Update January 18

Posted by GO Waihi on 18/01/2019

Welcome Wellington Anniversary Weekend holidaymakers – and others. We love you visiting and hope you enjoy our neighbourhood. Another week and we’ll be celebrating our own three day Anniversary. Then it’ll be school gearing up, and Waitangi Day on February 6 isn’t far away either. How long before we see Easter eggs in the shops I wonder? 

STUDIO ART WAIHI EXHIBITION
You’re in for A.R.T. or ‘A Real Treat’ across Anniversary Weekend at the Waihi Memorial Hall. On between 10am - 4pm from Friday 25th to Monday 28th January there’s an interesting collection of paintings in different mediums like water colours, pastels, acrylics and oils to view and lots are for sale too. This year they have some guest woodturners on site, so you can watch them at work. A gold coin is your entry and there’ll be two raffles, including a painting titled ‘Karangahake’ by member Jenny Davis.

BEACH HOP STALLS CALL FOR WAIHI’S MALL WITHOUT WALLS
The forms are out for GO Waihi’s Warm Up Party for Beach Hop coming up on Wednesday 27 March this year. Day one of the five day celebration of everything rock and roll is held in Waihi with hundreds of hot rods and classic cars taking over downtown Waihi, along with rock n roll bands, ten plus thousand people and lots and lots of stalls. If you have product different to Waihi shops why not join the fun. Application forms are available at GO Waihi upstairs at 17 Haszard St, Hauraki District Council Library and Service Centre in Rosemont Rd and on our website. Or email and we’ll get one out to you.

WAIKINO’S CEILIDH DANCE SET FOR NEXT MONTH
Pronounced ‘kay lee’, this Gaelic dance gets you up and going with callers telling you all the right moves as you go along. Good for beginners to the experienced, it’s always a great night at Waikino’s Victoria Hall, who’s upkeep benefits from the funds raised. Ceilidh is coming back again on Sunday 24 February. We’ll have more details closer to the time.

MARKET = FRESH, ARTY, DIFFERENT, TREASURES & GEMS
Karangahake Market is always different, and it’s nice to know your favourites are regularly there too. Held from 9 am to 2 pm on the fourth Sunday each month in and outside the new Karangahake Hall, there’s always a good mix of fresh produce, collectibles, jewellery, preserves, baking, toys, books, crafts and lovely food available. And if you’d like a stall contact Moira 07 862 9233 or Dawn 07 862 7452.

GIVE A LITTLE MEANS A LOT
The New Zealand Blood Service is at Waihi Memorial Hall on Tuesday January 29 and would like to take just a little of your blood for up to three people who need it. They’re after first timers as well as regular donors, so let’s see if we can get them fully booked between midday and 4 pm. Ring to book an appointment on 0800 448 325, and allow about an hour while you help save up to three lives. Blood has a ‘shelf life’ of about three weeks meaning they’re always needing to replenish stocks, so whether you’re a local or on holiday here, do someone, or three, a good turn.

HERE’S A THOUGHT: If you’re not supposed to eat late at night, why is there a light in the fridge?