Update May 31

Posted by GO Waihi on 31/05/2018

There’s nothing like a few cold ones, and we’ve had some of those mornings recently haven’t we? Fingers crossed you’ve got any frost tender plants tucked away. It’s definitely compost and clear the garden time and with the long weekend maybe you can get a bit of help and trade off a few hours work for a bite to eat and a cold one or two – of the other variety. Then again a nice hot brew sounds good. Rug up warm and get out there this weekend, there’s lots of choice for things to see and do so let’s tuck into the update.

WELCOME ABOARD … ENJOY, RELAX, GET BUSY, SHOP, EXPLORE, COME BACK
We love sharing what we’re lucky enough to have at our back door. No on-ramps around here, but take it easy on our scenic roads. For a few things to see and do check out this website. From bush to beach, with boutique shopping in between, there’s always something happening and plenty of places to replenish the palate (and have a good feed).

MARKING MINING FROM 1988 TO 2018 WITH FIREWORKS JUNE 8
See you at the Pumphouse for this extravaganza. Fireworks go up at 7 pm, there’ll be a sausage sizzle, candy floss, coffee and tea leading up to it and it’s free. Please look after your pets at home and also the young ones. It will be loud, and pretty impressive judging by last time. Spread the word, and enjoy with OceanaGold and GO Waihi. Rainout’s Saturday 9 June, listen to Gold FM for details.

“LAUGH A MINUTE, VERY FUNNY, HILARIOUS” …
Not bad comments for Waihi Drama Society’s latest production ‘Curtain Up’. There are shows this weekend and next week on Thursday to Saturday nights and a matinee on Sunday 10 June. About five ladies and one man’s bequest to them all, they have to work together, get along and succeed in making the dilapidated theatre a success. Enjoy the show, supper and keep the programme for just $18. Get a friend or two together and grab your tickets early at the info centre and at www.waihidramasociety.co.nz.

READ, LEARN, STUDY, ENJOY, PLAY, LISTEN, WATCH
We’re talking the Waihi Lions Book (and more) Fair on Saturday from 9 am and Sunday from 10 am at the St John Anglican Church Hall, opposite the Pumphouse at the top of Seddon St. All in their categories from pastimes to fiction, cooking to gardening, they’re ready for your perusal with excellent prices on all sorts of books, DVD’s, CD’s, records, puzzles, jigsaws and games. Grab a few and settle in for winter, as well as summer. All proceeds go back into your local community which is great.

BEAUTY IN THE EYE OF, PRETTY AS A PICTURE
Artistic flair is to the fore with Waihi Art Club’s annual Art Exhibition across Queen’s Birthday weekend. Head to the Waihi Memorial Hall from 9 am to 4 pm any day and you’ll find lots of art, a special Steampunk art feature, artists at work and even a raffle or two. All art’s for sale and a donation at the door’s your entry.

SUNDAY’S A CRAFTY ART DAY
Arty craft will be for sale at the annual Queen’s Birthday Art and Craft Fair at Waihi Beach Community Hall. With 85 stalls going home empty handed is highly unlikely. Cash is a good idea, the ladies from Waihi Beach RSA are running the café again and what more do you need to know? Cost $4, under 12’s free, hours 10 am to 3.30 pm and it’s not a silly idea to do the rounds a couple of times.

MIDWINTER CELEBRATIONS … GREAT IDEA
Whiritoa Community Hall is the venue for the Whiritoa Library annual Midwinter Dinner. The date’s set for Saturday, June 23 from 6 pm. Better get the dress theme right, it’s silver and white. $30 for a three-course dinner, BYO and you won’t get a ticket at the door. 07 865 7550 is the contact.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: No-one can get ahead of you when they’re kicking you in the rear.