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15:  Rose & Flower Show, Warkworth Town Hall, 12-5pm. Five categories, 15 trophies and children's section. Info and entries: Jocelyn Sharp on 425 7724

15:  Warkworth Floral Art Club, view contemporary Christmas designs for the club competition, Matakana Hall, 12.30-1.30pm.

15:  Kowhai Singers present Goodnight Moon, Leigh Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets $25 on the door, children free ... read more

16:  Tomarata Guy Fawkes Night, Tomarata Domain, Pakiri Block Road, 5pm (fireworks after dark). Tickets $5 child, $10 adult, $30 family in advance from Mike Pero Wellsford, Warkworth and Mangawhai, or $10, $15 and $40 on the gate ... read more

16:  Kowhai Singers present Goodnight Moon, Warkworth Town Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets $25 from Briar Rose florist or at the door, children free ... read more

16:  Kawau Bay Fishing Club, 25th anniversary celebrations, Mahurangi East Bowling Club Rooms, Hamatana Road, Snells Beach, 1-4pm. RSVP: kawaubayfishingclub@xtra.co.nz

17:  Sunset Boulevard screening, Warkworth Town Hall, 2.30pm. Free entry, afternoon tea provided ... read more

17:  Rodney Beekeeping Club swarming at Kaukapakapa Library, 9am-1pm. Featuring a live display hive and lots of information for beginner beekeepers.

17:  Rodney Coast Challenge. A 10km forest run, 25km mountain biking, 30km road biking and 8km paddle from Muriwai to Wenderholm.The event is organised by the Kaukapakapa Scout Group and the profits go towards equipment and activities. See rcc.org.nz

18: Sports 4 Tots, Warkworth Town Hall, 10-11am.  Four weeks of ball sports for children aged  2-5 years. Free, numbers limited. Bookings and info: Email alex@warkworthtownhall.nz

23: Matakana Hall Market, 8.30am-1pm.

23: Salty Dog Comedy Night. Fundraiser for Snells Beach Kindergarten featuring Sam Smith, Salty Dog Inn, 7.30pm. Tickets $25, email snellsbeach.kindyparents@yahoo.com.

23: Wellsford Country Show, Centennial Park, 10am-3.30pm. Calves and lambs, scarecrow competition, stalls and rides. Info: www.wellsfordcountryshow.com ... read more

23: Pasifika Festival 2019, Mahurangi College, Warkworth, 3-8pm. Traditional music, dance and food from local Pacific and Maori groups. Adult entry $5 ... read more

28:  Kaipara Flats Sports Club christmas market. 4pm-8.30pm. Gold coin entry. Odette 027 676 8522.

29-1: Art-full craft exhibition and market, Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm. Calligraphy, Felting, Glass Art, Leatherwork, Painting, Porcelain, Pottery, Printmaking, Spinning and Weaving.

30:  Wellsford Santa Parade, starting Wellsford Community Centre, 11.30am. Entertainment, displays, food and music. Info: Tania Hamilton on 021 264 0424



1:  Warkworth Santa Parade, starting Baxter Street, 11.30am-12.45pm. Dance displays and lolly shout. Info: Murray Chapman on 0274 966550 or email murray@onewarkworth.co.nz

1:  Snorkelling Whangateau. Experience Marine Reserves is inviting locals to explore the mangroves of Whangateau & Omaha Harbour with an experienced guide. There are three slots on Sunday, at 10am, 11am and 12pm. The meeting point is the sportsground next to the holiday park, and gear is provided. Donations appreciated. Register at the ‘Whanagateau snorkel day' page on Eventbrite.

4:  Warkworth Area Liaison Group for all interested in Warkworth community issues. RSA basement meeting room, 7.30pm. Info: Steve Haycock 0274 963 711

5:  Matakantata Choir concert, Warkworth Town Hall, 6pm

7:  Matakantata Choir celebrates a decade of song, Matakana Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets, Ph: 423-0094.

14:  Matakana Hall Market, 8.30am-1pm

14:  Warkworth Town Hall Christmas Market, 10am-2pm, including Santa's Grotto.

14:  Old 4 New Coastguard Lifejacket upgrade, Mangawhai Boating & Fishing Club, Alamar Crescent, 3-6pm. Info: www.old4new.nz ... read more

15:  Old 4 New Coastguard Lifejacket upgrade, Snells Beach boat ramp, Sunrise Boulevard, off Snells Beach Road, 8-11am. Info: www.old4new.nz ... read more

15:  Matakantata Choir celebrates a decade of song, Matakana Hall, 4pm. Tickets, Ph: 423-0094.

17:  Warkworth Town Hall Talk, STV bicentennial extraordinary town-hall talk (on actual anniversary), Principal speaker: Professor Janine Hayward, 5pm for 5.30pm start

21:  Matakana Hall Market, 8.30am-1pm





Bowling Club for partially sighted Every Wednesday 9.30am–11.30am, St. Andrews Church Hall, Centreway Rd, Orewa.  Ph Virginia 09 426 8454.

Cafe Connect, For the retired age group to meet in a cafe style atmosphere. 10am, 2nd Monday of each month @ Orewa Community Church. Gold coin donation. Ph 424 3159.

Empathy Support Group for those bereaved by suicide. Held last Monday of every month, 7pm. Hibiscus Coast Community House, Western Reserve, 214 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa. Gold coin donation. Contact Susan 021 884 162.

Friday Art Group, Friday 10am - 1pm @ Orewa Community Church. Ph Alan Smith 09 962 4929.

Hibiscus Coast Concert Band is a local community band for members of all ages and abilities. Rehearsal, from 7pm-9pm fortnight, Orewa College. Visit www.hccb.org.nz, or ph 021 186 4599 to check next rehearsal.

Hibiscus Men's Shed Coffee Club. 1st Wednesday every month at 11am, Red Beach Surf Club, Ngapara Road, Red Beach.

Hibiscus Coast VIP Club (Visually Impaired Peoples Club) Meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Presbyterian Church Hall in Centreway Rd. 10am till 12.15pm. Ph Shelley 426 2298.

Hibiscus Spirit Awakening And Healing Centre Meet fortnightly, Wednesday 7.30pm-9pm. 9e Annalise Road, Orewa. For details and development class enquiries ph Lynda 424 1998.

Orewa Communtiy Craft Group meets 2nd & 4th Thursday 1-3pm Orewa Presbyterian Church Hall, 107 Centreway Rd. Bring your own work or join with others to make a community craft project. Ph Maureen 427 9948.

Orewa Keep Fit Club Gentle exercises to music for ladies. Every Thursday at 9.30am, Presbyterian Church hall, 107 Centreway Rd, Orewa. Ph Anne 424 5365 or email anne@kiwipride.co.nz

Orewa Ladies Club 1st Thursday of the month, 10am, St John's Catholic Church Orewa. Friendship, speakers and outings. Ph Audrey 426 7115.

Orewa Ladies Garden club meeting 2nd Thursday of each month. Next meeting Oct 11, 12.30pm, Orewa Catholic Church Hall, 180 Centreway Road.

Silverdale-Orewa Toastmasters Club Meeting. Every second Wednesday, from 7.20pm-9.30pm. Theosophical Society, 9 Forest Glen, Orewa. www.orewa.toastmastersclubs.org for more information. Next meetings, Oct 17 and 31, Nov 14 and 28.


A Sunday Social dance - ballroom, Latin American etc. All welcome. 4th Sunday of month, 5pm-8pm. Silverdale Hall, Silverdale Ph 427 5542. Next event Oct 28.

Hibiscus Coast Highland Pipes and Drums Wednesday 7.30pm practices, St Johns Ambulance Hall 36 Silverdale Rd. Ph Gayle Robinson 424 1166 or 021 104 3497 or Bob Logan 4241838.

Hibiscus Coast U3A Members meet at the Salvation Army Hall, Silverdale, the third Monday of every second month, 10am. If you are over 55 and would like to join visit www.u3ahbc.co.nz, or ph Kaye 424 5855.

Rodney Aphasia Support Meeting for people with aphasia and their caregivers, 4th Thursday of month, Rotary House Silverdale, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Contact Lisa Administrator rodneyaphasiagroup@gmail.com.


Escape Monday Morning Blues Join us for coffee and company or Manly Methodist Church, 9.30am. Ph Jackie 427 0428.

Hibiscus Coast Toastmasters. Every second Tuesday from 7.30pm-9.30pm at the Bridge Club in Edith Hopper Park, Whangaparaoa. Next meeting Tues October 16.

Hibiscus Coast Stamp Club meets the 2nd Thursday each month, Methodist Church Hall Whangaparaoa Road opposite the Fire Station, 1.30pm. Ph 427 6344.

Whangaparaoa Community Hub, Health Pop-In, every Tuesday 2pm-4pm. Free health advice for 3-18 year olds from Sue & El, WDHB Nurses. No appointment necessary. 707 Whangaparaoa Rd. www.facebook.com/events/264714820739169/