Update March 1

Posted by on 01/03/2018

Isn’t if funny welcoming in the third month of 2018 already? There goes one-sixth of the year, just like that. I’ll take it your New Year Resolution is ticking along nicely! I’m enjoying the lack of humidity with mild temperatures at the moment as we unofficially welcome Autumn in. We’re still an outdoors nation so get out there as much as possible with what’s on offer. We talk business, mud, big print phone books, herbs, a family fun day for a good cause, drama and walking this week. I hope you have a great week full of what you want to do.

Waihi Scouts have been busy getting three mudslides, a muddy obstacle course and rope bridge sorted for tomorrow Saturday with their annual Mudslide Mania Fundraising Day. Head south of Waihi on SH2 just past the beach turnoff, and look for the signs by the Waihi Gun Club on the right. There’s a ton of parking down the driveway and lots of mud waiting for you to splish, splosh and splash about in ….. and all for $5. A change of clothes and some change for the refreshments is a good idea. Changing tents are organised and it’s on from 9.30 am to 3 pm.

Ocean’s a 3-year-old who needs an operation in America to help her walk unaided. There’s a fun family day planned for Sunday from 10 am at Gilmour Lake to help raise funds with everything from pony rides to entertainers and musicians. Add stalls, games, teddy bears picnic, dancers, bike parade and more and you’re in for a good time while helping this little girl with a big smile. Take cash for donations and activities.

The March GO Waihi Business After 5 Meeting is on this coming Wednesday at The Art Market; hopefully with fine weather, it’ll be held in their courtyard out back. Open to all Waihi business owners and managers it’s a great place to catch up with others and hear what’s on and coming up. Noddy from Beach Hop will be there with one of the prize vehicles and GO Waihi will cover events and things coming up. Giles and Associates will touch base about latest law changes and updates for businesses for you. Remember your business card for the draw and please register by phone or email before the day.

Waihi Lions Community Directory is the official name for this book which is jam-packed with the latest phone numbers and contact details of businesses and residents along with maps of the area. It’s in the BIG PRINT so it’s easy to read and includes lots other information. It’s the only one you need to reach for, and for just a $2 or more donation it’s a good thing to have at home, work, in the car and a spare for a friend.

They meet at 2 pm on the last Sunday each month and welcome visitors. Head to the Salvation Army Hall in upper Seddon St. They regularly have guest speakers, sometimes they visit gardens and they cover everything from companion planting to soil health, planting by the moon to composting, and there’s always a cuppa and chat. $2 is very reasonable and they have a raffle too.

Sunday sees auditions for Waihi Drama Society’s next play ‘Curtain Up’ take place at the Theatre in Boyd Rd. They’re after 5 ladies 18 and upwards so take along your best stage presence to impress between 2 pm and 4 pm. And guys between 25 and 45 are needed for ‘Dial M for Murder’ for later in the year too.

Free walks for all sorts is what ECHO Walking Festival is about. From half an hour to a full day, flat and easy to hilly with a stream or two to cross, there’s a great range of walks on offer again this year. Visit www.echowalkfest.org.nz for walk descriptions, grades, dates, times and other useful information, and it’s where you book. Some walks are on private property so it’s your only chance to take the walk, and each is guided so you get background info. On from April 7 to 22, yes it’s free apart from donations if you like to help with costs.

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