Update August 2

Posted by GO Waihi on 02/08/2018

We’re into the last month of winter! Spring cleaning time is now if you want to beat the rush. August has arrived and won’t last long so tuck in to the ‘odd jobs’ and whittle away the list. Term three is well underway for schools, hopefully with no major problems with colds, flu or paper cuts. A huge congratulations to all the teams that made it to the Thames Valley Rugby Championship finals last weekend, and well done to all the behind the scenes workers too. That includes whoever marks out the fields, looks after the kit, drives the bus to the games and the refs and assistant refs too. And as for the supporters, it just wouldn’t be the same without you. I’m looking forward to a good Super Rugby final tomorrow night too.

WAIHI RUGBY CLUB MAKES IT … THIRD TIME LUCKY
It’s been a while coming but perseverance pays off obviously. Waihi’s never give up attitude has paid dividends with their Premier side taking the honours last Saturday at Rhodes Park in Thames. Up against Thames in the McGlinchey Cup final the team came away with a 26 – 17 win against a top side that battled it out to the final whistle. Having already taken the trophies for the Silcock Shield and Tom Jordan Cup this is the icing on the top that the Waihi club has strived so hard for over the past few seasons. And as always we commend those behind the scenes too. It’s a team effort as anyone involved knows only too well. So, from GO Waihi to the whole club, we’re proud of your achievement. Put the kettle on boys, you deserve it!

MILKING IT FOR A GREAT CAUSE ON SATURDAY
Saturday August 4, Waihi La Leche is inviting mums and babies along to Eaten Cafe for the Big Latch On. This worldwide event gets World Breastfeeding Week underway and every baby that’s ‘latched on’, or is drinking expressed breast milk, around 10.30 am will be counted. You may even win one of the spot prizes they’re giving away.

WITHDRAWALS NEEDED TO DEPOSIT INTO BANK
The New Zealand Blood Service is heading back to Waihi to replenish their stocks of blood. They need all types so why not give a little; it could save up to three lives. They’ll be at Waihi Memorial Hall on Monday August 13 from 9.30 am to 1 pm. Give them a call on their free phone 0800 448 325 and ask any questions you have, they’ll ask a couple and then you can book a time to suit. It’s just an hour out of your day and you remember to take your photo ID along.

A COUPLE OF WEEKS (AND A BIT) AWAY
For just $5 you can get along to an interesting talk with the Waihi Branch of the NZ Genealogists Society and their August meeting coming up on Wednesday the 22nd. Guest speaker Seonaid Lewis is a senior Research Librarian at Auckland City Library and she’ll be looking at making the most of the internet. She’ll show you places you may not have thought about visiting that can help with your family tree research. Starting at 1 pm, afternoon tea’s provided and the venue is the Waihi Art Centre and Museum in Kenny St.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: To change and to change for the better are often two different things.