Update May 2

Posted by GO Waihi on 02/05/2018

Wow! That was some weather in a hurry last weekend, if you’re in clean-up mode all the best. May will see some typical Autumn weather, some sun, cooler temperatures and yes, we know there’ll be more, rain. It’s such a nice time of year with all the changing colours, and lambs being born - already! Let’s see how long it takes before the second school term comes to a close. Queen’s Birthday Weekend is in about a month and then it’s spring on the horizon, hopefully. All the best with the winter sports as they kick off for real after the holidays. Play hard, play fair and wash your own gear OK?!

Top Marks For Waikino School Winning $10,000
Congratulations to Waikino School, winning $10,000 with school-gens ‘Energising Young Minds’ competition. To support the launch of its new website, School-gen ran an Energising Young Minds competition with $50,000 worth of prizes up for grabs. Thanks to the school community, friends and family voting for Waikino School they managed to get into the top five and then a panel of judges chose the winning three basing their decision on how the school was going to use the funds to energise their students’ minds in the areas of science, technology, engineering and maths. To make sure bigger schools didn’t have an unfair advantage, the number of votes a school got was divided by the school role. Awesome stuff.

It’s off to Katikati we go with this year’s winner of the GO Waihi Snapshot Photo Competition. David Skinner hails from there and came to Waihi’s Warm Up Party for Beach Hop. He entered 4 or 5 photos and didn’t think anything more about it. A phone call later and he was the proud owner of the Panasonic 49” Viera flat screen LED TV. He and wife Yvonne called in to pick it up and thought they may give it to their son and his family. David loves his photography and was rapt his photo of a ‘single spinner’ we think parked outside Morton’s Garage caught the era perfectly. So did the judges. And big ups to Rob Bowater, Karl Tretheway and …. who were all very highly commended. Check our website for a good mix of entries. Thanks if you entered.

It’s serious stuff with the final Points Day this Sunday at Waihi Beach Dirt Track. Who’ll end up winning this season? They’ll be giving it their all on this last day at the track and for $4 you’ve got a good day’s entertainment, starting at 11am. The terraces are perfect to take in the action and the view up and down the coast. Take a chilli bin, umbrella, a chair or two, some family and friends and your camera. The clubrooms will be open with refreshments too. Head along Waihi Beach Rd, down the gorge and their driveway’s clearly signposted beside the quarry.

The Waihi Lions Book Fair is on Saturday and Sunday over Queens Birthday Weekend, June 2 and 3. If you’d like to donate any books, games, dvd’s or CD’s in good condition drop them off at Mobil or BP in Waihi, Waihi Beach Home Hardware or Moore’s Service Station in Paeroa. All the proceeds go back into our community, and it’s a great chance to stock up on some good reading material and more.

Waihi’s Nugget Multisport event is coming up on Saturday May 12. With a variety of courses there’s one to suit your ability. From Waihi to Waihi Beach and back to the finish line at the unique Cornish Pumphouse on the edge of the Martha Mine, you’ll road bike, run, paddle, mountain bike and possibly even walk from coastline and cliff top to hill and dale, taking in breathtaking trails and hidden beaches along the way. Enter as an individual or as a team of up to five at www.thenugget.co.nz.

Waihi Goldmine Country Music Club is getting together again next Sunday the 13th. That’s the second Sunday of the month as usual. Why not join them for a good afternoon of entertainment, or being part of the show and performing. Afternoon tea’s included, entry won’t break the bank and it’s at the Waihi RSA from midday.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: When you’re sick AND a dog, what do you do?