waihi. With the annual Goldfest Market Day and Trolley Derby on the 7th, an oom pah of a time on the 6th, an arty Labour Weekend, a pink ribbon trivia night and entertainment planned for the 14th, a rainbow in the park community celebration, the XTerra Trail Challenge, the Annual Waihi Football Club’s Labour Weekend Tournament, the great train robbery, the Count the Number of Crunchie Bars Competition and lots of kids activities sprinkled through the holidays we’ve got a good start to a busy month. Programmes will be out soon around lots of places and on the website.

COUNTING THE CRUNCHIE BARS IS BACK
Always very popular this competition sees people of all ages walking the main CBD of Waihi counting Crunchie’s in lots of the shop windows. New World Waihi has again supplied the Crunchie Bars and also the $100, $75 and $50 vouchers for the three closest entrants. Full details about this next week.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Crime doesn’t pay ... as well as politics.