Update August 15

Posted by GO Waihi on 15/08/2018

Well last weekend was one out of the bag … we’ll have a few more of those thanks. Beautiful weather, lots of people taking advantage and getting outdoors and the word ‘Spring’ was on quite a few people’s lips. We’re into the second half of August with just 43 more sleeps until Daylight Saving starts again. There’s still time to get a little break in somewhere before Labour Weekend kicking off in 64 days – or does 9 weeks and 1 day sound closer? Let’s see what’s happening around our neck of the woods.

GUEST SPEAKER TALKS UP INTERNET AS TOOL IN GENEALOGY RESEARCH
Seonaid Lewis is a senior Research Librarian at Auckland City Library and she’ll be speaking at the Waihi branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists meeting this Wednesday, August 22 at 1 pm. She’ll show you how to maximize using the internet, so for some good suggestions join them at Waihi Art Centre and Museum in Kenny St. The $5 entry fee helps cover afternoon tea and the room hire.

MEETING RE RESCUE CHOPPER SERVICE BEING CHOPPED
Next Friday, August 24, you’re invited to Grey Power Waihi’s meeting at Waihi Baptist Church on the corner of Kenny and Gilmour Streets to hear Kerrie Spicer from the Rescue Helicopter Trust about the future of the service. Currently, this is based in Whitianga but that may change, so it’s a very important issue for our area. It starts at 10 am and is just a gold coin entry for the public.

ESSENTIAL OILS, YUMMY TREATS & SAFER NATURAL CLEANING PRODUCTS
Waihi Herb Society’s next meeting is on Sunday the 26th August at 2 pm at the Salvation Army Hall at the top of Seddon St. Sarah Morgan will run an interactive workshop on the magical world of Essential Oils. You’ll indulge with some yummy treats and take away a natural alternative tool to help support your health and well-being, including emotions, moods, immunity, sleep and skin. She will also be talking on safer cleaners and products in the home. It’s just $5 for non-members which includes afternoon tea.

ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING, BUT HE’S COMING BACK
That’s the Waihi Beach Community Centre where Elvis will be ‘reincarnated’, in the guise of Che Orton, Elvis impersonator extraordinaire. Waihi Lions Club is hosting a charity dinner and auction featuring an evening with Elvis, starting at 6 pm on Saturday, September 29. Tickets are $55 or a table of 8 is $400, and they’re available at HDC’s Waihi office, Dillimores Furnishings, Waihi Beach Chemist and St John Op shop in Silverton Rd Waihi. Proceeds are going to Waihi St John Ambulance’s Building Fund.

NOT TOO LATE IF YOU HURRY
Waihi Community Resource Centre is running a free, fun and interactive way to learn practical life skills so you thrive, not just survive. Confidence and self-esteem, managing stress, cooking healthy and affordable meals and strategies and tools for good self-care will all be covered in the course which runs for 6 weeks on Thursdays from 9.30 am to midday. Contact WCRC ASAP to join them.

GOLDFEST RECYCLED WEARABLE ART & FASHION SHOW
Dawn is looking at running this for students during the school holidays as part of Goldfest. It’s a great idea where teams and individuals use recycled items and make something fashionable, and then it’s modelled for the public. Dawn’s also after some models so get in touch and then get busy collecting those recycled and used items to make your outfit; great fun and inexpensive too. Call Dawn on 863 6704 for info and to register.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.