Update June 6

Posted by GO Waihi on 06/06/2018

I enjoyed the long weekend so much I’m keen to do it all again this weekend. Who’s with me? Wet it was, but the extra time was really appreciated. I even got the first porridge sorted – so nice. Whatever you got up to I hope it went well and as we welcome the winter months let’s put on a smile, think positive and stay warm and healthy. Now there’s a plan. I think a break somewhere along the track between now and the next official public holiday at Labour Weekend near the end of October is not a silly idea. Looking ahead’s a good thing and that’s where we focus this week.

FRIDAY'S THE NIGHT TO LIGHT UP THE MARTHA MINE SKY REALLY BRIGHT
Marking 30 years of mining since 1988 the sky above Martha Mine is being lit up at 7 pm Friday with a big fireworks display. From just before 6 pm there’ll be 1988 music featured around the Martha Mine pumphouse and food and refreshments available at the cafes and eateries through town as well as up at the pumphouse with a sausage sizzle, coffee and tea and Fritter Shack so take some cash. Rug up warm and enjoy with OceanaGold, supported by GO Waihi. Stay listening to Gold FM for any postponement details. A good start to the weekend.

PLAYING UP BEFORE TIME’S UP
Friday and Saturday night at 7.30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm are the final shows of the comedy ‘Curtain Up’, Waihi Drama Society’s latest production. This one’s about a guy who passes away and leaves an old dilapidated theatre to five ladies who are all connected in different ways. They have to work together to make a success of the theatre, creating some humorous situations. Tickets include the programme and supper at intermission and are $18 at the information centre or on line at www.waihidramasociety.co.nz. Some good, funny entertainment in their nice warm theatre in Boyd Rd.

CELEBRATING MATARIKI SOON
Waihi takes pride in marking the Maori New Year and again this year you’re invited to be part of the celebrations. Over the next few weeks there’ll be several events happening. There’s a hikoi planned, a march to mark the New Year, that the public can take part in as well as a community celebration at Waihi College. We’ll have more details next week.

GOLDFEST IN OCTOBER – WANT TO HOST SOMETHING?
If you, your club, group, school, society, church, business or bunch of mates want to put something on, or get involved in something that’s happening, get in touch with GO Waihi ASAP. Goldfest is Waihi’s festival in October featuring anything and everything that’s on around the district. Whether it’s indoors or out, creative or sporty, for children or adults, we want to hear about it. It makes it an exciting time to visit our region, and shows what small town New Zealand gets up to, on a regular basis. Here’s your opportunity to get involved in your community in any number of things happening in and around the district.

TROLLEY DERBY BACK IN OCTOBER – YOU UP FOR IT?
Here’s your challenge. Get a frame together, a seat, wheels, some brakes and good steering and put together a trolley for the annual GO Waihi Trolley Derby with Waihi Lions and Waihi Beach Dirt Track Club. For some it’s part of their childhood, for others it’s a revisit to their childhood. Enter something crazy, what’s your theme? Challenge your mates, other schools, clubs and family friends. Be part of this fun, exciting day.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: Speak when you’re angry and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.