Update February 23

Posted by GO Waihi on 23/02/2018

I’m starting to get used to the muggy conditions, just in time to start talking about the later sunrise, earlier sunset, windy conditions, rain from ex-cyclone Gita, autumn just around the corner which will change the vocabulary to cold, grey, cloudy and being stuck indoors … you get the idea I’m sure. We get what we’re given and overall that ain’t too bad considering what other places and countries have to deal with. Great to see people outdoors enjoying our back yard and there’s still plenty coming up so let’s check out what’s on offer.

NOT TOO LATE FOR IDEAS AND INPUT FOR ARMISTICE COMMEMORATIONS
November this year will be the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. Right now Waihi Heritage Society is looking at how we can commemorate this event. Have you got any ideas? Would you like to help? To find out more and toss ideas around contact Krishna on 07 863 8455.

HEAVEN FOR MUDLARKS – GREAT FUNDRAISER FOR WAIHI SCOUTS
Waihi Scouts are on a winner with their annual Mudslide Day from 9.30 am to 3 pm on Saturday March 3. Any age, any ability and any fitness level can take part in this one. Three mudslides ending up in muddy puddles along with a mud obstacle course and the rope bridge challenge make for a fun time, and a bit of washing so wear old clothes and shoes. Changing tents are provided, there will be refreshments for sale and you can buy a sausage and cook it on the scouts’ fire (permitted!) too. $5 and you’re away, just south of the Waihi Beach turnoff on SH2, behind the Gun Club on the right, look for the signs.

LIVING TO THRIVE NOT JUST SURVIVE
That’s the theme for this free, interactive way of learning practical life skills and making the most of what you have. Waihi Community Resource Centre is the venue, and they, along with Waihi Budgeting Service, will run an interesting 8 week course you can go to on Thursdays between 9 am and 11.30 am. Goal setting and action plans, strategies and tools for good self-care, identifying your strengths and passions and getting to know more about yourself and money are the topics they’ll cover as well as living and eating well and ways to share skills and knowledge. Call into the WCRC or call Linley for details on 07 863 7555.

HEADS UP ‘CURTAIN UP’ AUDITIONS ARE COMING UP
Waihi Drama Society is holding auditions for this play on Sunday 4 March between 2 pm and 4 pm at the Theatre in Boyd Rd, Waihi. Five ladies aged 18 and over are needed with the production taking the stage in May. They’d also like to hear from men between 25 and 45 for parts in the play ‘Dial M for Murder’ later in the year. Contact is the director Sara Single on 07 863 7625.

FUN DAY, GOOD CAUSE, BOOK IT IN
Sunday March 4 from 10 am through the afternoon the Ocean Project is on at Gilmour Lake. Ocean’s a 3 year old who needs an operation in America so she can walk independently and this is a fundraiser to help get her there. Games, pony rides, performers, music, a teddy bear’s picnic, dancers, bike parade, stalls and entertainment are all part of the day and it’s up to you what you donate. Take some extra cash along and some friends and say hi to Ocean, she’s looking forward to seeing you there.

KEEP IT COMING – GO WAIHI LOVES SPREADING THE WORD
GO Waihi really appreciates the support of the Hauraki Herald in keeping you up to date around the Coromandel Peninsular with what’s on and what’s coming up in the Waihi district with our weekly update. News, events, sports, non-profit organisations, meetings, business updates, clubs and groups, no matter who you are or what it is, let GO Waihi know. Contact details are at the bottom. We also put everything we can up on our town website waihi.org.nz.

AND OTHER THINGS COMING UP ...
Check our website for events on the horizon like Waihi’s Warm Up Party for Beach Hop on Wednesday March 21 and ECHO Walking Festival in April, and to find out where you can get a copy of Waihi Lion’s Community Directory and plenty more. The address is below.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: It’s not who you know ... it’s whom you know!