Update July 26

Posted by GO Waihi on 26/07/2018

We best make the most of it; it’s the last Friday of the week, and the month too! Wow, here we are with 21 weeks and 3 days to Christmas Eve! Add another week and we’re gearing up to celebrate the New Year in! Another feat complete with the women’s and men’s Sevens Teams winning their respective World Cups earlier this week was a good start, now for a Kiwi team to take out the Super Rugby! As school gets underway for term three oldies will remember the days of the August school holidays, when we got three terms not four. Concentration spans must have been a lot longer then, or children were just told to accept the fact you had 36 plus per class and 12 to 13 weeks between holidays.

LATCH ON WITH LA LECH
The annual Big Latch On is happening around Aotearoa with women and babies coming together to kick off World Breastfeeding Week. On Saturday 4 August in Waihi, La Leche League invites women and children to Eaten Cafe in Rosemont Rd to the ‘latch on’ at 10.30 am. If your child latches on somewhere around 10.30 am, it counts! If your child is drinking expressed breast milk, it counts! If you’re breastfeeding two children, they both count! There are even some spot prizes being given away.

WHAT’S ON THE MENU AT WAIHI HERB SOCIETY’S MEETING ON SUNDAY?
Firstly, everyone’s invited to the Waihi Herb Society’s meetings on the last Sunday each month. This month it’s all about micro-greens, growing sprouts, mung beans and more and their benefits, cleaning the house with natural products and there’s a talk about herbal teas and their properties. Starting at 2 pm at the Salvation Army Hall at the top of Seddon St, they also talk about composting tips, soils, companion planting, ointments and salves and they even find time for a cuppa and chat. $3 gets you in.

A PARENTING SUPPORT GROUP – GOOD IDEA
Waihi Community Resource Centre is running a free support group for parents and caregivers to meet, talk, learn, share and hear from guest speakers. Starting this Tuesday, July 31, at 10 am they’ll cover a broad range of topics from parenting alone, feeling stressed or isolated, ADHD and autism, kids not listening, losing your patience and more. Call in to 4 Mueller St or phone them on 07 863 7555 to register.

AN OPEN AND CLOSE CASE
Art Waikino is back across Labour Weekend. Entries are open now, and close on Friday October 12. That leaves you plenty of time to organise which of the six categories, yes six this year, to enter. There’s the Art Award, the Handcraft, Photography of People, Photography of Other Than People and the Sculpture Awards. And this year there’s an Armistice Day Centennial Special Award too. You’re best to get an entry form to read, digest and action. They’re available on our website or you can email artwaikino@gmail.com to get one.

LIVING TO THRIVE NOT JUST SURVIVE
Waihi Community Resource Centre in Mueller St is offering this free, fun and interactive way to learn practical life skills and build on your strengths. Topics covered include cooking healthy and affordable meals, managing stress, boosting confidence and self-esteem and more. Running for six weeks on Thursdays from 9.30 am to midday it starts on August 16. Call in or ring 07 863 7555 to register.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.