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October


1-31:   Elemental AKL: Oysters and wine ... read more

1-31:   Elemental AKL: The Sculptureum Story ... read more

15:  Tomarata Tag Registrations for Tomarata Tag are open and the season will begin Thursday, October 15. Registrations include junior, open mixed and over 30s grades. Cost is $10 and $20 for juniors and adults respectively. See sporty.co.nz/tomaratatag or contact tomaratatag@gmail.com.

15:  Forest & Bird, Totara Park Retirement Village Hall, Melwood Drive, Warkworth, 7.30pm.  Talk by Cam Rathe on pest eradication. Learn about trapping techniques in your area. Calendars, diaries and traps available for sale. All welcome.

15:  Mahurangi touch Mahurangi Rugby Club is calling for touch rugby team and individual registrations to be submitted asap. All things going well, the Bridgehouse Mixed Touch Module will begin Thursday. Forms can be found on the Mahu Touch Facebook page. Junior contact mahutouch@gmail.com, senior contact bkdesign@paradise.net.nz.

15:  Tomarata Tag Registrations for Tomarata Tag are open and the season will begin Thursday, October 15. Registrations include junior, open mixed and over 30s grades. Cost is $10 and $20 for juniors and adults respectively. See sporty.co.nz/tomaratatag or contact tomaratatag@gmail.com.

15-23:  Show Me Shorts Film Festival, Matakana Cinemas ... read more 

16:  Tulip Cream Tea, Matakana Botanicals, 1122 Leigh Road, 2-5pm. Cocktails, high tea and live jazz fundraiser to support people with Parkinson's Disease. Tickets $55. Info and bookings: iticket.co.nz/events/2020/oct/tulip-cream-tea

16:  Te Hana night market, Te Hana Te Ao Marama, 311 State Highway 1, 4.30-8pm. Food, fresh produce, crafts and entertainment. ... read more

16:   Wine Tasting fundraiser for hospice, Gulf Harbour Country Club, 180 Gulf Harbour Drive, opens 6pm. Fun evening blind tasting wines. Auction and raffle.  Doors open 6pm. Tickets $65, includes tapas and tasting, from Harbourhospice.org.nz/our-events. Info: ph 09 421 9180.

17:   Ag Day, Dairy Flat School Agriculture Day Dairy Flat School, 1220 Dairy Flat Highway, 9am-2pm. Farm animals, food stalls, craft stalls, the famous white elephant and auction prizes and raffles. Goes ahead if in Alert Level 1... read more

17:  Cricket ‘have a go' day, Kaipara Flats Sports Club, 10am-1pm. Meet and greet with Black Caps players.

17:   General Election, polling closes at 7pm

18:  CANCELLED Kowhai Festival Huge Day Out ... read more

18:   Hibiscus Coast Cricket Club open day, Metro Park, Millwater, 10am-1pm. Games and a visit by Aces Will O'Donnell and Ross ter Braak.  Find out what the club offers. All welcome. Info:  info@hibiscuscricket.co.nz ... read more

18:  Kaukapakapa Village Market, 947 Kaipara Coast Highway, SH 16, 8.30am - 1pm. Great stalls, fresh coffee, food, local produce, live music, free face painting & much more. Info or to book a stall: Sarah 0274831542 or sarah1@maxnet.co.nz facebook.com/kaukapakapavillagemarket

19:  College sport nominations. The 30th Annual Auckland College Sport Young Sport Person of the Year Awards will be held Thursday November 19. Students in years 11 to 13 performing in top level college sport competition are eligible. Mahurangi College is asking for local nominations to be sent to sport@mahurangi.school.nz by Friday, September 25. 

21:  One Warkworth Business Assn annual general meeting Bridgehouse, 6pm.

22:  Official launch of Coast Mentoring, Whangaparāoa Library, 7pm. An introduction to what this initiative offers the community. All welcome. Info: email mentor@coastmentoring.nz  Read more ...

23:  Wellsford night market, Wellsford Community Centre, 1 Matheson Road, 4.30-8pm. Food, fresh produce, crafts and entertainment ... read more

23-26:   Morris & James sale

23-Nov 22:   Annual Otamatea Quilters Show, The Kauri Museum, Matakohe, 9am-5pm. Quilters will be in attendance on October 23

24: Point Wells Community Book Sale, Point Wells Hall, 9am - 12.30pm. All proceeds used to add new books to the library.

24:  POSTPONED Kowhai Festival, Great Debate... read more

24:  The Improv Bandits, Salty Dog Inn, 7.30pm. Comedy night fundraiser for Snells Beach Kindergarten ... read more

24 & 25:  Mahurangi East Bowling Club, Come Along and Have a Go, 41 Hamatana Road, Snells Beach, 10am-2pm. The Bowling Club at Snells Beach is having its annual ‘have a go' day on the weekend of October 24 and 25, from 10am to 2pm. The club is also hosting its annual twilight tournament for new players on Wednesday evenings in November, starting from 6pm. Join as a social team of 4 or as an individual. Contact Gary 027 475 3866.

24-26:  Mahurangi Artist's Studio Trail. Info: Alyson Midgelow-Marsden on 022 318 6750

24-26:   Whangaparāoa Lions Monster Labour Weekend book sale, Stanmore Bay Hall, Waiora Road, from 9.30am-4pm Saturday and Sunday, and 9.30am-2pm Monday.

25:  Puhoi Village Market, Puhoi Pub grounds, 9am-1pm. Breadmaking competition, stalls, coffee, food, entertainment. To book a $20 car boot stall: puhoivillagemarket@gmail.com

26:   Pop and Rock Vinyl Record Sale, Hibiscus Community House, 214-216 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Ōrewa (Western Reserve), 9am-2pm.

26:   Ōrewa Estuary Puzzle Adventure family event, 10am. Pre-registration essential. To register or for more information, contact Richard, 021 504 084 ... read more

28:  Rodney Rams tag. The Rodney Rams Rugby League Club has opened registrations for its upcoming tag season. Grades under-6s to under-13s will play an 8-week competition at 4.30pm on Wednesday evenings from October 28. Venue TBA. Senior grades will play Friday evenings from October 30 at the Whangateau Rams Club. See Facebook.com/rodneyramssportsclub.

28 & 29:   Red Beach School Art Attack fundraiser, school hall, 20 Albert Hall Drive, Red Beach. Doors open Weds 5pm and Thursday 3pm. Auction of students' artwork ... read more

29:   Stand-up Comedy Night at Downbeat, Ōrewa, 7.30pm–10pm. Tickets $25 from Ticketek.

29:   Public meeting about North Shore Airport's application for airport authority status, Dairy Flat Community Hall, 6 Postman Rd, Dairy Flat, 7pm. To attend RVSP by emailing airports@transport.govt.nz ... read more

30:  POSTPONED Gibbs Farm Tour, fundraiser for Albertland Museum. Info: albertlandmuseum.co.nz

31:   Silverdale School Country Show Day, Longmore Lane, Silverdale, 10am-2pm. Stalls, entertainment and more. Goes ahead if in Alert Level 1.

31:   Good as New Pre Loved Grown-Ups Market, Orewa Community Centre, 9am-12 noon. Forty stalls of second hand clothes, handbags, shoes and accessories. Free admission, bargains.

31:   Kowhai festival movie night, Shoesmith Domain, 7pm for 8pm start. Free outdoor cinema showing of 1985's The Goonies ... read more

31:   Kaipara Kiwi art exhibition, Mairangi Bay Art Centre, 4-6pm. 16 artists have produced works for auction to fundraise for the Kiwis for Kiwi programme ... read more

31-1 Nov:  Mahurangi Artist's Studio Trail. Info: Alyson Midgelow-Marsden on 022 318 6750


November


1:   Polar Plunge, Orewa Beach, meet by ‘the ship' at Arundel Reserve, 9.30am. Fundraiser for Orewa Sea Scouts. Run into the sea, followed by a hot drink! Participants must sign up online to donate orewaseascouts.raiseit.co.nz/hub

1:    Matakana Winegrowers movie night with wine & oysters, Matakana Cinemas, 5-10pm. Tickets $40, includes wine tasting, oysters, a glass of wine and the classic 1969 movie The Secret of Santa Vittoria.

1:   The Nukes, Warkworth Town Hall, 4.30pm, ukulele trio workshops and concert ... read more

2:   Bingo, Old Masonic Hall, 7pm

2:   Snells Beach Ratepayers & Residents meeting, Mahurangi East Community Hall, 7.30pm. Paul Klinac, from Auckland Council, speaks on Council's approach to coastal management.

2:   Autism support group, Mahurangi Presbyterian Church, 9.30am. Info: warkworthasd@gmail.com

2:   A&P Society Movie Night, screening Rams, Matakana Cinemas, 5.45pm. Film screens at 6.15pm. For tickets, email warkworthshowfilmnight@gmail.com

11-12:  Bowls tournaments The Kowhai open mixed triples two-day bowls event will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, November 11 and 12. The first day will be played at either Omaha or Mahurangi East bowling clubs and the final on the second day will be at Bowls Warkworth. On November 21, the club will host its annual feature tournament the Oaks Open Fours.

13:  Warkworth Garden Club Rose and Flower Show, Warkworth Town Hall, 12pm - 5pm. Prize giving at 1pm. Admission $2.00, under 16's free. Info: Penny 021 280 906.

15: Kaukapakapa Village Market, 947 Kaipara Coast Highway, SH16, 8.30am to 1pm. Great stalls, fresh coffee, food, local produce, live music, free face painting & much more. Info or to book a stall: Sarah 0274 831542 or sarah1@maxnet.co.nz

21: Genealogy Lock In, Wellsford Library, 1pm – 4pm. Join us in a fun afternoon learning about & doing Genealogy research. Introductory talk included. Free event. Info: 09 377 0209.


COMMUNITY NOTICES


ŌREWA:

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.

SILVERDALE:

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.

WHANGAPARĀOA:

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.